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School Sports Roundup: Fenwick girls basketball cruises to CCL win

Fenwick's Sammi Gallant scored 16 points in Friday's win. (Item Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

The Bishop Fenwick girls basketball team was clicking on all cylinders Friday night, rolling to a 66-24 win over Catholic Central League foe Cardinal Spellman.

Senior captain Sammi Gallant led the way for the Crusaders with 16 points and seven assists, while sophomore Liz Gonzalez contributed 14 points. Annie Murphy and Olivia DiPietro each had eight rebounds in the win.

Fenwick (4-3) is right back in action Saturday afternoon (3) against Bishop Feehan.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Marblehead 42, Medford 37

Behind a double-double from Maddie Erskine (11 points, 10 rebounds), the Magicians earned their second victory of the season at home. Darcy O’Sullivan added 10 points and six rebounds, while Leila Walton had six points. Brigette Gable scored four points and hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to help seal the win.

The Magicians (2-4) play on the road against Revere Tuesday.

English 52, Gloucester 27

Kylia Reynoso led the Bulldogs (4-2) with 13 points, four rebounds and four steals. Julianna Perry scored eight points with five assists and two steals, and Alana Espinosa scored eight points with five rebounds.

Lynn Tech 49, Nashoba Tech 32

Alondra Sanchez scored 17 points and Arianna Anaya added 16 as the Tigers earned a win on the road. The Tigers (3-6) host Whittier Tech Tuesday.

Peabody 70, Everett 40

The Tanners ran out to a 26-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Oluchi Okananwa came close to a triple-double at 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals. Liz Zaiter scored nine points with nine rebounds.

“It was a real good win for us,” Peabody coach Stan McKeen said. “We got out to a fast start, which we haven’t early this season. I think playing Natick really helped us. We really took it to this team. It was a good team effort. Even the kids coming off the bench played very well.”

Peabody (5-1) hosts Saugus Tuesday (7).

Newburyport 59, Lynnfield 48

The Pioneers led 29-28 at the half, but went cold in the second half to fall to 3-3. Cate MacDonald scored a team-high 12 points, while Melissa Morelli scored 10. Tori Morelli and Caroline Waisnor scored nine points each. Riley Hallahan scored five points and Ava Buonfiglio scored three. Lynnfield is back in action next Friday at Amesbury (6:30).

BOYS BASKETBALL

English 104, Gloucester 66

The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 with the win at Gloucester. Top performers were Jarnel Guzman (21 points), Alonzo Linton (18 points, 12 rebounds), Mason Jean-Baptiste (14 points), Aaron Vizcaino (13 points) and Kanye Wavezwa (12 points). English visits Marblehead Wednesday (7).

Malden Catholic 72, St. John’s Prep 65

Despite a 22-point effort from Will Batchelder, the Eagles came up short on the road. Matthew Duchemin added nine points in the loss.

Revere 68, Saugus 53

Christian Correia scored a career-high 27 points for the Sachems in a loss. Joe Lusso also had a solid game with 14 points.

The Sachems (0-6) host Peabody Tuesday.

Everett 61, Peabody 48

The Tanners were led by Chris Perez, who netted 14 points. Joe O’Neill added 13 points, while Mike Tansey just missed a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds. Joangel Lugo also had eight points.

Peabody (4-3) plays on the road at Saugus Tuesday.

Medford 54, Marblehead 45

Devin Romain led the Magicians with 14 points, while Sean McCarthy contributed 13 points. Marblehead (2-4) travels to Winchester on Monday.

Greater Lowell 72, Tech 53

Qasim Abellard’s stellar double-double (17 points, 20 rebounds) wasn’t enough for the Tigers to grab the victory on the road. Buba Ceesay scored 15 points off the bench. Amari Gaston scored 11 points with five rebounds and four steals.

Malden 63, Swampscott 58

Jackson Byrne scored 27 points and hit six three-pointers for the Big Blue, but it wasn’t enough to earn the win. Max Pegnato added 13 points, while Andrew Augustin netted 10 points.

Swampscott (4-3) hosts Gloucester Tuesday.

Newburyport 65, Lynnfield 51

The upstart Pioneers (1-6) took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter against the top team in the Cape Ann League, but the Clippers (7-1) leveraged a huge size advantage off the boards to outscore the host team in the final frame. Jack Ford scored a game-high 24 points while Clayton Marengi was also in double figures with 10 points.
Lynnfield’s back in action next Tuesday against Amesbury (6:30).

Somerville 61, Winthrop 53

The Vikings (1-4) sliced an 11-point halftime deficit to four points with under a minute to play but fell just short. Top performers were Chrono Washington (15 points, six assists), Cam Conway (14 points, eight rebounds) and Bryan Rodriguez (10 points).

SWIMMING

Marblehead 93, Gloucester 82

At the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Thursday, Brian Coleman broke a Marblehead program record with in the 100 butterfly (52.73 seconds). The 400 freestyle relay team of Theo Chemel, Lucas Perez, Nate Pulido and Brian Coleman qualified for the state tournament (3:41.17).

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