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January 9, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Gomes guides Beverly gymnasts to 30th straight victory

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”Both teams struggled offensively in the first half. In the second half, we were able to knock some shots down,” Peabody (2-4) coach Thad Broughton said. “We used our practice time to correct some mistakes and improve on some things. I’m happy with the effort.”

Beverly 80, Gloucester 55: The Panthers kept rolling last night, winning their fourth straight game after starting the season 0-2. Senior captain Chris Sinclair scored a career-high 22 points and came up with five steals. Nick Cross added 21 points, John Berchoff dropped in 14 and Jonangel Franco dished out nine assists.

Revere 48, Marblehead 45: The Magicians led by 12 late in the first half, but let the lead slip away and couldn’t convert on a late possession when they were down by one point. Will Millett scored 17 points and reeled in 10 rebounds and Ryan Hines added 10 points for Marblehead (3-4).

Hamilton-Wenham 61, Pentucket 50: The Generals improve to 7-2 on the season after an impressive outing from Henry Eagar, who scored a team-high 19 points and seven rebounds. Jimmy Campbell contributed across the board with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals. Nikos Lara added 13 points and Shawn Kotch finished with 11.

North Shore Tech 71, Presentation of Mary Academy 45: Riley Anderson scored a game-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds as the Hawks move to 2-3 on the season. Ricky Valenzuela added 17 points, while Yordanny Sanchez finished with six points and 10 rebounds.

Prospect Hill 65, Salem Academy 47: Victor Osapa (10 points, five rebounds, five steals) and Tony Harb (seven points) led the way for the Navigators (1-1).

Danvers 58, Lynn Classical 47: Center Peter Merry had a career-high 25 points to go with 15 rebounds and seven blocks as the Falcons pulled away in the third quarter to move to 7-0. Rashad Francois scored all 14 of his points in the second half, and freshman Devonn Allen played standout defense for Danvers. Senior Kieran Beck added eight rebounds and five assists, and Devan Harris scored 11 points with seven boards.

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