The Salem News
---- — BOYS BASKETBALL
The Salem boys basketball team had a miserable fourth quarter offensively last night.
But the Witches heated up in overtime to get the better of host Marblehead, 64-54.
Sparked by two three-pointers by Shakir White (game-high 21 points) and a pair of pull-up jumpers by Kelven Perpetuo, Salem (13-4) scored 15 in the 4-minute overtime after netting only five in the 8-minute fourth quarter.
Spencer Craig scored 17 for Marblehead (8-8) as the Magicians came back to tie it 49-49 at the end of regulation.
”We zoned each other to death tonight,” Salem coach Tom Doyle said of the back-and-forth Northeastern Conference battle. “We both had spurts where the zone caused major problems, and other times where guys, mostly Craig for them and Shaky for us, hit three’s and broke it.”
Jamie Dominguez added 14 points for Salem while David Kazadi (8 points) and Bryan Martinez-Rodriguez (12) each had ten rebounds. Ryan Himes added 12 points for Marblehead.
Covenant Christian 53, Waring 43: Senior captains Henry Balf (15 points), Alex Mitchell (11 points) and Charlie Mitchell (6) played well in Waring’s last game before today’s league playoffs begins (at home against Cambridge of Weston). Dylan Macy scored seven points and Aiden Wood chipped in seven for Waring, which is seeded No. 2.
Pingree 52, Lexington Christian 47: Sophomore guard Justin Assad stayed hot with 24 points, including three 3-pointers, to help the Highlanders (15-7, 11-2 EIL) hold off the third place LCA. Kyle Lentini scored 11 points, including big back-to-back buckets in the third, and Reese Fulmer also played very well at both ends of the floor.
Manchester Essex 52, Ipswich 41: The Tigers trailed by one at halftime and battled throughout the second half, but the Hornets made the plays the stretch to secure victory. Matt Jaeger scored 15 points, including his 41st 3-pointer of the year, while Jake Long scored seven points and Ben Rice grabbed seven rebounds.
Masconomet 45, Newburyport 43: Sophomore Jackson Lattimer scored 18 points to help the Chieftains (9-7) outlast the Clippers on the road and move within a game of tournament qualification. Jake Rudolph added 11 for Masconomet.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 47, Fellowship Academy 31: Senior captain Jenny Lutes led North Shore with eight points. North Shore improved to 8-9 with the win.
Manchester Essex 51, Ipswich 41: Bridget Curran hit 11 free throws and scored 15 total points while sophomore Jenna Gagnon scored 14 for the Tigers, who dipped to 6-8 on the season.
Beverly 2, Winthrop 2: The Panthers (12-2-2) fell behind by a goal twice and got scores from Nicole Woods and Julia Nearis to draw even and take a point out of a rivalry game on the road. Kristen McCarthy had a pair of assists and Woods and Nearis also earned helpers on each other’s goals.
Archbishop Williams 9, Bishop Fenwick 2: Senior captain Nick Finan of Salem had a goal and an assist for the Crusaders (2-15), who fell behind by five goals after one period and were never able to catch up. Sophomore Jake Mitchell added his first varsity goal for Fenwick while senior captain Brian Corcoran and sophomore Mike Gallant had one assist each.
Revere 4, Salem 0: The Witches (8-7-2) remain two points out of the playoff chase after getting blanked on the road. Brett Harring stopped 34 shots in the loss, with Revere scoring twice in both the first and third periods.
Dexter 6, Pingree 2: Mike Riley and Chris Ussegelio each had one goal and one assist for Pingree (3-19-2). Chris Devito stopped 35 shots for the Highlanders.
Bishop Fenwick 128.35, Peabody 122.6: The Crusaders completed their regular season at 7-2 after a fine showing against their crosstown rivals. Freshman Taylor Tattan was first on both floor (8.9) and beam (8.8) while fellow freshman Abby Regnier was first on bars (8.8) and second on vault (8.4). Fenwick senior Taylor Shelgren was third in the all-around (30.4), taking third on beam as well (7.7). Senior captain Marissa Moschella placed second on floor (8.45) and senior Erin Andy tied for third (8.1) in the same event.
St. John’s Prep takes second: The Eagles finished as state runner-up at the Dual Meet State Tournament in Chelmsford with wins over Lowell (48-21) and Chelmsford (46-28) and a 30-29 loss to Franklin. Jared Costa won all three of his matches at 145 pounds to improve to 41-0 on the season, while Ian Butterbrodt did likewise at 220 lbs. to climb to 40-0 on the season in dual meets. Jay Carnevale (285 lbs.) and Hunter Costa (126 lbs.) also won all three of their matches, while Jack Anderson (138) won both of his and Ryan Collins (also at 138) won his only match. Michael Dik (120), Fred Colberg (152) and Ben DiNatale (160) all went 2-1 for St. John’s Prep (37-4 overall).
Beverly girls place sixth: Sarah Welch placed second in the 200 IM in 1:54.35 while Astrid Swensen cut significant time off her 200 IM to finish third in 2:06.80 as the Panthers placed sixth out of 28 teams during the North Sectionals at Wellesley College, accumulating 165 points. Swensen was also placed second in the 100 fly (56.34), breaking her own school record, while Rachel Grant was fifth (59.47), improving her seed time by over one second. Grant then came back and took eighth in the 100 free (56.29), while Andrea Higgins had a terrific swim in the 200 IM (2:14.84), placing fifth. Welch was sixth (1:01.13) and Higgins 16th (1:04.49) in the 100 backstroke. Swensen, Welch, Grant and Higgins took three seconds off their time at the conference meet to place fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:52.35), and that same quartet finished third in the 400 free relay (3:41.12).
Fenwick girls, boys fare well: Captains Linsey Andrews and Justine Armand , as well as Nicole Meglio and Virginia Ambeliotis, turned in a season best time in the 200 free relay (1:55.11), placing 16th at sectionals. Bridgette Townsend also swam well for the Crusaders, while on the boys side Connor Christuk was also 16th in the 500 free (5:06.97). Andrews, Carson and Connor Christuk will all swim at Division 2 states for the Crusaders this weekend.