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.