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December 24, 2013

Monday's area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham girls take down Pentucket


The Salem News

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Hamilton-Wenham 40, Pentucket 38: For the first time in 33 Cape Ann League games, the Sachems lost a league game. The strong defensive Generals (3-1) held Pentucket to 19 points in the first half.

Suz Rose had 10 points, 10 assists and eight steals, while Sam Charrette earned a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Molly Eagar finished with nine points and 10 steals as it was a complete team effort to pull off a victory against the reigning CAL champions.

“We had a some girls get in foul trouble late, but everybody contributed,” said H-W head coach Jon DeMarco. “We didn’t miss a beat. We had 10 different girls player tonight that stepped in a crucial point in the game.”

Masconomet 75, Saugus 20: The Chieftains bumped their record 2-0 behind 17 points and 14 rebounds from Nicole Femino. Meghan Collins scored 11 points and had a half dozen assists, and Hannah Kiernan chipped in 14 points. Femino had an impressive defensive outing as she was tasked with covering Saugus sharpshooter Norma Waggett (15 points).

Peabody 53, Lynn Classical 24: The Tanners (2-1) were led by Carolyn Scacchi (nine points and seven boards), Olivia Summit (eight points and eight rebounds) and Sara Hosman (five points and five assists).

Salem 51, Revere 41: Maritza Scott netted a game-high 16 points as the Witches won their second straight contest. Brianna Rodriguez also contributed with 13 points, Nicole Sadoway added nine points, and Jaclyn Panneton finished with six.

Notre Dame 54, Bishop Fenwick: The Crusaders (2-2) dropped a close one on the road. Sydney Brennan (13 points) and Kate Lipka (12 points) were the team’s high scorers, while Colleen Corcoran (11 points, five rebounds) and Gianna Pizzano (eight points, six assists) also added to the scoring.

Marblehead 65, Gloucester 28: Freshman Lindsay Walker recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 12 points as the Magicians move to 4-0 under new head coach Wayne Hanscom. Emily Freedland had six steals, six rebounds and eight points, point guard Mia Bongiorno led the team in scoring with 17 points and four assists and Sara Snadecki finished with five steals, seven rebounds and nine points.

BOYS HOCKEY

Marblehead 7, East Longmeadow 1: The Headers (3-1) scored six times in the second period and could’ve had more if not for 54 saves by East Longmeadow goalie Matt Casperini. Liam Gillis had a goal and two assists for Marblehead while P.J. Roy and Braden Haley had unassisted goals 23 seconds apart in the second. Owen Pirariello, Alex Delvento, Tim Kalinowski and Matt Koopman also scored and Harrison Young made 19 saves.

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Beverly 9, Cambridge 0: The Panthers ran their record to 3-0 behind another strong performance from the top line. Winger Julia Nearis scored four goals and had three assists while linemates Nicole Woods and Kristen McCarthy each had a goal and four assists to key the offense. Defensemen Caitlin McBride and Rachel Spencer both had a goal and an assist, Marlee Hamor scored her first varsity goal and Madison Jalbert made 14 saves to earn her first varsity shutout.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Masconomet 63, Saugus 58: The Chieftains (1-2) earned their first win as junior guard Jake Rudolph poured in 22 points. Masco led by 12 after three quarters but Saugus’ Joe Bertrand had a game-high 34 to get his team back within four late. Kevin Martin hit a timely jumped to give Masco some breathing room late in the fourth.

Lynn Classical 57, Peabody 56: The Tanners (1-2) had a shot to win with five second left but Classical got the stop and the rebound to come away with the win. The Rams hit eight 3-pointers, with most of them coming in the second half. Captain Jared McCarron had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Peabody while Brian Onessimo had 12 points and seven boards.

Lynn English 86, Beverly 80: Nick Cross (10 rebounds) and Jon Berchoff (11 rebounds) led Beverly (0-2) with 24 points each while Chris Sinclair (nine points) and Jonangel Franco (eight points) both finished with six assists.

