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A grand night for Danny Yardemian, Belmont

Belmont, MA - 1/11/2019 - Belmont senior Danny Yardemian scores his 1,000 career point on a uncontested layup off a Belmont steal and fast break late in the first half. Arlington at Belmont boys basketball. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 12schrdp, LOID: 8.5.66904235.
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Belmont senior Danny Yardemian scores his 1,000th career point on a uncontested layup off a steal late in the first half Friday.

Shortly before halftime of Belmont’s Middlesex Liberty League tilt against visiting Arlington on Friday night, Marauders senior captain Danny Yardemian knifed into the lane and appeared to score his 1,000th career point in acrobatic fashion, but he was whistled for traveling.

Moments later, the prolific guard reached the milestone with help from fellow captain Ben Sseruwagi, who picked off a pass and fed Yardemian for a layup as time expired in the first half.

The No. 11 Marauders went on to win, 77-54, behind Yardemian’s game-high 26 points. And the fact that his momentous basket came with help from a good friend and teammate made the night even sweeter for him.


“It’s an unbelievable feeling given that it’s a teammate [Sseruwagi] I’ve played with since fifth grade,” said Yardemian. “I’d rather get a pass from a teammate than create my own shot because it goes down as an assist.”

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Belmont (9-1, 7-0) runs a fast-paced offense that thrives on unselfish play. In this key league game, the Marauders recorded 20 assists on 30 field goals to the delight of 19-year coach Adam Pritchard.

“It would be my preference if every score is the result of an assist,” said Pritchard. “Good basketball is the result of one good shot turning into a great shot by giving it up to guys and we saw a lot of that tonight.”

Belmont senior Danny Yardemian with his parents and teammates holds the game ball after scoring his 1,000th career point Friday.
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Belmont senior Danny Yardemian with his parents and teammates holds the game ball after scoring his 1,000th career point Friday.

Arlington (5-4, 5-2) trailed at the half, 35-22, but cut the deficit to 41-31 early in the third quarter. Belmont junior Mac Annus (21 points) scored 11 straight points with a three-point play , and two treys to blow the game open.

While defeating an Arlington team that has won the Middlesex Liberty League in consecutive seasons is a big boon for Belmont, the league is far from decided, as these teams are scheduled to meet again in Arlington Feb 12. The home team won each game last season and Arlington swept Belmont during the 2016-17 season.


“That’s a huge win for us,” said Yardemian. “[Arlington] has had our number since I’ve been here. That’s a huge monkey off our back and hopefully we can use this momentum going forward.”

Arlington Catholic 49, Cardinal Spellman 47 — The Cougars (4-4) rallied from a 26-point halftime deficit for the Catholic Central win in Arlington. ‘‘It was a team effort all the way around,’’ said coach Alex Aiello.

Bellingham 47, Medfield 35 — Senior Mitchell Olson scored 14 points and added eight rebounds for the Blackhawks (8-2).

Bishop Connolly 52, West Bridgewater 44 — Junior John Rego led the Cougars (6-1) with 15 points and seven assists.

Boston Latin 62, Waltham 59 — Senior Oliver Culliton scored 18 points to lead the Wolfpack (7-2).


Canton 54, Sharon 39 — Senior Devin Foster tallied 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-1).

Case 54, Dighton-Rehoboth 44 — Seniors Logan Sherratt (15 points) and Jake Monteiro (13 points) carries the Cardinals (6-3).

Dover-Sherborn 68, Ashland 40 — Senior Brett Stark soared for a career-high 33 points for the Raiders (8-2).

Franklin 50, Taunton 45 — Junior Chris Edgehill led the Panthers (6-3) with 13 points and seniors Jalen Samuels and Will Harvey added 12 apiece.

Lincoln-Sudbury 58, Westford 47 — Sophomore Matt Dooley’s layup at the buzzer of regulation sent the game to overtime and the Warriors (6-4) prevailed in the extra session.

Lynn Classical 69, Peabody 52 — The senior trio of Jaylen Johnson (15 points), Dyrrell Rucker (14 points) and Deontae Plouffe (11 points) powered the Rams (6-2).

Mansfield 64, Oliver Ames 44 — Tommy Dooling scored 21 points, all from beyond the three-point arc, for the Hornets (7-1).

