EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 11, 2012

Methuen's Petrow owns the glass

The Eagle-Tribune

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Amanda Petrow (19 points, 18 boards) and Abby Galloway-Burke (12 and 12) had double-doubles as Methuen rolled past Beverly 72-41.

New beginning

Lawrence boys basketball tapped off the Raymond Nunez era with an easy 72-44 win over Dracut.

Can’t hold on

Andover girls hockey coughed up a 2-0 lead and fell 3-2. Westford scored the winner at 10:00 of the third.

Making her point

Junior point guard Aliza Simpson was immense in Londonderry’s 55-46 setback to Bedford. After coming within one rebound of a quadruple-double in the season-opener, Simpson followed with 21 points, 14 boards and 6 assists yesterday.

Welcome to MVC

North Andover made its MVC debut with a big 53-28 win over Tewksbury. Morgan Lumb had 10 assists, Pam Coufos had nine steals and Leah Chittick led all scorers with 16 points. Christina Castaldo added a career-high 11 points.

No doubtin’ Dowden

Sam Dowden (18 points, 11 rebounds) and tough team defense allowed Andover to survive a slow start and beat up Billerica, 62-37.

Monster game from Martin

Val Martin scored 13 of her team-best 20 points in the third quarter, turning a six-point Pinkerton lead into an eventual runaway 62-44 victory over Dover.

25 for Putnam

Clairee Putnam pumped in 25 points and Windham shot 34 of 43 from the line in a 71-55 win over Hollis-Brookline.

Spears erupts

Amari Spears pumped in 22 points and Kate Britner dished out eight assists as PMA blitzed Fellowship 56-27.

Forceful Franjul

Javier Franjul struck for 13 of his team-high 21 points in the decisive third quarter, sending Greater Lawrence to a season-opening 55-43 win over North Shore. Franjul added nine rebounds while Cristian Rivera pulled down seven boards.

Stealing a win

Anyalina Martinez sparked Whittier with six steals in the second quarter alone and the Cats drubbed Northeast 55-22.

Fab Freshmen

Freshmen Kiana Perez, Joheidy Hernandez and Alyssa Goulet combined for 19 points as Greater Lawrence whipped North Shore 44-27.

Four straight losses

Northern Essex entered its three-week holiday break on a downturn, losing its fourth straight game, 83-69 to CCRI.

Haverhill’s Kyle Davis led the Knights (6-6 overall) with 23 points while Damien Lugay added 15 points and Ryan Freeman chipped in with 10 points and nine boards.