Correspondent James Walsh sends along highlights from tonight's "Coaches vs. Cancer" boys and girls basketball doubleheader at Newton North High, where the Tigers battled Needham's boys and girls squads respectively. All video is courtesy of The Needham Channel.
In the boys' contest, No. 7 Newton North improved to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the Bay State Conference with a 49- 35 victory over Needham (7-3, 5-3). Michael Thorpe lead the all scorers with 19 points.
In the girls game, al 48-39 win over North, Infiniti Thomas-Waheed scored 19 points for the Newton North Tigers (8-4 overall, 6-2 in conference) to lead them past the Rockets (4-7, 2-6).
The Needham Channel also spoke with North senior Emily Paley, who organized the fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society.