North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie has a chance to clinch a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship title with a win over Minuteman this afternoon. The Hawks currently stand at 9-9 and not only have a shot a the conference crown, but also an opportunity to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2011.
Many of our teams will take part in end-of-the-season tournaments over the long weekend.
Masconomet and Ipswich will be playing the St. Mary’s Spartan Classic on Sunday and Monday.
Hamilton-Wenham is hosting their own tournament, which will feature locals Bishop Fenwick and Beverly as well as Hingham.
Peabody is playing in the Tanner Tournament in Woburn. Peabody will open the tourney against Chelmsford and have a chance to play either Woburn or Somerville in the final round.
A speedy and healthy recovery goes out to long-time Peabody assistant coach Bob Heil, who is in the hospital recuperating after surgery. All of the Tanners, especially his wife and head coach Jane Heil, have missed his presence on the bench.
Bounce Passes, a column on North Shore girls basketball, runs in The Salem News every Friday during the winter season. Contact Gianna Addario at GAddario@salemnews.com, 978-338-2615 and follow her on Twitter @GiannaAddarioSN.
2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORING LEADERS Name, School Games Played Points Average 1. Nicole Femino, Masconomet 17 240 14.1 2. Carolyn Scacchi, Peabody 16 218 13.6 3. Jenna Gagnon, Ipswich 15 196 13.1 4. Hannah Kiernan, Masconomet 17 221 13.0 5. Colleen Corcoran, Fenwick 17 215 12.6 6. Gianna Pizzano, Fenwick 17 193 11.4 7. Emily Freedland, Marblehead 17 193 11.4 8. Sam Charette, Hamilton-Wenham 17 190 11.2 9. Haley Willis, Hamilton-Wenham 16 165 10.3 10. Jaclyn Panneton, Salem 13 132 10.2 Three-point leaders: Hannah Llewellyn, Danvers 37; Kate Lipka, Bishop Fenwick 29; Emily Freedland, Marblehead 26; Melissa Gray, Peabody 23; Haley Willis, Hamilton-Wenham 24.