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January 15, 2014

Tuesday's area roundup: Ipswich takes down Triton for first win


Danvers 100, Swampscott 75: Double-winners Cambria Cloutier (200 free, 100 back) and Josh Mentzer (200-IM, 100 fly) led the Falcons, who also won all three relays. Curtis Cunningham added a win in the 50 free and Mitch Gent took the 100 free. Danielle Mayblyum won diving for Swampscott (1-3), Kasey Kennedy had a season best time in the 500 free and T.J. Delano swam well in 50 free.

Lynn Classical 100, Peabody 83: Alex Strakosha doubled in the 200 IM and 100 breast, qualifying for states in both events. Maria Strakosha placed first in the 100 fly, while Christine Shea won the 500 free as both girls made the state cut. Cailin Currie qualified for North sectionals in the 500 free and finished second for the Tanners (1-2).

Marblehead 117, Beverly 69: Charlie Seltzer won the 200 IM (2:03.57), 500 freestyle (5:13.14) and swam a leg in Marblehead’s (4-0) winning medley relay (1:52.60) and 200 freestyle relay (1:41.92). Chris Rodts, Ryan Caliri and Zack Michaels also swam the medley relay while Caliri, Michaels and Tom Rockett also swam the 200 freestyle relay. Hannah Verrette won the 100 freestyle (54.66) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.66). Kylie Cronin won the 50 freestyle (26.12) and Jake Driscoll won diving (194) for the Magicians.Double-winner Astrid Swensen won the 100 fly and the 100 back to lead Beverly (3-1) while Rachel Grant was second in the 100 fly. Sara Welch won the 200 free as well for Beverly.


Beverly takes two: The Panthers (4-0) won thier 32nd straight meet with a score of 142.7 to get by Hamilton-Wenham (which scored 121.8) and Gloucester (121.35). Junior Heather Gomes led the way by winning all-around at 37.5 from first place scores in all four events (9.5 vault, 9.2 bea,s 9.5 beam, 9.3 floor). Junior Hannah Rennie was second on vault (8.9), third on bars (8.5), second on beam (9.0) and second on floor (9.1) while freshman Kara MacGilvary was third on vault (8.8), second on bars (8.6) and tied on beam at 9.0. Kate Jackimowicz added an 8.8 on floor.


Worcester State 74, Salem State 62: The visitors rained triples, hitting nine 3-pointers in all to down Salem State (5-9). Peabody native Ginny Fleming had 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Vikings while Lara Bruni scored 16 to go with nine boards and Rachael Carter totaled 13 points with 12 rebounds.


Salem State 71, Worcester State 62: Hamed Akanni scored 19 points to help the Vikings (9-5) grab their second conference win at home. Jon Perez added 14 points by going 8-for-8 from the line while Nick Grassa scored 11 points and Anthony Hodges had 12, including a bucket that sparked a 7-0 Salem State run in the first half that helped the Vikes take control.

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