Derek Marino scored 27 points to lead the Magicians in the win.
By MIKE ALONGI
The Marblehead boys basketball team continues to impress this season, taking down a strong Peabody team, 75-56, at home on Tuesday night. Derek Marino had an impressive night with 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals, Patrick Bugler had 16 points and seven assists and Bo Millett had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Marblehead coach Mike Giardi was pleased with the way his team, rebounded in this one, especially since they were shorthanded coming in.
“We have a couple guys who are sick and a couple more who are banged up right now, so we really needed Derek and Bo to step up at the forward spot,” Giardi said. “They did that and then some tonight.”
Giardi is also happy with where the Magicians (11-2) are this year, but knows there’s still a long way to go.
“We have quite a stretch coming up here against mostly NEC opponents, so we’re in for a big test,” he said. “It starts on Friday with Salem, so we need to be ready.”
Marblehead will host the Witches on Friday night.
For the Tanners (9-3), Jake Irvine and Moise Irizarry each scored 16 points in the loss.
“I thought for the most part we played well and competed hard, but in the end it came down to making shots, and we struggled offensively tonight,” said Peabody coach Thad Broughton.
Peabody will try to rebound with a road game against Lynn English on Friday.
Beverly 66, Saugus 54
Luigi Derrane took over the game for the Panthers, finishing with an impressive 32 points, six rebounds and five steals. Hugh Calice had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Kevin Morency played the distributor role with seven assists.
Devon Lee had 14 points and five blocks for Saugus (4-10), while Matt Waggett added 11 points in the loss. The Sachems will try to rebound on Thursday when they host Swampscott.
Whittier Tech 58, Lynn Tech 48
The Tigers got 14 points from Rob Wallace, while Belmin Berillo had 11 points and Aquemini Gaston had nine points on three three-pointers. Despite the 10-point loss, Tech coach Stevie Patrick is happy with the way his team is coming along.
“You know, missed layups and missed free throws won’t win you games, but we are improving,” Patrick said. “Our 10-point deficits don’t turn into big losses anymore because our guys are learning how to fight back in games.”
The Tigers will host Northeast Tech on Tuesday.
Winthrop 84, Lynn English 74
Ivenson Lopes dropped 35 points in the loss, while Javonte Edwards put up a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. English (5-6) will take on St. John’s this evening.
Danvers 55, Swampscott 40
At Swampscott, the Big Blue got 10 points each from A.J. Venuti and Nate Howard, but are still looking for their first win.
The Falcons took a 29-14 lead at the half, but the Blue played perhaps their best quarter of the season in the third, whittling the lead down to six. However, Danvers, with the help of it free throws, got the lead back up to 15 by the end of the game.
Jake Goldman scored six points, handed out four assists, and had one steal for the Big Blue.
Peabody 57, Marblehead 33
The Tanners were led in scoring by Alyssa Alperen, who had 12 points. Katie Wallace had an impressive all-around game, according to Peabody coach Stan McKeen.
“Katie was great out there tonight, she made a bunch of plays,” McKeen said. “She really got it done on both ends of the floor.”
Wallace had 10 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals on the night.
Peabody (6-4, 6-3 NEC) will try to continue its winning ways on Friday night with a home game against NEC opponent Lynn English.
Lynn Tech 44, Presentation of Mary 35
The Tigers (7-6) moved above .500 with a road win on Tuesday night, led by Jamila Constantine’s 15 points. Alondra Sanchez added eight points, Ariana Anaya had seven points and Annmaire Teixeira and Jailene Rivera each scored six points.
Fenwick 47, Acton-Boxborough 44
Senior captain Sam Mancinelli led the way for the Crusaders (8-4), finishing with 15 points and five assists. Junior Jennie Meagher had a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, while sophomore Olivia DiPietro had six points and seven rebounds.
Fenwick will look for its next win on Friday night when they host Catholic Central League opponent Cathedral.
Swampscott 52, Danvers 42
The Big Blue improved to 5-7 on the year behind 12 points from Jaymie Caponigro. Olivia Matella scored 11 points, Katie Watts added 10 points and Nikka Rosa made a big impact on the defensive end of the floor for Swampscott.
The Big Blue will host Saugus tomorrow evening.
Saugus 28, Beverly 23
The Sachems defense was the story in this low-scoring affair, with Rachel Nazzaro, Alessia Salzillo and Kiley Ronan all played great games on the defensive end. Olivia Valente was the leading scorer for Saugus with 11 points.
Saugus will travel to Swampscott for a game against the Big Blue tomorrow evening.
English 48, Winthrop 28
Dorothy Ezemba scored 13 points and added 16 rebounds to power the Bulldogs (4-7) to the win. Julianna Perry added 12 points while Shelya Manon scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Marblehead 102, Gloucester 76
The Marblehead swim team clinched an undefeated regular season and a Northeastern Conference title with a solid win over Gloucester in their final meet of the year on Tuesday. Tom Rockett and Meghan Hathaway were both double-winners on the night, with Rockett taking the 50-yard freestyle (25.99) and the 100 freestyle (58.05) and Hathaway taking the 100 butterfly (1:03.26) and the 200 individual medley (2:15.46). Amanda Wager won the 200 freestyle (2:07.62), Ellie Ronan won the 500 freestyle (5:38.83) and Ryann Driscoll won the diving (233.70 points). The 200 medley relay team of Rockett, Cooper Caldwell, Charles Alexander and Lucas Perez also won with a time of 2:03.55.
The Magicians will now have the week off to prepare for the NEC conference meet next week.
Peabody 91, Revere 74
Top finishers in individual events for the Tanners (5-3) included Conor McCarthy (200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle, for which he achieved an MIAA North Sectional Championship qualifying time), William Connolly (50-yard freestyle), Millie Teague (500-yard freetyle and 100-yard breaststroke), and her sister Cana Teague (100-yard backstroke). First place relay finishes for the Tanners include the 200-yard medley relay team of Cana Teague, Conor McCarthy, William Connolly, and Kirsten Currie, and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Conor McCarthy, William Connolly, Cailin Currie, and Kirsten Currie.
“The results speak for themselves,” Tanners coach Maureen Shea said. “Like many teams, we’ve been battling cold and flu season and it has been difficult to keep our program at the pace where it should be at as we begin to look towards championships. But these are great athletes and again, they stepped up and delivered results.”
The Tanners complete the regular season with their home “Senior Meet” against Danvers on Jan. 26, at the Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody.
Triton 54, Lynnfield 32
Winners on the day for the Pioneers were William Fraulini in the high jump (5-6), Nicholas Kinnon in the 300 (42.14) and Ryan Iapicca in the one-mile (5:09.13).
Triton 57, Lynnfield 29
The Lynnfield girls got wins from Brie Giamarco in the 40-yard hurdles (7.28) and Kate Mitchell in the one-mile (5:48.0).
Beverly 8, Marblehead 1
At Endicott College, Magician goalie Sarah Ryan faced 31 shots to 17 for Maddy Jalbert of Beverly. Isabell Amigo, with assists from Faithe Shatford and Cate Delaney, scored Marblehead’s lone goal.