The Saugus girls basketball team got back to .500 on the year with a solid 49-32 win over Northeastern Conference foe Lynn Classical on the road Tuesday night. The Sachems benefited from some great shooting and solid defense all night long.
“We did everything we needed to do on defense tonight,” said Saugus coach Mark Schruender. “And when you combine that with a good shooting performance, it usually ends well for you. Classical is always a tough, well-coached team, so we needed a performance like this to pull out the win.”
Marissa Stockwell led the way for Saugus, hitting five 3-pointers en route to a career-high 17 points. Alessia Salzillo added 14 points, while Taylor Bogdanski contributed eight points.
Saugus (6-6) hosts Lynn English Thursday.
Classical (7-5) plays on the road at Gloucester Friday.
“Saugus just completely outplayed us tonight,” said Classical coach Tom Sawyer. “Two of their players combined for 31 points, and we only scored 32 as a team. We’ll have to turn that around Friday.”
KIPP 39, PMA 34
The Panthers (8-3) came away with a hard-fought Commonwealth Athletic Conference win. KIPP led by three points at halftime before distancing itself just enough in the second half. Naudia Resnek led a balanced offense with nine points and tallied five steals. Amya Liburd, Destiny Guzman and Tatiana Megie-Maddrey each scored eight points. Resnek and Megie-Maddrey each swiped four steals.
Marblehead 50, Salem 31
The Magicians had 12 players score in the win, which improved them to 6-6 on the season. Maddy Lowy led Marblehead with 11 points, while Darcy O’Sullivan had eight points and Emily Clough had six points. Kathryn Percy scored two points and played great defense in the win.
Marblehead will go for its fifth straight win Friday at Danvers.
Lynn Classical 70, Saugus 46
The Rams got another 20-point performance from Jaylen Johnson as they rolled to victory on the road. Deontae Plouffe added 11 points in the win.
Classical (8-3) hosts Gloucester Friday.
For Saugus, Christian Correia led the way with 16 points. Joe Lusso added 12 points, while Kenny Okoye had eight rebounds and four blocks in the loss.
The Sachems (1-10) travel to Lynn English Thursday.
Salem 56, Marblehead 43
Behind a 14-point effort from Tommy Beauregard, the Witches came away with their tournament-clinching 10th win of the season.
“It’s a great accomplishment anytime you can make it into the tournament,” said Salem coach Tom Doyle. “To get it done this early in the schedule is a really good feeling. Hopefully we can continue to build off of this.”
Guillermo Pimentel had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, while Bobby Jellison added 12 points in the win.
Salem (10-2) travels to Beverly Friday.
Winthrop 72, Revere 61
The Vikings overcame a 10-point deficit at halftime and outscored Revere 45-24 in the second half. Chrono Washington led Winthrop with 23 points. Engjell Ramadani (14), Brayan Rodriguez (11), Chris Castro (10) and Cam Conway (nine) also made key baskets in the winning effort.
The Vikings are back in action Friday night (7) when they visit Malden.
St. John’s 65, Xaverian 30
St. John’s featured five first-place winners in Sean Majeski (55 hurdle, 8.01 seconds), Harry Portorreal (300 meter, 38.98 seconds), Geddes Donlon (600 meter, 1:28.50), Jack Curtin (long jump, 21 feet, two inches) and Nate Beucler (shot put, 44 feet, 11 inches).