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February 18, 2014

Monday's area roundup: Martinez-Rodriguez propels Witches to boys hoop tournament title

BOYS BASKETBALL

Salem 65, Malden 52: Bryan Martinez-Rodriguez scored a game-high 27 points and earned tournament MVP honors as Salem (16-5) prevailed in their own inaugural Witches Shootout. Martinez-Rodriguez also grabbed 11 rebounds and finished the two-game tourney with 44 points.

He was joined on the All-Tournament team by Salem teammates Jamie Dominguez (11 points, 13 rebounds last night) and Rashad Keys (17 points). David Kazadi contributed eight points and 14 rebounds in the win.

Beverly 72, Minuteman 47: The Panthers won their seventh straight game behind 14 points each from Chris Sinclair and Jon Berchoff to finish the regular season at 15-7. Nick Cross added a dozen points, fellow senior Josh Cairns added nine while fellow seniors Jonangel Franco and Zach Duguid also had fine all-around contests for Beverly, which outscored their foes 27-3 in the decisive third quarter. Sophomores Ryan Garrity and Sam Traicoff added nine and seven points, respectively.

Masconomet 61, Lynn Tech 38: The Chieftains improve to 12-8 on the season after last night’s win as Jake Rudolph poured in a team-high 26 points. Jackson Latimer added 10 points and Jalen Aho finished with 13 points.

Peabody 58, Ipswich 50: Bobby Sullivan had a team-high 10 points as the Tanners (8-12) ended the season on a winning note. Brian Onessimo, Jared McCarron, Matt Correale and Matt D’Amato all added nine points in the victory.

For Ipswich (1-19), Jake Long canned three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, with teammate Aleks Kuljik scoring eight points.

Amesbury 66, Swampscott 61 (OT): Senior captain Chad Nelson had 28 points and 18 rebounds while teammate Joey Ragusa, a sophomore point guard, added 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Big Blue dropped to 4-14.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton-Wenham 48, Hingham 34: Sam Charette led all scorers with 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks as the host Generals (15-4) advanced to tonight’s Patton Tournament title game. Catherine Eccker added five points and a dozen rebounds while Sue Rose has two points, 10 assists and five steals. Kelly Walsh finished with five points and seven steals and Molly Eagar contributed with 10 points.

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