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February 4, 2014

Local Round Up

Boys Basketball

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.


CAL/NEC Tournament:


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.

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