The Salem News
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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.
BEVERLY 51, PEABODY 33: Jon Berchoff had a game-high 13 points and grabbed 10 boards while Nick Cross added eight points with the same number of rebounds to give the Panthers (11-5) a road win. Jonangel Franco also contributed eight points for the Orange-and-Black while Cam Rogers and Josh Cairns each had seven.
Matt Correale had 10 points to lead the Tanners (5-11) while senior guard Maynard Wheeler had a solid all-around game with six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and terrific defense.
Saugus 59, Marblehead 49: Sophomore guard Spencer Craig led the Magicians with 12 points and forward Will Millett had a solid night with six points and six rebounds.
St. John’s Prep 67, Xaverian 36: Relentless defense helped the Eagles improve to 16-1 on the season with a road win. Drex Costello had a game-high 25 points and Ben Judson drained five treys for 15 points. Junior Andy Hall also had a strong second half, with eight rebounds to go with his two points.
St. Mary’s 49, Bishop Fenwick 23: The Crusaders (11-7) played solid defense and trailed 6-3 after a quarter, but the Spartans found their offensive rythym and took over in the second quarter. Freshman Sydney Brennan was her team’s leading scoreer with six points and Sam Borrelli scored five.
Marblehead 48, Saugus 43 (OT): The Magicians held Saugus to two points in OT, winning the extra session 7-2 to take the game. McKenna Barrett had a big basket in OT and Mia Bongiorno (nine points, 12 assists, 11 steals) and Grace McGeurin (nine points) hit clutch free throws. Emily Freedland led Marblehead with 18 points and six steals.
Lynn English 70, Salem 65 (OT): Sophomore Arianna Gaffney scored 20 points and had a big steal at the end of regulation to help the Witches force overtime. Salem led by 12 at halftime but English had a big third quarter to get back in the game and outscored Salem 8-3 in OT. Freshman Brianna Rodriguez scored seven points and drained a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to tie it up, 61-61.
North Shore Tech/Aggie 48, Lynn Tech 38: Senior co-captains Ashley Mertsh and Julie DeGenova carried the Bulldogs to their third victory of the season.
Peabody 67, Beverly 50: Carolyn Scacchi scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Olivia Summit added 15 points and 12 boards as the Tanners improved to 12-2. Courtney Bua also had 15 points for Peabody, and Danielle Sullivan chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds.
Michayla Woodward scored 15 points to lead Beverly (5-12) while Kate Silvestri scored 13 points and snagged six rebounds.
Ipswich Wins CAL Open: The Tigers won both the 4x400 (4:15) and 4x800 (10:08) relays to ensure they earned the Cape Ann League Open title at Reggie Lewis Center, edging Masco with 68 points to the Chieftains’ 64. Katie Monahan won the hurdles (9.20), UNH-bound Sarah Kerian won the 1000 (personal best 3:00) and Jill Calvani won the long jump (14-11). Michaela Hedderman was second in the 300 (43.10), Tina Keiran was fourth in the mile (5:32) and Courtney Long was fourth in the shot (30-11).
“We have a great group of seniors this year,” said Ipswich coach @text1SportsBriefScore:Gardy O’Flynn. “It was a great meet and we stepped up at the end.”
Masconomet second: The Chieftains were runners-up to Ipswich behind Kaliegh White’s Cape Ann League title in the dash (7.63). Lauren Drohosky won the 300 (42.59) and was second in the high jump, Madison Goldstein was fourth in the 1000 and the Chieftains won the 4x200 (1:51).
Hamilton-Wenham takes third: Freshman Kerry Hull took first place in the high jump (5 feet) to lead the Generals, who finished third with 54 total points. Emily Weigand placed second in the mile (5:22.8), while third place finishes were turned in by Sarah Duffy (2-mile, 12:09.51), Lily Shiland (high jump, 4-10) and Emily Horgan (1000, 3:16.0). Vanessa Morris added a fourth place triumph in the 55 dash (7.88). In addition, the Generals’ 4x800 relay team of Horgan, Duffy, Meghan Stone and Weigand placed second (10:23.49), and the 4x200 relay quartet of Morris, Maddy Bukkhegyi, Siland and Kristen Heffernan placed third (1:56.38).
Masconomet Runners-up: The Chieftains were second at the CAL Open at Reggie Lewis Center with 98 points behind Newburyport’s 102. The Chieftains won the 4x200 and the 4x400 relays, Adam Murphy was third in the dash, the 4x800 relay was second, Austin Cashin was second in the 300, Dan Raphael was second in the 600, Jake Moorman was second in the 1000, Harry Kent was second in the mile and Nolan Rice was second in the high jump.
Hamilton-Wenham finishes sixth: Second place finishes by Tyler Mulley in the 55 hurdles (8.60) and Matt Gillis in the 2-mile (9:59.48) highlighted a solid showing by the Generals. Fourth place finishes were turned in by the 4x200 relay team of Wyatt Howell, Kyle Mayberry, Cameron Newth and Floyd Sally (1:40.7), as well as the 4x800 relay team of Gillis, Kevin Rutigliano, Lucas Cruz-Nascimento and Jack Blatchford (9:12.84). Also, the H-W 4x400 relay team placed sixth as John Dyer, Sam Erhard, Mulley and Howell finished in 3:57.09.
Ipswich: Michael Riddle was third in the two-mile and the Tigers 4x800 realy was third as well at the CAL Open. Chris McCormick was fourth for the Tigers in the shot put.
Pingree 4, Newton Country Day 2: Leah Hezine scored two goals and added an assist as the Highlanders (6-10) hiked their EIL record to 4-3. Jillian Witwicki had a goal and an assist, Katie Shreenan netted the game-winner and senior goalie Aly Heffron made 18 saves.
ST. JOHN’S PREP 17, CONCORD-CARLISLE 10: The Eagles (19-2) completed the regular season in style as they get set to defend their state championship this Sunday at Beaver Country Day School in Newton. David Batterman had three wins in foil to lead St. John’s while Chris Collibee was 2-1 in foil. In addition, Rory Burke was a perfect 3-0 in epee and captain Will Collibee went 2-1 in sabre.