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January 8, 2013

Monday's area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham boys get by Pentucket

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Hamilton-Wenham 58, Pentucket 54: The Generals (2-5) overcame a first half deficit and responded with a strong third quarter. James Foye recorded a game-high 30 points and six rebounds and three assists for Hamilton-Wenham.

“We came out in the third quarter and finished it with a 32-31 lead,” said head Doug Hoak, whose team was down 23-17 at the half. “We pressed in the second half. They made it a little interesting late, we missed some foul shots and they hit a couple three’s. The kids struggled through some adversity and it was a good effort.”

Henry Eagar finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.

ST. MARY’S LYNN 64, BISHOP FENWICK 52: The Crusaders (2-4) fell behind by 10 in the first quarter and were never able to square things up again despite battling throughout. Senior captain Joe Buccheri had a fine game with 14 points and five steals from his point guard position, while junior forward Matt Costello added a dozen points and four rebounds despite playing sick. In addition, senior captain and forward Fran Hannon grabbed a dozen rebounds to go with 11 points.

For St. Mary’s, Matt Manning of Peabody had 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half for the defending state champion Spartans.

Masconomet 45, Newburyport 35 (OT): The Chieftains (2-6) got a big win by outscoring the Clippers 12-2 in the overtime session. Jake Turcotte led the offense with 12 points while Chris Schleer and Tighe van Lenten scored seven each. Masco had a great effort at the free throw line, shooting 14-of-17 as a team, and used a relentless press defense to hold Newburyport down in OT.

Lynnfield 66, Ipswich 44: The Pioneers outscored Ipswich 27-7 in the second quarter and the Tigers (1-6) never recovered. Eric Fyrer scored 23 points for Ipswich along with seven rebounds and four blocks.

Swampscott 54, Marblehead 47: The Big Blue (3-4) made the plays down the stretch as the Magicians fell to 4-3. Senior Scott Temme led Marblehead with 13 points and sophomore Will Millett scored 11.

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