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January 7, 2014

Monday's area roundup: Gray, Peabody have their way with Beverly

GIRLS BASKETBALL

PEABODY 51, BEVERLY 24: Freshman Melissa Gray scored 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers, while senior captain Carolyn Scacchi had nine points and 10 rebounds as the Tanners (5-1) rolled. Sara Hosman added seven points, Danielle Sullivan came off the bench to score six points, Amanda Matthews also had six points (including 4 free throws) and Alex Lomasney (3 blocks, 2 steals) continued her season-long dominance on defense.

Junior Natalie Mellinger had 12 points to lead Beverly (0-5).

Hamilton-Wenham 51, Saugus 30: The Generals (4-2) forced 30 turnovers and had a big advantage on the glass in their first conference meeting with the Sachems. Samantha Charrette had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals to lead the charge while Julia Fibbe also doule-doubled with 10 points and 10 boards. Catherine Ecker added eight points and 10 rebounds and Hayley Willis had 15 pooints with eight thefts and five assists.

Masconomet 68, North Reading 34: Nicole Femino scored a season-high 18 points to go with six steals, four assists and three rebounds to help the Chieftains (6-0) stay perfect on the season. Sophomore guard Ashley DeLucia played well with eight points along with four boards and a pair of steals, and Lexie Nason had six points, seven rebounds and a solid effort on defense. Meggie Collins added nine for Masco.

Lynnfield 58, Ipswich 39: Jenna Gagnon scored 14 points and Bridget Curran added nine points, but it wasn’t enough for the Tigers (3-2). Lynnfield shot the ball well and pulled away in the second half.

Lynn Classical 66, Salem 62: The Witches fell in double overtime to a resilient Classical team. Maritza Scott (13 points) Brianna Rodriguez (14 points) and Jaclyn Panneton (20 points) led the way in the loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL

DANVERS 58, MARBLEHEAD 42: The Falcons remained unbeaten (6-0) as junior center Peter Merry scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds while senior guard Mark McCarthy added a dozen points and six boards. Junior forward Devan Harris (11 points, 7 rebounds), senior guard Kieran Beck (10 points), sophomore guard Rashad Francois (8 points) and freshman guard Devonn Allen (4 steals) all helped Danvers break open a 25-25 halftime tie with an strong second half.

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