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January 16, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Masconomet girls hold off Newburyport, remain undefeated

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Masconomet 52, Newburyport 39: Guards Meghan Collins (14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals) and Hannah Kiernan (14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) led the way for the undefeated Chieftains (9-0). Stephanie Mini played key minutes off the bench and finished with 12 points, while Nicole Femino added five. Kate Kitsakos and Amy Fogarty played fantastic defense against Newburyport’s Emily Pettigrew, limiting her to just three points in the game.

Hamilton-Wenham 59, Revere 37: Senior Sue Rose had a monster effort for the Generals (6-3) scoring 18 points to go with eight assists and eight steals. Sam Charette and Catherine Ecker had 10 rebounds each while Haley Willis contributed 13 points and seven steals.

Pingree 62, Newton Country Day 40: Point guard Kerri Zerfoss scored a game-high 16 points as the Highlanders move to 4-4 overall (4-0 EIL). Forward Haley Sabino finished with 14 points and Hanna Stasiuk added 11 in the win.

BOYS HOCKEY

Pingree 5, Portsmouth Abbey 0: Chris DeVito made 27 saves for his first Pingree shutout and teammate Chris Usseglio had a goal and two assists in the win. Shawn Khachadourian, Zack Mitchell, Mike Femia and Brandon Franco also had goals for the Highlanders (3-10-2), who also got great play from the fourth line of Sam Ober, Alex Salalayko and Femia. Defensemen Matt Kavanaugh and Ryan Lovell were other Pingree standouts.

MASCONOMET 6, SAUGUS 1: Mike Castro had a hat trick to take over the team lead in scoring with seven goals and 13 points while junior defenseman Jake Giacchino scored his first varsity goal and added an assist as the Chieftains (6-2-2) rolled. Tyler Costello and Mike Dooley also scored for the winners while Mitch Nekoroski and Jason Begley both played well in goal.

MARBLEHEAD 4, GLOUCESTER 0: Harrison Young stopped 13 shots for the shutout and captain Tom Koopman’s 3-assist night gave him the North Shore scoring lead with 26 points, helping the Headers improve to 8-3. Matt Koopman had a goal and an assist, his twin brother Kyle Koopman had two assists, and Braden Haley, Tim Kalinowski and Owen Picariello also had goals for Marblehead.

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