Salem 47, Lowell 45: Jamie Dominguez hit a spinning jump shot as the clock expired to lift the Witches to their ninth straight win. A Lowell player was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and made one free throw to tie the game with 10 seconds left. The Witches came out of a timeout and ran an isolation play for Dominguez.
Dominguez scored 12 points and had seven assists and five rebounds for Salem (11-1). Bryan Martinez-Rodriguez led Salem with 16 points and Rashad Keys chipped in 13 points and five rebounds.
Salem, which doesn’t play again until Friday when Lynn English comes to town, swept its two games against Lowell this season, one in overtime and one at the buzzer.
”It was back-and-forth the whole game,” Salem coach Tommy Doyle said. “It was a really tight game; nobody had control for more than a minute or so.”
Bridgewater-Raynham 75, Beverly 66: The Panthers, playing their fifth straight game without senior forward Nick Cross, suffered another loss when senior guard Jonangel Franco was injured in the second quarter. John Berchoff stepped up by scoring 32 points and grabbing nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Beverly slipped to 7-6. Chris Sinclair also played well, dropping 20 points and sliding over to play the point guard position when Franco was knocked out of the game.
Peabody’s boys 4x800 relay team of Alex Greco, Cody Picardy, Drew Fossa and Ben Braz took home a state title at the MSTCA Elite Invitational meet yesterday. The Tanners beat out North Andover by two-tenths of a second and their times of 8:08.76 was just a second-and-a-half off the meet record.
Also for Peabody, freshman Marcelo Rocha ran a 9:52 2-mile and qualified for the state meet. St. John’s Prep’s Joe Luongo won the 600 at the Elite meet with a time of 1:21.50, a new school record. Fellow Eagle Evan Dombrowski was third in the shot put with a throw of 53-feet-6-inches. Swampscott’s Matt Mahoney was third in the 2-mile in 9:19, while Noah Conti ran a personal best of 1:24.97 in the 600 meters.
Saturday at the normal Coaches Invitational, Marblehead’s A.J. Ernst edged Peabody’s Drew Fossa (4:24) to win the mile in an outstanding race.
Bishop Fenwick senior captain Charlie Maistrellis broke the school record in the 300, with a time of 37.09 and sixth overall. Maistrellis also finished third in the 55 dash (6.79), while Eric Razney placed sixth in the long jump (20-2).
Swampscott’s Bennett Smith ran a PR in the 1000 meters (2:46.72), Jordan James ran the 55 meter dash in 7.17 and Justin Chasse had an indoor PR of 47-9 in the shot put.
At the MSTCA Elite Invitational held yesterday, Beverly’s 4x800 relay was third in 9:36.34, a new school record. Abby Walsh ran the mile and finished ninth, setting a new freshman record for Beverly with a time of 5:14.4. Nicole DeMars was ninth in the two mile (11:30) and Kristen O’Connor finished ninth in the 55 high hurdles (9.09). Marblehead’s Janaya Randell was second in the mile with a time of 5:07. From Bishop Fenwick, Arianna Maida ran a personal best 5:23 in the mile and placed 19th overall.
At the regular Invitational meet held Saturday, Peabody’s Katie Gallo was second in the shot put (32-01) and Sam Allen was fourth in the 2-mile (11:33). Beverly junior Julianna Wesley placed fourth in the mile (5:23.5), while O’Connor won the high jump at 5-1.
Peabody 6, Gloucester 1: Captain Derek DeMild had a natural hat trick, scoring three consecutive goals in the third period as the host Tanners (4-9-1) pulled away from Gloucester. DeMild’s linemates and fellow captains Mike Vadala (goal, assist) and Andrew Bisconti (2 assists) also had big afternoons for Peabody, which got single goals from Chris Gillen (his 1st on the varsity) and fourth liner Jason Marshall. Freshman Aaron McConnell stopped 22 shots while Guiseppe Zarro, Bobby Caproni, Nick Merryman, Pat McCarthy, Tim January, Dan Pratto and Gillen all had assists.
Lynn 7, Salem 3: The Witches (4-5-2) put 30 shots on the Lynn goal in producing one of their better all-around efforts of the season, but couldn’t contain the Jets’ offensive attack. Derek Zwiercan powered Salem with a goal and two assists while Adam Ngo and Jake Quarles also scored and captain Matt Jalbert had a pair of assists.
Revere 4, Swampscott 2: Ryan Donnelly and Ryan Cresta both had a goal and an assist, giving the Big Blue a 2-0 lead on the road a little over four minutes into the game, but host Revere tied it up before the first period ended and added two more in the second period. Mike Johnson contributed an assist for Swampscott (3-10-1) while Trent Gallagher had 11 saves in goal.
North Reading 2, Masconomet 1: Mike Castro’s team-leading eighth goal of the season gave the host Chieftains (6-3-2) an early first period lead, but North Reading clawed back to tie it up before winning it in the third. Mitch Nekoroski finished with 18 saves while Joe Griffin and Tyler Costello had assists for Masconomet.
Xaverian 7, St. John’s Prep 0: It was a rough night on the road for the Eagles (5-6-1), who were soundly beaten by their Catholic Conference rivals in Foxboro.
