School Roundup: Revere’s Pepic scores 1,000th point

Revere's Valentina Pepic scored 23 points in Tuesday's win. (Item File Photo)

While the night belonged to Paris Wilkey in Lynn, in Revere, it was senior Valentina Pepic’s time to shine. Pepic needed nine points to reach 1,000 for her career, and she got the job done in the second quarter against Everett in a 62-48 win. Pepic and Wilkey, who also hit the 1,000-point mark Tuesday night, are AAU teammates.

Pepic will look to add to her career total as Revere takes on Marblehead on Friday.


Saugus 51, Peabody 35

Alessia Salzillo had 17 points to lead the Sachems to their fourth win of the season on their home court on Tuesday night. Rachel Nazzarro was right behind with nine points, while Alana Aldred added five points in the win. Kylie Ronan had a big game both defensively and on the glass.

Saugus (4-2) has another Northeastern Conference matchup on Friday when they take on Gloucester.

The Tanners (1-4) were led in scoring by Kristina Rossignol, who had 10 points. Jordan Muse had seven points, while Catherine Manning had 21 rebounds and Serena Laro had 12 rebounds. Peabody will play against Lynn Classical on Friday.

Amesbury 48, Lynnfield 45

Lynnfield gave defending Division 3 North champion Amesbury all it could handle, but the Indians scored the final three points of the game to stave off the Pioneers. Lynnfield trailed 12-4 after one, then closed to within five at the half, 21-16. The Pioneers exploded for 21 points in the third quarter to take a 37-36 lead. Melissa Morelli had a monster game with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Mackenzie O’Neill and Grace Klonsky had seven points each.

Lynn English 33, Marblehead 21

The Magicians got seven points each from Madeline Bowden and Darcy O’Sullivan, while Emily Clough had six points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

Marblehead will play Revere on Friday.

English’s (3-3) Ely Guity scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Sheyla Manon scored 14 points with four rebounds and three steals.

Danvers 54, Somerville 35

The Montanari sisters led the way for Danvers on Tuesday, with Maddie scoring 10 points and Lili scoring nine points.

The Falcons (5-1) host Winthrop on Friday.

Notre Dame Academy 66, Lynn Tech 29

Despite the tough loss, the Tigers got a solid performance from Arianna Anaya, who scored 13 points. Abby Aceto and Avi Fanini played well defensively.

Tech (2-6) hosts Shawsheen on Friday.

Swampscott 39, Gloucester 28

The Big Blue won their third straight game on Tuesday. Emme Laundry led the way with nine points and seven rebounds, while Nikki Rosa had seven points and nine rebounds and Grace DiGrande had seven points. Ella Sprague grabbed 11 rebounds.

Cathedral 76, St. Mary’s 59

The Spartans lost a 14-point lead at home on Tuesday night to fall to Cathedral. Olivia Nazaire led the way for St. Mary’s with 15 points, while Pamela Gonzalez contributed 14 points. Nazaire needs 20 points to crack the 1,000-point mark, and the Spartans host Cardinal Spellman this evening (5).

Archbishop Williams 48, Bishop Fenwick 24

Sammi Gallant led the way in the loss for the Crusaders, dropping nine points with seven rebounds and three assists. Liz Gonzalez had seven points, eight rebounds and three steals.

Fenwick (5-4) hosts Arlington Catholic on Friday.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter 53, Salem Academy Charter 23

Salem Academy got most of its scoring from two players, with Erika Zenga recording 13 points and Elise Cote adding eight points. The Navigators will take on Pioneer Charter School on Thursday.


Bishop Fenwick 67, Archbishop Williams 58

Behind 20 points from Nick Pignone, the Crusaders rolled to a solid win over CCL rival Archbishop Williams. Jack Keenan hit four three-pointers to finish his night with 12 points, while Christian Loescher recorded a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds.

“We struggled a bit early on, but we were able to hang on and get a win against a tough team,” said Fenwick coach Kevin Moran. “We’ve got another tough one coming up next, so hopefully we can take this win and get some momentum going forward.”

Fenwick (3-5) will play another tough CCL opponent in Arlington Catholic on Friday.

