Friday, February 15, 2013
The Magicians stole a close victory over Swampscott with their outstanding play in the fourth quarter.
It was Senior Night at Marblehead High School, but the night belonged to the Marblehead underclassmen. Matt Millet, a junior, and Spenser Craig, a sophomore, accounted for 37 of the Magicians’ points, leading their team to a 55-50 victory in a close victory over Swampscott. Although Swampscott took a seven-point lead into halftime, Marblehead was able to even the score at 36 at the conclusion of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the game belonged to Millet, whose two three-pointers led a 12-3 run that lasted until the 3:13 mark in the fourth quarter. Swampscott responded with a 9-2 run, led by a three-pointer by Dan Trentsch, a three-point-play by Val Temin, and a John King three-pointer that reduced Marblehead’s lead to 50-48 with…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Stephen Bowers scored 30 points in Swampscott’s best win of the season.
For the past three seasons, the winner of the biannual Swampscott-Saugus matchup has been the home team. And on Tuesday night, the tradition continued. In their last home game, the Swampscott Big Blue seniors combined for 57 points, taking down the Saugus Sachems, 62-52, in what some considered Swampscott’s best performance of the year. Captain Stephen Bowers led the way with a strong 30 point performance, while Val Temin added 17. Swampscott took the lead early, and never gave it up. The Big Blue began the game on a seven minute, 11-4 run led by Bowers, and never gave Saugus another chance to come back. Swampscott outscored the Sachems, 19-10, in the second quarter, which opened up a 32-20 lead at halftime. Although Saugus came out …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Swampscott-Marblehead Rivalry Plays Out on the Basketball Court
Whatever the season, whatever the sport, it's a sure bet that any contest between Marblehead's Magicians and Swampscott's Big Blue will be intense and exciting.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
St. Mary's Too Much for Big Blue
St. Mary's of Lynn got an early start on its New Year's festivities as it closed out 2011 with a convincing 58-39 win at Swampscott Friday night. Nick Gagliolo led the way with 16 points. Swampscott, hampered without starter Danny Trentsch, trailed by six after the first period and couldn't generate enough offense to stay with the Spartans. When Dan Santanello's three-pointer accounted for the Blue's only second quarter field goal--(they picked up four points from the free throw line)--it lead to a 32-15 halftime score and the rout was on. Mike Walsh scored 13 points, including seven free throws. AJ Baker with 8 and Steve Bowers with 7 led the Swampscott scorers. Swampscott travels to Marblehead for a date with the Magicians Tuesday …