The Salem News
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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.
Peabody 53, Revere 43: Junior guard Jared McCarron led Peabody’s offense with 18 points to go along with his five rebounds and three blocks as the Tanners improve to 2-5. Yardley Taveras finished with nine points and nine rebounds, while Steve Leavvit added six points and five assists in the win.
Danvers 72, Gloucester 46: Eric Martin finished with 16 points, 10 assists and nine steals as the undefeated Falcons (6-0) rolled their NEC opponent. Nick McKenna finished with a game-high 19 points, while Nick Bates added 14 points and six rebounds for Danvers.
Beverly 58, Salem 40: The Panthers (2-6) exploded for 20 points in the fourth quarter to secure their second straight win. Melissa Lubas scored 15 points to lead the way while Kate Silvestri had 12 with seven rebounds and Bridget Keaton had seven points and seven boards. Salem (3-4) was led by 11 points from Rachael Zipper and 10 from Jaclyn Panneton.
Ipswich 55, Lynnfield 24: Julia Davis scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the first half and also grabbed 15 rebounds as the unbeaten Tigers (7-0) won easily at home. Sophomore forward Jordan Morrissey added a season-high 10 points off the bench for the winners, who also got eight points and eight assists from point guard Masey Zegarowski as well as five points and five assists from Caroline Soucy. Jenna Gagnon dropped in a pair of 3-pointers as well.
Masconomet 62, Newburyport 32: Smothering team defense and an attack mentality helped the Chieftains (6-2) grab a road victory. Hannah Kiernan had a solid outing with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assist and Claudia Marsh had 11 rebounds to go with her four points. Nicole Femino had 14 points and Meghan Collins chipped in eight.
Marblehead 39, Swampscott 35: It took two overtimes to determine this Northeastern Conference contest. Swampscott’s Ara Talkov scored a game-high 21 points, including 14 from the line, but wasn’t enough. The Big Blue (5-2) took a 14-10 lead into halftime, but a strong, defensive second-half by Marblehead proved to be the difference. McKenna Barret finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds in her double-double performance, while Emily Freedland added 11 points for the Magicians.
St. Mary’s 62, Bishop Fenwick 40: The undefeated Spartans jumped out to a 37-17 first half lead and held on at home. Kate Lipka had Fenwick’s high scorer with nine points while Colleen Corcoran pulled down nine rebounds and Chandler Wilder had three steals.
Revere 54, Peabody 43: The Tanners dropped their second straight game on the road as they move to 4-2 overall. Junior captain Carolyn Scacchi had a team-high 15 points, while Amanda Matthews added nine for Peabody.
Pentucket 52, Hamilton-Wenham 43: The Generals move to 4-3 as the strong defensive pressure from Pentucket was too much to overcome. Cassandra Fibbe finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for H-W, while Hayley Willis had five points, three steals and five rebounds. Sue Rose contributed with five assists, three steals, five rebounds.
mEDFORD 3, mASCONOMET 1: Kylie Currier’s second period goal was assisted by Nancy Palermo and tied the game 1-1, but the Mustangs scored twice on the power play to pull ahead. Goaltender Alex Jones made 20 saves for the Chieftains (4-2).
Masconomet 93, No. Reading 74: Carlyn Soares won the 500 free in 5:23.59 and qualified for states in both that event and the 200-IM (2:13.19) as the Chieftains evened their record to 2-2. Alex Galarneau qualified in the 100 fly with a time of 58.31 and Michael Bartley did so in the 100 free (54.19).
Masconomet 136.6, Marblehead 121.4: Mina Shernan took first in the all-around with a 37.2 overall in Saturday’ meet for the Chieftains (2-0. Shernan placed first on vault (9.6), while Jessica DeMarco finished second in the all-around (36.05) and first on beam (9.0).
Bishop Fenwick 70, Cathedral/Lowell Catholic 16: Beck Mercuro doubled in the 300 (47.2) and the long jump (15-1) as the Crusaders move to 4-1 overall. Julia Pierce (600), Arianna Mairda (1000), Hannah Smith (mile) Carolyn Claveau (high jump), Natalie Emerson (high hurdles) and Maggie Lepley (shot) also had wins for Fenwick.
Bishop Fenwick 50, Cathedral/Lowell Catholic 26: The Crusaders improve to 4-1 with wins from Eric Razney (300), Charlie Mistrellis (600), Dan Deschens (1000) and Bryan Mendez (2 mile).