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Saugus boys’ basketball team drops a couple

Saugus is looking to get back on the winning track after a pair of recent losses. The team fell to 3-7 after the two losses.

The Sachems fell to Masconomet, 57-36. Huey Josama led the way with 10 points, and Cam Victor added seven points. “It was another game in which we competed,” Saugus coach Joe Bertrand said.

Saugus also fell to Danvers, 57-50. Down 16 points early, the Sachems fought back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, but just couldn’t hold on. Isaiah Rodriguez had five 3-pointers for 16 points. Danny Shea added 11 points. Ryan Shea and Josama added seven points each.

The MIAA power rankings are now out. The state’s governing body releases the rankings twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. In the latest poll – released Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Saugus was ranked 69th out of 71 teams in Division 3. The Sachems will need to be ranked in the top 32 to make the playoffs – or finish with a winning percentage of .500 or above. Charlestown is ranked first in the division ahead of Taconic, Norwell, Medfield and Old Rochester Regional.

Saugus travels to Swampscott on Friday, Jan. 19 (7 p.m.) then completes a three-game road swing at Beverly on Monday, Jan. 22 (7 p.m.).


Saugus girls’ basketball team nets fifth win

The Saugus girls’ basketball team improved to 5-2 with a 51-22 win over Northeastern Conference rival Danvers at home. Peyton DiBiasio led the way for Saugus with 17 points alongside Ella Castle with 17 points. Ashleen Escobar added eight points for Saugus.

Saugus, after its sixth game, stood at No. 12 in the Division 3 girls basketball rankings in a field of 69 teams. Medway was No. 1 at 7-2, followed by Watertown, Foxborough, Dover-Sherborn and Pentucket. St. Mary’s of Lynn, the defending Division 3 state champion, clocked in at No. 6.

Saugus hosts Swampscott on Friday, Jan. 19 (6 p.m.) and Beverly on Monday, Jan. 22 (6 p.m.) to complete a three-game home stretch.


Saugus-Peabody wrestling team tops Danvers

Saugus-Peabody wrestling had some more great results in a victory over Danvers. Here are the Saugus-Peabody winners:

106: Anna Felicio of Saugus over Casey Young of Danvers, 1:51.

113: Jake Murray of Saugus over Jason Burke of Danvers, 17-1.

120: Jackson Deleidi of Peabody over Joseph Moreschi of Danvers, 2:24.

138: Max LoRusso of Saugus over Mark Haskins of Danvers, 4:40.

144: Michael Maraio of Peabody over Brady Tersolo of Danvers, 2:44.

150: Justin Bremberg of Saugus over Nikolai Gilmore of Danvers, 1:59.

175: Freddy Espinal of Peabody over Ian McMahon of Danvers, 2:58.

Saugus was scheduled to face Beverly on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The Sachems host a quad-match at Saugus High School on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. The team hosts Marblehead on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

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