Senior captain Cam Rogers hit the game-winning basket in overtime to propel Beverly over Swampscott last night, 66-65. The Panthers took 10-point lead into halftime, but an 18-7 run in the third quarter by Swampscott, made it interesting down the stretch as both teams finished regulation tied a 58.
“I actually wasn’t happy with the way we played defense in the third quarter,” said Beverly coach Scott Lewis. “We just didn’t have an answer for Chad Nelson.”
Beverly was down by one in the final seconds, as Rogers came off a screen and pulled up for a fade away jumper to win the game. Rogers finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Nick Cross added 15 points and six rebounds.
Newburyport 38, Ipswich 26: Junior Erik Fyrer grabbed 11 rebounds and scored a game-high 17 points but Ipswich (1-7) only scored seven points in the first half and couldn’t get over the hump.
Lynn Classical 59, Marblehead 38: Sophomore forward Willie Millett (9 points, 5 rebounds) and sophomore guard Cian Saunders (8 points, 6 rebounds) couldn’t help the Magicians (4-4) prevail at home.
Hamilton-Wenham 48, Rockport 45: Henry Eagar finished with 21 points and eight rebounds to help H-W improve its record to 3-5. Sophomore James Foye chipped in 17 points and Nick Loeper pulled down 12 defensive rebounds.
Peabody 58, Winthrop 53: Sophomore Matt Correale (16 points) drained a three-pointer with a minute left to put Peabody (3-5) up by four points. Ben Martinez contributed nine rebounds and 12 points while Maynard Wheeler chipped in eight points, five boards and six assists.
Masconomet 49, Amesbury 48: Jalen Aho hit the game-winning shot with three seconds left in regulation to give the Chieftains (3-6) the win on the road. Aho finished with 12 points, while Zack Turcotte had a game-high 16 points for Masco.
Peabody 46, Winthrop 37: The Tanners snapped a two-game skid and handed Winthrop its first loss of the season behind an outstanding all-around effort from Carolyn Scacchi, who had five points with 15 rebounds, seven assists and six blocks. Freshman Sara Hosman scored 12 points and sophomore Courtney Bua had 14 plus a perfect 6-of-6 from the line in her second start. Danielle Sullivan added seven rebounds.
Beverly 59, Swampscott 51: The Panthers (3-6) won their third straight game as Melissa Lubas (12 points), Andrea Zelano (11 points) and Bridget Keaton (15 rebounds, 12 points) powered the hosts. Swampscott, now 5-3, was led by Ara Talkov’s game-high 18 points.
Bishop Fenwick 39, Medford 33: Rose Fantozzi poured in 12 points and hit two, big free throws down the stretch to ice the win for Bishop Fenwick (7-3). Kate Lipka added nine points and Chandler Wilder chipped in eight points.
Pingree 40, Winsor 20: The Highlanders (6-3) won their first post-holiday break contest behind 13 points from Katlyn Oliver and a seven point effort from Haley Sabino.
Masconomet 55, Amesbury 33: Junior forwards Lexie Nason (five points) and Janelle Shea (four points) each contributed with eight rebounds as the Chieftains move to 7-2 overall. Hannah Kiernan led the team offensively with a dozen points, while Nicole Femino and Claudia Marsh each finished with six.
Marblehead 44, Lynn Classical 37: The Magicians make it two straight, after overcoming a first half deficit. McKenna Barret finished with a game-high 15 points to go along with her 12 rebounds, while Emily Freedland added 12 points, and went six for six from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Mia Bongiorno played well on defense as she held Classical’s leading scorer, Connoly, to 10 points.
Lynn English 36, Danvers 32: Coming off a big win over Gloucester, the Falcons (4-4) used that momentum to hold the top team in the Northeastern Conference to just 36 points. Senior captain Kasey Sherry (eight rebounds) powered Danvers offensively with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Ashley Arnoldy chipped in with four points and nine rebounds in the loss.
Beverly 3, Cambridge 1: The Falcons scored first but Beverly rallied to win behind goals from Nicole Kamens, Kristen McCarthy and Anna O’Neill. Izzy Straw picked up a critical assist on the game-winner, Caitlin McBride and Livvy Konaxis also had helpers and Ami Thompson made 12 saves.
Pinrgee 4, Dana Hall 0: Sophomore Jenny Schumer’s first varsity goal stood up as the game-winner as Pingree (4-4, 2-1 EIL) goalie Ally Heffron earned the shutout. Jillian Witwicki had a goal and an assist, Katie Shreenan and Leah Heinze also scored and Olivaia Carmichael, Mac Foster and Kristina Caradonna picked up helpers.
