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December 24, 2013

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

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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.

GIRLS HOCKEY

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.

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