The Salem News
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Hamilton-Wenham experienced a complete turn around from their opener, doubling thier offensive output in a 62-49 win over Masconomet.
James Foye exploded for 27 points, including 15 in the first quarter, to get the Generals (1-1) going after they scored just 30 total points in Friday’s season opener.
“We lacked confidence in that first game but this was complete different. Our energy was totally different,” said H-W coach Doug Hoak. “Foye really controlled the game, the tempo and the play for us.”
Henry Eagar scored 14 for the Generals while Chris Schleer kept Masco in it with 18 points including five 3-pointers.
Whittier 76, north Shore Tech 49: Jordan Mendes led the Bulldogs (0-3) with 12 points while Trace Schaejbe scored 11 and Elijah Alfred chipped in 10.
St. John’s Prep 68, Bishop Fenwick 34: The Eagles (3-0) locked down defensively and remained perfect on the season. Drex Costello led the charge with 14 points and seven rebounds and Tyler Dooley had 10. Dom Luoni led Fenwick (1-2) with 12 points.
Danvers 62, Swamspcott 45: The Falcons (2-0) pulled away in the second half as Nick McKenna scored 17 and Keiran Beck added 13. Sophomore Vinny Clifford had 10 points, Nick Bates had nine points and eight rebounds and Danny Connors scored eight with 10 boards.
Saugus 51, Marblehead 46: The Magicians dropped their second straight, but saw strong play from Scott Temme who recorded a team-high 16 points. Sophomore Spencer Craig dished out nine assists, five rebounds to go along with four points, while Willie Millet had five rebounds and 10 points.
Peabody 61, Beverly 41: Juniors led the way for Peabody as Carolyn Scacchi had 15 points, Olivia Summit had 12 points and nine rebounds and Alex Lomasney had eight points and 12 rebounds. Freshman point guard Sara Hosman also scored 12 for unbeaten Peabody (2-0) while Beverly was led by Kate Silvestri, who had eight.
Bishop Fenwick 53, Austin Prep 23: Junior Gianna Pizzano was all over the floor, scoring 17 points with five steals, four rebounds and four assists as the Crusaders (2-1) won their second straight. Kate Lipka scored 10 points with seven rebounds and four steals and Chandler Wilder had 11 points. Coach Adam DeBaggis was pleased with Fenwick’s overall defensive effort.
Masconomet 62, Hamilton-Wenham 47: Claudia Marsh had a career high 20 points, including 10-of-11 from the free throw line, and Hannah Kiernan also had a career-best 15 as the Chieftains (1-1) grabbed their first win. Hamilton-Wenham (2-1) suffered their first loss though Suzanne Rose and Hayley Willis each scored 11. Masco’s 29-for-42 effort at the line was the difference in a game that had 72 total free throws attempted and Meghan Collins scored 11.
Rockport 36, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 30: Senior captain Ashley Mertsch scored 15 points though the North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie squad fell to 0-3 on the season.
Pingree 36, Newton Country Day 24: The Highlanders (5-3) dominated the glass with 18 offensive boards and 15 defensive rebounds as a club. Captain Katlyn Oliver had 12 points and Caroline Fay scored 11 for the winners.
Lynn English 55, Salem 38: Jaclyn Panneton poured in 13 points for Salem (0-2) while Rachael Zipper chipped in seven points.
Marblehead 48, saugus 24: The Magicians move to 2-1 with junior Emily Freedland leading the way with 17 points, nine steals and rebounds. McKenna Barrett added 11 points, while Mia Bongiorno finished with six.
Masconomet 55, Hamilton-Wenham 31: The Chieftains (1-0) swept the 600 led by winner Alex Gikas (1:35.5) and swept the mile led by winner Jake Moorman (5:04) to open with a victory. Also winning events for Masco were Tristian Cluster (300, 42.8), Justin Clark (1000, 3:01.5), Bryan Katz (high jump) and Josh Griffith (shot, 37-3).
Event winners for Hamilton-Wenham (0-3) included @text1SportsBriefScore:Tyler Mulley (hurdles, 6.0), Matt Gillis (2-mile, 10;32).
