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February 6, 2013

Area Roundup: Gloucester boys stay alive

Boys Basketball

Gloucester 68 Winthrop 44

The Fishermen (7-11) keep their state tournament hopes alive with a resounding win over Winthrop. Gloucester broke out to a 26-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

The Fishermen still have a shot at the postseason needing to win their final two games or finishing second in the league needing to beat Swampscott and Marblehead while getting some help from Saugus.

“It was one of those nights where everything clicked,” Gloucester head coach Bill Cahill said. “The kids came out on a mission, handled the pressure and played a great game.”

Drew Shairs led the way for Gloucester with 14 points. Austin Davis had 13 and Drew Muniz had 11 on four three-pointers. Cahill also praised the play of Dylan Aptt, who had eight rebounds off the bench.

Girls Basketball

Rockport 38

Innovation Charter 16

The Vikings picked up an important win at home moving to 7-8 on the season. The Vikings will now need to win two of their final three games to qualify for the state tournament.

Heather MacArthur got Rockport off to a strong start scoring eight of her 10 points in the first quarter, she did not play the entire second half. Kayla Parisi chipped in six points.

Amesbury 60

Manchester Essex 53

The Vikings dropped a close on the road Tuesday falling to 5-12 on the season. Sydney Christopher led the way with 18 points on six three-pointers. Eliza Logue and Ella Silag-Stearns had seven points each.

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