Methuen 74, Billerica 65 — Junior Ryan Murphy scored 18 points, handed out four assists and collected four blocks for the Indians (6-4). Junior Aiden Deady and sophomore Ankeet Patel each netted 17 points.

Mystic Valley 90, Essex Tech 26 — Senior Joshua Briceus poured in 25 points for the Eagles (8-0).

Belmont's Mac Annus (foreground) and Arlington's Sam Swift lock arms while chasing a rebound during their Middlesex League game Friday.
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Belmont's Mac Annus (foreground) and Arlington's Sam Swift lock arms while chasing a rebound during their Middlesex League game Friday.

Needham 47, Braintree 39 — Senior Matt Smith collected 8 points and 11 rebounds and classmate Kyle Sullivan contributed 13 points for the Rockets (6-1).

Newton North 55, Wellesley 34 — Senior Kyle Ray-Canada had 16 points for the Tigers (5-3).

North Attleborough 53, Milford 52 — Senior Matt Seavey (12 points, 8 rebounds) and junior Ethan Friberg (11 points, with three treys) led the Red Rocketeers (5-3).

Norwell 52, Cohasset 50 — On the bench since the 1994 season, John Willis earned his 400th career win for the Clippers (5-3).

O'Bryant 61, Charlestown 54 — Senior Rivaldo Soares (25 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks, and 3 steals) stuffed the stat sheet and sophomore Conan McCusker added 12 second-half points to help propel the Tigers (6-2) past the Townies.

Quincy 56, Pembroke 39 — Senior Brendan Keaveny (25 points) led the Presidents (5-3).

Rockland 55, Hull 38 — Junior Dante Vasquez and sophomore Hunter Wardwell scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (3-4).

Roxbury Latin 68, St. Mark’s 58 — Junior Charlie Weitzel scored 19 points and senior Will Greer followed with 18 for the Foxes (5-3).

Scituate 79, North Quincy 44 — Junior Jack Poirier poured in 33 points to lead the Sailors (7-1).

St. John’s Prep 74, Catholic Memorial 72 — Sophomore Will Batchelder (29 points) drained the winner with 2.4 seconds left to send the Eagles (4-5) to the Catholic Conference win.

St. Mary’s 59, Cathedral 41 — Junior forward Joey Abate-Walsh scored 17 points for the Spartans (10-1) in the Catholic Central win.

Stoughton 77, Foxborough 66 — Junior Obinna Ugwuakazi posted 27 points and 18 rebounds for the 6-4 Knights.

Wayland 60, Bedford 50 — Junior guard Jaden Brewington had 18 points for the Warriors (6-4).

Winchester 56, Woburn 53 — Senior Joe McCarron had 20 points to lead the Sachems (4-4).

Xaverian 65, Newton South 64 — Senior Marckenley Lima (17 points) buried a 3 to force overtime and a jumper from sophomore Mike Berluti with three seconds left in OT secured the win for the Hawks (5-4). Berluti scored 6 points in the extra period.

Girls’ basketball

Archbishop Williams 47, Bishop Fenwick 46 — Jess Knight tossed in 22 points and hauled in 12 rebounds to lead the Bishops (7-1) to a narrow Catholic Central win over the Crusaders (4-4).

Belmont 48, Arlington 30 — Sophomore Maiya Bergdorf led the fourth-ranked Marauders (9-0) with 15 points.

Blue Hills 46, Tri-County 34 — Senior guard Ariel Carter led the Warriors (6-2) with 13 points.

Bridgewater-Raynham 62, Dartmouth 32 — Freshman Shay Bollin (20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals) and sophomore Kenzie Matulonis (9 points, 4 steals, 3 assists) propelled the top-ranked Trojans (9-0, 2-0 OCL) to their 23rd straight regular season victory. A 42-7 run over a 20-plus minute stretch, punctuated by a 18-0 blitz in the third quarter, locked up the win.

Cambridge 52, Acton-Boxborough 49 — Freshman point guard Sophia Vital (14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) carried the Falcons (6-1).

Cathedral 53, St. Mary’s 39 — The third-ranked Panthers (8-0) charged back from a 17-point first-half deficit for the win behind 15 points from Dejah Jenkins.

Charlestown 41, CASH 31 — Junior Alizay Marshall scored 30 points for Townies (2-5).

