Bishop Fenwick’s Charlie Maistrellis was busy last night in the boys track Division 5 state meet. Busy and productive.
Maistrellis re-broke his own school record and set a new meet record in the 300, winning in 36.51. He also ran the anchor leg of the third place 4x400 team that finished in 3:37.85. To top it off, he finished seventh in the 55 meter dash in 6.80.
Maistrellis was joined by Eric Razney, Nick Tambini and Mitch Rivers on the third-place 4x400 relay team.
Ipswich Boys Finish 10: Alex Jean-Charles placed third in the long jump (20-3) and sixth in the dash (6.791) for Ipswich, which took 10 place at the Division 5 State Meet. Ryan Bahar came in seventh in the hurdles (8.35) and Michael Riddle was fourth in the two mile (10:04).
Ipswich Places Seventh: The Tigers finished seventh overall in the Division 5 State Meet behind some big time performances. Emily DeMarco was second in the 1000 (3:05.57), Michaela Hedderman was third in the 300 and the 4X400 team of Nora McMorrow, Hedderman, Sydney Law and Chloe Lindahl took sixth overall (4:19). Laura McCormack was eighth in the shot put (30-7), McMorrow was seventh in the long jump (15-3) and Jill Calvani was eighth in the 600 (1:42.26) as well for Ipswich.
Fenwick places two: Arianna Maida took fourth in the mile in 5:20.22 for Bishop Fenwick and sophomore Meredith Harrington was eighth in the high jump with a leap of 5-0.
Beverly 4, Mansfield 0: In one of its best victories of the season, the unbeaten Panthers (17-0-1) beat their fifth Division 1 team in as many tries this season while pitching their sixth shutout of the season.
Junior Tim Birarelli had a dozen saves for his fifth shutout and lowered his goals-against average to 1.28. Jake Straw (his 8th goal), Ryan Santo (his 5th) and Jesse MacLaughlin (his 6th) all scored and added an assist while junior Teddy Leathersich added his fifth goal of the season. Kevin Lally and Connor Irving also had assists, while junior defenseman Nick Albano also had one of his top performances of the winter.
”We challenged the kids to come out and take it to them,” said Beverly assistant coach Justin Shairs. “The kids really took it to heart; we outshot them 12-3 in the first period and 18-3 in the second. We were really all over them.”
Unbeaten through 18 games for the second straight season, Beverly has two regular season games remaining: at Peabody Monday in the annual Carlin Cup, and Wednesday at Weymouth, another Division 1 foe.
St. John’s Prep 4, St. John’s Shrewsbury 4: The Eagles (7-8-2) had to come back from four separate deficits to earn a key point at home. Defenseman Evan LeClerc’s power play goal midway through the third period tied the contest for good. Salem’s Nick Latham had a pair of goals and assisted on another for St. John’s while captain Jimmy Currier had a goal and two assists. Freshman Zach Laramie had 18 saves for St. John’s, which put 39 shots of its own on the Shrewsbury net.
Masconomet 5, Pentucket 1: Moved up to first line right wing during the game, sophomore Brendan Crowther responded with a goal and an assist as the Chieftains improved to 11-4-2. Senior Tyler Costello scored twice, Jared Bran and Joe Griffin had one goal each, and Mike Castro had two assists as Mitch Nekoroski (14 saves) and Jason Begley (1 save) combined on the win. Sophomore defenseman Nick Pease also had a terrific game in the Masco victory.
Bishop Fenwick 5, Matignon 1: Caitlin Carney, Gabby Dotolo, Taylor Farrin, Megan McGunigle and Emily Charette scored goals as the Crusaders (3-13-1) earned their third straight win to close out the season. Charette and Megan Carney had assists and goalie Meghan Woodworth earned the win while also picking up an assist on Carney’s goal in the first period.
Marblehead 3, Cambridge 3: Senior Brittany Smith scored a pair of goals and Brooke Keough dished out three assists as the Lady Headers (6-8-3) kept their state tournament hopes alive by coming away with one point. Cambridge led 3-2 in the third before Emma Brophy scored to tie it up for Marblehead while goalie Aly Hopkins made 17 saves.
Pingree 8, Dana Hall 3: Senior captain Jillian Witwicki scored five goals and added a pair of assists as the Highlanders (10-10) clinched the No. 4 seed in the upcoming EIL tournament. Leah Heinze added two goals and two assists for Pingree while Abbie Dirks and Rowan Sullivan each had one assist. Katie Shreenan had a goal and one assist and freshman goalie Cece Purcell earned the win in her return from injury.
