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December 30, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Beverly's Woods sets school scoring mark


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS HOCKEY

Beverly 9, Leominster 5: The Panthers (4-0) scored two goals in the last 90 seconds of the first to take control, and in the process senior captain Nicole Woods (three goals, four assists total) became the program’s all-time leading scorer.

Woods has 23 points in four games, hiking her career total to 122 to break the record of 116 set last year by Livvy Konaxis.

”It’s a great achievement, but you’d never know it the way Nicole goes about her business. She’s so unselfish and she doesn’t like to have a lot of attention on herself,” said Beverly coach Brian Seabury. “She’s the ultimate team player.”

Woods and linemates Julia Nearis (four goals, two assists) and Kristen McCarthy (two goals, five assists) combined for all nine Beverly goals while Rachel Spencer earned one assist. Beverly led 5-2 after the first and 7-3 after two.

 

BOYS HOCKEY

North Reading 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: Captain Nick Finan and freshman Rob Murphy had the goals for Bishop Fenwick (1-4), which couldn’t overcome an early 2-goal deficit. The goal was Murphy’s first as a varsity player. Freshman Greg McGunigle (1st varsity point), Mike Gallant and Chris Carney added assists while Bobby Lombardi stopped 21 shots for the Crusaders.

Everett 3, Swampscott 2: Despite putting 45 shots on the Everett goalie, the Big Blue (1-3-1) only found the back of the net twice in dropping the consolation game of the Lynn Christmas Tournament. Ryan Cresta and Louis Olivieri had the goals for Swampscott while Mike Johnson earned assists on both tallies.

St. John’s Prep 3, Woburn 1: Freshman Zach Laramie stopped all but one of the 17 shots he faced and senior captain Jimmy Currier had a goal and an assist as the Eagles (3-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season with a strong road win. Defenseman Dylan Lemieux and fellow senior Mark Etherington also scored for St. John’s, which got two assists from sophomore Kyle Lynch. The Eagles will play Catholic Conference rival Malden Catholic tomorrow afternoon (2:30 p.m.) on the outdoor ice surface at Fenway Park.

Masconomet 6, East Longmeadow 3: Joe Griffin had a goal and two assists while Ty Costello dished out four assists as the Chieftains (3-1-1) prevailed in the consolation game of the Hillies Christmas Tournament. Vitaly Knowles, Mike Dooley and Griffin helped Masco race out to a 3-0 lead after one period before Jake Esposito and Jared Brann added second period tallies, increasing its lead to five. Mike Jesi added the final goal in the third period.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beverly 78, Boston Latin 57: Nick Cross was named MVP of the Beverly Christmas tournament after leading the Panthers with 24 points and 12 rebounds against Boston Latin. Chris Sinclair added 14 points to go along with five assists, Jon Berchoff chipped in with 10 points, while Kyle Coughlin finished with 12 points.

North Shore Tech 61, Northeast Metro 55: Riley Anderson netted 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to led the Hawks (1-3) to their first win of the season. Mike Mitchell and Jordany Sanchez each dropped in 10 points, while Trace Schaejbe scored a game-high 20 points.

Swampscott drops a pair: Swampscott battled Arlington Catholic tough in the first round of the IABBO Board 27 Holiday Tournament at Malden Catholic before falling, 60-47, on Saturday. Yesterday, the Big Blue fell to Watertown, 88-49, in the consolation game.

Senior captain Chad Nelson had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Swampscott’s loss to Arlington Catholic. Freshman guard Andre Reeves added 14 points. Edwin Woods scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cougars.

Junior forward Sam Beermann was the lone bright spot for Swampscott in its loss to Watertown. Beermann collected all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter. The Big Blue (1-5) turned the ball over 32 times against Watertown’s pressure defense.

Danvers wins Malden Christmas Tournament: The Falcons defeated Snowden (74-47) then Malden (67-57) to win the Malden Christmas Tournament over the weekend. Danvers improved to 4-0 in the process. Kieran Beck was named tournament MVP after scoring 17 points in each game. He added 10 rebounds in the win over Malden. Devan Harris, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, scored 20 points against Snowden and chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds against Malden.

Peter Merry had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Falcons’ victory over Snowden, while Rashad Francois dropped 17 in the finals victory.

WRESTLING

SJP wins Marshfield Tournament: The Eagles were the top team in the tournament with 246 points while North Attleboro was second with 224 points. Ian Butterbrodt won the 220 weight class while Michael Dik (120), Hunter Costa (126) and Fred Colberg (152) were second in their respective weight classes. Malcolm Mitchell (106) and Jared Costa (145) were third in their weight classes.

BOYS TRACK

Peabody enjoys strong weekend: At Boston University’s mini-meet, Peabody’s 4x1600 relay team all ran the mile under 4:50 as the Tanners finished fourth in the 13th annual mile relay challenge. Riley Dowd (4:47), Ben Braz (4:37), Alex Greco (4:28) and Drew Fossa (4:29) were Peabody’s runners.

Meanwhile at the Reggie Lewis Center Holiday Challenge, Peabody’s Marcus Vierra threw the weight throw 50-feet-8-inches to finish second in the event and qualify for Indoor Nationals. It was the first time a Peabody athlete has competed in the weight throw. Junior John Spinale also threw it 39 feet.

Also in the weight throw, St. John’s Prep’s Evan Dombrowski was third with a toss of 46-5 and fellow Eagle Vinnie LaRovere was fourth with a heave of 44-6.

GYMNASTICS

Masconomet 134.95, Salem 126.75: Captain Jess DeMarco led the way for the Chieftains in their first victory of the season. DeMarco placed first in the all-around with a 34.85, won vault (9.1), came in second on bars (8.0), second on beam (8.7) and won floor (9.05). Freshman Caitlin Clarizia also contributed in the win, taking second in the all-around (33.35). Fellow classmate Jen Gallo finished second on a floor with a 9.1, while sophomore Alexis Pugh took third on floor (8.5).

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Endicott 75, Berkeley (NY) 72: John Henault (18 points) and Lachlan Magee (14 points) paced Endicott as the Gulls improved to 6-2 overall.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Gordon 52, Penn State-Behrend 48: The Scots (4-4) went on an 11-0 run late in the second half and were able to hold on for the win. Brooke Kratche (eight rebounds and two steals) led all Gordon scorers with 17 points while freshman Fredi Nielsen added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Endicott 49, MIT 38: Kelsey Cuddy (14 points), Samantha Crough (10 points) and Jennifer White (11 points) carried the Gulls (6-2) offensively.

Skidmore 69, SSU 68: Rachael Carter poured in 28 points but the Vikings (3-5) couldn’t pull out the victory.