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January 9, 2014

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

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Lynn English 84, Swampscott 48: Joey Ragusa had 11 points but the Big Blue (2-6) committed 16 first half turnovers against unbeaten English (6-0). Freshman Andre Reeves had nine points and seven rebounds for Swampscott and Sam Walker added five points and five rebounds.

Saugus 69, Masconomet 51: Jake Rudolph’s 16 points weren’t enough as Masconomet (1-5) fell behind the host Sachems by 16 points and halftime and never got back into it. Joe Bertrand powered Saugus (4-5) with 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and a dozen rebounds while teammates Lamarr Jones (15 points, 6 steals, 4 assists) and Dan Cacciola (10 points) also had fine games.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Winthrop 55, Peabody 45: The Tanners led 26-21 at the half, but Winthrop fought back down the stretch. Senior captain Carolyn Scacchi had a standout game with 13 points and 15 rebounds, while Olivia Summit (12 points, six rebounds) had her best scoring night of the season. Sara Hosman finished with 10 points and Alex Lomasney (two points, two steals, three assists) added a strong defensive presence on the court for the Tanners (4-2).

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 41, Presentation of Mary Academy 24: Erika Welch (10 points) and Katlyn Guerin (nine points) led the way for the Hawks (2-2).

Prospect Hill 47, Salem Academy 11: Senior captain Eerika Garcia had a team-high eight points and eight blocks for the Navigators (1-1).

Marblehead 31, Revere 29: The Magicians bounced back from Monday’s loss to Danvers to improve to 5-1 overall. Mia Bongiorno scored a team-high 11 points, while Sara Snadecki added seven points and eight rebounds in the victory. McKenna Barrett finished with five rebounds, three steals and four points, and Emily Freedland had seven steals and three points.

Lynn English 65, Swampscott 31: The Big Blue had a hard time keeping up with Lynn English in the first half, and couldn’t catch up in the second half. Gabby LaRiviere and Sam Rizzo each scored six points for Swampscott (2-5).

Beverly 43, Gloucester 34: Sophomore Melissa Lubas scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds and freshman Natalie Mellinger also dropped 11 points, including a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, as Beverly picked up its first win of the season. MaryCate Flaherty grabbed six rebounds and Kate Silvestri pulled down five rebounds for the Panthers (1-5).

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