Hamilton-Wenham 52, Manchester Essex 35: After a second half push, the Generals won their opening game of the season. Samantha Charette pulled down a dozen rebounds, while Leslie Bynum and Catherine Ecker each had 10 boards in the victory.
”We have a really good group of girls,” said first year head coach Jon DeMarco. “In the first half we just had to get our feet under us, but we really turned up the pressure and started making our layups.”
The Generals found themselves down 23-19 at the half, but a late 12-1 run helped seal the win.
Pingree 38, Portsmouth Abbey 21: Senior captain Katlyn Oliver scored 15 points and junior forward Gabby Muniz was also in double figures with 10 as the Highlanders climbed over .500 at 3-2 on the season.
Medford 5, Bishop Fenwick 3: Second period goals by Drew Thibodeau, Brian Bassett and Mike Napolitano gave the visiting Crusaders (1-1) a 3-2 lead after 30 minutes, but the host Mustangs tallied three times in the final stanza for the win. Pat O’Leary stopped 30 shots for Fenwick while Jake Brennan had two assists while Brian Corcoran, Thibodeau and Nick Finan had single helpers.
Beverly 8, Shawsheen 1: Livvy Konaxis (five points) and Nicole Woods (four) each had hat tricks as the Panthers (1-0) won their season opener on the road. Defenseman Caitlin McBride had two assists while Kristen McCarthy and Nicole Kamens also scored and Ami Thompson made 17 saves to earn the win.
Needham 49, Waring 40: Jack Stanton (15 points) and Henry Lewis (13) led the way for Waring (2-1) in the home loss.
Masconomet 43, Triton 21: The Chieftains improve to 4-1 overall with an outstanding performance from Kevin Gregorio (135), who won by pin. Chase Jefferies (106) and Mike Bakanowsky (220) also won their matches by pin, while Derek Michaud defeated his opponent 9-3. Masco is back in action on Saturday in the Wilmington Tournament.