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February 6, 2013

Tuesday's area roundup: Fyrer's buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifts Ipswich boys to victory

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Ipswich’s Erik Fyrer is emerging as one of the go-to scorers in the Cape Ann League. Last night he proved he’s clutch, too.

Fyrer drilled a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Tigers to a 56-55 win over Rockport at home. Matt Jaeger stole the ball from a Rockport player with 12 second left and the Tigers, trailing 55-53, called a timeout.

Fyrer got the ball and tried to take a shot off a couple of screens, but had to dish the ball to Zach Angel. Angel then kicked it back to Fyrer, who hit the shot for the victory.

“We got great guard play tonight,” said Ipswich coach@text1: Alan Laroche. “We were very agressive with the ball against their pressure and we shot the ball very well.”

Nate Glaster had a strong night with 11 points and Ben Rice had seven points and Fyrer had 13 total points and 15 rebounds. Jaeger was Ipswich’s leading scorer with 18 points.

Lynn English 85, Salem 78: Senior Christian Dunston scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as Salem (12-4) scored 38 in the final period. Jared Louf-Woods scored 16 points and had 14 rebounds and Jamie Dominguez scored 14 as Salem nearly came back after trailing by 20 at the half.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 75, Lynn Tech 51: Jordan Mendez drained eight 3-pointers and totaled 26 points as the Bulldogs (3-13) prevailed on the road. Trace Schaejbe scored 19 points and did an excellent job distributing with 10 assists, Cael Schaejbe scored eight with 12 rebounds and Elijah Alfred scored 12 and pulled down nine boards.

Danvers 79, Swampscott 31: The Falcons (15-0) got 21 points (including 16 in the first half) and six rebounds from Danny Connors in a blowout win over the Big Blue. Nick Bates (10 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists), Vinny Clifford (11 points, including three 3-pointers), Kieran Beck (9 points, 4 rebounds) and sophomore center Peter Merry (6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocked shots off the bench) all had big games for the winners. In addition, Nick McKenna came back from injury to score five points in three minutes of play.

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