Lowell gave their best shot at handing Cambridge their first loss of the season but fell short.
Lowell’s junior guard Alex Rivera went for 37 points and 10 rebounds against the reigning MIAA Div. 1 state champions Cambridge Rindge & Latin. But the Falcons Dynamic Duo Jakigh Dottin (23 points) and Dimon Carrigan (14 points) made sure that their back 2 back title hopes stayed alive.
The Falcons got out to a quick 22-7 lead with their up-tempo style of play and hardnosed on ball defense. The 2nd qtr. sang a different song as Lowell was able to cut into the Falcone lead. With a 30-22 lead going into the 2nd half, the Falcons knew they were in for a battle.
Kareem Octavien and Alex Rivera put up one of the best single quarter performances this post season. Rivera did his from behind the arc and getting into the lane for his signature tear drops. Octavien had a purpose to secure his teams lead that they were able to maintain. Although Rivera notched his 1,000th career point, Octavien wanted to let all those in attendance know that the game was not over.
The Falcons cleaned up a 70-63 win despite Lowell’s efforts to claw back into the game. But the Falcons efforts on the boards appeared to be too much.
Falcons wait to play the winner of Everett vs. Central Catholic tonight.