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February 15, 2013

Area roundup: Danvers finishes NEC play undefeated

BOYS BASKETBALL

With last night’s 63-37 win over Gloucester, the Danvers boys basketball team finished Northeastern Conference play with a perfect 16-0 record. Danvers heads into this weekend’s Comcast Tournament against Brighton (Sunday, 6 p.m. at Babson College) with an 18-0 record overall.

Danny Connors scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed four rebounds, while point guard Eric Martin chipped in with nine points and six assists. Jake Cawlina finished with seven points and five rebounds and Vinny Clifford added six points for the NEC Small champions.

Lynnfield 58, Ipswich 52: Erik Fyrer led Ipswich (3-16) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Peabody 55, Revere 49: Senior guard Steve Leavitt (16 points, eight rebounds and four steals) had his best game of the season for Peabody (7-13) while Jared McCarron (18 points) hit big free-throws down the stretch to help seal the win. Ben Martinez contributed nine rebounds, six points and three assists, Matt Correale finished with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals and Brian Onessimo grabbed some big fourth-quarter rebounds.

Cathedral 56, Bishop Fenwick 45: Matt Costello guided the Crusaders (6-12) with 12 points and seven rebounds in last night’s home loss. Travis Maxner added nine points while Joe Buccheri finished with seven.

Marblehead 55, Swampscott 50: Junior Matt Millett led all scorers with 18 points to along with his six rebounds as the Magicians move to 6-12. Sophomore Spencer Craig contributed with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists and junior Ryan Himes added three points and eight rebounds.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ipswich 63, Lynnfield 49: Julia Davis (23 points and 13 rebounds) had another double-double and Ipswich (15-2) locked up the Cape Ann League Division 2 Title for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons. Masey Zegarowski continues to impress with her court vision as the sophomore guard dished out 10 assists to go with her nine points. Jenna Gagnon chipped in 13 points off of a trio of trifectas.

Peabody 41, Revere 28: Courtney Bua poured in 15 points and had nine rebounds as Peabody (14-3) avenged an earlier loss to the Patriots. Carolyn Scacchi added 13 points and 10 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season.

Swampscott 54, Marblehead 33: Anna Greene recorded a team-high 17 points as the Big Blue moved to 8-10 overall. Senior captain Ara Talkov finished with 14 in her second game back from injury.

Bishop Fenwick 61, Matignon 26: The Crusaders (12-8) got a complete team victory on the road as every player put up points last night. Gianna Pizzano had a team-high 10 points and five steals, while captain Kate Lipka had seven points, six rebounds and three steals. Rose Fantozzi and Chanlder Wilder each chipped in with seven points.

Gloucester 38, Danvers 37: The Falcons dropped a tough overtime decision on the road. Danvers has some difficulties offensively, but did senior captain Kasey Sherry finished with a team-high 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Emily McNulty added eight points and Devan Walsh had seven.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 38, Lynn Tech 37: The Bulldogs got a much needed victory in overtime with help from its four seniors Ashley Mertsph, Kourtney Kellard, Olyvia Mitchell and Julie DeGenova.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Endicott 60, Curry 57: Jen McBrien (12 points and seven assists) converted a layup with 12 seconds left to push the Endicott (14-10) lead to three points. Jennifer White had a monster double-double with a team-high 16 points and a team-high 11 boards. Samantha Crough chipped in 15 points while Julie Manning added 10 points off the bench.

Salve Regina 60, Gordon 39: Brooke Kratche had a huge game in defeat with 20 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Gordon slipped to 3-21.

Salem State 67, Fitchburg State 58: Sophomore Rachael Carter poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Vikings to victory. Sandra Lanier (16 points), Bridget Dullea (11) and Lara Bruni (10) were also double-digit scorers for Salem State (11-13 overall, 4-7 MASCAC).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Curry 88, Endicott 68: Sophomore guard John Henault scored a team-high 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, but it wasn’t enough as Endicott (9-15 overall, 4-13 Commonwealth Coast Conference) got eliminated from postseason consideration. Juniors Lachlan Magee (12 points) and Bennett Knowlton (11 off the bench) also hit double figures for the Gulls.

Salem State 79, Fitchburg State 75: Bryan Ortiz led five Salem State players in double figures with 15 as the Vikings moved to 15-9 overall and 7-4 in the MASCAC. Andrew White and Hanell Velez each scored 13 points for Salem State, while Jon Perez and Jamal McCollum had 10 apiece.

gordon 87, Salve Regina 64: Senior David Dempsey erupted for 24 points as the Fighting Scots improved to 18-6 overall (13-4 CCC). Park Thomas took 17 free throws, making 14, and finished with 18 points and six assist to contribute to the victory. Luke Hamilton also scored 14 points for Gordon.

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