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February 7, 2013

Area roundup: Falcons beat Saugus, qualify for postseason

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REVERE 3, SALEM 1: The Witches fell to 4-9-3 on the season with a road setback at Cronin Rink in Revere.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Pingree 1, Berwick Academy 0: Sophomore Leah Heinze went end-to-end and scored the only goal to the goal as Pingree (7-10 overall, 5-3 EIL) pulled into second place in the Eastern Independent League standings. Senior goalie Aly Heffron stopped all nine shots she saw to earn her fourth shutout of the season and junior Jillian Witwicki also played well.

Masconomet 7, Shawsheen 1: The Chieftains (10-3-1) extended their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Peabody 6, Brookline 4: Junior Courtney Smith had a hat trick and defenseman Kaydee Purcell scored her first varsity goal as the Tanners earned a program record fifth win in a season. Sophia Post and Bella Piscatelli also scored while Waverly Cohen, Hannie Aylward and Krystin Hennessey earned assist. Jillian McCormick stopped 17 shots in the net for Peabody.

WRESTLING

Masconomet 39, Haverhill 30: Competing without four starters — two due to illness and two due to injury — the Chieftains closed the dual meet season with an impressive win. Steven Yannelli picked up a big win at 195 pounds, registering a pin after falling behind 7-0. Johnny Walker (106 pounds), Chase Jefferys (120), Dan Gregorio (138), Aaron Zackon (145), Mark Bermudez (152) and Andrew McCourt (170) also won matches for the Chieftains (20-7).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lexington Christian 46, Pingree 32: The Highlanders dipped to 10-8 with senior captain Katlyn Oliver scoring 12 points and freshman forward Hannah Stasiuk chipping in 10.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 66, Gordon 38: Samantha Crough had a game-high 12 points and 11 different Gulls had buckets as Endicott (13-9) won the rivalry game at home. Kayleen Whall had nine rebounds and Jen McBrien set the pace with four assists to go with her eight points as Endicott moved to 9-6 in conference play. Lauren Kranyak and Brooke Kratche scored 10 each for Gordon (3-19).

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Gordon 72, Endicott 59: Hans Miersma went 8-of-10 from the field, scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to push the Scots (15-6) over the Gulls. David Dempsey scored 18 points and Park Thomas added 14 for Gordon, which had 45 second-half points and pulled away late. Endicott (9-12) was led by Lance Greene (13 points) and Lachlan Magee (12).

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