Ipswich 70, Manchester Essex 16: Double-winner Robbie Fay paced the Tigers by winning the 300 and the high jump. Ryan Bahar (hurdles), Alex Jean-Charles (dash), Chris McCormick (Shot), J.T. Romano (600), Michael Riddle (2-mile) and Michael Connor (mile) also won events and Ipswich’s 4x400 relay came out on top in the season opener.
Bishop Fenwick 56, Marian 17: The Crusaders (2-2) got wins from senior captain Patrick Corcoran in the shot (43-8), Eric Razney (dash, 7.0), Charlie Maistrellis (300, 38.5), Bryan Mendes (1000, 2:50), Kevin Hannon (high jump) and Nick Tambini (hurdles, 9.35).
Hamilton-Wenham 48, Masconomet 38: The Generals (2-1) were led by Lily Shiland, who took the high jump (4-10) and the hurdles (6.69). Rachel Gershlak (shot, 27-3), Sarah Duffy (2-mile, 12:44), Emily Weigand (600, 1:58), Emily Horgan (1000, 3:30) and Meg Blatchford (mile, 5:48) also won for H-W.
The Chieftains’ 4x400 relay team won while Masco also swept the dash and freshman @text1SportsBriefScore:Elizabeth Dew earned her first varsity points in the shot put.
Ipswich 72, Manchester 14: The Tigers swept six events (hurdles, dash, 300, 600, high jump, and shot) with winners including Katie Monahan (hurdles), Marley Henderson (dash), Jill Calvani (300), Shey Coughlan (600), Sarah Keiran (1000), Hannah Steele (high jump) and Courtney Long (shot put).
Bishop Fenwick 73, Marian 13: Double-winners Caroline Claveau (high jump and shot put) and Becky Mercuro (long jump and dash) led the Crusaders (2-2). Julia Pierce (300, 48.2), Samantha Claveau (1000, 3:56), Hannah Smith (600, 1:52) and Arianna Maida (mile, 5:35) also won for Fenwick.
Danvers 98, Lynn Classical 82: Double-winners Tori Ganley (200, 500 free), Josh Mentzer (200-IM, 100 fly) and Tom Giannino (50 free, 100 free) led Danvers. Trevor Chasse took the diving and the medley relay and free relay also for the Falcons (2-0).
Marblehead 105, Swampscott 72: The Magicians (2-0) won the medley relay (Michael Kaminski, Charlie Seltzer, Harrison Rodts, Zach Michaels) in 1:57.62 while Ryan Alexander took the 200 free (2:09.21), Hannah Verrette won the 200-IM (2:25.44) and the 100 free (56.81), Seltzer won the 50 free, Tyler Phillips won diving (197.80), Rodts won the 100 fly (58.54) and the 500 free (5:23.79) and Robert Connors, Seltzer, Michaels and Rodts combined to win the freestyle relay.
Mark Kamen was second in the 200-IM, Emily Guo was second 200 free and Danielle Mayelyum was third in diving for the Big Blue (0-2).
Hamilton-Wenham 90, Masconomet 80: Alex Galarneau was first place in 200 IM (2:10.65) for Masco (1-2) and qualified for states in the event while Michael Bartley captured the 100 free (54.47).
Peabody 90, Beverly 90: Maria Strakosha won the 50 free and the 100 fly as the Tanners drew even with Beverly for the first time in seven years. Alex Strakosha won the 200-IM and Christine Shea won the breast while Peabody’s girls medley relay (Meghan Lurvey, Shea, Strakosha, Nina Pappacostas), boys medley relay (Patrick Janowski, Strakosha, Zack Melville, Alex Guay) and boys free relay all won.
The Panthers moved to 1-0-1 with wins from Nick Grabowski (200 free), Rachel Grant (100 butterfky), Sarah Welch (100 free) and Astrid Swensen had double wins in the 500 and 100 back.
salem 101, Lynn Classical 83: Senior Hannah Walke placed first in the 100 breast, while Edward Ortiz had one of his best performances in the 50 free (:27). Freshman Freshman Rechelle Vanico recorded her third state qualifying time in the 100 fly as the Witches move to 100 fly.
Lowell 2, Salem 0: The Witches (1-1) were blanked on the road by the unbeaten Red Raiders.