Girls Basketball

Smith powers Ipswich, again

Ipswich junior Amber Smith has a reputation for coming up big in big games. Her trip to North Andover last night was no different.

The Tigers' talented junior hit 9-of-16 floor shots in a 21 point effort that carried the undefeated visitors (4-0) to a 45-31 girls' basketball victory over North Andover.

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Girls Basketball, 12/22/07 » 3 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Sachems tough down the Lane

Pentucket Vs. Goregetown at Penucket Regional High School in West Newbury. 3 Photos

WEST NEWBURY | Sophomore guard Emily Lane is making the most of her opportunity for the talented Pentucket girls basketball team.

Primarily a JV player last year, Lane is among those battling to provide the Sachems with added depth this season and, in last night's 59-20 romp over Georgetown, she once again stated her case, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with one 3-pointer and generally moving the ball effectively in the backcourt.

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Girls Basketball, 12/21/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Guidi's 27 keys Pinkerton's first win

Pinkerton Astros Vs. the Timberlane Owls girls basketball.5 Photos

Despite its outstanding first-half performance, Pinkerton coach John Barry knew his team was unsure of itself.

The Astros led Timberlane by nine points at the half and played dominant defense in both the first and second quarter, but given the way they'd play in the first two games, he knew his girls were slightly unsure of themselves. However, Pinkerton barely weathered a 27-point second half from Timberlane and edged the Owls 53-49 in overtime to earn its first win of the year.

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Girls Basketball, 12/20/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

6-footers bring hope to Methuen

Lea Freeman, left, and Rashidat Agboola, Methuen's pair of talented 6-footers, combined to average nearly 17 points per game last season. Together, they hope to bring the Rangers back to prominence in the Merrimack Valley Conference.1 Photo

In seventh grade, Rashidat Agboola shot up like a beanstalk. It came suddenly, she said. By the end of the school year, she was 5-foot-11.

Shocked at first, Agboola wasn't sure what to do. She figured out quickly.

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Girls Basketball, 12/20/07 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Woelfel reaches another milestone

Whenever Haverhill girls basketball Kevin Woelfel walks into Mansfield Gym, he looks up at the program's six state championship banners.

"It means a lot to me," he said, "because I know how much hard work the players put in."

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Girls Basketball, 12/19/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket stays perfect against Triton

Erin McNamara led the Sachems (3-0) with 14 points. Ashley Viselli scored 10 for Pentucket. Emily Lane and Kirsten Daamen added eight each. Andrea Attenasio had six.

"We need to clean up a few details, but Triton is always a tough place to play," Pentucket coach John McNamara said. Brittany Caprio and Maxine Crossman led Triton (0-3) with seven points each. Lauren Mihalchick added six. Sarah Peterson scored four. Lauren Savage added three.

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Girls Basketball, 12/19/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Andover can't keep up with Masco

North Andover couldn't keep pace in the second quarter and fell to Masconomet 47-31. The Knights trailed 9-8 after the first frame but could only manage three more points before halftime and fell behind 23-11.

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Girls Basketball, 12/18/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Talk Back: Who has the most loyal or rowdy basketball fans?

Who has the most loyal or rowdy basketball fans?

What makes them the most loyal or rowdy?

Do they have T-shirts made up for the team? Do they travel everywhere the team goes? Are there any unique cheers they have?

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Boys Basketball, 12/17/07 » 32 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket blasts Newburypor

Back to its winning ways, Pentucket tuned up Newburyport to the extent of a 49-31 victory, but Sachems coach John McNamara said the Clippers never gave up.

"You can see why those soccer girls from Newburyport won the state championship because they never gave up no matter what the score was," said McNamara, whose team led 24-8 at the half. "They really outplayed us in the second half and forced us to make more turnovers than we normally do."

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Girls Basketball, 12/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reggies break past Whittier

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After a bumpy start to the season, the Greater Lawrence girls took a step in the right direction yesterday afternoon.

After a 52-29 Commonwealth Conference win over Whittier, 10th-year coach Tricia Fleming, whose last two squads went 22-4 and 17-7, respectively, believes the Reggies can do much more.

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Girls Basketball, 12/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rivera torches Central Catholic in opener

Ashley Rivera admitted it: She came into last March's Division 1 North final too cocky.

"We played like it was going to be handed to us," the Lowell point guard said.

Central Catholic walked away from Tsongas Arena with a victory. Rivera walked away with a headache. "It was definitely painful," she said. "Everybody thought it was our year."

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Girls Basketball, 12/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Fellowship beats Chelsea

Allison Lundquist scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds to lead Fellowship Christian to a 61-44 victory over Chelsea. Brittany Glines had 24 points while Chelsea Kirmelewicz had 10 for the Rams.

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Girls Basketball, 12/13/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rockport drops season-opener to Georgetown

Experience is a coveted thing in high school sports.

If you can couple that with talent then you have a deadly combination as the Rockport girls basketball team found out last night. They hosted Cape Ann League Small rival Georgetown, who boasted all five returning starters (although one is out with an injury) from a team that went 14-8 last season. The Royals led from start to finish in an impressive 60-24 win.

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Girls Basketball, 12/12/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem downs Alvrine

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Amanda Saab erupted for a team-high 17 points and Salem turned on the defensive heat, dousing Alvirne, 50-34.

Michaela Galvin and Danielle Stoodley chipped in 11 apiece for the Blue Devils.

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Girls Basketball, 12/12/07 » 2 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Methuen wins opener

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Methuen was paced by 17 points from Rashidat Agboola, downing Wilmington, 51-43. Senior Lea Freeman had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Rangers.

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Girls Basketball, 12/12/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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