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Sophomore Tim Galloway-Burke exploded for 15 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, breaking open a tight contest and sending Methuen to a 81-71 victory over Dracut. Cooper Hammel was 10 for 10 from the free throw line as part of a 21-point night for the Rangers.
Freshmen Josh Driscoll, Tim Carbone, Matt Bonner and Matt Amedeo won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.07, a new Haverhill freshmen record in the Hillies’ 87-58 victory over Melrose.
The four also took second in the 200 medley relay, finishing in 1:56.83, which broke a Haverhill record that had been set in 1977.
Sam Clough won the diving (195.10), which qualified him for states.
Schiebel sets Windham records
Kelsey Schiebel set the Windham girls basketball program record for points in a game (30) and 3-pointers (8) to lift the Jaguars 49-42 over Oyster River.
Career high for Petrow
Amanda Petrow scored a career-best 30 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as Methuen surged 56-41 over Dracut. Abby Galloway-Burke returned from foul trouble and scored eight third-quarter points to help break open a tie game. Rosie Rodriguez and Lexi Hardy turned in great defensive efforts for the Rangers.
New week, new record
After setting a new school record in the 40-yard hurdles last week, John Braga lowered the time again as he ran a 5.70 in North Reading’s meet against Masconomet.
First time’s a charm
Running her first 2-mile of the indoor season, Jenna Crawford not only won but qualified for states but North Reading track lost 44-42 to Masconomet.
Eight straight for Hornets
North Reading basketball is off to an 8-0 start for the “first time in forever,” said head coach Joe Casey after defeating Manchester Essex, 65-51. Chris Capozzoli led all scorers with 19 points and added six rebounds for the Hornets while John Mastascusa had eight points and eight boards.
Tremendous defense from Chanelle Garcia (13 rebounds and 4 blocks) allowed PMA to whittle a 14-point halftime deficit to four in the fourth quarter, but clutch scoring from freshman Alyssa Goulet (eight points) helped Greater Lawrence survive, 31-25. Jasmine Severino pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory.
Locals lead the Prep
St. John’s Prep boys basketball improved to 9-0 after beating Malden Catholic,60-52 in Malden. The North Andover contingent of Tyler Dooley (17 points), Max Burt (13) and Max Butterbrodt (10) led the way for the Prep.
Pinkerton holds on
After leading by eight points entering the fourth, Pinkerton girls basketball held on 40-39 against winless Spaulding. Sam Breslin led all Astros scorers with 15 points