, Gloucester, MA

January 26, 2013

Area Roundup: Gloucester boys hoop wins third straight

Gloucester Daily Times

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Gloucester 63 Peabody 50

The Fishermen (6-9) are playing their best basketball of the season at the moment as they have rattled off three straight wins, two of them against Northeastern Conference Large opposition.

“We are a young team and the main thing is confidence,” Gloucester head coach Bill Cahill said. “We are riding the wave right now. The kids are playing very well, they believe in themselves and each other.”

Connor Adkins powered the Gloucester offense with 19 points and drew praise from Cahill for hitting some key baskets down the stretch. Jeff Oliveria had a great game at the point with 16 points, nine of them coming in the fourth quarter, where Gloucester turned a three point lead into a 13 point win. Drew Muniz had nine points off the bench for the Fishermen while Drew Shairs had 14 rebounds.

Girls Basketball

Rockport 46 Lynn Tech 28

The Vikings continue to push towards .500 as Friday’s win puts them at 5-6. Kayla Parisi had a dominant day for Rockport with a game high 20 points to go along with a game high 20 rebounds. Rachel Haselgard had seven points and drew praise from coach Steve O’Connor for her play at point guard.

Peabody 47 Gloucester 38

Gloucester falls to 5-8 with the hard fought loss to a tough Peabody team. Julianna Costanzo led the scoring with 15 points, Sophie Black chipped in 10.

Masconomet 58 Rockport 25

The Hornets (4-10) were no match for one of the Cape Ann League Large powers. Sydney Christopher led the way with nine points, Evy Weihs scored six.