School Roundup: English swimming defeats Somerville

The Lynn English swim team is going into the holiday break on a high note after topping Somerville 85-77 Thursday.

The meet was filled with sectional-qualifying times and personal records. Hannah Trahant finished first in the diving portion and qualified for the sectional tournament. Caroline Zuffante won the 500-meter freestyle (5 minutes, 50.7 seconds) and qualified for sectionals. Mary Lawlor finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:07.86) and qualified for sectionals.

The Bulldogs swept the 50 freestyle, with Cole Story (29.64), Dax Billingsley (29.65) and Shane Carino (29.84) all finishing within a second of each other. Other strong performances for English included the 200 medley team finishing second (Lawlor, Zuffante, Peter Phelan and Carino, 2:09.28), Zuffante in the 200 free (second, 2:13.32), Phelan in the 100 butterfly (second, 1:09.2), Trahant (second, 1:07.9) and Carino (third, 1:14.13) in the 100 free, Carlie Harris in the 100 backstroke (third, 1:22.59) and Phelan in the 100 breaststroke (second, 1:15.55).

Zuffante, Carino, Harris and Phelan finished second in the 400 free (4:28.18), while the team of

Story, Chris Haskell, Tyler Kebreau and Adamma Uzoma finished second in the 200 free and the team of Megan Wilkinson, Taylor Raymond, Ryan Curley and Abigail Geaney finished third.


Fenwick 89, Lowell Catholic 76

Fenwick placed first in all 11 events. Emily DelBene, Rowan Emerson, Catherine Christuk, and Sarah Long won the 200 medley relay. Christuk, Stephen Scola Jr., Hannah Kubat, and Sophia Lumino won the 200 freestyle relay. DelBene, Emerson, Lumino and Sarah Long won the 400 freestyle relay. Christuk won the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke, Emerson won the 500 free and 100 breaststroke, Lumino won the 200 free and 100 fly and DelBene won the  50 free and 100 free.


English 84, Winthrop 72

The Bulldogs improve to 3-0. Javaris Hill led English with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ademide Badmus logged a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and Louis Rivera Jr. added 13 points. English hosts Malden Catholic tonight.

BC High 50, St. Mary’s 40
Jalen Echevarria led the Spartans with 13 points and Stephen Fama added 12 points.
St. Mary’s clashes against Fenway tonight at Cathedral. The loss was an exclusion game, so the Spartans remain 2-0.
Beverly 72, Saugus 40

Christian Correia led the Sachems with 10 points, while Mike Mabee scored eight and Vinny Cirami added seven. The Sachems (0-3) aim for their first win on Jan. 3 against Fenwick.

“That gives me nine days of practice with these guys to get them ready,” Saugus coach Mark Bertrand said. “It’s a nice opportunity to get these kids focused. They’re ready, it’s a great group.”

Chelsea 71, Tech 64

Belmin Berilo led the way with 24 points, Rob Wallace added 21 points and Tre Baldwin scored 13 points. The Tigers (3-1) battle Classical next week in the Boverini Tournament.

Gloucester 68, Marblehead 61

Seamus Keaney scored 17 points for the Magicians while Derek Marino added 14 as the Fishermen dealt Marblehead (2-1) its first loss of the season. Marblehead will get back at it Wednesday against New Mission.

Malden 64, Peabody 61

Avian Hernandez led the Tanners with 21 points and four steals. Jake Irvine added 14 points and dished five assists, and Jake Gustin scored 10 points.

Peabody (1-1) visits Masconomet on Wednesday.

“Malden’s a fantastic team,” Peabody coach Thad Broughton said.  “We were able to make a nice comeback in the second half, we just came up short. I’m very proud of the way we played.”



Peabody 58, Malden 44

The Tanners (1-2) were led by 18 points and five blocks from Serena Laro. Jordan Muse scored 14 points with five rebounds and five blocks and Catherine Manning logged a double-double at 15 points and 15 rebounds.

“The three of them, together, contributed to putting us over the top tonight,” Peabody coach Stan McKeen said. “It was a good win, we needed that.”

“It’s fantastic, the girls are ecstatic because they didn’t want to go into the holiday break without a win,” McKeen added. “It was a good, complete win.”

English 49, Winthrop 35

English improves to 2-1. Ely Guity scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Stacy Abreu added a double-double at 12 points and 10 rebounds and Shayla Manon scored 11 points with seven rebounds and four steals.

Fenwick 59, Mystic Valley 35
Liz Gonzalez’s 22 points propelled the Crusaders. Jennie Meagher scored eight points with nine rebounds and five blocks, and Sammi Gallant scored nine points with seven rebounds. Fenwick (2-2) visits Masconomet on Wednesday.

Beverly 45, Saugus 31

Rachel Nazzaro scored seven points and Jillian Ricupero also played well. Saugus (2-2) hosts Triton tonight.

Danvers 60, Medford 34

The Falcons improved to 3-0 behind senior captain Sarah Unczur’s 19 points, five rebounds and four steals. Cheyenne Nessinger added eight points and six rebounds.

Marblehead 39, Gloucester 29
Emily Clough grabbed 17 rebounds for the Magicians with four points and two blocks. Darcy O’Sullivan scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds, and Simone Likterov and Maddi Ernst added six points each.


Josiah Quincy 57, Lynn 12

Christian Montilla won his second match of the season, by fall, and Jose Febles also won his match, also by fall. Lynn is back in action on Jan. 13.

“The new kids are learning quickly and the returners have shown a lot of improvement,” Lynn coach Tim King said.

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