BC High comeback stuns Catholic Memorial

Bostom, MA--2/2/2013 Boston College High's goalie Peter Cronin blocks Catholic Memorial High's Anthon Panaggio's shot on goal during first period action of the Ed Wright hockey game at the Walter Brown Arena on Saturday February 2 2013. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: bchighvscm Reporter:
BC High’s Peter Cronin got his right pad in front of a bid by Catholic Memorial’s Anton Panaggio. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
The Boston Globe

By Alex Hall

Globe Correspondent

Despite facing a two-goal deficit heading into the final period at Walter Brown Arena, BC High came all the way back to defeat Catholic Memorial, 4-3, in the 12th-annual Edward M. Wright Memorial Game Saturday night at Boston University’s Brown Arena.

Trailing, 3-1, entering the third period, the Eagles caught fire behind goals from Sam Topham, Patrick Kramer, and Tom Besigner and skated off with a victory over their Catholic Conference rivals.

Neither team scored in the first 15 minutes, but CM (8-4-2) controlled the pace and started to fly around the ice over the last seven minutes.

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The Eagles (9-2-2) notched the first goal, however, when junior forward Adam Foley was left unguarded in front of CM goalie Brandon Collett and scored from point-blank range three minutes into the second period.

CM responded 90 seconds later when defenseman Dennis Medeiros passed to Liam Coughlin, who scored to tie it, 1-1. The Knights bombarded Peter Cronin the rest of the period, scoring two more goals and led, 3-1, heading into the final period.

“We came out really slow in the first and second [period],” said Besigner.

For scoring the winner, Besigner received the game’s MVP award, which was presented by BU coach Jack Parker and BC coach Jerry York.

“We’ve had a breakdown,” CM coach Bill Hanson said. “That happens when you have young teams and we haven’t been able to overcome that.”

Cathedral 3, Hingham 1 — After two scoreless periods, Peter Crinella and Nick Chaoush scored in the third for the visiting Panthers (13-0-2), who then held off the No. 5 Harbormen (11-5-1).

Marshfield 4, Plymouth South 2 — The No. 20 Rams (12-4, 10-1) won the Atlantic Coast League behind senior Mike Carbone’s two goals.

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Wilmington 3, Watertown 2 — Cam Owens netted the winner on a shorthanded goal with 1:18 to play to lift the No. 13 Wildcats (13-2).

Danvers 4, Gloucester 1 — Junior forward Jake Calcagno had two goals for the Falcons (8-4-3).

Duxbury 7, Whitman-Hanson 3 — Juniors Nick Marrocco and Trevor O'Brien each scored two goals for the eighth-ranked Green Dragons (11-1-4).

Concord-Carlisle 6, Methuen 3 — Junior Charlie Canty scored two goals and added an assist in a win for the Patriots (7-6-1).

Girls’ hockey

Reading 3, Lexington 0 — Freshman Ali O'Leary scored two goals and senior Heath Toussaint added another for the No. 6 Rockets (12-2-1).

Woburn 5, Arlington 2 — The No.1 Tanners (13-0-2) continued to roll, propelled by two goals from junior forward Ashley Moran.

Watertown 4, Wilmington 3 — The Raiders (7-6-2) were led by sophomore Emily Loprete’s two goals and two assists.

Acton-Boxborough 8, Chelmsford 0 — Freshman Melissa Beambery stopped 12 shots to earn the shutout for the No. 13 Colonials.

Walpole 3, Milton 2 — All three goals by the Rebels came from junior defenseman Brooke Matherson.

Winchester 5, Belmont 0 — Alaina Ewing struck twice and junior Jena Pantano turned aside 16 shots for the Sachems (10-6).

Norwell 6, Bourne 2 — Senior Tori Dinger had four goals and the Clippers (8-2-4) qualified for the state tournament.

Girls’ basketball

Barnstable 61, Pope John Paul II 35 — Molly Bent led the Red Raiders with 28 points.

Nantucket 40, Norfolk Aggie 35 — Junior Clesha Phillips had 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists for the Whalers (10-5).

Lincoln-Sudbury 56, Wellesley 52 — Senior Ashley Lutz had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors (9-5), while younger sister, Emma, scored 15 points in the victory. Wellesley’s Sophia Mavrommatis had 21 points, including five 3-pointers.

Thayer 48, St. Mark’s 34 — Freshman forward Caroline Farren had a game-high 17 points to help the Tigers improve to 8-9.

Wrestling

Shawsheen 36, Chelmsford 31 — With the victory, the Rams won the MIWCA dual meet Division 1 state championship.