Hamilton-Wenham 56, Pentucket 41: Henry Eagar scored 13 points to help the Generals improve to 3-1 on the season. Shawn Kotch chipped in with 10 points for H-W, which led 31-21 at halftime and handed Pentucket their first loss of the season.

Rockport 73, Bishop Fenwick 69: The Crusaders fell as Rockport had four played in double figures for scoring and improved to 2-2.

Gloucester 73, Marblehead 54: The Magicians dipped to 1-2 on the road. Matt Millett was his team’s high scorer with 16 points while Ciam Saunders had 12 and Peter Tully chipped in 11.

Salem 81, Revere 45: Jamie Dominguez led all scorers with 23 points, including seven three pointers and added seven assists as the Witches improve to 2-0. Rashad Keys dropped in 17, while Justin Dominguez added 10 in the victory.

Danvers 59, Swampscott 27: The Falcons improve to 2-0 after junior center Peter Merry scored 14 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Junior forward Devan Harris added 10 points and four rebounds, freshman Devonn Allen finished with nine points and three assists, while senior captain Kieran Beck dropped in 10 points and seven rebounds.

St. John’s Prep 62, St. Mary’s 56: Max Burt led the Eagles (3-0) to victory with 16 points. Ben Judson (11 points) and Spencer Danforth (12 points) were also key contributors.

GIRLS TRACK

Tigers Sweep: Ipswich’s 4x400 relay of Michael Hedderman, Jill Calvani, Chloe Lindahl and Nora McMorrow won the lift the Tigers to a 46-40 win over Pentucket while Ipswich also beat Masconomet, 49-37. Also winning events for Ipswich were Devin Smith (high jump), Katie Monahan (hurdles), Annie Zampitella (mile) and Emily DeMarco (1000).

BOYS TRACK

Ipswich Splits: The Tigers beat Pentucket, 47-38, and also fell to Masconomet, 51-35, in a tri-meet to move to 2-2 on the season. Ryan Bahar won the hurdles for Ipswich while Michael Riddle took the mile and Nate Glaster came in first place in the 300.

Masconomet sweeps: Four athletes won their events in two meets to help the Chieftains win their first two meets of the season, 58-28 over Pentucket and 51-35 over Ipswich. David Drigo took the shot put with a toss of 43-feet, Regan Charie won the dash in 6.92 seconds, Dan Raphael won the 600 (1:31) and Nolan Rice took the high jump by clearing 6-2.

SWIMMING

Arlington Catholic 86, Bishop Fenwick 84: AC won the final relay to edge the Crusaders. Brothers Carson and Connor Christuk each won two events, as Carson won the 100 breast (state qualifying time of 1:01.66) and the 200-IM (qualifying time of 2:03.41). Connor, a freshman, won the 50 free in 25.25 and the 500 free in 5:15.97. The Crusaders also won the 200 medlay relay (Bridgett Townsend, Pablo Jiminez and both Christuks) and the 200 free relay (Linsey Andrews, Jiminez, Nicole DiMegilo and Carson).

WRESTLING

Triton 33, Georgetown/Ipswich 30: Ipswich’s Derek Chamberlain won via fall at 285 pounds but the Georgetown and Tigers co-op team fell to 1-2 on the season.

Prep Wins Quad Meet: The Eagles (10-1) rolled through the competition, defeating Duxbury 74-0, Mashfield 67-6, Southerstern Regional 76-6 and Pembroke 72-9. Malcolm Mitchell (106), MIchael Dik (120), Hunter Costa (126), Jack Anderson (138), Jared Costa (145), Fred Colberg (152), Ben DiNatale (160), Solomon White (170), Ian Butterbrodt (220) and Jay Carnevale won all four of their respective matches.

Beverly places sixth at Milford tourney: John Jones (106 pounds) was first overall in his weight class, while Jonah Feingold (120) also took first over the weekend.

The Panthers (2-5) dropped a quad meet yesterday, but junior Brendan Strout (160) won his first career match.