The Peabody girls basketball team earned its tournament-qualifying 10th win Friday night with a hard-fought 49-45 win over English on the road at Paul Cavanagh Field House.
“It was really a hard-fought game, and English was probably the toughest team we’ve played all season to this point,” said Peabody coach Stan McKeen. “But we got a great effort from up and down the entire roster and we were able to make the big plays when we needed to to get the win.”
Liz Zaiter had a huge game for the Tanners, recording a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Kristina Rossignoll added 13 points and five assists, while Oluchi Okananwa had a solid all-around game with eight points, nine rebounds and five steals. Catherine Manning finished with six points and 13 rebounds, while Brooke Hodas and Colleen Crotty both played solid games.
For English, Kylia Reynoso scored 18 points with six rebounds. Mashayla Johnson scored 17 points with five rebounds.
The Bulldogs (6-4) host Swampscott next Tuesday (7).
Peabody (10-1) has a full week off before traveling to Somerville next Friday (7).
Classical 48, Revere 44
Skyler Crayton led the way for the Rams with 14 points, while Jazzmine Masse was right behind with 11 points. Amber Crayton and Jean Gupton-Morrison added 10 points each in the win.
Classical (7-4) takes on Saugus Tuesday.
Danvers 38, Saugus 26
The Sachems couldn’t battle back from an 18-point halftime deficit in the loss. Marissa Stockwell had nine points to lead the way, while Kylie Ronan added five points.
Saugus (5-6) travels to Classical Tuesday.
Swampscott 49, Medford 22
Swampscott had nine different scorers, led by senior Nikki Rosa’s 12 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
Marblehead 54, Somerville 38
At Somerville, Mady Lowy led the Magicians with 16 points. Bridgette Gable scored seven points with eight assists. Fehr Gillett scored seven points with five rebounds.
“I’m really happy,” Magicians coach Paul Moran said. “The kids are working hard. They’re buying into the system and I give them a lot of credit. We were down three kids with flu so this was really a great team effort.”
Pentucket 60, Lynnfield 31
Tori Morelli led the Pioneers with 15 points, while Cate MacDonald contributed seven points and Riley Hallahan scored five. Lynnfield’s next game is Monday (1:30) at home against Triton.
English 74, Peabody 50
Another win for the Bulldogs and another stellar performance from Jarnel Guzman, who scored 32 points. Alonzo Linton logged a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
English (9-1) travels to Cathedral Monday (3:20) to play St. John’s Prep.
Classical 70, Revere 53
Behind 16 points from Jaylen Johnson and 15 from Dyrrell Rucker, the Rams earned the win at home. Jeff Barbosa added 11 points.
Classical (7-3) travels to Saugus Tuesday.
St. John’s Prep 65, BC High 59
The Eagles (6-5) travel to Cathedral Monday (3:20) to play English.
Salem 69, Gloucester 42
Isaiah Williamson led the Witches with 19 points and eight rebounds. Divin Katended scored 12 points.
The Witches (9-2) host Marblehead Tuesday (7). Salem will clinch a state tournament berth with a win over the Magicians.
Danvers 70, Saugus 59
At Danvers, Christian Correia (19 points) and Joe Lusso (15) scored in double-figures for the Sachems.
Saugus (1-9) hosts Classical Tuesday (7).
Pentucket 67, Lynnfield 47
Jackson Cleary led the Pioneers with 12 points while Clayton Marengi scored 11. Junior Tony Hunt was also in double figures with 10 points. Lynnfield (4-7) is back in action Monday (1:30) at Triton.
Lynnfield 54, Peabody 30
At Lynnfield, the match was up for grabs after the first six matches with the score tied at 18-18. But the Black and Gold (5-16) took six of the final eight matches to secure the win against Peabody/Saugus, which is having its best season in program history and stands at 8-5-1. Lynnfield winners included Greg Camier (220, 56 seconds), Christian Real-Costa (113, forfeit), Stuart Glover (126, 2:14), Chris Metrano (132, 3:20), Tim Leggett (138, 2:41), Ryan McCullough (152, 2:28), Nik Marotta (160, 1:05), Aidan Carucci (182, 1:35) and Sean McCullough (195, 1:12). Peabody/Saugus winners were Doug Clack (285, 43 seconds), Jack Murphy (106, forfeit), Nick Franco (120, forfeit), Keith Monto (145, 1:08) and Dominic Clark (170, 1:30). Lynnfield’s next match is Senior Day Saturday (10) against Canton, while Peabody’s back in action Monday (11) St. John’s.