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December 15, 2012

Beverly boys handle Classical in opener


The Salem News

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Beverly 53, Lynn Classical 45: The Panthers trailed 21-20 at halftime, but went on a 21-7 run in the third quarter which propelled them to victory.

“That third quarter run really helped us,” said Beverly head coach Scott Lewis. “We had really good balance and were able to hold them off in the fourth.”

Jonangel Franco recorded 10 points, six assists and eight rebounds for Beverly. Cam Rogers added nine rebounds to go along with his 15 points, while Nick Cross dropped in 13 points.

Minuteman 58, Ns Tech/Essex Aggie 46: The Bulldogs (0-2) had a tough time on the glass and fell to unbeaten Minuteman on the road. Elijah Alfred led the Tech offense with 13 points and Yordanny Sanchez chipped in 11.

Pentucket 60, Masconomet 55: The Chieftains were in it until the final possession but the Sachems made the plays down the stretch. Masco (0-2) fell to 0-1 in Cape Ann League play.

Cardinal Spellman 64, Bp. Fenwick 43: The Crusaders (1-1) led by one at halftime and by five into the third quarter, but were plagued by turnovers in the later stages of the game. Matt Costello scored 13 points and had eight rebounds for Fenwick and Dom Luoni had nine points and five assists.

Triton 36, Hamilton-Wenham 30: James Foye (14 points, nine rebounds) and Henry Eagar (12 points, eight rebounds) did the bulk of the damage for the Generals (0-1).

Amesbury 47, Ipswich 38: The Tigers (0-2) held Amesbury to eight points in the third quarter, but the Indians bounced back in the fourth to win. Erik Fyrer scored 16 points for Ipswich and junior Quinn O’Connor had a solid outing with 14.

Pingree 81, Bancroft 32: Freshman Justin Assad scored 17 points as the Highlanders rode an early 29-4 run to a home opening win. Johnny Spears had 10 points and nine assists and freshman Alonzo Jackson scored 10 with nine rebounds for Pingree (2-2, 2-0 EIL).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Danvers 47, Marblehead 30: The Falcons clamped down in the second half, switching to a zone defense and holding Marblehead to seven points on their way to the win. Emily McNulty scored nine of her 15 points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds for Danvers (1-0) and Kasey Sherry (four 3’s) scored 16 points.

“We went to a zone defense in the second half and we played it well. We take a lot of pride in our defense and that showed,” said Danvers coach @text1SportsBriefScore:Pat Veilleux. “We have a young team and to open with a win is huge for us.”

McKenna Barrett led the Magicians (1-1) with 11 points and Emily Freedland scored eight with four boards.

Hamilton-Wenham 59, Triton 26: The Generals (2-0) used a team effort and supreme ball movement to stay unbeaten on the season. Sue Rose dished out nine assists and grabbed five rebounds for the winners while Sam Charrette pulled down nine boards and Leslie Bynum came up with eight.

Bp. Fenwick 44, Cardinal Spellman 25: The Crusaders held Spellman to just nine field goals and earned their first win of the season in improving to 1-1. Chandler Wilder had a team-high 12 points while Kate Lipka added nine pints, six rebounds and two steals. Gianna Pizzano had eight points and three steals for Fenwick, which led by ten at the half and extended the lead with a big third quarter.

Ipswich 66, Amesbury 21: The Tigers (1-0) opened up with a victory as sophomore Masey Zegarowski scored 18 points and Julia Davis added a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Caroline Soucy scored 11 points and had six steals for Ipswich, which was in control 36-7 at halftime.

Georgetown 68, Rockport 23: Marisa Agganis led all scorers with 27 points and 13 steals and Kristin Hogan scored 24 with five steals for Georgetown (1-1).

Lynn classical 47, Beverly 29: Andrea Zelano scored nine points, Bridget Keaton grabbed seven rebounds, and Kate Silvestri played well defensively, but it wasn’t enough for Beverly (0-2).

Minuteman 37, North Shore 28: Christa Leger and Jassiel Abreu each had six points and Kaera Wyse pitched in five points but the Bulldogs dropped to 0-2.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Masconomet 4, St. Joseph’s Prep 1: Freshman Meghan Hubbard notched two goals and the Chieftains scored all four of their tallies in the third period to win their season opener on the road. Senior Nancy Palermo and sophomore Dana Valletti also scored and Sydney Sheerin and Lily Dow doled out assists. Alex Jones earned the win in net.