School Roundup: Delgado leads Rams to victory

Classica's Irianis Delgado scored 19 points in the win. (Item Photo by Katie Morrison)

The Classical girls basketball team continues to roll through the Northeastern Conference, as the Rams took down Malden, 53-18, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Rams improved to 14-1 on the season.

Irianis Delgado led the winning effort with 19 points, 17 of which were scored in the first half. Classical featured eight different scorers.

“Everybody works hard at practice,” Rams coach Tom Sawyer said. “It’s good that they make the most of the opportunities when they get into the games, whether its on offense or defense. It’s gratifying for us as a coaching staff.”
Classical visits Medford on Friday night (7).

Greater Lowell 55, Tech 29
Arianna Anaya led the Tigers with 19 points.

“Ariana’s really stepped up as our offensive leader,” Tech coach Kaitlyn Wechsler said. “She was a 3-point threat last season. This season, she’s done it all for us. We needed scoring this year and she’s taken that role.”

Michayla Lawrence added seven points and Shyla Jackson continues to show improvements in running Tech’s offense.

“Shyla’s starting to get more confident with the ball,” Wechsler said.

Tech fell to 4-10 and hosts Whittier Thursday afternoon (4) in a makeup game.  

Peabody 57, Salem 27
Catherine Manning led Peabody with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Serena Laro added seven points and nine rebounds and Kristina Rossignoll scored 10 points and swiped five steals.

Peabody coach Stan McKeen applauded Alyssa Saraceni and Jordan Muse for solid performances in running the Tanner’s offense.

The Tanners (4-7) visit Marblehead Friday (7).

“I’m hoping we continue the good play,” McKeen said. “We scored points today and we played good defense. Our defense was the key tonight. We jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it. The young kids are improving. It’s been a long haul with the younger kids but they’re are improving every day.”

Everett 53, Swampscott 38
Despite the loss, the Big Blue received an outstanding performance from junior Nikki Rosa who scored 26 points. Swampscott hosts Winthrop Friday (7) as the Big Blue aim to get back on the win column.  

Winthrop 41, Marblehead 31
Emily Clough led the Magicians with eight points and 14 rebounds. Madi Ernst added seven points and Leila Walton scored five. Marblehead hosts Peabody Friday (7) as the Magicians aim to get back on the win column.

Danvers 59, Gloucester 43
Sarah Unczur led Danvers with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Abby Skinner added 15 points. The Falcons (10-2) earned a bid in the state tournament with the victory.

“It’s good to get that out of the way,” Falcons coach Pat Veilleux said. “We felt a little pressure before the game. Gloucester was a scrappy team and they didn’t make it easy on us.”

Danvers visits English Friday.

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