Classical 60, Beverly 57

In a tight game from start to finish, the Rams grab a win on the road to remain undefeated this season at 6-0. 

Malik Anderson scored 19 points while Jaylen Johnson added 16 and Dyrrell Rucker finished with 15. The Rams visit Salem tonight.

Catholic Memorial 80, St. John’s Prep 76

The Prep got 25 points from Tommy O’Neill, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Eagles over Catholic Memorial on the road. Matt Relihan added 11 points in the loss.

St. John’s will play Xaverian on Friday.

Salem Academy Charter 47, Prospect Hill Academy Charter 46 (OT)

Joe Daoud hit the game-winning basket with just under 10 seconds remaining to give the Navigators a thrilling win on the road on Tuesday. Daoud finished the game with seven points, while Qasin El-Akshar had a huge game on the boards with 22 rebounds.

Salem Academy (5-3) will play on the road against Pioneer Charter on Thursday.

Peabody 61, Saugus 43

Peabody got a great performance from Chris Canela, who had 20 points, five rebounds and three assists in the win. Jake Gustin added 11 points and four rebounds, while Marcus Barker contributed eight assists.

The Tanners (4-3) will play Lynn Classical on Friday.

Christian Correia scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sachems. Saugus (1-4) hosts Gloucester on Friday.

Salem 60, Winthrop 52

Ethan Espinal and Isaiah Williamson led the way for the Witches with 19 points and six rebounds apiece. Nate Lebron added 13 points for the winners. Salem (3-2) hosts Classical tonight.


Danvers 101, Swampscott 67

With the help of three double-winners, the Falcons improved to 4-1. Tyler Keyes won both the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.73) and the 200 freestyle (2:15.71), Raphael Hicaro won the 100 freestyle (56.19) and the 200 IM (2:18.39) and Jared Casey won the 50 freestyle (25.31) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.60). Danvers also got a win from Alex Douyotas in diving with a score of 180.3.

Medford 89, Lynn English 77

It was a close matchup, but the Bulldogs couldn’t grab enough events to earn the win. English did get first-place finishes from Mary Lawlor in the 100 backstroke, Hannah Trahant in diving and Caroline Zuffante in the 500 freestyle, as well as a first-place finish for the 400 freestyle relay team of Lawlor, Zuffante, Trahant and Peter Phelan. There were also a number of second-place finishes for the Bulldogs, including Zuffante in the 200 freestyle, Phelan in the 200 IM and Devin Curley in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay team of Lawlor, Curley, Phelan and Zuffante also placed second.

English (3-2) will swim against Gloucester on Thursday.

Marblehead 99, Peabody 85

The Magicians had two double-winners to help propel Marblehead past Peabody. Brian Coleman won both the 100 backstroke (1:02.00) and the 200 individual medley (2:12.44) and Amanda Wager won both the 100 breaststroke (1:11.62) and the 500 freestyle (5:27.72). Other winners for Marblehead were Lucas Perez in the 100 butterfly (1:03.92), Theo Chemel in the 200 freestyle (2:05.31) and Cara Grazado in diving (189.50). The 200 medley relay team of Wager, Mae Caldwell, Meagan Hathaway and Caterina Coralli also finished first with a time of 1:50.08.

Marblehead (4-0) will swim against Beverly on Thursday.

For Peabody, the 200 medley relay team (Kirsten Currie,  Michaelena Teague, William Connolly, and Anthony Minichillo) took first place, while the 400 free relay team of Currie, Lauren MacPhail, Cana Teague and Stephanie McLean also won.

Connolly won the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Avery Langone finished third in diving. And second-place finishers Currie (200 individual medley with a state-qualifying time of 2:23.03 and 100 butterfly), Minichillo (50 free) and Michaelena Teague (100 breaststroke).

“I’m so proud of all of these athletes. They work very hard at practice and tonight was just amazing to watch.” said Peabody coach Maureen Shea.

Malden 94, Lynn Classical 78

The lone winner on the night for Classical was Sarah Sirois, who took first place in diving. There were a number of second-place finishers as well, including Ciara Collins in diving, Carly Mendonca in the 100 and 200 freestyle and Jacob Lang in the 50 and 500 freestyle.

The Rams (0-4) will swim against Peabody on Thursday.

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