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GHS boys basketball outlasts Saugus in nail-biting win

Dawn Enos
Jack Silvera looks for a teammate to pass to.

For the team’s fifth win of the season, the GHS boys basketball team defeated the Saugus Sachems in a 42-40 win at home.

The first quarter ended with a 4-point Fishermen lead and the Fishermen stayed up throughout the first three quarters. With a 22-18 lead at halftime and then a 36-27 lead after the third, the Fishermen were in high spirits. 

The game got dicey in the last quarter, with Saugus garnering speed and nailing many scoring opportunities. Despite a 3-point buzzer shot from the Sachems, Gloucester won by a small margin of 2 to get their fifth win of the season.

Charlie Amero led the Fishermen with 12 points while Andrew Cribbs scored 8 and Brayden Francis scored 6. Freshman Carlos Velazquez had a steaming hot game, putting up a total of 9 points and creating many turnovers for the Fishermen. Jack Silveria also scored a 3-pointer on the court line. The team’s effort was met with support from Rockport’s basketball team, who came to cheer them on.

The Fishermen are now 5-10 on the season with a total of 4 games left in the season. They play Marblehead away on the 13th but come to support the boys on February 16th as they hope to snag another win.

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ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer
Aleena Brown is a freshman at GHS and a first-year sports writer for the Gillnetter. She is the starting JV goalie for GHS Field Hockey, along with the catcher and 3rd baseman for the Gloucester High School softball team. She enjoys drawing, writing, reading, video editing, and photography. When she’s not explaining another hockey romance book no one cares about, she spends her time photographic sporting events.  You can contact her with story ideas at  [email protected]  

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