, Salem, MA


January 7, 2013

Area roundup: Masconomet hockey grabs needed win over Amesbury


Ipswich 104, Manchester Essex 81: Double-winner Joey Spinale took the 200 free and the 100 back to help the Tigers (2-2) prevail. Jackie Bouvier won the 200-IM and the 500 free, Shane Neilson took the 100 fly and Austin Rubino won the 100 breast. Ipswich’s medley relay of Spinale, Rubino, Neilson and Josh Colameta won while Colameta, Neilson, Spinale and Bouvier won the 400 free.

St. John’s Prep 102, Phillips Exeter 82: The Eagles took down a much improved Exeter squad on Saturday.


Endicott 69, Western New England 66: Sophomore Andre Makris scored a season-high 27 points and added seven rebounds to lead the Gulls (7-3, 2-1) to victory. Makris shot 12 of 19 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from three-point land. Lance Greene hit four free throws down the stretch to help the Gulls seal the win.

Greene finished with 10 points and seven assists, and John Henault pitched in with 13 points.

Salem State 94, Westfield State 77: The Vikings (9-4) won their MASCAC opener in convincing while handing the Owls just their third loss of the season. Nate Simpson’s 18 points led six Salem State players in double-figures, including Hanell Velez’s 17, Bryan Ortiz’s 16 and Tavone Wynder’s 15. Simpson had a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Gordon 81, Eastern Nazarene 67: David Dempsey exploded for 28 points and also had nine rebounds to lead the Scots (7-4), who were ahead 34-19 at halftime. Hans Miersma turned in a solid effort with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Gordon enjoyed great scoring depth from Alex Carnes (14 points), Jason Dempsey (11) and Park Thomas (13).


Endicott 56, Western New England 50: Junior guard Jennifer White scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half as the Gulls improve to 7-3 overall. White also finished with five assists and seven rebounds, while forward Samantha Crough added 11 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds for Endicott.

Westfield State 64, Salem State 53: After scoring just 16 points in the first half, Salem State (7-6) caught fire in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the visiting Owls. Rachel Ledbetter was a force off the bench with 16 points and three assists and Bridget Dullea had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Eastern Nazarene 61, Gordon 51: Lauren Kranyak scored 19 points and had seven assist and Brooke Kratche scored 15 but Eastern Nazarene’s depth proved to be too much for the Fighting Scots (2-9).

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