The Bishop Fenwick boys basketball team has had a hard time scoring this year, but the Crusaders figured it out last night in their 65-44 win over Archbishop Williams.
Fenwick started quickly and never let up, improving to 3-7 in the process.
“We were actually up 30 at the end of three quarters. We had 39 points in the first half, and it was nice to get scoring from different people,” Fenwick coach Mike Kane said.
Matt Costello had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead Fenwick’s charge. Dom Luoni also had 11 points in his first game back from injury, and Devin Graham hit three three-pointers and finished with 10 points. John Oliveira played well for the Crusaders, chipping in nine points.
Masconomet 55, Ipswich 34: Senior Brian Reardon hit 4 of 9 three-pointers and finished with 18 points to lift the Chieftains to their fifth straight victory. Masco (6-6) built and early lead and never let Ipswich (2-9) get close. Erik Fyrer scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds for Ipswich, and Quinn O’Connor added four points and six rebounds.
Salem 70, Winthrop 62: Four players hit double figures for Salem (8-3) as the Witches were led by Emilio Beato’s double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). Marvin Baez added 14 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, while Billy Muse scored 18 points. Salem also got a big boost off the bench from David Kazadi (10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Shaky White (8 points).
Revere 49, Marblehead 39: Junior guard Matt Millett scored 12 points and added four rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Magicians, who struggled offensively all night. Junior forward Alex Conn chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds for Marblehead (4-7).
No. shore tech/aggie 76, Fellowship Christian 25: Freshmen Paul Lazzaro (15 points), Riley Anderson (11 points) and Mike Mitchell (10 points) led NST/EA (1-10) to its first win of the season. Dan Ramirez added six points to go with his 11 rebounds.
Hamilton-Wenham 55, Lynnfield 48: Henry Eagar (18 points) and James Foye (17 points) led the Generals (6-5) in scoring while junior Nikos Lara (10 points) grabbed five big defensive boards and Nick Loeper had three key steals.
Gloucester 58, Beverly 52: Jon Berchoff led all scorers with 15 points while Cam Rogers had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds but Beverly dropped to 8-3.
Danvers 76, Peabody 42: Danvers improved to 10-0 for the first time in school history and qualified for the state tournament behind a big night from sophomore Vinny Clifford (five assists), who drained five shots from downtown for 15 points. Eric Martin added nine points, seven assists and three steals, Nick Bates chipped in eight rebounds and nine points and Kieran Beck grabbed seven rebounds to go with his 10 points. Jared McCarron poured in 20 points for Peabody (3-8) while Ben Onessimo scored nine points and was strong defensively.
No. shore tech/aggie 38, Fellowshic Christian 20: North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie (1-10) scored its first win of the season behind a balanced offensive effort and some strong defense. Ashley Mertsch and Julie DeGenova scored eight points each while Kourtney Kellard added six points.
Hamilton-Wenham 40, Lynnfield 33: Haley Willis scored a team high 11 points to go with seven rebounds and for blocks as H-W (7-3) earned a tough road win. Cassandra Fibbe had six points, six assists and seven rebounds, Sue Rose contributed eight points and five assists and Sam Charette had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Winthrop 44, Salem 40: The Witches (3-7) hung in there but only made five of 13 free throws as the Vikings came out on top. Freshman Brianna Rodriguez led Salem with 11 points and played well at both ends of the floor and Arianna Gaffney scored seven points.
Archbishop Williams 74, Bishop Fenwick 45: Bishop Fenwick dropped to 8-5 on the season despite a 17-point effort from Chandler Wilder (two steals). Sydney Brennan added 12 points while Kate Lipka had seven points, two steals and six rebounds.
Swampscott 42, Lynn Classical 38: Ara Talkov had 13 points as the Big Blue put an end to their four-game skid. Alexa Goldman added 12 for Swampscott, which was down 22-16 at the break.
St. john’s prep 22, Beaver Country Day 5: The Eagles (6-1) saw their foil and epee teams both went 8-1. Epee captain Dan Howlett was 3-0, Rory Burke was 2-0 and Matt Homa was 2-1 while in the foil sophomore Chris Collibee was 3-0 and Joe August, David Batterman, Allen Ellis and Corey Finch also performed well. The sabre team went 6-3 led by captain Ethan Smith (3-0) and Will Collibee (1-0).
Ipswich rolls: The Tigers (5-0) beat Lynnfield to remain perfect on the season behind event wins from Katie Monahan (hurdles), Michaela Hedderman (300), Shey Coughlan (600), Sarah Keiran (1000), Tina Keiran (mile), Hannah Steele (high jump), Courtney Long (shot put) and the 4x400 relay of Devon Smith, Steele, Coughlan and Jill Calvani.
Ipswich 70, Lynnfield 16: Ipswich improved to 3-1 behind double-winner Alex Jean-Charles, who topped the dash and the high jump. Other Ipswich winners were Connor Fitzpatrick in the two mile, Ryan Bahar in the hurdles, Michael Riddle in the mile, Neil Coleman in the 600, Robbie Fay in the 300 and Nick Mammollette in the 1000. The 4x400 team of Coleman, Fay, J.T. Romano and Chris DiNocco also scored a first place.