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December 21, 2013

Friday's area roundup: Caponigro lifts Swampscott over Gloucester

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Swampscott 60, Gloucester 57: Freshman Jaymie Caponigro helped win the game for the Big Blue (1-1) in the final minutes as she made a steal and made three free throws down the stretch. She finished the game with 12 points, while senior Jackie Walsh scored 17 and sophomore Meghan Hartmann played valuable minutes to add 11 points in the victory.

“It was pretty close the whole game,” said Swampscott head coach Abrom Roberts. “The girls never gave up and didn’t cave under pressure. It says a lot about Jaymie, as a freshman, to step up like she did under all the pressure.”

Masconomet 75, Triton 28: Hannah Kiernan scored all 18 of her points in the first half as the Chieftains (1-0) opened the season by scoring 49 in the first 16 minutes. Kiernan added six steals and three assists while Nicole Femino scored nine points along with eight rebounds, and Meghan Collins scored 10 points for Masco, which used 13 players and had 12 scorers.

Hamilton-Wenham 53, North Reading 39: The Generals used their press defense to grab 37 total steals and break open a one-point game in the second half. Haley Willis scored 20 points and had nine thefts while Samantha Charette had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. Sue Rose ran the points with ten assists and five steals for H-W (2-1) while Molly Eagar had 10 swipes and Catherine Ecker had seven points and 10 boards.

Ipswich 32, Georgetown 26: The Tigers (2-0) prevailed in a tight defensive matchup as Jenna Gagnon led all scorers with 18 points. Freshman point guard Kelsey Daly did a good job handling the ball and Ipswich played very good defense and went to the basket regularly.

Winthrop 48, Danvers 35: The Vikings held Danvers to seven points in the third quarter to take charge of the contest. Sopomore shooting guard Hannah Llewellyn was the high scorer for Danvers with 14 points, including four three-pointers, and Ashley Arnoldy scored five points while picked up six rebounds. The Falcons were hampered by 26 turnovers.

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