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January 6, 2014

Weekend area roundup: Heck's late goal lifts Salem past Revere


The Salem News

---- — BOYS HOCKEY

Salem 3, Revere 2: Danny Heck’s goal 56 seconds into the final period snapped a 2-2 tie and fellow senior Brett Harring stopped 28 shots in goal as the Witches (2-3-1) won their first Northeastern Conference game this winter. The snipe for Heck was his team-leading fourth of the season. Sam Petri added a goal and an assist in the victory while freshman Mike Gillis also scored. Matt Jalbert and Eli Spector added assists for Salem (2-3-1 overall).

Lynn 4, Swampscott 2: Freshman Louis Olivieri had both of his team’s goals, including the tying strike early in the third period, but the visiting Jets scored twice more to send the Big Blue (1-6-1) to defeat. Fellow freshmen Ryan Donnelly and Mike Johnson each had an assist in the loss.

Masconomet 1, Lynnfield 1: The Chieftains (3-2-2) peppered Lynnfield keeper Joe Bassi with 40 shots, but only senior defenseman Jeff Panella could solve him, scoring his first goal of the season as visitors settled for a draw. Fellow seniors Tom Cashin and Mike Dooley earned the helpers on Bassi’s goal while Mitch Nekoroski stopped 15 shots in net.

St. Mary’s Lynn 5, Bishop Fenwick 0: Bobby Lombardi stopped 25 shots, but Fenwick was blanked by a Catholic Central League foe for the second straight contest in falling to 1-6. Bailey MacBurnie of Beverly had a 20-save shutout for St. Mary’s (4-3-1) while Jordan Manthorne had a pair of goals.

GIRLS TRACK

Walsh places at state frosh/soph meet: Beverly’s Abby Walsh was the top 9th grader in the mile at the state Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore meet, finishing fourth overall in the mile with a time of 5:27.

Also at the state underclassmen meet, Peabody’s Anna Church was third in the shot put (29-05) and Masconomet’s Elizabeth Dew finished fourth.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Danvers 33, Gloucester 26: Tina Gigli (seven points, nine rebounds and five steals), Delaney Zecha (seven steals and five assists) and Ashley Arnoldy (seven points and five steals) had solid all-around games for Danvers as the Falcons (4-1) overcame 35 turnovers and an 18-percent night shooting from the field.

Bishop Fenwick 55, Medford 21: Colleen Corcoran recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds as the Crusaders (4-3) moved over .500 with the win. Gianna Pizzano contributed 10 points and three steals while Kate Lipkia chipped in eight points and three steals.

GYMNASTICS

Masco 133.95, H-W 115.55: Masco (2-0) captain Jess Demarco captured first in the all around (34.75) after topping the vault (9.1), the beam (9.2) and the floor (8.95) while taking third in bars. Alexis Pugh was second on beam (8.7) and third in the floor (8.7) while Jordan Gallo was second in both the floor and vault.

Madeline Dalhin and Lizzie Ranger each score an 8.0 on vault for the Generals (0-1).

WRESTLING

Beverly Splits: The Panthers (5-8) defeated Dedham 43-36, Malden 36-16 and Pembroke 51-27 but was bested 39-30 by Wellesley, 45-27 by Masco and 39-36 by Woburn. Senior Joe Kozlowski won five matches at 145 while John Jones (106), Jonah Feingold (120), Nick Shairs (160) and Tom Wilbur (170) all won three matches.

St. John’s Prep wins four: The Eagles picked up wins over North Attleboro (33-25), Plymouth South (51-21), Bridgewater Raynham (51-27), and LaSalle, R.I. (57-13) to improve to 18-1. Malcolm Mitchell (106 pounds), Michael Dik (120), Hunter Costa (126), Jared Costa (145), and Ian Butterbrodt (220) each went 4-0. Ben DiNatale also went 2-0 for the Eagles.

BOYS TRACK

Bugler, Rocha excel in 2-mile: St. John’s Prep sophomore Luke Bugler (9:58) and Peabody freshman Marcelo Rocha (9:59) placed in the 2-mile at the Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday. The Prep’s Greg Moshella also finished second in the 300 meter dash.

SWIMMING

Bishop Fewnick 89, Austin Prep 81: The Crusaders defeated Austin Prep for the first time in eight years over the weekend. Fenwick won three of the last four events to seal the win. Captain Bridgette Townsend, Pablo Jimenez, Carson Christuk and Nicole DiMeglio came in first in the 200 medley relay. Carson Christuk also won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while Connor Christuk won both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Captain Lindsey Andrews took first in the 100 back, while the Crusaders also won the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Hamilton-Wenham 87, Manchester Essex 83: The Hornets won nine of 11 events, but the depth of Hamilton-Wenham proved to be the difference. Jack Blatchford swam a personal best 24.61 to take second in the 50 free, while Victoria Vance picked up an important fourth-place finish in the 100 fly (1:14.53). Ted Chang also swam well in the 200 free (2:10.59), placing third.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

University of New England 55, Endicott 52: The Gulls (6-3 overall) suffered their first conference loss as the visitors scored the last four points after free throws by EC’s Kayleen Whall tied it 51-51 with 1:16 to play. Endicott had a one-point halftime lead and was helped by big contributions off the bench from Whall (11 points) and Katelyn Wright (11 points).

Gordon 63, Wentworth 56: Fredi Neilsen had her fourth straight double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds as Gordon (5-5) earned its first win over Wentworth in six years. Brooke Kratche also double-doubled with 12 points and 12 boards as the Scots grabbed their first conference win of the season.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 103, University of New England 95 (OT): Kamahl Walker drained three free throws to tie the game with 15 seconds left and the Gulls (8-2) exploded for 15 points in a dominant overtime to win at home. John Henault led Endicott with 22 points and Walker totaled 19, while Tell White and Andre Markis each had 13.

Wentworth 55, Gordon 51: Hans Miersma was the only Fighting Scot in double figures with 13 points and Gordon fell to 3-6 on the year at home. Park Thomas and Jason Dempsey each added eight for the Scots, who fell behind by five at halftime and couldn’t quite get back in the second stanza.