Beverly 7, Medford 4: Captain Nicole Woods scored four goals and had one assists as the Panthers scored five straight after the Mustangs took a 3-2 lead in the second. Kristen McCarthy had a goal and two assists for Beverly (13-2-2) while Caitlin McBride had a pair of goals, Anna Hayden had two helpers and Rachel Trocchi had one. Junior goalie Kyra Wolonsavich made 14 saves to earn her first varsity win.
Winthrop 5, Masconomet 0: Molly Kelly played well for Masco (4-7-2), stopping 29 shots in net.
Masconomet 52, Triton 39: Jake Rudolph scored 19 points and Jackson Latimer added 10 as the Chieftains punched their postseason ticket. Paul O’Kelly also played well for Masco (10-7) with nine points, seven of which came in the first quarter to jump-start the Chieftains.
Hamilton-Wenham 78, North Reading 54: The Generals were down by 10 early but outscored the visitors 27-11 in the second quarter and 21-8 in the third. Henry Eagar led the way with 17 points while Max and Marcus Zegarowski each scored 12. Jimmy Campbell added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Hamilton-Wenham (15-2).
Georgetown 59, Ipswich 44: Quinn O’Connor had an excellent game for the Tigers, scoring 11 points. Matt Jaeger also scored 11 for Ipswich (1-18) while Chris Remy scored seven points in the second half.
Mystic Valley 67, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 51: North Shore played like a team that was worn down after a tough game two nights ago. Paul Lazzaro played well for the Bulldogs, scoring a team-high 15 points. Trace Schaejbe was held to six points for North Shore (5-13).
Pingree 44, Winsor 36: Kerri Zerfoss led the way with 10 points, while Haley Sabino and Hannah Stasiuk each added nine as the Highlanders improved to 10-9 overall (10-2 EIL).
Hamilton-Wenham 51, North Reading 45: The Generals (13-4) scored 20 points in the third quarter to pull away from the Hornets. Hayley Willis led the way with 17 points for Hamilton-Wenham while Sue Rose had an outstanding passing night with 15 assists. Sam Charrette scored 10 points, Catherine Ecker had nine and 11 rebounds and Kelly Walsh grabbed 11 boards with her seven points.
Masconomet 57, Triton 16: The Chieftains cruised to 17-0 behind 20 points, three assists and two steals from Nicole Femino. Hannah Kiernan added 11 points, Janelle Shea recorded a team-high seven rebounds and Lauren Sorel pitched in five points, three rebounds and a steal.
Ipswich 48, Georgetown 46: Seniors Bridgett Curran (18 points) and Melissa Cain (nine points) both had season-highs in scoring and senior Libby Manos scored her first points this winter as the Tigers (7-8) picked up a big win at home on senior night. Kelsey Daley converted a lay up off an out of bounds play with 13 seconds left after a good pass from Jenna Gagnon (12 points) for the game-winner. Ipswich is still alive for the State Tournament.
Thayer Academy 97, Pingree 82: Senior Erin Cunningham won the 50 free in 25.90 while Pingree’s 200 free relay also won and freshman Allie Attarian won the 100 breast in 1:19.50. Ani Pula (200 free), Kian McGree (50 free), Nicole O’Connor (500 free) and Emily Grand (100 back) also swam personal best times for Pingree.
Masconomet 40, Haverhill 36: The Chieftains won a tight, heated affair behind pins by Sam Bart (106 pounds), Ty Cameron (120), Chase Jeffreys (126) and Kevin Gregorio (160). Masco, which improved to 24-9, also got huge wins from Andrew McCourt, Dan Gregorio and Richie Santosuosso. McCourt won 7-2 at 170 while Gregorio won 10-0 at 145. Santosuosso was down 6-2 with 15 seconds left, but ended up forcing overtime and won 11-8 in triple overtime.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Nichols 75, Endicott 60: The Gulls stumbled against an aggressive Nichols team that forced its way to line 29 times compared to just seven free throw attempts for Endicott. Lachlan Magee was the only Gull in double figures with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Gordon 66, University of New England 59: Sam Johnson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Fighting Scots (13-8) improved to 11-4 in conference play. Alex Carnes added 10 points and Park Thomas dished out a team-best six assists.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
University of New England 82, Gordon 41: Lauren Kranyak scored 14 points and Brooke Kratche added 12 but the Scots (5-17) were doubled up against the powerful Nor’Easters, who improved to 20-2 and 14-1 in conference play.
Endicott 70, Nichols 57: Kelsey Cuddy and Kayleen Whall each scored 16 points and Endicott (16-6) surged for 41 second-half points to overcome Nichols. Jennifer White added 12 points in win and Julia Manning chipped in 10.