Rebecca Walker led the Classical girls basketball team to a 52-37 Northeastern Conference win at Gloucester Friday night. Walker, a senior guard, scored a career-high 17 points. Skyler Crayton added 12 points in the winning effort.
The Rams, now two wins away from qualifying for the state tournament, improved to 8-5 with the victory. They travel to Malden Tuesday night (7).
Williams 60, St. Mary’s 49
After the Spartans took a 42-39 lead early in the fourth the Bishops closed the final seven minutes on a 21-7 run to take the win at Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium.
Jess Knight had 28 points and Monica Spain had 19 to lead the Bishops while Olivia Matela had 14 to lead St. Mary’s.
The Spartans travel to Newburyport Monday night (6:30) for a non-conference game.
Peabody 66, Somerville 33
The Tanners got a great performance from Oluchi Okananwa, who led the way with 15 points and six steals. Catherine Manning had 11 points and six rebounds, while Georgia Leon added eight points and five steals. Kristina Rossignoll also had a solid night with seven points and five assists.
Peabody (11-1) is back in action Tuesday against Salem.
St. Mary’s 64, Williams 50
At Williams, Jalen Echevarria knocked in six 3-pointers and led the Spartans with 21 points. Joey Abate-Walsh scored 10 points with four rebounds and three blocks. Josh Perez scored eight points with four rebounds and four assists. Lee Pacheco and Marvens Rosirus each added seven points.
The Spartans (14-0) visit Mt. Pleasant (RI) Saturday (1:45).
Gloucester 52, Classical 45
At Classical, the Fishermen improved to 6-5. Jaylen Johnson led the Rams with 15 points and Jeff Hill scored 12.
The Rams (8-4) host New Mission Monday night (7).
Tech 69, Essex Tech 33
At Essex Tech, Rob Wallace’s stellar performance led the Tigers to victory. Wallace logged a double-double at 23 points and 12 rebounds. Mehki Cronin scored six points with six rebounds and five assists.
The Tigers (5-8) are back in action Tuesday (5:30) when they host crosstown rival KIPP Academy.
Somerville 51, Peabody 44
Peabody (6-7) threw a scare into visiting Somerville (9-2) with a 12-0 start but had no answers for the Highlanders’ fast break. Chris Canela led the Tanners with 14 points, while Kyle Morfis scored nine. Tyler Callahan had a strong game coming off the bench with nine points.
Next up for Peabody is Salem on Tuesday (7).
Lynnfield 60, Masco 53
The Pioneers jumped out to a 16-point lead, 32-16, in the first half over the host Chieftains, then hung on in the second to pull to within one game of .500 at 6-7. Jack Ford led all scorers with 19 points, whileClay Marengi scored 14 points and junior Khad Connell scored 10. Junior Tony Hunt (7 points), junior Max Boustris (4 points) and seniors Steven Dwyer and captain Jackson Cleary (3 points each) also contributed. Lynnfield’s next game is Sunday (3) against Melrose.
Salem 50, Beverly 46
Behind 15 points from Guillermo Pimentel, the Witches earned their 11th victory of the season. Jhoan Vago added 13 points in the win, while Isaiah Williamson had a great all-around game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Salem (11-2) hosts Peabody Tuesday.
Greater Lawrence 97, Tech 87
The Tigers lost a close one in the pool after the final relay race went in favor of Greater Lawrence. Tech got individual wins from Liam Donovan in the 200-meter freestyle and Dustin Bloom in the 200 individual medley, while the Tigers also captured two relay races. The team of Bloom, Jin Purdy, Jacob Lejeune and Trevor Powers got the win in the 200 medley relay, while the team of Powers, Donovan, Luis Hernandez and Jeremiah Arzola won the 200 freestyle relay.
Tech (1-8) will swim in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championships Thursday before hosting the Lynn City Meet next Saturday.
St. John’s 61, Ashland 9
St. John’s 54, Framingham 18
At the Commonwealth Cup, the Eagles improved to 28-1 on the season. Going 2-0 for St. John’s were Nick Curley, Quinn Alexander, Kevin Carney, Ryan Garlitz, Matt Mitchell, Achilles Gikas, Drew Leahy and Will Moulton.