The Peabody High boys basketball team needs wins. Getting one against a cross-town rival that had beaten them two weeks ago was just the cherry on top.
Junior point guard Matt Correale had a season-high 25 points to pace the Tanners by Bishop Fenwick, 66-61. Peabody (4-8) and the Crusaders (8-7) split the season series with each team winning at home.
”Matt played great. He seemed to be everywhere for us, on offense and defense,” said Peabody coach Thad Broughton. “Fenwick played hard all the way to the end and we were able to escape.”
Peabody led 30-19 at halftime and led by as many as 14. The Crusaders, led by Devin Graham (12 points on four treys) and Matt Costello (13 points) made a late run to get within two possessions.
Brian Onessimo had 16 points for Peabody, freshman Matt D’Amato scored nine and Broughton was impressed by the play of junior David Hoar, who the coach said was tough at both ends of the floor.
Pingree 57, Landmark 32: Alonzo Jackson, Justin Assad and Erik Fyrer all had 12 points as Pingree tuned up for tomorrow’s undefeated league showdown at Beaver Country Day with a victory yesterday. In all, 10 players scored for the Highlanders (12-5), which also got great minutes and defensive work off the bench from Tom Lennon.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 72, PMA 46: The Hawks (3-8) grabbed the victory behind balanced scoring, as every player on the roster got into the scorebook. Leading scorer Trace Schaejbe led the way with 16 points while Mark Knowles scored 10 in his first varsity action and Dan Ramires had seven points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
St. John’s Prep 81, Lynn Classical 51: Junior point guard Kareem Davis sat out due to illness and senior Max Burt more than picked up the slack at the point guard position, scoring 25 points. Burt, who normally starts at shooting guard, scored 20 points in the first half. Ben Judson also played well for the Eagles, scoring 15 points and dishing out five assists. Spencer Danforth added 10 points for St. John’s (11-2).
Masconomet 60, Rockport 51: Jake Rudolph dropped 30 points to power the Chieftains to their fifth straight win. Kevin Martin added 10 points for Masco, which improved to 6-5.
North Reading 71, Ipswich 39: Matt Jaeger scored 13 points for Ipswich, but the Tigers fell behind early and couldn’t catch up. Eddie Flaherty also played well off the bench for Ipswich (1-12).
Pingree 51, Newton Country 31: The Highlanders remained perfect in EIL play at 8-0 (8-5 overall) as Caroline Fay hit four 3-pointers and totaled a team-best 14 points. Cassidy Assad added 12 points for Pingree while Hanna Stasiuk also scored 10.
Hamilton-Wenham 51, Manchester 38: Staunch defense drove the Generals (9-3) to a Cape Ann League win in which they grabbed 27 steals and forced 35 turnovers. Sam Charette scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks and Suz Rose had an outstanding all-around game with eight points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals.Catherine Ecker had seven points and 10 boards for Hamilton and Haley Willis scored nine points with seven thefts.
North Reading 47, Ipswich 41: Jenna Gagnon led Ipswich with 16 points, but the Tigers suffered through a rough shooting night and slipped to 4-7. Freshman point guard Kelsey Daly also palyed well for Ipswich, scoring nine points.
Marblehead 3, Bishop Fenwick 0: Senior goaltender Harrison Young turned in his second shutout of the season in goal while Braden Haley, Erik Powers and Cam McDonald all had goals to help Marblehead improve to 10-4. Bobby Lombardi stood tall in goal for Fenwick (1-11), turning aside 35 shots.
Saugus 5, Swampscott 4: Despite four goals from junior winger Ryan Cresta, it wasn’t quite enough for the Big Blue (3-11-1) in a road setback. Cresta’s linemates, left wing Ryan Donnelly (4 assists) and center Mike Johnson (3 assists) also had big nights offensively while freshman Emery Wollerscheid had his first varsity point with an assist.
Cambridge 3, Masconomet 2: Kylie Currier and Adara Nazarian scored 12 seconds apart to give the Chieftains (4-6-1) a one-goal lead in the second period, but the host Falcons rallied for two third period scores and the win. Dana Valletti, Maddie Werner and Jensena Moner each had an assist for Masconomet, with Andraya Ferraro making 13 saves in net.
Bishop Fenwick 62, Marian 25: The Crusaders finished the regular season a perfect 7-0 as captain Linsey Andrews (50 free, 500 free), Carson Christuk (100 free, 100 breast) and Connor Cristuk (200-IM, 100 back) were all double-winners. Captain Steven LaRochelle won the 100 fly while Tom Delaney won the 200 free and all three Fenwick relays (200 medley, 200 free, 400 free) were victorious.
Masconomet 106, Lynnfield 77: Carly Soares, Michael Bartley and Alex Galarneau each won two events to help the Chieftains lock up the Cape Ann League title. Soares won the 200 free (2:00.81) and 500 free (5:16.98), Bartley captured the 100 fly (56.49) and 50 free (22.68), and Galarneau was first in the 200 IM (2:17.81) and 100 breast stroke (1:11.19). Lily Koenig added a victory in the 100 back (1:03.65) for Masco (7-0).
Masconomet 140.05, Gloucester 116.85: Captain Jess Demarco posted a 34.95 to win the all-around. She tied for first on vault with freshman Caitlin Calariva (9.1) and also captured the floor with a 9.5. Demarco was second on beam and bars. Calariva also won bars (8.6) for the Chieftains.Masco has a big showdown with Beverly on Friday night.
Beverly 67, Salem 21: The Panthers (6-0) won seven events to top the visiting Witches and sew up their third straight Northeastern Conference Large championship. Keely Higgins was among the winners, taking the 600 in 1:47.5 and Lexi Sutyak won the 2-mile in 12:42.8. Freshman Gracie Sparkman had a highlight second place in the shot, throwing 29-feet-9-inches, and Nora Monahan ran a 5:34.5 in the mile.
Peabody 64, Revere 22: Double-winner Rachel Barrett won the high jump and the hurdles to help the Tanners move to 6-1 on the season. Katie Gallo (33-2) won the shot put, Cynthia Aroke won the 300, Carrea Dean won the 600, MacKenzie Picardy won the 1000, Annie Pollack and Lauren Barrett led a sweep of the 2-mile.
Peabody 69, Revere 17: The undefeated Tanners (6-0) wrapped up another Northeastern Conference title by winning all but one event. Marcus Viera won the shot with a toss of 44-4 and Christian Cedullo (hurdles), Zach Gross (dash), Frantz Bain (300), Erico Cordeiro (600), Mike Ricci (1000), Alex Marcus (mile) and Manny Viera (2-mile) also won events.
Beverly 49, Salem 37: Zach Bauer (2-mile, 11:12), Campbell Wood (mile, 4:59) and Brian McPherson (1000, 2:52) won the distance events to help the Panthers (5-1) pull away from the rival Witches (3-2). Jerry Canada (high jump), Riley Grondin (shot put), Aaron Palmer (hurdles) and Timmy Ryan (dash) won events for Salem.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endicott 67, Wentworth 44: The Gulls (13-4) jumped ahead by 17 in the first half and held on to hike their Commonwealth Coast Conference record to 8-2. Samantha Crough had 14 of her 16 points in the opening half to pace Endicott while Kayleen Whall totaled 11 points and Kelsey Cuddy chipped in with nine.