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December 24, 2013

Final Score

Rivera leads way

Junior Keyana Rivera poured in 23 points, which included three 3-pointers, as Notre Dame of Lawrence clipped Presentation of Mary 47-27.

Quercia shines

Freshman Matt Quercia scored twice to lead Andover to a 6-2 win over Billerica. Andover outscored the Indians 4-0 in the third, including the first career goal by Zack Walker.

Durkee paces Royals

Cayla Durkee had four 3-pointers, including three in the third quarter when Georgetown pulled away, and finished with 14 points as the Royals tripped a much larger Everett team, 54-49.

Down to the wire

Jennie Nelson, Rachel Perry, Brooke Chambers and Paige Wesolowski won the 4x400 relay in 4:30.18 to give Pentucket an exciting 44-42 win over powerhouse Masconomet. But Ipswich beat the Sachems in the final relay to pull out a 46-40 victory.

33 and done

Hamilton-Wenham snapped Pentucket’s streak of 33 straight girls basketball wins over CAL foes with a 40-38 win. The Sachems’ last CAL loss was Feb. 11, 2011, a 53-52 loss to Newburyport. Last night Pentucket couldn’t get off a shot in the waning seconds to tie it.

Galanis shines

Georgetown fell to Triton in wrestling, 33-30, but Constantine Galanis had a big win at 138 for the Royals, defeating Timberlane transfer Jake Durkin, 10-5.

Knights roll in tuneup

North Andover tuned up for Friday’s wrestling showdown against Timberlane by whipping Whittier (54-18), Beverly (65-9) and Reading (51-26) to improve to 7-0. Fritz Hoehn had three pins at 160 for the Knights.

Whittier/Amesbury in finals

Amesbury-Whittier scored a goal in every period (the last an empty-netter) to defeat the host team, 3-1, in the Haverhill Christmas Tournament. Whittier’s Connor Stevens scored twice and Austin Toohey had a goal and an assist. Amesbury-Whittier will play in the finals 7 p.m. Friday against Stoneham.

Hayes leads Raiders

Lloyd Hayes had a goal and three assists and Corey Webber added a goal and two assists to power Central Catholic to a 5-1 win over Winchester.

St. John’s romps

The St. John’s Prep wrestling team continued to trample its competition, routing Duxbury (74-0), Marshfield (67-6), Southeastern (76-6) and Pembroke (72-9) to improve to 10-1. Among those winning four matches were North Andover’s Ben DiNatale (160), Ian Butterbrodt (220) and heavyweight Jay Carnevale. Andover’s Solomon White was also 4-0 at 170.

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