Concord-Carlisle 73, Weston 33 — Junior Courtney Sepucha had a career-high 19 points for the 13th-ranked Patriots (9-0).

Coyle & Cassidy 56, Bishop Stang 17 — Senior guard Kaylee Haynes scored 18 points and senior forward Kassidy Fields tacked on 13 for the No. 5 Warriors (10-1).

East Bridgewater 45, Abington 37 — Senior Rachel Dutcher led the Vikings (5-4) with 13 points and eighth grader Sophia Bradbury added 11 points.

Foxborough 59, Stoughton 29 — Kaitlyn Mollica (23 points) and Chelsea Gibbons (14 points) stepped up for the Warriors (8-0, 6-0 Hockomock).

Franklin 75, Taunton 37 — Junior Ali Brigham produced 26 points and 17 rebounds for the No. 9 Panthers (7-1).

Governor’s Academy 52, Phillips Andover 47 — Sophomore Kaitlyn O'Connell scored 22 points to lead the Govs (5-4).

Greater Lowell 52, Northeast 20 — Senior Fatta Krah netted 15 points and freshman Kaelynn Tanner (14 points) hit four 3-pointers for the Golden Knights (10-2).

Latin Academy 72, New Mission 52 — Junior Fiona Mannion scored a school-record 43 points in what coach Bill Dever said was the Dragons’ first win against New Mission in a decade. ‘‘She’s unguardable,’’ Dever said of Mannion. ‘‘She just took over the game.’’ Sophomore Jordan Bellot also added 17 points for the Dragons (7-1).

Lexington 52, Reading 50 — The Minutemen (3-6) prevailed on a contested layup at the buzzer from junior Kirea Snell (17 points).

Mansfield 41, Oliver Ames 32 — Senior Sydney Mulkern netted a game-high 17 points for the Hornets (8-2).

Masconomet 61, Newburyport 23 — Sophomore Morgan Bovardi had 21 points as the Chieftains (7-2) cruised to the win.

Mashpee 49, Randolph 41 — The Falcons (10-2) qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2012.

Matignon 46, Lowell Catholic 24 — Junior forwards Emma Found (14 points) and Olivia Domingos (12 points) led the Warriors (6-2).

Melrose 52, Burlington 39 — Sophomore Sam Dewey dominated the paint for the Red Raiders (7-2) with 26 points and 18 rebounds.

North Attleborough 59, Milford 39 — Senior captain Julia Feid (15 points) paced the Red Rocketeers (4-6).

North Reading 61, Lynnfield 46 — Sophomore Julie Howse led the Hornets (6-2) with 22 points.

Norwell 53, Cohasset 29 — Kristoi Vierra led the Clippers (5-1) with 20 points.

Pembroke 60, Quincy 43 — Sophie Considine (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Katie Galligan (13 points, 10 rebounds) each registered double-doubles for the Titans (7-2).

Pentucket 63, Triton 25 — Junior Angelina Yacubacci scored 15 points for the Sachems (8-1).

Pope John 60, Saint Joseph Prep 40 — Senior twins Korine (13 points) and Katty Haidul (16 points) led the Tigers (10-1).

Saugus 51, Gloucester 28 — Alessia Salzillo scored 12 points and snared six steals for the Sachems (5-5).

South Shore Voc-Tech 47, Bristol Aggie 43 — Rory Sneyd’s 17 points and 11 rebounds helped the Vikings (7-2) grind out a close Mayflower League win over the Chieftains.

Swampscott 54, Salem 27 — Freshman Sophie DiGrande scored 18 points and added five rebounds and five steals for the Big Blue (7-1).

Westford 34, Lincoln-Sudbury 32 — Sophomore Jen Martin had 10 points to lead the Grey Ghosts (7-2) to the Dual County League win.

Westwood 58, Norton 24 — Sophomore Elizabeth Gill netted 21 points in the Tri-Valley League win over the Wolverines (7-0).

Boys’ swimming

Bishop Feehan 100, Bishop Stang 83 — Erik Watka (200-yard IM, 100 breaststroke) and Ryan Campbell (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) were double winners for the Shamrocks.

Girls’ swimming

Bishop Feehan 129, Bishop Stang 56 — Lindsey Price won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200 IM for the Shamrocks.

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