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January 7, 2014

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


The Salem News

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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.

HAMILTON-WENHAM 67, SAUGUS 50: Senior Henry Eagar scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while fellow captain Jimmy Campbell, a junior, dropped in 24 points as the Generals improved to 6-2. Campbell and Nikos Lara split defensive duties on Saugus sharpshooter Joe Bertrand, shutting him down for most of the night. Max Zegarowski added six points for Hamilton-Wenham, which finished with 21 steals.

Lynnfield 49, Ipswich 33: Matt Jeager had a game-high 14 points but the Tigers (0-6) fell behind by 21 at halftime and the Pioneers earned their first win of the season.

North Reading 59, Masconomet 40: Jake Rudolph and Adam Grammer each scored nine points for the Chieftains (1-4).

Lynn Classical 61, Salem 58: The Witches had two chances down the stretch, but a Jamie Dominguez floater bounced out then a Rashad Keys 3-pointer missed. David Kazadi scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and came up with four steals to lead the Witches. Jamie Dominguez scored 14 points and dished out five assists and Justin Dominguez added 10 points off the bench for Salem (2-1).

Swampscott 57, Winthrop 45: The Big Blue picked up their first Northeastern Conference win behind 15 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Andre Reeves, who was making his first career start. Chad Nelson added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Ben Faulkner came off the bench to contribute eight points, six rebounds and four assists for Swampscott (2-5).

GIRLS TRACK

Bishop Fenwick 68, Austin Prep 16: The Crusaders improved to 3-1 as Annette Ruggiero won the 300, Katie Buonopane topped the shot put, Sabrina Silvagni was first in the long jump, Sydney Packerd captured the 600 and Caitlin Parrott took the 55 dash.

BOYS TRACK

Bishop Fenwick 53, Austin Prep 32: Eric Razney was a double-winner for Bishop Fenwick (3-1) with first place finishes in both the long jump and 55 dash. Other Crusaders winners were Charlie Maistrellis in the 300, Matthew Loehle in the 100, Charlie St. Pierre in the shot put and Nick Tambini in the 55 hurdles.

GYMNASTICS

MASCONOMET 136.3, MARBLEHEAD 119.9: Captain Jess DeMarco earned a 9.1 on vault and a 9.3 on beam along with an 8.2 on bars to help the Chieftains remain perfect on the season at 3-0. Caitlin Clarizia won bars with an 8.3 and had an 8.9 on vault and an 8.5 on beam, while captain Jordan Gallo won floor with an 8.9 and added 8.7 on vault and 8.5 on beam. Fellow captain Beth Defossez scored 8.7 on beam for second place.

SWIMMING

MASCONOMET 91, TRITON 74: Freshman Lily Koenig, sophomores Carly Soares and Michael Bartley, and junior Alex Galarneau all won two events to help keep the Chieftains (3-0) unbeaten. Keonig captured the 50 freestyle (26.86) and 100 backstroke (1:02.70); Soares was victorious in the 500 free (5:15.96) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.90); Galarneau finished first in the 200 IM (2:16.92) and the 100 free (58.16); and Michael Bartley scored top honors in both the 200 free (2:00.21) and 100 butterfly (57.62).

Lynnfield 97, Ipswich 86: Event winners for the Tigers included Jackie Bouvier (500 free, 5:53.62) Joey Spinale (100 back, 1:04.88) and Austin Rubino (100 breast, 1:18.19). The Tigers also won the 400 free relay behind Justin Bergner, Shane Neilson, Spinale and Josh Colameta