Derek Marino (right) logged a double-double at 24 points and 10 rebounds in the win. (Katie Morrison)
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Big second quarter from Marino propels Magicians

MARBLEHEAD -- With the help of a 16-point first half from Derek Marino, the Marblehead boys basketball team grabbed an early lead and never lost it as the Magicians took down Winthrop, 72-49, at Marblehead High on Tuesday night. Marblehead relied heavily on its defensive gameplan to get the win, and the Magicians were able to contain Winthrop's two best players, Devin Pulsifer and Tayjuan McKenzie.

"We came in with a gameplan, and we've been doing that for the past couple of weeks and really striving to stick to that," said Marblehead coach Mike Giardi. "Today, we were going to make McKenzie and Pulsifer work hard for every basket, try to get the ball into the hands of other guys and then really harass those guys defensively."

Marblehead was led by Marino, who had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Sean McCarthy added 17 points in the win, while Dan Doherty contributed 10 points. Dewey Millett had nine points and four rebound…

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