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December 27, 2012

The Final Score

Windham steps it up

Clairee Putnam led all scorers with 18, helping lift Windham to a 54-50 win over Nashua North in the Nashua Girls Christmas Tournament. The Jags next face Exeter, Friday at 4 p.m.

Pelham fell to South in the same tourney, 50-31. Friday at noon, the Pythons face Milford.

Central skates past Prep

In a showcase of two of the state’s elite hockey programs, Central Catholic had the upper hand, slicing through St. John’s Prep, 2-1, last night. The Raiders broke to a 2-0 lead in the third on goals by Lloyd Hayes and Mike Kelleher. Colin Soucy made the goals hold up, stopping 27 of 28 shots for the win. The only Prep marker came in the final two minutes by North Andover’s Brian Pinho to make things a bit dicey, but the Raiders held on to move to 3-1.

Timberlane falls

The Timberlane boys hoop team fell to the host team at the Oyster River Christmas tournament, 55-37. Mitch McDonald tossed in a dozen for the Owls.

Cats drop first

Whittier Tech squandered a 16-point halftime lead, getting outscored 29-8 in the fourth quarter, to fall to Melrose, 64-53. Andrew Wells hit six 3s and paced the Cats with 20.

Boys Basketball

Oyster River 55, Timberlane 37

Timberlane (37): Dudal 0-0-0, Mahoney 2-3-7, Johnston 1-0-2, Perkins 0-0-0, McDonald 4-4-12, Nelson 0-3-3, Sickel 1-0-2, Manthorn 2-1-7, Faucher 0-0-0, Murphy 2-1-5

3-pointers: Manthorn 2

Oyster River: 13 12 15 15 — 55

Timberlane:  5 12  6 14 — 37

Melrose 64, Whittier 53

Whittier (53): Grant 4-0-9, Frongillo 4-0-8, Hernandez 0-0-0, Wells 6-2-20, Reyes 5-0-10, Deveau 2-1-5

3-pointers: Grant, Wells 6

Whittier (4-1): 15 21  9  8 — 53

Melrose: 12  8 15 29 — 64

Girls Basketball

Windham 54, Nashua North 50

Windham (54): Chau 0-2-2, K. Schiebel 3-2-10, A. Schiebel 0-2-2, Putnam 5-7-18, Angelini 2-1-5, Carey 4-2-10, Connors 0-6-6

3-pointers: K. Schiebel 2, Putnam

Boys Ice Hockey

North Andover 5, Matignon 2

Matignon (3-2): 0 0 2 — 2

North Andover (3-2): 2 0 3 — 5

Goals: NA — Dan Rivet 2, Derek Hunter, Austin Brown, Jake Silk

Assists: NA — Mike Corliss, Rivet, Silk 2, Hunter 2, Alex Martino, Nick DiDuca

Saves: NA — Ben Ryan 14; M — Shane Mason 32

Central Catholic 2, St. John’s Prep 1

St. John’s Prep: 0 0 1 — 1

Central Catholic (3-1): 0 0 2 — 2

Goals: CC — Lloyd Hayes, Mike Kelleher; SJP — Brian Pinho

Assists: CC — Conrad Jepson; SJP — Mark Azarian

Saves: CC — Colin Soucy 27; SJP Billy Price 24

Girls Ice Hockey

Austin Prep 1, Andover 0

Andover: 0 0 0 — 0

Austin Prep: 0 1 0 — 1

Saves: A — Meagan Johnson 20

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