MIAA Roundup: Winthrop boys outlast Snowden

Mark Jenkins scored a team-high 17 points off the bench as the Winthrop boys basketball team edged Snowden, 56-54, to advance in a Division 4 North first-round game on Tuesday at Winthrop.No. 5 Winthrop (13-8) trailed 28-26 at halftime before taking the lead in the third quarter. In addition to Jenkins’ heroics against No. 12 Snowden, Jonathan Murdock returned from a sprained ankle injury to play in the second half, and submitted nine points and 11 rebounds.This was the Vikings’ first win in five games. Next up is No. 11 New Mission on Friday (7 p.m.) at Winthrop.St. John’s 59, Malden Cath. 57At Danvers, the Lancers had a chance to win this one with four seconds remaining, but the 3-point attempt fell short giving the Eagles the win in Division 1 North first-round play. Ryan O’Connell had 24 points for St. John’s and Brendon Felder of Lynn checked in with seven. St. John’s led 31-30 at the half and expanded the lead to four or five points before the Lancers started to chip away down the stretch.The Eagles will play Thursday at Everett (7).Winchester 72, Beverly 64At Beverly, Matt Tobin scored 28 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, but the Panthers fell behind early and couldn’t find their way back. Winchester led 42-28 at the half, but Beverly rallied to close the gap to four. Nate Knudsen had 10 points, Matt McQuaid, eight points, and Mike Clayton, seven points. Beverly finshed the season 12-9. This was a Division 1 North first-round game.GIRLS HOCKEYM’head 4, Franklin 3At Franklin, the Magicians proved that seeding isn’t everything by upsetting No. 4 Franklin. Marblehead is the No. 13 seed.Franklin took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, but Tori Snow scored her first of two goals to tie things up. She made it 2-1 early in the second period and teammate Kelsey Maguire put the Magicians up 3-1, but Franklin trimmed the deficit to one late in the second period.Meg McDonald scored what would be the game-winner on a shorthanded goal with 8:37 left in the game. Courtney Colantuno, who had the assist, started the play when she blocked a shot in her own end and McDonald scooped up the loose puck.Moe Bradley was in net for the win. Marblehead will play the winner of tonight’s Medford/Canton game at a time and date to be determined.

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