Beverly 80, Malden 71 (OT): After Malden drained a half-court buzzer beater to send the game into overtime, the Panthers showed a lot of poise and rallied to improve to 8-6. Nick Cross scored eight of his 34 points in the extra period including a 4-for-4 performance at the charity stripe and a few big rebounds. Jon Berchoff added 26 points in the win.
Hamilton-Wenham 57, Lynnfield 44: Jimmy Campbell scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and held Lynnfield’s Adam Buchanan to just three points in the second half as H-W (11-2) was able to extend its three-point, halftime lead. Henry Eagar (seven rebounds) led the Generals in points with 19.
Manchester Essex 61, Masconomet 58: Jake Rudolph continues to pump in the points for Masco (6-6), tallying a game-high 29 points last night.
Saugus 66, Ipswich 40: Jake Long (seven points), Robbie Glavin (eight points) and Chris Remy (seven points) were the Tigers’ (1-13) top scorers.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 48, Lynn Tech 25: The Hawks evened their overall record at 6-6 while improving to 3-1 in CAC Small play. Kaera Wyse led the way with 14 points for North Shore and Erin Creane scored 11.
Beaver 63, Pingree 42: Hanna Stasiuk scored a team-high 12 points but the Highlanders (8-6 overall) suffered their first Eastern Independent League loss to fall to 8-1 in league play. Kasey Provost and Haley Sabino contributed 10 points each for Pingree.
Masconomet 57, Manchester Essex 48: Guards Nicole Femino (19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and six steals), Hannah Kiernan (18 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals) and Meghan Collins (14 points, five boards, five assists) played very well as the Chieftains (13-0) pulled away from the Hornets on the road. Lexie Nason collected nine rebounds for undefeated Masco.
H-W 51, Lynnfield 39: Haley Willis (12 points and 11 steals) had a big night for the Generals (10-3) who qualified for the state tournament with a statement win on the road against a strong Pioneers (11-3) team. Sue Rose chipped in eight points and assists, Katherine Ecker grabbed 13 rebounds to go with her eight points and Sam Charette (11 rebounds) led the team in scoring with 14 points.
Ipswich 58, Saugus 38: The Tigers (5-7) snapped a five-game skid thanks to a monster 22-point effort from Jenna Gagnon, who drove to the basket with great success as well as a 14-point performance from Nikki Pignone who made her first start of the season.
BISHOP FENWICK 6, ST. BERNARDS 2: Freshman Greg McGunigle scored his first two varsity goals, including one just nine seconds into the game, as Fewnick (2-11) rolled to its first home win of the season. Sophomore Matt Townsend also had his first two tallies of the season while captains Nick Finan and Brian Corcoran also lit the lamp for the winners. Rob Murphy had a pair of assists while Bobby Lombardi stopped 14 shots in the win.
Salem 5, Swampscott 3: Danny Heck had a pair of goals and the Witches scored four unanswered goals to improve to 5-5-2. Brett Harring stopped 28 shots in the win while Derek Zwiercan, Eli Spector and Jake Quarles also had goals. Eamon Williamson, Sam Petri, Cam Toomey, Matt Jalbert and Killian Fitzpatrick all had assists in the win.
For Swampscott (3-11-1), Ryan Donnelly had a goal and an assist while Griffin Hunt and Mike Johnson also scored. Freshman Zach Turner saw his first varsity action in goal in the third period, stopping all the shots he faced.
MASCONOMET 4, NEWBURYPORT 1: Senior Mitch Nekoroski stood on his head, making 33 saves to propel the Chieftains (7-3-2) to a season sweep of the Clippers. Joe Griffin, Nick Aleckna (the game-winner), Jake Giacchino and Jeff Panella had the goals for Masconomet, which scored twice in both the first and third periods.
Peabody 2, Danvers 2: Goals by Andrew Bisconti and Chris Gillen helped the Tanners take a 2-1 lead, but Danvers captain Kevin Hodgkins scored a power play goal with 8:14 to play settle the score. Robert Tibbetts’ first period goal gave the Falcons (6-9-1) an early lead while Alex Taylor made 28 saves and Alec Littlefield and Ryan Cassidy earned assists.Mike Vadala, Giuseppe Zarro, Bobby Caproni and Nick Merryman had assists for the Tanners (4-9-2). Stephen Ferrante stopped 16 of 18 and freshman Aaron McDonnell stopped all six shots her saw at the end of the third.
CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 3, ST. JOHN’S PREP 2: Captains Jimmy Currier and Mark Etherington staked the visiting Eagles (5-7-1) to a one-goal lead in the second period, but the Knights tied it up with one second to go before intermission and won it in the third period. Senior Brian Conry played well in making 14 saves for St. John’s Prep.
Winthrop 1, Beverly 0: The Vikings scored midway through the first period and Beverly (10-2-1) couldn’t find the back of the net the rest of the way. Goalie Madison Jalbert made 18 saves in the setback.
