Danvers 3, North Andover 1: Sean Lundergan scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period and senior captain Matt Flynn sealed the game with an empty netter as the Falcons (9-9-1) scored a huge two points by defeating the Scarlet Knights at the Newburyport Bank Classic.
Now, a win or a tie against Saugus in Friday’s Fournier Division championship game back at Newburyport (7 p.m.) will get Danvers into the Division 2 North state tournament.
“Overall, we executed our game plan well,” said head coach Kevin Brown. “The kids played hard; they were committed and focused on getting the job done.
“We like that (Graf) Rink in Newburyport; it suits our style of play. We’re able to do the things we preach in practice.”
Flynn, who leads the Falcons with nine goals, had two tallies yesterday, including one in the first period. Fellow captain Kevin Hodgkins assisted on both of his goals while freshman Robert Tibbetts and defensemen Erik D’Orlando and Alec Littlefield also had helpers. Alex Taylor was solid in goal, making 13 saves.
WEYMOUTH 2, BEVERLY 0: The Panthers (18-1-1) fell for the first time all season in their regular season finale despite 26 saves from goalie Tim Birarelli and some strong play from forward Kevin Lally. “We’ll learn from this and go from there,” said Beverly head coach Bob Gilligan. “It’s time to put this behind us and get ready for the (Division 2 North) state tournament.”
ST. JOHN’S PREP 3, WINCHESTER 1: Teddy McNamara scored a pair of goals and defenseman Ean Mendeszoon also blasted one home as the Eagles (8-9-2) saved their season with a victory; they now can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Wakefield tomorrow. Freshman Zach Laramie turned aside several big chances by the Sachems in the third period to earn the victory.
mARBLEHEAD 10, bISHOP fENWICK 0: Max Delvento had his best offensive output of the season with two goals and an assist while Colin Shepard also had an excellent game with a goal and two helpers as the Headers finished the regular season at 16-5-1. Brothers Tom and Matt Koopman added two goals each; captain Liam Gillis had a goal and an assist while Tim Kalinowski also tallied. Miles Barry picked up his third shutout of the season in goal.
SALEM 2, SOMERVILLE 2: While the Witches (9-8-4) ultimately fell in a shootout, their regular season finale officially goes down as a tie before they begin play in the Division 3 North state tournament next week. Cam Twomey had a goal and an assist for Salem while Brett Harring was busy in stopping 39 shots. Sam Petri also scored while Derek Zwiercan had a pair of assists.
Berwick 6, Pingree 2: The Highlanders got goals from Chris Usseglio and Mike Riley in their last regular season tune-up. Shawn Khachadourian had a pair of assists for Pingree, which goes to the Eastern Independent League playoffs beginning Friday.
Masconomet 2, Wilmington 0: Goaltender Molly Kelley earned her third shutout of the year to keep Masco’s state tournament hopes alive. Izzy Sarra’s second period goal, asssited by Kylie Currier, stood up as the game-winner and Currier’s empty netter assisted by Jensena Moner sealed the deal. The Chieftains (8-8-3) need a win or a tie tomorrow night against Haverhill/North Andover to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season.
Peabody 64, Medford 36: The Tanners (15-5) were powered by Carolyn Scacchi (25 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks) and Sara Hosman (11 points, four assists, five rebounds and five steals).
Berwick 45, Pingree 39: The Highlanders honored theirs seniors in their last home game and fell in a back-and-forth affair. Hanna Stasiak had nine points, Haley Sabino chipped in seven and Meg Foye also scored seven. Kasey Provost also scored six and played a strong game on defense. Pingree (10-3 in EIL action) has one away regular season game remaining and then goes to the EIL playoffs this weekend.
Salem 48, Malden 31: Brianna Rodriguez scored 14 points to help the Witches (9-11) close out the season with a win. Jaclyn Panneton added 10 points in the winning effort and Martiza Scott also hit double-figures with 10. Rachel Zipper added seven.
Hamilton-Wenham 69, Amesbury 47: Henry Eagar scored 19 points to go with 11 rebounds as the Generals (17-2) wrapped up the regular season and likely the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Division 3 North state tournament. Jimmy Campbell and Nick Loeper each added 10 points, Marcus Zegarowski had 11 and Loeper played particularly good defense in the third as H-W pulled away for good.
Martha’s Vineyard 64, Bishop Fenwick 55: The Crusaders (10-10) were ahead at halftime and tied after three but had a few too many turnovers in the fourth quarter of a Dedham Tournament contest. Matt Costello led Fenwick with 16 points and Dom Luoni scored 14. The Crusaders match up with Dedham in the consolation game today at 3:30.
Everett 60, Salem 52: Rashad Keys scored 19 points but the Witches (16-6, 16-4 for tournament seeding purposes) fell in their last regular season game on the road. Bryan Martinez-Rodriguez added eight points for Salem and David Kazadi scored 18 to go along with 11 rebounds.
Vieira 2nd in Weight Throw for Peabody: The Tanners took eight boys to the Massachusetts Scholastic Weight Throw Championship at Reggie Lewis Center yesterday and Peabody junior Marcus Vieira took home second place with a toss of 51-2. St. John’s Prep standout Evan Dembrowski was third with a throw of 48-6 while Peabody junior Ariel Ayala was fifth with a throw of 43-6.75. The winner of the event was Burlington’s Gabe Arcaro with a throw of 62-7.
Pingree Shines at home: The Highlanders enjoyed their only home meet of the season at Gordon College with the girls defeating both Landmark and Bancroft School and the boys defeating Bancroft but falling to Landmark. First place finishers for Pingree included the girls 200 medley relay (Erin Cunningham, Emily Grand, June Kiely, Allie Attarian) as well as Kiely in the 200-IM (2:38.78), Cunningham in the 50 free (26.35) and Attarian in the 100 breast (1:16.54). The 200 free relay of Attarian, Alexa Harrison, Rachel Novack and Solina Powell also won, as did the 400 free relay of Kiely, Cunningham, Grand and Harrison.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endciott 85, Wentworth 67: Senior Lachlan Magee scored 16 points to help the Gulls (16-8) win in thier last regular season home game. John Henault scored 10 points for Endicott while Tell White grabbed 10 big rebounds in a strong effort off the bench and Kahmal Walker chipped in nine points.
Salem 80, Bridgewater State 68: Andrew White poured in 21 points as the Vikings improved to 15-8 with a high-scoring home win. Bryan Ortiz added 15 points for Salem State and Nick Grassa scored 10.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endicott 73, Wentworth 49: Samantha Crough’s 14 points helped Endicott (18-6) earn a home conference win. Nicole Caitzone (13) and Kesley Cuddy (12) both scored in double-figures off the bench as the Gulls used 12 players with 11 of those scoring at least a point in the balanced victory.
Salem State 71, Bridgewater State 57: The Vikings (11-13) got aggressive in the second half, hitting 27 free throws in all to put away the visitors. Rachael Carter led the parade to the charity stripe by hitting 15 free throws and scorign 25 total points. Salem native Ashley White scored 10 points and Peabody’s Ginny Fleming scored 20.