Amesbury 66 Ipswich 62 (Friday)
Pat Halloran and Jack Fortin each scored 20 points as Amesbury beat Ipswich on Friday. Halloran would also have seven rebounds and three assists, while Fortin chipped in with five rebounds and two assists. Ryan Foley nearly had a double-double, scoring nine points while recovering nine rebounds. He had four assists on the day.
Newburyport 51 North Reading 46 (Friday)
The Clippers improved to 7-5 on Friday, coming back to beat North Reading. Down seven points midway through the fourth quarter, Newburyport came through on the back of Dillon Guthro’s monster 23 points, 18 rebounds and five steals game.
“We dug in mentally and the kids made a choice to battle,” Newburyport head coach Tom L’Italien said. “We were fortunate enough to come out on top.”
Newburyport 57 Masconomet 48 (Sunday)
Georgetown 71 Rockport 52 (Friday)
The Royals continue to roll, as they followed their tournament-bid clinching 10th win with their 11th victory of the season against Rockport on Friday. Pat Bjork had 21 points and nine rebounds, Matt Gott finished with 16 points and Ryan Slack hit four shots from beyond the arc, finishing with 14 points in the game.
Georgetown 63 Austin Prep 52
Matt Gott tallied 20 points and Pat Bjork recorded 13 as the Royals beat Austin Prep last night to improve their season record to 12-4.
Georgetown/Ipswich finished in seventh place at the twelve-team CAL/NEC Tournament on Saturday. Matt Carey wrestled his best all year to be the runner-up at 170 pounds. In the semi-finals, Matt avenged a loss from earlier in the season to Gloucester captain Adrian Gedney.
“Matt was dominant in his semi final match, winning by pin at 4:41,” said Georgetown/Ipswich head coach Ryan Archambault.
Also coming up big for the Royals/Tigers was Constantine Galanis, who upset Cody Nixon in the semi finals on his way to being the runner up at 138 pounds.
“Constantine lost to the tournament’s outstanding wrestler and NEC wrestler of the year Chris Behen of Danvers,” Archambault said. “Constantine wrestled tough. He has been working very hard and is always looking to improve. Beating Nixon may be the best win of his career.”
Derek Chamberlain finished in third place, after losing a heart breaker in the semi-finals 12-11.
“There was not much to say after that loss,” Archambault said. “No one is harder on Derek than he is. He fell short of his goal and battled back to beat two good wrestlers to capture third place.”
Carey, Galanis and Chamberlain all achievedd CAL All-League status with their performances.
At the same tournament, Triton finished in third place, just a half of a point behind Masconomet.
Luke Boyle and Mark Boyle made program history and were each the CAL Champions for the third time. Luke and Mark Boyle were also named to the CAL’s All-League team, along with Cody Nixon, who picked up his 100th win on his third match.
Mark Boyle was also named the CAL Wrestler of the Year for 2014.
Finishing as a CAL All-Star were Brody Johnson (fourth place), Josh Misiano (third place), Jake Durkin (second place), John Boyle (third place), Tom Howell (second place) and Charlie Frauenfelder (fourth place).
Head coach Shawn McElligott was named Coach of the Year, along with Lynnfield/North Reading’s Craig Stone.
“This was a great weekend for the kids,” McElligott said. “We just missed second and were in the mix all day. Considering we brought 11 wrestlers out of 14 weight classes, and nine placed, I am very proud of the kids.”
Triton will next take on Marblehead/Swampscott at home at 5 p.m.