Beverly 5, Gloucester 1: The Panthers (8-0) fell behind for the first time all season before goals from Jake Straw and Connor Irving (2 assists) gave them a lead they never relinquished. Graham Doherty scored twice in the second period and also finished with an assist. Defenseman Nick Albano also scored in the second stanza; Andrew Irving had a pair of assists and Bryce Mitchell made 17 saves.
Swampscott 4, Rockport 1: Freshmen Noah Maercklein, a left wing (2 goals) and goaltender Tristan Bradley (25 saves) both played huge roles for the Big Blue, who continued to impress while improving to 7-1 on the season. Joe Silva and Nunzio Morretti also found the back of the net for the winners, while defensemen Trevor Massey and Chris Carman had their usual strong games. It was the first time all season that the Big Blue had been outshot, but it didn’t stop them from sweeping a home-and-home series from Rockport (2-5) this winter.
Marblehead 9, Salem 0: Trip Franzese had two goals and three assists while Ian Maag scored twice and had a pair of helpers to power the Headers’ (6-2) romp. Eric Fader also had two goals; Top Koopman had a goal and two assists; Ty Bates and Liam Gillis also scored and Erik Powers had three assists to backbone a 14-save shutout performance from Harrison Young.
Salem (1-6-2) got 41 saves in goal from Brett Harring in a little over two periods of play.
Triton 4, Masconomet 2: Trevor Surette and Joe Griffin had game-tying goals in the second and third periods, respectively, but the Chieftains (3-5-1) couldn’t match Triton’s final two markers late in the third period. Captain Alec DiGiorgio assisted on both goals while Jake Jesi and Jared Brann also had helpers. Matt Cardillo, another Masco captain, was busy in goal with 29 saves.
ST. MARY’S LYNN 7, BISHOP FENWICK 2: Drew Thibodeau had a goal as the Crusaders fell to 2-8.
B.C. High 2, St. John’s prep 0: The Eagles (5-2) had an 8-1 advantage in shots in the third period but couldn’t beat Boston College High goalie Peter Cronin. St. John’s Prep netminder Billy Price of Danvers stopped 18 shots.
Masconomet wins four: The Chieftains boys defeated Andover 80-55 and Manchester Essex 93-42 in their first races of the season. Tyler Brown and Nathaniel Houston were the fastest racers for Masconomet with times of 19.17 and 19.20, respectively, and freshman Mitch Godett had an outstanding debut with a 19.36. Jay Kraunelis and Alex Andrews were also in the overall top-20 of a race that featured skiiers from seven different schools.
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St. John’s Prep rolls: The Eagles Joe Cavallaro (18.30) and Patrick McDermott (18.43) took the top two spots as the Prep had seven of the top eight finishers and defeated North Andover (124-11) in their season debut. Brad Noyes, Bobby Holmes, Cael Schwartz, Ryan Carlucci and Wes Grom rounded out the top finishers for the Prep.
Swampscott 59, Gloucester 22: Melinda Wilson won the 600 (1:50) and was second in the shot as the Big Blue improved to 3-1. Isabella Kornitsay (2-mile), Tess Gorman (mile), Alison Carr (1000), Lauren Moran (dash) and Vy Le (hurdles) also won events for Swampscott.
Swampscott 44, Gloucester 41: Robert Seymour led a sweep of the shot put and Swampscott moved to 3-1 overall. Also winning events were Zach Blonder (dash), Ian Munnelly (300) and Peter Hale (mile).
Beverly 45, Saugus 18: Freshman Mike Cirelli (113) earned his first career victory for Beverly (8-4) while sophomore Terrence Faye (138) also won his match for the Panthers.
St. john’s prep 56, xaverian 15: The Eagles had nine winners on the night while improving to 2-0 in the Catholic Conference and 24-2 overall. Hunter Costa (106 lbs.), Lou Bornstein (113), Joe Flynn (120), D.J. Lemieux (126), Fred Colberg (132), Jared Costa (138), James Smith (145), Ben Kincaid (152), Jim Messeder (182), Ian Butterbrodt (220) and Corey Jean-Jacques (285) earned the wins.
Masconomet 102, Ipswich 83: Madison Kelly swam 28.9 in the 50 free and Alex Galarneau won the 58.6 in the 100 fly to power the Chieftains (2-2). Michael Bartley also won the 100 free in 55.54. Josh Colameta won the 50 free for the Tigers.