A strong defensive quarter was enough to help Salem pull away from Peabody last night, while also knocking the Tanners from tournament contention.
The Witches held Peabody to just two points in the third quarter and held on for a 58-47 win.
Jamie Dominguez hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Salem while David Kazadi scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Rashad Keys, back from an ankle injury, scored 11 for Salem (14-4), which plays Lynn Classical tomorrow night for the Northeastern Conference Large title.
Jared McCarron scored 21 points and added six rebounds and three steals for Peabody. Matt Correale chipped in with 14 points and David Hoar played well for the Tanners (7-11).
Waring 40, Cambridge School of Weston 39: Senior Henry Balf led the way with 22 points as Waring advances to the MBIL championship on Thursday with the the win. Senior Charlie Mitchell had nine points and made the final steal of the game to seal the victory of Waring. Alex Mitch added two points and and nine rebounds, while sophomore center Dylan Macy finished with three points and seven rebounds off the bench. The entire school came out for the semifinal contest to show support for the the team. Waring plays Covenant Christian Academy in finals on Thursday at the Beverly YMCA.
Beverly 70, Revere 68: Nick Cross hit a game-winning three pointer with 20 seconds left in the game. Revere missed its last two shots as time expired to give Beverly the win. Jonangel Franco had a career-high 15 points, while Cross also added 15 and John Berchoff finished with a game-high 20 points for the Panthers (12-7).
Northeast Metro 68, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 63: Ricky Valenzuela netted a team-high 19 points, while Trace Schaejbe contributed with 16 for the Hawks (5-12). Sophomore Reilly Anderson added 12 and Paul Lazzaro (three points) pulled down 10 rebounds.
Danvers 44, Gloucester 41: Senior point guard Delaney Zecha had a school record 10 steals, including one with a little over a minute to go in which she fed teammate Hannah Llewellyn (8 points) for the tiebreaking layup as the Falcons qualified for state tournament play on Senior Night. Zecha also added 10 assists, while Emily McNulty had a team-high 15 points for Danvers (10-9) and Ashley Arnoldy also had a big game with eight points, eight rebounds and three steals. The hosts trailed by two (27-25) at halftime and were tied after three quarters (35-35) before pulling off the dramatic win late.
Junior captain Julianna Costanzo scored 21 points for Gloucester (0-19).
Beverly 35, Revere 32: The Panthers improved to 7-9 after last night’s hard-fought battle on the road. Bridget Keaton led all scorers with 13 points while Olivia George added seven.
Arlington Catholic 62, Bishop Fenwick 39: Sophomore Colleen Corcoran earned a double-double on 15 points and 10 rebounds in last night’s loss. Kate Lipka totaled nine points, two blocks and three steals, while Gianna Pizzano added six points and four assists. Sydney Brennan finished with seven points for the Crusaders (9-8).
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 51, Northeast Metro 26: Junior Katlyn Guerin scored a game-high 11 points to lead the Hawks (9-9) offensively. Junior Cora Clement and senior Kaera Wyse added nine in the win.
Danvers 44, Pentucket 24: The Falcons ended their dual meet season at 11-5 after getting wins in seven different weight classes. Ben Pat (106 pounds), Michael Neff (113), Chris Davis (120), Dylan Fountain (126), Quinn Holland (145), Sam Anderson (152) and Kyle Warren (160) all secured mat victories for Danvers.
St. John’s Prep wins three races: The Eagles recently defeated Haverhill (133-2), Austin Prep (132-3) and Andover (109 1/2 to 25 1/2) at Bradford Ski Area to finish the regular season unbeaten. Joe Cavallaro (19.91 seconds), Peter Griffin (20.15), Cael Schwartz (20.32), Chase Davis (20.35) and Jake Connelly (20.42) took the top five spots in the victory over Haverhill. Against Austin Prep and Andover, the Eagles were led by Ryan Carlucci in first place (20.83 seconds), Cavallaro in second (20.84), Griffin in third (20.94), Patrick McDermott in fourth (21.16) and Bobby Holmes in fifth (21.22).
Endicott 3, Regis 0: The Gulls swept in straight sets (25-12, 25-16, 25-15) to improve to 3-2-1 on the season. Sophomore outside hitter John Osborne tallied nine kills and contributed defensively with four digs. Senior captain Carter Roche paced the offense through two sets with 23 assists.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Westfield State 67, Salem State 50: Junior Rachael Carter (seven rebounds) led all scorers with 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings drop to 10-12 on the season. Ginny Flemming (Peabody) added 15 points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.