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February 8, 2013

Area Roundup: Manchester Essex takes battle of Cape Ann

Girls Basketball

Manchester Essex 57, Rockport 38

The Hornets move to 6-12 on the year with the win over their Cape Ann counterparts at Manchester Essex High School Thursday. The game served as a tournament tune up for the postseason bound Hornets, who were led by Sam Taylor’s season high 11 points. Ella Silag-Stearns had 10 points and Carolyn Heslop had nine.

Rachel Haselgard led the way for Rockport with 10 points while Kayla Parisi and Heather MacArthur chipped in seven points each. Head coach Steve O’Connor also praised the play of Ali Davis, who had six points and several key rebounds.

With the loss Rockport (7-9) needs to win its final two games to qualify for the state tournament. The Vikings play Cathedral at home on Tuesday and Notre Dame on the road Thursday to finish off the season.

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