, Salem, MA


February 24, 2014

Weekend area roundup: Prep's Costa, Butterbrodt win titles



Endicott 15, Stevens 11: The Gulls (1-0) returned to revamped North Field for the first time in 11 years and knocked off the preseason No. 13 team in America. Colin Bannon’s five goals led the way for the hosts while Nick Pinciaro and Jeremy Morgan scored three and goalie Cameron Bell came up with 18 saves.


Salem State 54, MCLA 53: Hamed Akanni scored 15 points the spark Salem State (16-8), which held on in the final minutes to win their last regular season game at home. Ryan Salvador had 11 for the Vikings while Jon Perez and Nick Grassa added eight each.

Endicott 69, Western New England 60: The Gulls (17-8) wrapped up the regular season with a road win spearheaded by Kahmal Walker’s 20 points. Andre Markis scored 16, Jon Henault added 14 and Lachlan Magee chipped in 10.

Eastern Nazarene 75, Gordon 66: Jason Dempsey had a team-high 13 points but Gordon (14-10) fell in their CCC final and slipped to the No. 3 seed in this week’s conference tournament. Hans Miersma added 12 points and Alex Carnes scored 10.


Salem State 74, MCLA 68: Peabody native Ginny Fleming racked up 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a dominant effort to lead Salem State (12-13) to victory. Rachael Carter also enjoyed a monster outing with 24 points of her own and Ashley White scored 12.

Endciott 68, Western New England 60: Kelsey Cuddy scored 14 points to pace Endciott (19-6) in their last tune-up before the CCC playoffs. Samantha Crough and Julie Manning each scored 13 for the Gulls and Jen White grabbed 10 rebounds.

Eastern Nazarene 63, Gordon 57: Brooke Kratche finished the year with a 22 point, 10 rebound double-double as Gordon wrapped up their season 5-20. Lauren Kranyak also scored 15 for the Scots.


Salem State 2, Fitchburg State 1: Chad Goodwin’s game-winning goal with 4:03 left lifted the Vikings (13-9-2 overall) into a first-place tie with Plymouth State with one MASCAC game remaining. John Needham’s shorthanded goal in the first put Salem State on top before FSU tied it in the third. Goalie Ryan Sutliffe made 25 saves.





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