The margin of victory could have been larger had the Clippers not missed a number of makeable shots from the field. They also struggled at the foul line, shooting 14-for-25 from the charity stripe.
“If we can do a better job of finishing off the basic shots, that will put us in a better position to win games down the road,” said Dollas, who added that his team had been shooting around 70 percent at the line before Saturday’s game.
As for his team’s perfect record so far, Dollas said there are a lot of challenges ahead for his squad.
“Obviously, this is a very good start to our season, but after the New Year we play teams like (Masconomet), Pentucket and Whittier. So we’ll see where we are after that,” he said.
Manchester Essex was led by Christopher’s 10 points, which included a 3-pointer, and Sabrina Pallazola and Maya Heath with six each. For the Clippers, Amy Sullivan grabbed four rebounds, Jaycie Triandafilou collected three points, and Lilly Donovan and Shelby O’Brien chipped in two points each.
Emily Pettigrew, who combined for 30 points and 11 rebounds in the tournament, and Leahy were named to the all-tournament team for Newburyport. Others receiving all-tourney recognition were Pallazola for Manchester Essex, Jordan Morrissey for Ipswich, and Hannah Canning for Triton.
Canning was the leading scorer for Triton in its 49-28 loss to Ipswich in the consolation game, finishing with 15 points.
Sarah Tobin added six for the Vikings.