Marblehead 56, Manchester Essex 48 (OT): The state-tournament bound Magicians (10-9) earned a place in their own Sheridan Tournament final with a home victory. Marblehead faces Concord-Carlisle tonight at 8 p.m. Will Millett earned a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as Marblehead forced overtime after trailing by ten at the half. Angel Perez pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds to go along with his four points while senior Matt Millett dropped in a dozen points. Spencer Craig also contributed 11.“Manchester Essex was solid.We had to grind it out. There was no strategy invovled, we just had to do it one possession at a time,” Marblehead coach Mike Giardi said of his team’s comeback.
Danvers 64, Rockland 42: Devon Allen (nine points, seven assists) and Kieran Beck (four points, six rebounds, five assists) played outstanding defense to help the Falcons pull away in the second quarter and wrap up the regular season at 17-2. Rashad Francois hit five 3-pointers and scoread team high 17 points while Devan Harris scored 16 points.Mark McCarthy added 11 points and three assists and Peter Merry had six points, six rebounds and 10 blocked shots.
Marblehead 60, Mystic Valley 39: The host Magicians (11-8) won to advance to the finals of the Sheridan Tournament, being played today against Winchester (4 p.m.).
Gloucester 6, Salem 1: Matt Jalbert’s first period goal staked Salem (9-8-3) to the lead, but the host Fishermen scored four times in the second, including twice in the final minute of the middle stanza, to seize control. Netminder Brett Harring made 26 saves for the Witches and Mike Gillis and Sam Petri earned assists on Jalbert’s goal.
Marshfield 7, Peabody 1: Freshman Nick Merryman scored his first varsity goal late in the third to get the Tanners (5-15-2) on the scoreboard in their last game of the 2013-14 season. Junior Bobby Caproni earned an assist on the goal while freshman netminder Aaron McDonnell stopped 15 of 18 shots and sophomore Freddy Robitaille stopped six of seven in the third.