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March 10, 2013

Memory Lane: Tardif unstoppable in Owls' first trip to finals

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Katie Zenevitch led the Raiders with 16 points.

Ashley Viselli sparked Pentucket with 15 points and limited Winthrop’s high-scoring Courtney Finn to 6-of-22 shooting in a 51-42 win in the Division 3 final.

5 years ago: Huge Central comeback vs. Townies

Trailing by 16 points in the second quarter, 12 in the third and four with less than a minute left, No. 4 Central Catholic used a lay-up from Carson Desrosiers with 2.1 seconds left to force OT vs. No. 1 Charlestown. The Raiders went on to beat No. 1 Charlestown, 74-63, in the Division 1 North semifinals. … Josh Jones missed almost eight minutes of the first half with a cut over his eye but still managed to lead Salem with 19 points in a 60-42 Class L opening round win over Memorial. … Four pressure-packed free throws from Beau Cassidy (24 points) in the waning seconds earned Pinkerton a 70-69 win over Winnacunnet. … Four first-quarter 3-pointers from Matt Travalini (25 points) powered Londonderry over Bishop Guertin, 66-57. ... North Andover lost to Reading, 62-55, despite 22 points from Steve Boudreau and 15 from Sean McManus. Highly-touted 6-7 junior Evan Smotrycz led the Rockets with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks. …

Junior Taryn O’Connor scored her 1,000th point in Georgetown’s 59-48 Division 4 North semifinal loss to Mt. Alvernia. …

In MVC boys basketball, Central’s Adrian Gonzalez was Division 1 co-MVP and Rick Nault co-Coach of the Year. Andover’s Jim Tildsley was Division 1 girls co-Coach of the Year while Methuen’s Karen McLaughlin won the Division 2 honor. Andover standout Nick D’Innocenzo was voted the MVC’s swimmer of the year.

15 years ago: Stunning win by Hillie relay

After finishing fourth in the state meet the week before, Haverhill’s 4x440 relay team of Chris Wallace, Peter Crapsey, Jeff Locke and Mike Howell shocked the field with a winning 3:23.96 effort at New Englands. “I think it was one of the great all-time performances of track in this area,” said Hillies head coach Dawn Caputo. ... Central Catholic, behind junior Niall Murphy, beat 25 other schools to capture the state team pentathlon title. …

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