The Salem News
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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.
Revere 45, Danvers 42: Kasey Sherry hit five threes and finished with 18 points to lead the Falcons, but they couldn’t close the gap down the stretch in a tight game. Emily McNulty added eight points and six rebounds for Danvers (7-6).
hAMILTON-wENHAM 65, iPSWICH 36: Sophomore James Foye scored 17 points and Henry Eagar added 16 as the Generals (7-5) won their sixth straight. H-W’s press defense in the second quarter was paced by Foye’s 10 steals and Eagar’s five swipes. Nikos Lara scored 10 points for the Generals and added four steals and Shawn Kotch played well on defense. Erik Fryer had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (2-11).
Danvers 70, Revere 51: Senior forward Dan Connors exploded for a career-high 32 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Falcons (12-0) stayed perfect on the season. Senior Eric Martin had 10 points and 12 assists, Nick Bates scored 10 points with 10 rebounds and Vinny Clifford nailed three treys for nine points. Jake Cawlina also chipped in seven for Danvers.
Gloucester 63, Peabody 50: Junior Jared McCarron scored nine points and had six rebounds and sophomore Matt Correale scored nine with four assists, but the Tanners (3-9) fell at home. Steve Leavitt chipped in seven points.
Lynn English 81, Marblehead 57: The Magicians (4-8) fell on the road with junior guard Matt Millett the high-scorer with 18 points and Jeremy Gillis adding 13 points and eight rebounds.
Beverly 75, Winthrop 56: Junior Nick Cross recorded a career-high 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds as the Panthers improve to 9-3. Dom Abate had 20 points and eight rebounds, while Cam Rogers and Jon Berchoff finished with 11 each for host Beverly.
North Shore Tech 74, Northeast 56: Jordan Mendez tied a career high with 27 points, hitting six threes and adding six assists as the Bulldogs improved to 2-11. Elijah Alfred scored 15 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, Cael Schaejbe produced eight points and nine rebounds, and Trace Schaejbe contributed 10 points and seven assists. Jasmany Sanchez and Yordany Sanchez played excellent defense for North Shore.
Cardinal Spellman 77, Bishop Fenwick 48: Ryan Connolly and Dom Luoni each scored eight points and Joe Buccheri had six assist for the Crusaders, but it wasn’t enough as Cardinal Spellman snapped Fenwick’s three-game win streak. The Crusaders are now 5-8.
Salem 57, Swampscott 53: Christian Dunston had a solid all-around game with 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Jared Louf-Woods took a critical charge on defense and grabbed a late rebound to help seal the win. Louf-Woods finished with eight rebounds.
Marvin Baez scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Billy Muse chipped in with 12 points for Salem (10-3).
Masconomet 59, Manchester Essex 55: The Chieftains got great balance to win their seventh straight game. Tighe VanLenten (11 points), Alberto Arenaza (12), Jalen Aho (10) and Jake Rudolph (10) each hit double figures for Masco (7-6 overall, 6-4 Cape Ann League).