The Bishop Fenwick girls basketball team closed out the regular season on a high note Wednesday, taking down Mystic Valley 46-26 in a non-conference tilt.
Senior captain Sammi Gallant led the way for the Crusaders, filling the stat sheet with 16 points, six assists and four steals. Sophomore Annie Murphy also had a solid game, just missing a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
Fenwick closes out the season at 11-9 and awaits the state tournament seedings, which will be released Friday.
Springfield Cathedral 59, St. Mary’s 55
Despite taking a lead in the early going, St. Mary’s couldn’t sustain things and fell in the final of the Spartan Classic.
Joey Abate-Walsh led the way with 27 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the 3-point line, while Jalen Echevarria had 12 points, five assists and six steals.
St. Mary’s finishes the regular season at 20-2 and awaits the tournament seedings on Friday.
Cristo Rey 66, Winthrop 62
On senior night, the Vikings erased a 17-point halftime deficit to lead 54-54 with less than two minutes remaining. But Winthrop couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch for the win.
“Cristo came out red-hot from 3-point range and we got down big early,” Winthrop coach David Sacco said, “but I thought we battled back in the second half, got stops and took the lead late. We needed to be perfect down the stretch and we weren’t. We need to be much tougher with the ball.”
Chrono Washington scored 27 points.
Fenwick 4, Oakmont 0
On senior day, the Crusaders took care of business with a shutout win in their final game of the regular season. Lexi McNeil, Gabby Davern, Hannah Goodreau and Catherine Salvo each scored a goal.
The Crusaders finished the regular season at 12-7-1 and await the state tournament pairings.
Peabody 6, HPNA 3
The Tanners finished the regular season on a high note. Sammie Mirasolo’s hat trick and assist powered Peabody’s offense along with freshman defenseman Catherine Sweeney, who had four assists. Jen Flynn scored two goals and had an assist, while Jess Robert lit the lamp once. Peabody finished the regular season with a program-record 14 wins (14-4-2). The Tanners now await the state tournament pairings.
Winthrop 2, Winchester 2
At Lawrence Larsen Rink, the Vikings tied in a non-conference tilt. Winthrop celebrated its annual senior day and honored the eight seniors on its roster. The senior class includes Emma Carleton, Bella Perrotti, Abby Stafford, Kayla Morrill, Liv Holmes, Kristen Griffiths, Ariana Sarro and Hayley McSwiney.
Julia Holmes and Emma Holmes scored one goal each. Morrill, Emma Holmes, Mia Martucci and Olivia Driscoll each logged one assist.
“Emma Holmes had a great game,” Winthrop coach Anthony Martucci said. “She had a goal and an assist and she was all over the ice.”
Winthrop ends the regular season at 10-6-2 and awaits the state tournament pairings.
Dracut 5, Swampscott 2
Drew Olivieri scored both goals for the Big Blue in the loss, while Zach Elwell and Conor Donovan each had two assists.
Swampscott finishes the regular season at 8-8-3 and now waits for its seeding in the upcoming state tournament.
Winthrop 3, Saugus 2
Winthrop captured the Northeastern Conference regular season title after a close win Wednesday.
Luke Evangelista scored two goals for the Vikings, while Mike Brooks scored one. Joey Holgersen, Andrew DiMento and Sam Yarrow each had one assist in the win.
Winthrop (14-4-2) should be expecting a fairly high seed in the upcoming state tournament.
For Saugus, Richie Mauro and Massey Ventre each scored one goal, while Anthony Cogliano and Adam Rodrigues each had one assist.
The Sachems close out the season at 6-9-5.
St. Mary’s 3, Central Catholic 1
In a battle of Division 1 powers, the Spartans scored two goals in the third period to earn the win and move on to the final of the Cardinal Classic.
Davis Kinne scored two goals in the win and Damon Maribito scored the third. Goalie Joe Purtell made 24 saves.
“It was a very competitive game against a quality Central Catholic team,” Spartans coach Mark Lee said.
“I’m proud of the way we battled. We’re getting healthier. Thursday’s game is a very big game for us as a team and a program.”
St. Mary’s (16-5-0) will play the winner of the Pope Francis-Malden Catholic game in the Cardinal Classic final Thursday afternoon (2) at Olympia Center in West Springfield.
St. John’s 4, Needham 1
The Eagles improved to 9-7-3 and qualified for the state tournament with the win. St. John’s hosts Danvers Friday (3).
Gloucester 4, Lynnfield 0
Lynnfield finishes the regular season at 11-5-4 and awaits its seeding in the upcoming state tournament.