Archbishop Williams 11, Bishop Fenwick 1: Sophomore forward Will Bethune scored his first varsity goal on a third period pass from Matt Garofalo in Fenwick’s (1-10) home setback to the powerful Archies.
North Yarmouth Academdy 7, Pingree 2: Shawn Khachadourian and Michael Riley scored the goals, while Christian Kukas picked up the assist for the Highlanders (3-14-2).
Prep sweeps: St. John’s Prep improves to 11-1 on the season after defeating Beaver Country (17-10), Hopkins School (16-11), ISB (21-6). The Sabre team, including freshman Liam McCarthy, went 9-0 on the day and helped keep the Eagles ahead of the pack.
Feingold shines for Beverly: The Panthers finished out the day at 2-1, after falling to Lynnfield (48-30) and Triton (39-31), but topped Billerica (48-33). Senior Jonah Feingold (120 pounds) went 3-0 on the day, while seniors Tom Wilbur (170) and Billy Reddy finished 2-0. Senior Joe Kozlowski (145), sophomore Christian Echevarria (138) and sophomore Ahmad Alshrafi (113) also stood out for Beverly (13-9)
St. John’s Prep splits: The Eagles move to 30-3 on the season after this weekend’s Springfield Central Festival. The Prep topped Agawam 48-22), Johnston, RI (66-13) and fell to Mt. Anthony, VT (52-22) and Springfield Central (27-23). Jared Costa (145 pounds) and Ian Butterbrodt (220) both went 4-0 on the day.
Beverly 140.6, Danvers 134.75: The Panthers improve to 7-0 on the season and make it 35 consecutive Northeastern Conference wins. Junior Heather Gomes finished first in the all-around with a 37.15. She as first on all four events; vault (9.45), bars (8.9), beam (9.25), floor (9.55). Junior Hannah Rennie was second in the all-around (35.8), place second on vault (9.2), bars (8.8) and beam (9.0). Kate Jackimowicz was fourth on beam, while freshman Kara MacGilvary scored a season 9.0 on vault.
The Falcons move to 4-1 on the season with impressive finishes by Julia Valenti (vault, 9.15), Alyson Kelleher (bars, 8.65; beam, 8.5) and Jackie Veatch (floor, 9.05).
Medford 7, Masconomet 5: Adara Nazarian collected two goals, while Jensena Moner had a goal and two assists for the Chieftains (4-5). Isabella Sarra (goal, assist) and Kylie Currier (goal) also contributed to the scoring. Goaltender Molly Kelley made 17 saves in the loss.
Marblehead wins two: The Lady Headers improved to 6-5-2 over the weekend after defeating Shawsheen, 6-3 on Saturday and topping Peabody, 5-1 yesterday. Brittany Smith scored three goals and added two assists against Shawsheen, while Sydney Cresta finished with two goals and an assist. Smith added another two goals against Peabody, while Brooke Keough (two goals) and Emmarose Winder (one goal) also contributed to the scoring. Goalie Aly Hopkins combined for 30 saves in the two games.
North Reading 98, Ipswich 70: Justin Bergner took first place in the 100 free(57.26), and anchored the winning 400 free relay team (Joey Spinale, Shane Neilson, Kyle Ivanov) as Ipswich drops to 1-5 on the season. Other top swimming times included; Bergner (50 free, 25.73), Ivanov (100 fly, 1:12.43), Jackie Bouvier (500 free, 5:57.94), Spinale (100 back, 1:03.67) and Austin Rubino (100 breast, 1:03.67).
Hamilton-Wenham 91, Manchester Essex 77: Junior Jack Blatchford won the 50 free (24.16) and freshman Olivia Horgan had a strong third place in the 500 free with a time of 5:57.72. Freshman Christopher Li had finish third in the 50 free (25.86) and third in the 100 Breastroke (1:13.66).
Bishop Fenwick 78, Matignon 62: The Crusaders improve to 6-0 on the season with double wins from Carson Christuk in the 200 free (1:50.38) and 50 free (23.41) and Connor Christuk in the 200 IM (2:15.59) and 100 free (54.97). Other first place finishers include Linsey Andrews (500 free, 6:09.44), Steven LaRochelle (100 Butterfly, 1:26.15), Pablo Jimenez (100 breaststroke, 1:21.53).
Ipswich’s Amoroso places 1st at CAL diving meet: Tessa Amoroso finished in first place at last night’s Cape Ann League diving meet with 225.90 points. Fellow Tiger Amelia Young was third with 198.45 points and qualified for both sectionals and states.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Salem State 67, Bridgewater State 66: Sophomore guard Rachel Ledbetter hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Vikings to victory on Saturday. Junior guard Rachael Carter paced SSU (7-11) with a game-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. Senior forward Ginny Fleming (Peabody) recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Salem State 60, Bridgewater State 59: Senior guard Andrew White’s free throw with 14 seconds remaining provided the difference as the Vikings managed to survive a second half rally by the host Bears. Junior guard Bryan Ortiz (Salem) netted 19 points, while White finished with a double-double as he tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists and three steals. Senior forward Ryan Salvador scored 10 points off the bench as the Vikings improve to 12-5 on the season and remain undefeated in the MASCAC (5-0).