The Salem News
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The Bishop Fenwick girls track team capped a tremendous regular season by coming out on top of the girls portion of the Tri-County League championship meet held at Reggie Lewis Center yesterday. The Crusaders had 86 points to shade Arlington Catholic’s 84, while Fenwick’s boys were second with 76 1/2 points behind Cardinal Spellman.
The Crusaders relays carried the day with 44 total points. Fenwick’s girls 4x200 of Annette Ruggiero, Julie Pierce, Becky Mercuro and Nicole Lizotto won the title in 1:55, the 4x400 of Hannah Smith, Andrea Klis, Caitlin Parrott and Jackie Edgette won in 4:32 and the co-ed 4x800 of Abigail Smith, Bryan Mendez, Arianna Maida and Frank Tambini also came out on top. The boys 4x200 of Eric Razney, Charlie Maistrellis, Dan Deschenes and Nick Tambini ran 1:37.
“It was a great night, one of the best performances we’ve had at this meet in a long time,” said coach Jay Smith. “The kids were ready and they brought it tonight.”
Ruggiero won the 300 (43.35), Natalie Emerson was second in the hurdles (10.05), Klos was third in the 600 (1:51), Maggie Lepley was second in the shot (28-11) and Caroline Calveau was third in the shot and fourth in the high jump.
For the boys, Razney won the long jump (19-3) and was second in the dash and Patrick Corcoran won the shot (47-4). Andrew Carlin was fourth in the hurdles and fifth in the high jump.
St. John’s Prep ties for second: The Eagles tied for second place (87 points) with Xaverian at yesterday’s Tri-County League Championship. Leading the way for the Prep were David Roy and Evan Dombrowski who placed first and second in the shot. Roy threw a personal best 54 feet, while Dombrowski threw 53-5. Dombrowski was also named Outstanding Performer of the season in the Tri-County League.
North Reading 50, Masconomet 23: The Chieftains (9-8) had a rough outing against the Cape Ann Small leading Hornets and have another chance to qualify for the state tournament on Tuesday.
Norte Dame 74, No. Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 70 (OT): Trace Schaejbe scored 22 points and dished out six assists, but Notre Dame tied it 64-64 with two seconds remaining and won the overtime 10-6. Jordan Mendez hit five treys for the Bulldogs (3-14) and scored 19 points, Yordanny Sanchez had 15 points and 10 boards and Elijah Alfred had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Lynn Classical 52, Peabody 49: The Tanners had possession with six second to go but the Rams stole the ball and came away with a razor-thin win. Ben Martinez had six points and seven steals for Peabody (5-13) while Maynard Wheeler scored 12 points and Steve Leavitt had 11.
Danvers 64, Saugus 40: Nick McKenna, Eric Martin (eight rebounds, eight assists) and Vinny Clifford all scored 13 points a piece as the Falcons continue their undefeated (16-0) season. Danny Connors added nine points, Nick Bates finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Georgetown 55, Ipswich 45: Erik Fyrer scored a game-high 20 points, including two 3-pointers as the Tigers drop to 3-14 on the season. Matt Jaeger added 10 points in the home loss.
Hamilton-Wenham 49, Newburyport 44: James Foye netted a game-high 25 points as the Generals (9-7) qualified for the tournament with the road victory last night. Sean Kotch (six points) hit some key foul shots and did a nice job defensively to help lock down the win for Hamilton-Wenham, while Henry Eager contributed with nine points.
Salem 64, Revere 63 (OT): Jamie Dominguez (10 points, five assists) and David Kazadi (17 points, 12 rebounds) helped lift the Witches past Revere in overtime last night. Billy Muse scored 18, while Marvin Baez finished with 11 as Salem improves to 13-4 overall.
Ipswich 54, Georgetown 19: Sophomore Masey Zegarowski drained five 3-pointers and had 15 points as the Tigers (14-2) emerged with the win. Julia Davis and Caroline Soucy had eight points each and Bridget Curran scored five to go with eight rebounds and four steals.
Newburyport 51, Hamilton-Wenham 49 (OT): The Clippers hit a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime as the Generals dipped to 11-5 on the season.
Salem 41, Revere 29: The Witches (7-9) got a tremendous road win against the Patriots, with freshman Maritza Scott and Brianna Rodriguez playing outstanding defense and helping hold the Patriots to 10 first-half points. Scott had eight points and 14 rebounds, Rodriguez scored 11 and Jaclyn Panneton had a game-high 14 points.
Danvers 52, Saugus 27: Freshmen Hannah Llewellyn and Devan Walsh each scored 10 points as the Falcons improve to 11-6 overall. Delaney Zecha finished with four points, five assists and five steals, while Ashley Arnoldy (two points) chipped in with eight rebounds. Senior Sarah Potter helped out with six points and was strong on the defensive end.
Lynn English 68, Beverly 48: The Panthers drop to 5-12, but saw strong play from Jill Stirrat (nine points) and Andrea Zelano (12 points).
UMass-Dartmouth 6, Salem State 3: The Vikings (10-10-1) allowed four goals in the first period and couldn’t get over the jump at home. Eric Defelice had a goal and an assist for Salem State and Chad Goodwin and Mark Macdonald also lit the lamp.