, Salem, MA


February 21, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Salem girls basketball seals tournament berth


ST. JOHN’S PREP 6, WAKEFIELD 2: Finishing the season on a 13-game unbeaten streak, the Eagles got three goals from Andrew Brandano and assists from James Currier on all three to prevail at home. Captain Brian Pinho added a two goals and an assist for St. John’s (17-2-1), Jack McCarthy chipped in with a goal and one assist and Tyler Bird had two helpers.

Triton 2, Masconomet 1: The Chieftains (8-9-2) must now win tonight’s season finale at Arlington to qualify for the state playoffs after falling to their Cape Ann League rivals at home last night. Joe Griffin had the Masconomet goal, assisted by captain Alec DiGiorgio, while fellow captain Matt Cardillo made 16 saves in goal.


Pingree 4, Portsmouth Abbey 0: Junior Jillian Witwicki ahd two goals and an assist to lead the Highlanders (12-11 overall) to an EIL semifinals victory. Kristina Caradonna also had two goals and an assist, Leah Heinze had two assists and Mac Foster and Adrineh Nalbandian had single helpers. Goalie Aly Heffron made 15 saves for her fifth shutout of the season to make sure Pingree advanced to Saturday’s EIL final against Berwick.

Chelmsford 4, Beverly 1: The Panthers (16-1-2) fell behind 2-0 and suffered their first loss of the season. Rachel Trocchi had Beverly’s goal with assists from Caitlin McBride and Kristen McCarthy and goalie Ami Thompson stopped 15 shots. Beverly is at it again today in the finals of the Cougar Classic against Westford Academy.


Pingree 130, Bancroft 104: June Kiely and Erin Cunningham each won two events as the Highlanders won their season finale at the Gordon College pool in Wwenham. Kiely, a freshman, captured the 200 IM (2:36.75) and 100 free (1:03.69) while Cunningham, a junior, won the 50 free (27.00) and the 100 back (1:06.36). Sophomore Alexa Harrison recorded a new personal best in the 200 free (2:26.60); Veronica Monteiro won the 100 fly (1:13.12); Emma Brandt took home top honors in the 500 free (7:01.21); and Solina Powell won the 100 breast (1:28.63). In addition, Pingree’s 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays teams also won.

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