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Jan, 2019

Jan 27 Game Updates

4th grade boys

In its’ most explosive performance of the season, Ipswich snapped a three-game losing streak with a thrilling 41-35 victory at Beverly Sunday afternoon. The Tigers exploded for 28 second-half points, far surpassing their average of 21 per game for the season. Rex Satter led the way with 20, while Justin Brown added 15. Cullen Courville was a spark of the bench, scoring 4, while Calum Schofield added two. Ipswich benefitted from a solid performance at the line, hitting 13-20 free throws. On the boards, the Tigers were aided by the strong rebounding presence of Joe Wertz and Liam Roberts

 

6th grade boys

On Saturday, the 6th grade boys traveled to Georgetown looking to break back into the win column. After going down early by as much as 17 points the Tigers came on strong and scored 31 points in the second half to take the lead by two points late in the fourth period. After a few more lead changes in the final minute, the Tigers came up just short by a few crucial free throws in the final seconds and lost 46-48. Spencer McDavitt and Ned Buletza led the team in scoring with 10 points each.

 

On Sunday, Ipswich hosted undefeated Salem. The Tigers jumped out to an early 5 point lead and kept the game within reach through the first half. Salem came out strong in the second half and took a commanding lead that could not be overcome. The Tigers fell 64-24 and were led by James Norris with 10 points.

 

7th grade boys

Ipswich improved to 4-6 on the season after a stirring victory over Lynnfield, 52-50 on Sunday. The Tigers fell behind by 10 early, but closed the deficit to four by halftime. With the game tied at 44-44 at the start of the fourth quarter, Will Wertz and Eric Mazzio hit key buckets and Dylan York hit a clutch three. Lynnfield fought back to tie the game, but in the waning seconds, Isaiah Gonzalez calmly sank two free throws for the winning margin. Hertz finished with a game-high 23 points. Nate Baise had 11, and Gonzalez had 7.

 

5th grade girls

Ipswich delivered a 34-6 win against Swampscott Sunday afternoon at home. Jade Wilcox got the scoring stated en route to 6 total points for the game. Lucy Donahue added 11. Bella Gonzalez continued her strong drives to the hoop and finished with 10. Sophia Marshall scored 4 points and she and Lyla Greenleaf controlled the boards all game. Allie Wile added 3 points of her own and more of her signature defense, while Syehsa Walker, the team’s lone 4th grader, contributed with defense and passing.

 

 

7th grade girls

Ipswich had its most impressive performance of the season, winning 35-30 in an overtime thriller against Masco.  With its full-court press, the Tigers disrupted Masco's offense and scored many points as a result of fast break opportunities.  Led by the ball-handling and hustle of point guards Tess O’Flynn and Amelia Mooradd, Ipswich kept clawing back into the game. Izzie Wetter’s aggressive drives to the hoop led to several baskets and many clutch foul shots.  She paced the attack with nine points, and Ella Stein chipped in eight.  Brenna Hickey sealed the game in overtime with a corner jumper in the final minute.   Emma Bilo’s consistent defense and timely offense kept Ipswich in the game.

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