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).