Junior guard Matt Correale seemed to jump-start the Tanners with his two best scoring games in wins over Fenwick and Swampscott. Since then, Peabody has been getting balanced scoring from Brian Onessimo, Jared McCarron and freshman Matt D’Amato.
The biggest issue facing Peabody now is its remaining schedule. Needing to win three of its final five games, Peabody is up against it with a very tough schedule: Lynn English (tonight at home), Lynn Classical (Friday on the road), Salem (next Tuesday on the road), Beverly (next Thursday at home), and Ipswich (Monday, Feb. 17 on the road).
In The Paint, a column on North Shore boys’ basketball, runs every Tuesday during the winter sports season in The Salem News. Contact staff writer Matt Jenkins at 978-338-2648, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @MattJenkins_SN.