Rockport 28, Pioneer Charter 26: The Vikings (now 8-6) struggled offensively but were still able to build a 21-13 halftime lead and hold on for the victory from there. Allie George scored over half her team’s points with 16 before fouling out with a little over four minutes to go. Sunny Gallagher had three points in the final quarter which proved to be the difference. Also scoring was Ella Silver and Adrianna Loguidice with four points apiece. Rockport will take on KIPP Academy next on Tuesday as Friday’s game against Salem Academy has been postponed.
Gloucester 44, Swampscott 38: The Fishermen pulled out a road win thanks to a balanced scoring attack. Jordan Purdue Del Torchio led the charge with 10 points, Taiya Mano and Bella Goulart each had nine, Lexi Carollo had eight and Abby Stauffer chipped in seven.
“The key was holding Swampscott under 40,” said Gloucester coach Tommy McDonald.
The Fishermen will take on Winthrop on Tuesday back in Gloucester.
Newburyport 7, Rockport 0: Cooper Miller made 33 saves on 40 shots, including some great stops on scrambles in front of the net during Wednesday’s setback.
“Consistency is the operative word for the team and right now we’re lacking consistent effort across all 45 minutes of a game,” said Vikings’ head coach Garrett Stevens, his team now 5-9. “We skated hard with the Clippers for the first two frames, only being down 1-0 after the first and 3-0 after the second. But the Vikings came out slow and sloppy to start the third and we weren’t able to dig ourselves out of the hole.”
Rockport will take on North Reading next on the road Saturday (7:10 start).
“One of the biggest games of the year for us and certainly a game that our players have had circled on their calendars for a while now,” added Stevens.