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January 14, 2014

Georgetown picks up win with heavy hearts

Boys Basketball

Georgetown 73, Amesbury 56

The Royals (6-2) picked up a victory just a few hours after learning that former coach Mike Rowinski died at the age of 57 due to complications from a blood disease.

“We found out this afternoon, and the guys wanted to play,” Georgetown coach Barry Spears said. “The guys thought Mike would have wanted them to play, so they came out and played.”

Patrick Bjork, who played for Rowinski for three seasons, led the Royals with 19 points. Matt Gott (18 points), Ben Denoncour (15) and Ben Noelk (12) also scored in double figures.

For Amesbury, Jack Fortin led the way with 15 points. Pat Scanlon added 10.

Girls Basketball

Pentucket 45, Lynnfield 41

The Sachems (7-3) knocked off previously unbeaten Lynnfield (8-1) by overcoming a nine-point third-quarter deficit. Kelsi McNamara scored 14 points — all in the second half. Carolyn Modlish added five points and 12 rebounds. McKenna Kilian had eight points and seven rebounds in addition to guarding Lynnfield’s best player.

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