The Peabody girls basketball team capped off its regular season in style Friday night, earning a 50-26 win over Northeastern Conference foe Gloucester. With the win, the Tanners close out the season with a 15-0 conference record.
“It was just a great season for us, and it’s the first time ever we’ve gone undefeated in the conference,” said Peabody coach Stan McKeen. “The combination of experience and youth on our team was better than I could have imagined, and the team chemistry was great all year long. But really, I think what led us all year was our defense.”
Kristina Rossignoll led Peabody with 13 points, while Deana Geomolos had five points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jonalyn Carpenter added three points, six rebounds and three blocks, while Georgia Leon had five assists and two blocks.
Now that the regular season is over, the Tanners (19-1) turn all their attention to the upcoming state tournament. But with the seedings not getting announced until next Friday, Peabody will need to find a way to stay loose while having over a week off.
“It’s going to be tough because you never want to take a week off,” McKeen said. “We’re probably going to try to scrimmage someone at some point next week, but no matter what we’re going to have to find a way to keep the intensity up. We’ll be having some hard practices, I can tell you that.”
Tech 59, Chelsea 29
The Tigers notched a big win to close out their season. Arianna Anaya led the way for Tech with 23 points, while Michayla Lawrence scored 17 points. Shyanne Pernell-Smith added six points in the win.
Tech finishes the season with a 9-11 record.
St. John’s Prep 73, Winchester 63
The Eagles got back to .500 on the season after a 10-point win in a non-conference game Friday night.
Will Batchelder had a huge game for the Prep, dropping 35 points to lead all scorers. Aidan Callahan added 12 points, while Matthew Duchemin scored six points. Liam Dunfee had five points in the win.
St. John’s (9-9) plays on the road at Central Catholic Sunday.
Chelsea 49, Tech 37
Mekhi Cronin led the way for the Tigers with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Amari Gaston had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Tech finishes the season at 6-13.
“It was a tough season,” said Tech coach Stevie Patrick. “The boys played hard and I appreciate that. It’s a disappointment to us and our fans that we didn’t make the tournament, but we still have a bright future with our sophomores and freshmen.”
Malden Catholic 84, Winthrop 31
Chrono Washington scored 16 points in the loss for Winthrop, while Engjell Ramadani had 10 points.
“We were just completely outclassed tonight and just weren’t ready,” said Winthrop coach David Sacco. “We schedule games like this to get ready for the tournament so when the bright lights are on we’re not intimidated, but tonight we were. We’ll bounce back.”
Winthrop (5-13) needs a win on Monday (5:30) against St. Joseph’s Prep to make it into the tournament.