Danvers 37, Marblehead 36: Emily McNulty hit the front end of a one-and-one to put the Falcons (11-9) ahead in the final minute of a back-and-forth game in which neither team led by more than one possession. McNulty totaled 13 points and six rebounds while Danvers’ Ashley Arnoldy had 12 points and 10 boards. Mia Bongiorno had 12 for the Magicians, who dipped to 10-8.
Masconomet 65, North Reading 53: Hannah Kiernan scored 17 points to go with five assists and four steals and Nicole Femino (15) and Meg Collins (13) also scored in double-figures as Masco (18-0 overall) finished the Cape Ann League schedule perfect at 17-0. Amy Fogarty give Masco a spark off the bench with eight points and three assists while Lexi Nason grabbed 10 rebounds. Femino had eight boards and four steals and Collins dished out seven assists.
Beverly Takes Fifth: The Panthers placed in seven events and finished with 35 points which was good for fifth place in the Division 2 state meet. The 4x800 relay team of Caitlin Harty, Nicole Demars, Julianna Wesley and Abby Walsh (9:47) took second overall while Kristen O’Connor was fifth in the hurdles (8.88) and seventh in the high jump (5-0). Harty was fourth in the 600 (1:36.9), Walsh was fourth in the mile (5:15), Wesley was fifth in the mile (5:16), Jessica Goodall was fourth in the 1000 (3-0-7), and Demars was eighth in the two mile (11:47).
Also in Division 2, Salem’s Deema Hijleh was fifth in the dash.
DANVERS 5, ACTON-BOXBORO 2: Senior captains Jay Calcagno (2 goals), Kevin Hodgkins (2 goals) and Matt Flynn (goal) combined for eight points as the Falcons (8-9-1) kept their playoff hopes alive. Danvers spotted the hosts a 2-0 lead after one period before the first line got going. Alex Taylor stopped 24 shots in goal while defensemen Alec Littlefield, Ryan Cassidy and Stephen Ganley all had assists.
Swampscott 79, Winthrop 46: Sophomore Joey Ragusa finished with 18 points, six assists and three steals for Swampscott (4-13) which qualified for the Division 3 state tournament under the Sullivan Rule. The Big Blue are 3-2 against teams in their division or lower and since 70-percent of the Northeastern Conference are higher than Division 3 Swampscott qualifies. Freshman Andre Reeves scored 17 of his 18 points in the second half as the Big Blue went on a 27-0 run to blow the game open.