Marblehead’s Matt Millett had missed six straight shots before the final possession at Gloucester’s Benjamin A. Smith Fieldhouse last night. But he drained the shot matter most, an off-balance runner with .6 seconds to play that lifted the Magicians to a 46-45 win.
”I didn’t care how much we were up by, I knew it was coming down to the final possession because it’s always a tough game in Gloucester,” Magicians coach Wayne Hanscom said. “Matt’s a lefty so he drove to his left and put the shot up, we were fortunate that he hit it. Gloucester had a nice comeback but we outlasted them.”
The Magicians (4-2) led throughout the game propelled by Millett’s 15 points. Will Millett chipped in seven points and Spencer Craig also scored seven with Cian Saunders adding eight.
North Reading 57, Hamilton-Wenham 44: James Foye scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough to lift the Generals by the unbeaten Hornets. Nikos Lara and Shawn Kotch each had five points and eight rebounds for Hamilton (1-5) and Henry Eager chipped in eight points.
Notre Dame Academy 69, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 44: Jordan Mendez and Trace Schaejbe each scored 11 points, but the Bulldogs (0-7) were hampered by 29 turnovers and lost on the road in Lawrence.
Lynn English 65, Peabody 47: The Tanners trailed by five at halftime but stumbled in the third quarter as English got untracked offensively. Yardley Tavares led Peabody (1-5) with 11 points and Jared McCarron scored eight.
Beverly 59, Revere 43: Cam Rogers scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as Beverly moved to 5-1. Rogers added 11 rebounds, and Jon Berchoff scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jonangel Franco added 10 points and a solid floor game for the Panthers.
Danvers 88, Winthrop 51: The Falcons improved to 5-0 behind 20 points and 10 rebounds from Danny Connors and 14 points and 15 rebounds from Nick Bates.
Ipswich 58, Manchester Essex 44: Masey Zegarowski finished with 17 points, six assists, six steals and eight rebounds as the Tigers move to 6-0 overall. Senior captain Julia Davis recorded her sixth consecutive double-double with 12 rebounds and 12 points, while sophomore Caroline Soucy added 16 points. Brigid O’Flynn (two points) contributed with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Masconomet 74, Triton 25: The Chieftains (5-2) bounced back from the loss to Ipswich with great ball movement, getting 18 assists on their 30 baskets. Meghan Collins led a balanced attack with 10 points, Nicole Femino scored nine and Hannah Kiernan scored eight and all 13 Masco players scored at least one basket.
Lynn Englsih 61, Peabody 36: The Tanners (4-1) were handed their first loss of the season as leading scorer Carolyn Scacchi was held to three points. Amanda Matthews and Courtney Bua led Peabody with eight points each.
Beverly 51, Revere 38: Freshman Melissa Lubas and senior Andrea Zelano each had 15 points as the Panthers won their first game of the season to move to 1-6. Junior MaryCate Flaherty added six points and 10 rebounds, while Bridget Keaton finished with six points and six rebounds.
Winthrop 51, Danvers 46: Freshman guard Hannah Llewellyn finished with 12 points for the Falcons (3-3), her highest scoring game of the season. Senior captain Kasey Sherry led all scorers with 21 points, including four three-pointers. Danvers started off slow and despite a strong second half, couldn’t overcome the deficit.
Lynn Classical 37, Salem 36: The Witches lost a close one on the road, as they were down by as many as 11 late in the second half. Rachael Zipper held things down offensively for Salem, with 13 points, while Jaclyn Panneton and Taylor Scott each contributed with eight points.
Notre Dame Academy 53, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 17: The Bulldogs fell on the road in Tyngsboro. Sophomore Katlyn Gurin scored six points for North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie.
Gloucester 46, Marblehead 38: The Magicians (2-3) had an off-shooting night and couldn’t overcome scoring just one point in the first quarter. McKenna Barrett had seven points and ten rebounds for Marblehead while Mia Bongiorno was her team’s high-scorer with 11 points.
Bishop Fenwick 124.2, Cambridge 117.4: The Crusaders won their opening meet of the season as freshman Erin Horgan captured the all-around with a 33.3. Horgan was first on all four events, vault (8.35), bars (8.4), beam (8.3) and floor (8.25). Senior Kristen Kilcommons finished second in the all-around 30.5 and Marissa Moschella took second on beam (7.9).
Beverly 140.05, Winthrop 130.7: Sophomore Heathers Gomes took the all-around with a 37.15 as the Panthers won their first meet of the season. Gomes was first on vault (9.35), bars (9.3), floor (9.4) and was second on beam with a 9.1. Adrianna Beatrice (35.95) finished second in the all-around, while senior captain Loralee Smith was third on bars with an 8.9. Sophomores Hannah Rennie and Kate Jackimowicz also contributed to the overall team score.