MAGICIANS NOTEBOOK: Boys hockey roars back, routs Danvers 

Joe McConnell
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The Marblehead High School boys hockey team (2-2 in the Northeastern Conference, 4-3-1 overall) routed Danvers, 6-2, after staking the Falcons to a 2-0 lead on Jan. 11. It was a nice bounce-back victory after dropping a 4-1 decision to host Winthrop Jan. 7.

James Caeran paced the offensive attack with a hat trick, plus one assist. Captain Hogan Sedky and Avin Rodovsky were next in line with one goal and one assist. Charlie Grenier accounted for the other tally. Kyle Hart and London MacDonald chipped in with assists. 

Goalie Leo Burdge made 24 shots in net to secure his first varsity triumph.

Peabody mounts comeback on boys basketball team 

The Marblehead High boys basketball team (5-3 overall, 4-1 in the state, 3-1 in the NEC) dropped a heartbreaker to host Peabody, 64-58, Jan. 10.

The Magicians led at halftime, 30-25, and 47-41 after three. 

Isaiah Makor tried to do his part to keep his teammates ahead on the scoreboard with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Freshmen take the lead on girls basketball team 

Marblehead girls basketball (2-2 in the Northeastern Conference, 3-4 overall) lost a back-and-forth non-league game to Ipswich to begin the new year, 43-34.

They then went up against Division 1 power Peabody on Jan. 10, and the results were rather predictable when taking into account the team’s inexperience, 65-25.

Coach Paul Moran plays four freshmen regularly, and they have all been doing their jobs and learning what life is like on the varsity level quickly.

“The future definitely looks bright here, but now we begin the conference schedule against familiar foes,” Moran said.

Tessa Andriano is one of those promising freshmen, and she’s already developing a reputation of being a prolific shooter. She led the team in both aforementioned games, scoring 16 against Ipswich, including five three-pointers, plus 17 more versus the Tanners. 

Mari O’Connell, another freshman, had two points against Peabody, and she was able to move the ball around quite well, according to Moran. 

The Ipswich game was much more competitive. Ramona Gillette pulled down eight rebounds against the Tigers, while also playing her best overall game to date, added the veteran Marblehead coach.

Moran also singled out the contributions of Samantha Dormer and Katie Pyne for their crisp passing and good defense.

—Compiled by Joe McConnell

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