The Salem girls basketball team took care of the ball, found its rhythm scoring wise and earned its fifth win of the season, topping Swampscott 48-32.
Jaclyn Panneton led all scorers with 14 points and 12 rebounds for her double-double performance. Marissa Scott, while defending Swampscott’s Ara Talkov, finished with six points and eight points.
“It was a total team effort,” said Salem coach John Fortunato. “There were a lot of good things out there and it’s nice to see a young team coming along.”
Brianna Rodriguez added 11 points and seven steals, while Rachael Zipper finsished with seven assists and a dozen points for the Witches.
Anna Greene scored 10 points and Rachel Moran added seven for Swampscott.
Northeast 52, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 37: Kourtney Kellard scored eight points to lead the Bulldogs, who fell to a tough Northeast squad at home.
Peabody 47, Gloucester 38: Juniors Carolyn Scacchi (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Olivia Summit (12 points, 13 rebounds) controlled the paint for the victorious Tanners (9-2). Sara Hosman had all six of her points in the third and junior Alex Lomasney was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line as Peabody pulled away in the fourth quarter. Courtney Bua also scored seven for the winners.
Winthrop 50, Beverly 41: Sophomore Emma Moriarty scored 10 points but the Panthers (5-9) were hampered by a four-point offensive third quarter. Kate Silvestri scored eight points, Bridget Keaton grabbed nine rebounds and Mary Cate Flaherty had six points and five assists.
Masconomet 58, Manchester Essex 25: The Chieftains (11-2) got another big game from Hannah Kiernan, who dropped 17 points and had five assists, five rebounds and four steals. Junior forward Lexie Nason had 12 rebounds and two steals for Masco while sophomore Nicole Tapparo added six points and nine rebounds off the bench. Nicole Femino and Claudia Marsh also had 12 points apiece for Masco.
Lynn English 55, Marblehead 27: A slow start doomed Marblehead against the Bulldogs. The Magicians only managed three points in the first quarter and trailed 26-3 after one. Emily Friedland was the only bright spot for Marblehead (6-6) with 15 points.