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Girls Basketball, 03/02/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pinkerton earns comeback victory

Carl Russo/staff photo. Pinkerton's, Sarah Goodwin (#21) fights hard for the rebound with Salem defenders. Pinkerton defeated Salem in NHIAA Class L tournament basketball action 43- 39. The Pinkerton Astro's took the lead for the first time with 23 seconds left in the game and then the victory to stop the upset by the Salem Blue Devils. 3/1/2010. 12 Photos

Pinkerton senior AJ Guidi’s shot was off the mark for much of the first 30 minutes, 48 seconds of yesterday’s Class L first-round game against Salem.
Her offensive wooes included missing her first five 3-point attempts. Still, Guidi wasn’t timid to toss up another 3-pointer with her team trailing by nine points with 1:12 remaining. Her shot sailed in and Pinkerton had new life. “I was off the whole game and just hitting that shot was kind of a big relief,” she said. “After that happened, everything else just started falling for us and fell in its place.”
Guidi, who shot 29 percent for the game, caught fire in the final 1:12 — as did the rest of her teammates. Guidi scored eight points during that time as she led Pinkerton on a 13-0 run to close out the game. No. 2 Pinkerton won 43-39 over Salem, which went just 0 for 6 from free throw line in the final 1:06. Katherine Harris called the game one the of the most exciting in which she has ever played. “Definitely, that was a crazy comeback,” she said. Guidi scored a game-high 18 points thanks to her nine points in the fourth quarter. “We kept our cool,” she said. “We kept our heads and we played defense at the end. I was getting a little frustrated but I knew that if I couldn’t make the shots, someone else could.” After Guidi’s 3-pointer, Salem missed a pair of free throws and the ball returned to the Astros. Pinkerton moved the ball around nicely, finding Danielle Kimball wide open in the corner. Kimball, a 5-foot-5 junior, had not scored all game but poured in a 3-pointers to cut the deficit to 39-36. “So much was going through my mind,” she said about taking it. “I knew we needed it. I air-balled shortly before that and I was so mad at myself for that. At that point we knew we needed 3s.” More missed free throws by Salem gave Pinkerton the ball back and Allie Ucich drew a foul with :40 left and made her shots to cut the Astros’ deficit to 39-38. “Honestly, I thought fourth quarter we were going to be done,” Ucich said. “I started to see everyone’s heads go down. When we hit those two 3s that was key. We were just like, ‘All right. We can do this.’ And we just dug in and hit our foul shots.” Pinkerton then used some strong defense to take its first lead of the game. Ucich tipped a pass being inbounded by Salem down near the Salem basket. Harris then grabbed the tip. She fired a pass near halfcourt to Laura Pierce who made a strong pass to Guidi who was streaking in toward the basket. Guidi caught the pass and scored her basket while being fouled. She made her free throws to give Pinkerton the 40-39 with 23 seconds left. “I was pumped,” she said. “After that I knew we had the game sealed the way the momentum was going in our favor. So we just kept the momentum up and the intensity up after that.” Salem coach Liz Briggs she said she proud of the way her girls played. “Finally, we could put some offense together,” she said. “Certainly in the first half and third quarter. We’ve trying to be offensive all year long. We had some people step up today.” She did mention the missed free throws as being one of the downfalls. “I could have probably told you about two weeks ago that might be our demise,” she said. “We haven’t been strong in that regard. Everyone had an opportunity to step up. We just kind of threw it away there at the end. At least we know next year we’ll be working real hard on our free throws.”

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Girls Basketball, 03/02/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Clutch free throws lift PMA to semifinals

LOWELL — All Presentation of Mary Academy needed was the right girls shooting free throws at the right time.

After missing seven of their first 11 attempts from the line, the Panthers got four consecutive from sophomore Ashley Ventolieri and another from Danielle Silva during the final 68 seconds last night as PMA held off fourth-seeded Lowell Catholic for a 46-42 victory in the Division 4 quarterfinals. The fourth-seeded Panthers, the highest remaining seed in the tournament, will play No. 16 Manchester-Essex at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Malden.

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Girls Basketball, 02/27/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Sealed with a Kiss

Alex Kiss-Rusk led all scorers with 20 points as Phillips Andover roughed up archrival Exeter, 56-36. The Big Blue (13-4) will open New England tourneyj play on Wednesday.

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Girls Basketball, 02/27/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Georgetown rallies but falls short

Georgetown stormed back from a 23-point halftime deficit to close the gap to as little as five, but the magic couldn't continue in a 58-53 loss to Fenway in the Division 4 quarrterfinal round.

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Girls Basketball, 02/27/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Gomez-Martinez leads Andover to semis

ANDOVER — Natalie Gomez-Martinez did almost everything in a Division 1 North quarterfinal contest against Masconomet yesterday. 

She scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting, poured in 3 of 5 3-pointers, had five assists, four steals and she even retrieved the ball when it got stuck between the rim and the backboard on a 3-point attempt by teammate Devon Caveney.

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Girls Basketball, 02/26/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Si si senior

A trio of Pinkerton players made Senior Night special in a 57-30 pummeling of Alvirne. A.J. Guidi lit up the offense with 17 points including three 3-pointers, Laura Pierce drained a pair of 3's and finished with eight points, and Allie Ucich owned the paint for the 17-1 Astros, who start state tourney play Monday.

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Girls Basketball, 02/26/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Arlington Catholic 52, North Andover 31

helped build the program and steady the program.  The best thing about this team s they laugh a lot.  That is who they are.  Keepin it light.

Anything under 10 points we won.  Those kids have been through so many different tournaments.  We are going to miss them a lot.

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Girls Basketball, 02/25/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Stoneham 52, North Reading 39

Set the tone for our defense. Nicole.\

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Girls Basketball, 02/25/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover zooms past Methuen

Carl Russo/staff photo. Andover defeats Methuen in girls basketball tournament action, 79-44 wednesday night. Andover's, Nicole Boudreau drives to the hoop against Methuen defenders, Abbie Gallaway-Burke (left); Rashidat Agboola, (#24) and Casey Scarelli (#15). 2/24/2010. 9 Photos

ANDOVER — After having nine days off, sophomore Nicole Boudreau and the Andover girls basketball team were becoming a bit anxious to get back on the court.

Last night, Boudreau and the Warriors (20-3) took out their anxiety on short-handed Methuen, romping to a 79-44 Division 1 North first-round victory.

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Girls Basketball, 02/24/10 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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