Salem State Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Win – Details Below in Post
Salem 66 Lynn Classical 45
Manchester-Essex 61 Ipswich 54
Lynn Classical 39 Salem 24
St. Mary’s 70 Cardinal Spellman 34 – Olivia Nazaire of St. Mary’s becomes 1,000 scorer!
Marblehead 2 Saugus 2
Beverly 3, Swampscott 2
Newburyport 3, Lynnfield 1
Minuteman 9, Everett 1
St. Joseph 6, Somerville 3
St. John’s Prep 3, Xaverian 0
Saugus 2, Marblehead 2
Lynn 8, Essex Tech 5
Pentucket 5, Rockport 2
Masconomet 5, North Reading 1
Medford 9 Peabody 1
St. Mary’s 3 Walpole 0
Salem State Men’s Basketball Wins
SALEM – Sean Bryan (Lowell, Mass.) led four players in double figures, scoring 25 points while adding 10 rebounds as Salem State topped Fitchburg State 80-63 on Wednesday evening in Twohig Gymnasium. The Vikings, who have won eight-of-nine, improve to 11-3 and 2-0 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) while the Falcons slide to 5-9 and 1-1 in the conference. Box Score Click Here
Tyreik McCauley (Worcester, Mass.) and Drew Healey (Lowell, Mass.) each had 10 points apiece and combined for 22 rebounds while Shaquan Murray (Boston, Mass.) added 11 points and six rebounds for the Vikings.
Bryan scored 16 first half points, going 6-12 (50%) from the floor and had six rebounds as Salem State built a 46-28 advantage at the half. The Vikings stormed out to a quick 14-4 lead, as Fitchburg State struggled to maintain possession, turning the ball over 18 times over the first twenty minutes. A three-pointer by Tyrell St. John (Stamford, Conn) drew the Falcons to within 21-13, but Salem State countered with a 10-2 run highlighted by five points by Bryan and a three-pointer by Murray , who had nine first half points, which pushed the lead to 16 at 31-15 with 8:01 left. A layup by Bryan grew the advantage to 39-22 before two more free throws by Bryan gave the Vikings a 46-28 lead at halftime. Jacob Lindland (Hamilton, Mass.) contributed seven points, going 3-6 from the floor. Jonathan Perez (Lowell, Mass.) and Anthony Allen (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) each had six points for Fitchburg State.
The Vikings continued to grow the lead in the second half, which went as high as 27 points, 78-58 with 4:23 left. Salem State, which shot an efficient 40.3% (31-77) for the game, went just 7-24 (29.2%) from behind the arc. Fitchburg State never got closer than 17-points as they continued to turn the ball over, finishing with 27 turnovers while going only 33.8% (22-65) from the field. Leading 80-53 following a layup by Brandon Moscat (Woburn, Mass.) with just under three minutes remaining, Salem State’s Anthony Hodges (Worcester, Mass.) entered the game for the Vikings. Hodges, who continues to recover from a serious accident, saw his first game action since the 2014-15 season.
St. John had 12 points and five steals for Fitchburg State while Allen and Perez each had eight points. Nicholas Tracey (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Joshua Bosworth (Springfield, Mass.) also chipped in with eight points apiece for the Falcons.
Salem State Women’s Basketball Wins
SALEM – Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) notched a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds as Salem State earned their second straight Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) win with a 69-45 victory over Fitchburg State on Wednesday evening at the O’Keefe Center. The Vikings go to 6-8 and remain unbeaten in conference while the Falcons slip to 5-9 and 0-2. Box Score Click Here
Salem State built a 15-point halftime advantage despite shooting just 26.1% (6-23) in the first half. 14 Fitchburg State turnovers contributed to 12 first half points for the Vikings. Kia Fernandes (Wareham, Mass.), Waggett and Tyra Scott (Methuen, Mass.) each scored eight points while combining for 16 rebounds, including nine offensive. The Vikings held a 14 -12 advantage after the first quarter following a layup by Jes Brown (Stoneham, Mass.). The Falcons despite eight points from Mikaela Mitchell (Millbury, Mass.) shot just 28.9% in the in the half, and after a basket by Mitchell cut the deficit to 21-16. However, Salem State closed out the quarter with a 17-7 spurt over the final 5:49, which included a 10-run highlighted by a three-pointer from and four points from Waggett. Mitchell also had nine rebounds for the Falcons while Chloe Roberts (Hanson, Mass.) added six points.
Waggett led way with 14 second half points as Salem State maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. The Vikings, who shot 80.0% (16-20) from the free throw line closed the third quarter with five straight points to take a 51-31 advantage into the fourth quarter. A jumper by Scott pushed the lead to 56-33 with 7:08 remaining as the lead never went below 16 points. A layup by Waggett made the score 69-44, giving the Vikings its largest lead of 25 points with less than a minute left.
Scott finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and four steals while Fernandes ended with eight points and six boards in limited action in the second half. Saran Kaba (Dorchester, Mass.) added eight rebounds for the Vikings. Mitchell and Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) had 12 points apiece for the Falcons while Mitchell also had 13 rebounds and four steals.
The Falcons, which shot just 25.3% (19-75) for the game, allowed 18 points on 24 turnovers.