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December 17, 2013

Monday's area roundup: Peabody girls take down Revere


The Salem News

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Peabody 52, Revere 25: The Tanners came in wanted to avenge one of their losses from last season and did so with convincing defense and all 13 players contributing valuable minutes.

Senior captain Carolyn Scacchi led all played with 13 points and had eight rebounds, while junior Courtney Bua scored 10.

”We went down 8-0 before we woke up. We out-heighted them and we ended up going ahead 9-8 or 10-9 and never looked back. We played really good defense,” said Peabody coach Jane Heil, who was pleased to get every girl in the line-up on the floor on opening night.

”They all played well, which is good. They deserved to be out there and they’ve all been working hard.”

Freshman Melissa Gray sank three 3-pointers for nine points in her varsity debut, while Alex Lomasney scored seven and Sara Hosman chipped in five.

GIRLS TRACK

Salem 43, Lynn Classical 43: The Rams won the 4x400 relay to force a tie in the meet’s final event. Mikaela Dionne won the 2-mile for the Witches while Laura Barnes took the mile. Alix Bryant won the 600 in 2:02 for Salem, Desiree Martin claimed the dash, Yailen Hernandez-Almonte won the hurdles, Abbey Meadowcroft was first in the shot put and Deema Hijleh won the high jump.

BOYS TRACK

Salem 73, Lynn Classical 12: Senior Aaron Palmer won the hurdles and was second in the shot put as Salem rolled in their first indoor meet. Other event winners for the Witches were Riley Grondin (shot put), Jerry Canada (high jump), Timmy Ryan (dash), Jon Crimble (300) and Austin Connolly (600).

SWIMMING

Masconomet 113, Lynnfield 70: The Chieftains won their opening meet of the season as sophomore Michael Bartley had first place finishes in the 100 free and 200 free. Freshman Lily Koenog finished first in both the 500 free and 100 back, while sophomore Carolyn Soares won the 100 breaststroke and 200-IM.

Hamilton-Wenham 99, Ipswich 85: Jackie Bouvier qualified for sectionals in both the 200-IM (3:13.69) and the 500 free (5:48.82) for the Tigers, while Josh Colameta had a personal best in the 100 free (55.75) and 50 free (24.63). In diving, Tessa Amoroso took first place and Amelia Young was second and Kyle Ivanov swam a best of 1:04.06 in the 100 fly.