Masconomet 56, Manchester 30: The Chieftains rolled to 9-1 on the season as Tristan Cluster won the high hurdles, Regan Charie won the dash, Jackson Jennings won the 300, Dan Raphael won the 600, Harry Kent won the 1000, Dan Cosgrove won the mile, David Drigo won the shot put and Nolan Rice took the high jump.
ipswich wins cal crown: Sean Whooley, Charlie Gillis, Neal Coleman and Nate Glaster won the 4x400 relay to put Ipswich (7-2) over North Reading, 44-42, to earn a share of the Cape Ann League title. Tim Lee won the shot put, Ryan White won the high jump, Ryan Bahar won the hurdles, Alex Jean-Charles won the dash and Glaster took the 300 as Ipswich also beat Hamilton-Wenham 61-25.
NST/EA Takes Third: The Hawks (2-1) were third in the CAC meet with 51.5 points just two one and a half points shy of second place Lynn Tech and well behind first place Greater Lawrence which won with 122.5. Phil Simonton won the two mile (11:14.3), Mike Tilton was second in the mile (5:34.8), Anthony Sabbio claimed third in the shot put (37-2.5), Doug Wilson was second in the hurdles (8.4), Demir Taruz took third in the 300 (43.1) and Brendan Hurley captured fourth in the 300 (43.2).
Ipswich Wins CAL title: The 4x400 relay of Jill Calvani, Michaela Hedderman, Chloe Lindahl and Devin Smith won to boost the Tigers (9-0) over Hamilton-Wenham 46-40 and to the CAL crown. Ipswich also beat North Reading 53-33 in a tri-meet with Nora McMorrow winning the dash, Hedderman winning the 300 and Calvani winning the 600.
NST/EA WINS CAC: The Hawks (4-1) won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference meet with a score of 109 beating Greater Lawrence (74), Chelsea (54) and Lynn Tech (14). Hannah Marshall was first in the high jump and second in the 600, freshman Sophia Rugo was third in the hurdles and seniors Victoria Francis, Allison Coleman and Samantha Holt finished third, fifth and sixth respectively in the shot put.
iPSWICH 83, tRITON 76: The Tigers grabbed their second win of the year with divers Tessa Amoroso (228.67), Amelia Young (184) and Michael Savoie (128.7) going 1-2-3 in diving. Winning racers were Josh Colemeta (50 free, 100 free), Kyle Ivanov (100 fly), Joey Spinale (100 back) and Austin Rubino (100 breast). Lizzy Gray took the 100-IM, Brendan Gookin won the 100 free, Olivia Kubaska won the 50 back and Nora Hughes was first in the 50 breast.
Salem Acedemy 91, Landmark 79: Jake McCaughey won the 100 breaststroke and swam well in the 200 IM 100 for Landmark which saw Liam Burbage, Cole Burbage, Emma Colcord and Zach Moyse win the 200 freestyle relay.
Danvers 52, Gloucester 18: The Falcons clinched the Northeastern Conference title in just their third season as a varsity program. Captain Chris Davis scored a quick pin at 120-pounds to jump-start Danvers while freshman Ben Patt won at 106-points and 126-pound freshman Joe Soucy earned a first-period pin.
Masconomet 54, Saugus 18: Masco (21-8) had pins from Johnny Walker (113), Ty Cameron (120), Chase Jeffreys (126), Jacob Itz (132), Alex Popielski (138), Dan Gregorio (145), Andrew McCourt (170), Steve Yanelloi (182) and Paul Arsenault (heavy).
ST. JOHN’S PREP 67, MALDEN CATHOLIC 12: The Eagles (31-3 overall) captured their 16th straight Catholic Conference title and won their 68th consecutive league match as a dozen wrestlers won their matches. They were Malcolm Mitchell (106 pounds), Michael Dik (120), Hunter Costa (126), John Grady (132), Jack Anderson (138), Jared Costa (145), Fred Colberg (152), Ben DiNatale (160), Solomon White (170), Jim Messeder (195), Ian Butterbrodt (220) and Jay Carnevale (285),.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Gordon 80, Endicott 75: The Scots (9-8) trailed by five at halftime and scored a big second half to upset the rival Gulls (13-5). Alex Carnes and Hans Meirsma each ahd 16 points for Gordon and Park Thomas added 15. Endicott was led by Lachlan Magee, who had a game-high 22 points, and John Henault, who drained five treys for 15 points.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endicott 64, Gordon 43: The Gulls (14-4) used their depth to wear down the rival Scots (5-13) with Samantha Crough’s 16-points leading the way to victory. Endicott used 15 players with none of them playing more than 25 minutes while Gordon had four players play 37 minutes or more led by Brooke Kratche, who also scored 16. Endicott led by 12 at halftime and saw Kelsey Cuddy chip in 10 points.