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January 3, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Peabody girls hockey topples Brookline


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS HOCKEY

Peabody 8, Brookline 3: Hat tricks by Sophia Post and Laura Miele powered the Tanners (2-6) to their second win of the season. Peabody led 5-0 after two and also got scoring from Hannah Travers (goal, two assists) and Courtney Smith (goal, assist).

Jillian McCormick played the first period in net and didn’t allow a goal and senior Joanna Ambeliotis played the final two periods. Ciara DiSalvo had an excellent game on the win for Peabody, and Smith made a smooth transition to a defensive position.

Beverly 1, Winthrop 0: The Panthers (5-0) handed Winthrop its first loss of the season as Ami Thompson made 21 saves to earn her second shutout. Kristen McCarthy’s power play goal 3:55 into the first period stood up as Beverly’s defensive backcheck and faceoff work from centers Livvy Konaxis and Nicole Kamens helped keep Winthrop scoreless. Konaxis and defenseman Caitlin McBride earned assists on McCarthy’s goal.

Chelmsford 8, Marblehead 4: The Lady Headers (3-3) scored three straight goals to tie it 4-4 but the Lions netted the last four of the game to come away with the win. Junior captain Rachel McKay led Marblehead with a goal and two assists while Brittany Lydon had two goals, Brittany Smith added a goal and an assist and Emmarose Winder had one assist.

BOYS HOCKEY

Beverly 1, Winthrop 0: Nick Albano’s power play goal with just under eight minutes to play stood up as the Panthers improved to 6-0 on the season. Captains Matt Hamor and Connor Irving earned assists on the game’s only goal and sophomore goalie Tim Birarelli made 12 saves to earn the shutout.

St. John’s Prep 6, Framingham 1: Second line winger Tyler Bird had a pair of goals (one on the power play) while goaltender Anthony Selvitella of Topsfield stopped 15 shots for his first varsity win as the Eagles (4-1) scored five goals in the final 16 minutes to snap a 1-1 tie. The third and fourth lines each contributed a goal as Nick Bragole and Justin Longo, respectively, also scored, as did second line center Jack McCarthy and defenseman James Brightney. The Eagles host top ranked Malden Catholic on Saturday (noon) in Wilmington in their Catholic Conference opener.

Masconomet 5, Lynnfield 3: Brett Bergeron had a goal and three assists as the Chieftains (2-4-1) netted four third period tallies to rally for the win. Jeff Panella and Jared Brann both notched their first varsity goals, with Brann’s being the game-winner. Joe Griffin and captain Alec DiGiorgio also found the back of the net for Masconomet, with Mitch Nekorski (6 saves) earning his first varsity win between the pipes.

Marblehead 3, Lynn 0: The Headers (5-2) notched their second straight shutout with a road win at the Connery Rink.

SWIMMING

ST. JOHN’S PREP 87, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 75: Rory Cawley had a state qualifying time to win the 100 breaststroke (1:06.55) to power the Eagles to a Catholic Conference meet triumph at the Salem State pool. Jennings McCoy also had a state qualifying time while taking first place in the 100 freestyle (50.09) for St. John’s.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Northeast 67, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 61: Jordan Mendez went off for 26 points and Elijah Alfred added 17 points and 10 rebounds but NST/EA dropped to 0-6.

Marblehead 66, Bedford 59: Junior guard Matt Millet had 21 points and seven assists as the Magicians move to 3-2 overall. Sophomore Willie Millet added 14 points and six rebounds, while junior forward Jeremy Gillis finished with six points and seven rebounds off the bench.

St. John’s Prep 73, Lynn Classical 67: The Prep finished out a close overtime game on the road to win their seventh straight. Tyler Dooley recorded a game-high 20 points as the Eagles finished regulation tied 64-64. Drex Costello added 15 points, while Max Burt added 13 and added key free throws in overtime to ensure the win.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Swampscott 40, Gloucester 28: Senior captain Ara Talkov propelled Swampscott with 17 points to continue the four-game win streak. Anna Greene added seven as the Big Blue got by a quick, athletic Gloucester team.

Salem 47, Malden 29: Sophomore guard Arianna Gaffney got things going offensively for the Witches (3-2) as she recorded a team-high 17 points. Jaclyn Panneton dropped in 10 points and Rachael Zipper added nine for the home team.

BOYS TRACK

Danvers 46, Marblehead 40: Marblehead dropped to 0-3 but did have some first place finishes. AJ Ernst won the mile (5:00), Ian McIver topped the 600 (1:33.9), Josh Beloff captured the 300 (39.9) and the 4x400 relay team of McIverr, Ernst, John Howard and Conrad Rousseau (3:58.00) also took first. Danvers got wins from Joe Manson (shot), Drew Piazza (1000) and James Bailey (2-mile) in the meet victory.

Peabody 64, Lynn English 12: The unbeaten Tanners (3-0) took care of business with double-winner Justin Butler taking both the high jump and the hurdles. Also winning were Marcus Viera (shot), Chris Cenami (dash), sophomore Riley Dowd (1000, 2:34), Cody Picardy (mile) and Mikel Godo earned the first win of his high school career.

GIRLS TRACK

Peabody 71, Lynn English 10: The Tanners (1-2) won all but one event and swept six to cruise. Among the event winners were Pam Zabala (shot, 35-11), Sabrina D’Angelo (hurdles), Hayley Dowd (dash), Heather MacLean (300), Joanne Frangias (600), Catarina Rocha (1000), Sydney May (mile) and Shantel Silva (2-mile).

Marblehead 59, Danvers 27: Janaya Randall took the 2-mile to help the Magicians move to 2-1 on the season. Also winning events for the Magicians were Lily Cummings (high jump), Olivia Vener (hurdles), Carlyn McGrath (300), Kathleen Huber (600) and Anna Barrell (mile).

Danvers (2-1) got first place efforts from Catalina Dominick (1000), Xanthi Pantezelos (hurdles) and Meghan Kellard (shot).

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Colby 3, Salem State 2: The Vikings (5-4-1) netted a pair of third period goals but couldn’t overcome an 0-for-5 day on the power-play. Kyle Phelan recorded the first SSU goal on assists from Andrew Bucci and Eric Defelice while Cam Moniz scored the second goal on assists from Stephen McManus and Kristofer Faric. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Salem State 102, Endicott 79: The Vikings (8-4) and Tavone Wynder were red hot from behind the arc, with Wynder hitting eight trifectas and totaled 26 points in the home rout of the rival Gulls (6-3) in a North Shore Cup matchup. Nate Simpson had 16 and Bryan Ortiz and Andrew White each had 13 for Salem State, which had 58 points in the first half. Bennett Knowlton and John Henault led the Gulls with 15 each.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Drew 59, Gordon 52: Brooke Kratche poured in a game-high 23 points for Gordon (2-8) and Lauren Kranyak added 20 points but the Scots had only two other players score points in the loss.

Salem State 51, Endicott 47: Peabody natives Bridget Dullea (12 points, nine rebounds and six steals) and Ginny Fleming (nine points) helped Salem State (7-5) win its third straight game in a North Shore Cup battle. Endicott (6-3) dropped its second straight despite 12 points from Jennifer White and 11 points off the bench from Kayleen Whall.