, Salem, MA


February 1, 2014

Friday's area roundup: Marblehead girls edge out Beverly for NEC track title


Salem’s Aaron Palmer (7.8) and Jerry Canada (7.99) went 1/2 in the 55 hurdles; Jon Crimble claimed first in the 300 (36.6) and Salem also was first in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:35.45.

Marblehead’s Andrew Ernst was first overall in the mile (4:27.74), Swampscott’s Matthew Mahoney topped the two mile (9:47.29) and his teammate Justin Chasse was first in the shot put (47-2).


Salem 8, O’Bryant 2: Senior forward Ben Kippen finished with a hat trick as the Witches (6-5-2) climbed over .500 with a win at Matthews Arena in Boston. Freshman Cam Toomey added a pair of goals while sophomore defenseman Ishmael Telemaco and freshman forwards Andrew McRae and Mike Gillis each had single tallies. Senior goaltender Mike Rosengren stopped 25 shots for his second victory of the season.


Hamilton-Wenham 70, Triton 62: Freshman guard Marcus Zegarowski, in just his third game of the season, had 19 points while senior captain Henry Eagar added 18 points as the Generals (12-2) broke the game open with 28 third quarter points. Junior guard Nikos Lara (6 steals) and junior forward Jimmy Campbell each added 10 points in the victory while Max Zegarowski added nine on three 3-pointers.

Pingree 79, Concord Academy 51: Sophomore Justin Assad buried six consecutive 3-pointers en route to finishing with a game-high 30 points as the Highlanders (12-6) rolled at home. Kyle Lentini finished with a dozen points and 10 rebounds in the win while fellow senior captain Connor Reardon of Salem had eight points and played spectacular defense; his blocked shot on the game’s opening possession helped Pingree race out to an eventual 8-0 lead.

For Concord Academy, Marblehead’s Malin Segal finished with a team-high 22 points.

Lynn Classical 64, Beverly 59: Lack of energy and the ability to get transition baskets hurt the Panthers (8-7) in a road setback. Jimmy Cross had 24 points and 12 points to lead the Orange-and-Black while Jonangel Franco finished with 11 points with five steals. Chris Sinclair and Jon Berchoff each had seven points for Beverly, which hosts Classical tomorrow at home (3 p.m.).

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