EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 30, 2014

Final Score

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Drama for Lancers

Trailing by a pair of goals with two minutes to go in the third period, Londonderry pulled its goalie and with the extra attacker on the ice Cooper Roy and Jason Parker each scored to send the game into overtime. Colby Austin then added the OT winner, beating the goalie glove side with a slap shot from the blue line, to give the Lancers a 7-6 victory over St. Thomas.

Eric Coburn also had a hat trick to lead the charge for Londonderry.

Gio the man in OT

Gio Corsetto took a pass from Tyler Poole and scored 4:44 into overtime to finish off Pinkerton’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Nashua South. After the Astros fell behind 2-0, Poole began the rally with a goal in the second period and then Ethan Landry tied it up early in the third.

Hat trick night

Jared Potter scored three goals and added four assists as North Reading blasted Saugus 9-0.

Tourney qualifier

North Reading’s girls basketball team outscored Amesbury 20-5 in the decisive third quarter on its way to a 59-56 victory over Amesbury that qualified the Hornets (10-5) for the tournament.

Lopez wins it

With Lawrence trailing by two points heading into the final match, Lancers’ heavyweight Alex Lopez recorded a pin in the third period to provide a 39-35 victory over a tough Chelmsford club. That kept Lawrence (14-7 overall) unbeaten in the Merrimack Valley Conference. Andy Delacruz had a pivotal 11-8 decision at 195.

Title for Prep

St. John’s Prep won its 16th straight league wrestling title with a 67-12 win over Malden Catholic. The Prep has now won 68 straight Catholic Conference meets.

Andover sets record

Led by a season-best 37.2 in the all-around by Courtney Carver, Andover set a new school record for points in a meet with 145.05 to beat North Andover (141.75) and Westford (140.85).

Second straight crown

With its 57-9 victory over Georgetown-Ipswich, North Reading-Lynnfield won its second straight CAL wrestling championship.

Mike Farley earned a pin in 56 seconds in the heavyweight division.

Ndugba does it all

Ikenna Ndugba scored a team-high 19 points and dished out 10 assists to lead Brooks to a 75-60 win over Middlesex, giving both teams a 10-4 record for the season.

Maiola in the bank

Colby Maiola scored a game-high 19 points as North Reading rolled over Amesbury 83-53.

Unbeaten upset

Methuen/Tewksbury girls hockey rallied to cut a three-goal deficit to just one with two third-period goals, but could not find the tying score and suffered its first loss of the season, 4-3 to St. Bernards.

Knights clinch share

Jenna Smolag won the 55 meters in 7.6 seconds to help lead North Andover’s girls 58-28 over Haverhill.

The Scarlet Knights improved to 4-0-1 and clinched at least a share of the MVC Large title with Lowell.