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January 8, 2014

Tuesday's area roundup: Danvers swim team takes care of Salem


The Salem News

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Danvers 102, Salem 81: Freshman Cambria Cloutier was a double-winner, taking first in the 200 free and 100 back, to power the Falcons to victory. Trevor Chasse and Zach Tarricone took first and second in diving for Danvers (2-1) while Mitch Bussone (100 breaststroke) and Josh Mentzer (100 butterfly) also contributed wins.

The 400 free relay team of Cambria, Aphena Velonis, Catherine Trott and Sarah Roach also qualified for the girls sectionals.

Salem got excellent swims from Melissa Trainor and Reshelle Venico. Trainor won the 500 free in 5:55.85 to qualify for sectionals, while Venico finished the 100 backstroke in 1:05.38 and qualified for states. Salem slipped to 0-1-1.

Marblehead 92, Revere 68: The Magicians took first in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay as they improved to 2-0 on the season. Other winners include Ryan Alexander (200 free, 2:07.81), Charlie Seltzer (200 IM, 2:04.12), Haley Ohlson (100 butterfly, 1:05:20 and 100 back, 1:07.86), Kylie Cronin (100 free, :56.34), Zach Michaels (500 free, 5:43.93), Hannah Verrett (100 breast, 1:13.10). Jake Driscoll also came in first in diving (202.5 points).

Beverly 99, Lynn Classical 82: Astrid Swinson was a double winner in both the 200 IM and 100 back as Beverly improved to 2-0. She also was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team, which included Sarah Welch, Rachel Grant and Andrea Higgins. Welch was first in 200 free, captain Sam Aldridge was first in the 50 free and Carly Blau won the diving.

Lynn English 101, Swampscott 81: Kasey Kennedy took first in 200 free and 100 breast, while Tessa Diaz won the 100 butterfly and finished second in the 50 free as the Big Blue move to 1-2.

Hamilton-Wenham 95, North Reading 73: Betsy Powers qualified for sectionals and states in both 500 free (winning 5:37.87) and 200 IM (2nd place 2:25). Captain Eric Baumeister won both the 100 fly and 100 back, while Bobby Grinnel won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:09.98.

WRESTLING

Beverly 34, Salem 6: Outstanding performances from junior Alberto Oyola at 152 pounds and sophomore Sean Perry at 220 pounds, who both won their matches by pin, allowed the host Panthers to improve to 6-8 on the season.

Danvers 60, Peabody 24: Danvers, powered by eight pins, got past Peabody to improve to 5-4. Ben Patt (106 pounds), Mike Neff (113), Chris Davis (126), Dan Papagelis (132), Quinton Holland (145), Sam Anderson (152), Kyle Warren (160) and Garrett West (170) each had pins for the Falcons.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Arlington Catholic 47, Bishop Fenwick 40: Senior captains Gianna Pizzano (two steals, three rebounds) and Kate Lipka (five steals, two blocks) each scored 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Crusaders move to 4-4 on the season. Colleen Corcoran added nine points and five rebounds in the loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. John’s Prep 59, Malden Catholic 42: Ben Judson scored all of his 14 points from the free-throw line as the Prep went 35-for-45 from the line. Kareem Davis scored 13 points, Max Butterbrodt netted 11 and Max Burt finished with 10 to lead the way for the Eagles (5-0).

BOYS TRACK

Masconomet 54, North Reading 32: The Chieftains had a double winner in David Drigo and improved to 4-1. Drigo won the shot put (43-6 1/2) and 300 (42.4) to power Masco. Nolan Rice (high jump), Harry Kent (mile), Dan Raphael (600), Dan Cosgrove (2-mile), Regan Charie (dash) and Tristan Cluster (hurdles) also won events for the Chieftains.

Gloucester 59, Swampscott 27: Matt Mahoney was the lone winner for the Big Blue, capturing first in the 2 mile (10:05.2). Zach Levenson had a personal best in the shot (7 ft), while freshmen Jack Dennehy and Harry Parker each had personal bests in the distance events.

Girls Track

Swampscott 46, Gloucester 40: Mackenzie Faulkner (55 meters, 7.9), Aisling Dennehy (300, 47.7), Sarah Kelley (1000, 3:15.6) and Isabella Kornitsky (mile, 5:51.9) all had first place finishes to lead the Big Blue (2-1).

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 79, Salve Regina 50: Kayleen Whall scored 15 points and added 13 rebounds off the bench to lead Endicott (7-3) to victory. Four other players hit double figures for the Gulls. Kelsey Cuddy (14 points), Samantha Crough (14 points, 8 rebounds), Nicole Catizone (13 points) and Julie Manning (10 points) also played well for Endicott.

Western New England 66, Gordon 42: It was a tough night for the Fighting Scots, who dropped to 5-6. Brooke Kratche scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added three steals for Gordon.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Gordon 76, Western New England 64: The Fighting Scots got 15 points and 10 rebounds from Alex Carnes and 12 points and seven boards from Hans Miersma as they improved to 4-6. Sam Johnson and Park Thomas each chipped in with 11 points, and Luke Hamilton added 10 points for the winners.

Endicott 87, Salve Regina 76: John Henault scored a game-high 26 points to pace Endicott (9-2) in its win over Commonwealth Coast Conference rival Salve Regina. Kamahl Walker added 16 points off the bench and fellow reserve Tell White pulled down 11 boards in 18 minutes. Daquan Sampson also hit double figures with 12 points.