Bedford 64, Pentucket 61
After winning three-straight must-win games to qualify for the postseason, the Pentucket boys basketball team’s season came to an abrupt end on Tuesday night when the Sachems lost to Bedford 64-61 in the Division III North tournament’s first round.
Adam Chory led Pentucket with 17 points, including four three-pointers, and Ryan Kuchar added 14 points of his own to pace the Sachem offense. With the loss, Pentucket finishes the season 10-11, while Bedford will advance to face Minuteman in the North quarterfinal.
Georgetown 56, Winthrop 48
Georgetown defeated No. 13 seed Winthrop 56-48 in the first round of the Division IV North tournament on Tuesday night, starting off its first postseason in four years with a win.
Patrick Bjork was Georgetown’s leading scorer, recording 21 points in the win, and Matt Gott and Brian Slack each added 11 points of their own. With the win, Georgetown improves to 16-5 on the season and will face either Manchester Essex or Snowden in the quarterfinal round.
Danvers 4, Amesbury 2
Amesbury’s season came to a disappointing end on Tuesday night after Danvers rallied from a late 2-1 deficit by scoring three unanswered goals to advance to the Division II North quarterfinal game.
Danvers defenseman Jon Milne scored with 10:45 to go and tied the game at 2-2 before captains Kevin Hodgkins and Matt Flynn each had unassisted goals in the final five minutes to give the No. 8 seed Falcons the win in dramatic fashion.
Amesbury led 2-0 after the first period thanks to a pair of goals by JT Chamberlain and Austin Toohey, but Danvers got back into the game in the second thanks to a goal by Steven Ganley, setting up the eventual rally in the third.
Amesbury goalie Jake Harlow finished the game with 31 saves, compared to Danvers goalie Alex Taylor’s 13. With the win, Danvers will face top seeded Beverly in Saturday’s quarterfinal, while Amesbury finishes the season with an 8-9-4 record.