South Shore High School Sports MIAA Tournament Results from March 2

The Cardinal Spellman boys’ basketball team joined the Canton boys’ hockey team and the Archbishop Williams girls’ hockey team in the MIAA playoff winner’s circle on Wednesday at a a light night of playoff action.

Thayer Academy women’s basketball also advanced through the New England Class A playoffs.

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Find all the scores and highlights of the South Shore below:

Cardinal Spellman's Ryan Statkiewicz shoots for the basket against Bethany Christian Academy defender Joao Faria, during a game Wednesday, March 02, 2022.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cardinal Spellman 67, Bethany Christian 52: Jaydan Exalus scored 15 points and Matt O’Donnell added 11 as the 21st-seeded Cardinals won a Div. 3rd match of the preliminary round against n°44 Bethany Christian (15-5). Eleven different players have scored for Spellman (9-12), who will play a Round of 16 game at No. 12 Old Rochester (14-6) on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Quaboag Regional 50, Rising Tide 40: No. 41 Rising Tide (10-9) lost in Div. 5 preliminary round at No. 24 Quaboag (9-12).

Cardinal Spellman's Anthony Amado dribbles past Bethany Christian Academy's Josiah Ortega during a game Wednesday, March 02, 2022.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ursuline 55, Scituate 49: The 24th seeded Sailors (13-8) lost to the 41st Ursuline (10-9) in Div. 2 preliminary round. Sarah Fogarty scored 14 points to go with 6 steals while Grace Love had 18 points (four 3-pointers) in the loss. Emilia Rojik added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.

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Thayer Academy 47, Hotchkiss 37: Emma Dahl of Quincy scored 14 of her 16 third-quarter points as the top-seeded Tigers advanced to Saturday’s semifinals of New England’s Class A tournament. Claire McCarthy scored 13 points and Aoibhe Gormley (Quincy) added 12.

HOCKEY BOYS

Township 3, South Plymouth 0: Brian Middleton, AJ Thomas and Eamon Kelly scored as the third-seeded Bulldogs knocked out No. 30 Plymouth South (7-14) to advance to the Div. 2 tournament. Canton, who have won 19 straight since an 0-2-1 start to the season, are awaiting the winner of Friday’s first round match between No 14 Plymouth North (10-9-1) and No 19 Concord Carlisle ( 10-10).

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Nantucket 5, Rockland 2: The No. 22 Bulldogs (8-12) fell to No. 11 Nantucket (8-8-4) in Div. 4 game of the first round. Bryce Marrero scored a goal in the loss.

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Tommy Phaneuf of Canton looks to get around Plymouth South's James Lopes in the corner during the second period of their Division 2 State Tournament Round of 16 match at Canton Metropolis Rink on Wednesday March 2, 2022.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Peabody/North Reading/Lynnfield 9, Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake 2: Shea Kelleher scored both WHSLs in Div. 1 defeat in the first round, giving him 51 in three years of career. Brooke Hohmann added two assists and eighth-year Sadie Watchorn made 41 saves for the No. 18 WHSL (11-10). Peabody, the No. 15 seed, is 16-4-1.

Newton North/South 2, Hingham 0: The 10th-seeded Harborwomen (11-11-1) fell to 23rd-seeded Newton (5-13-3) in the first round of Div. 1 tournament.

Archbishop Williams 3, Weymouth 1: Grace Mottau (Avon) scored twice and Karaline O’Toole (Quincy) added a goal, all within three minutes of the second period as the 13th-seeded Bishops (13-5-3) , qualified for the round of 16 in Div. 2 tournament. Mairead O’Connell scored for number 20 Weymouth (10-9-1).

GIRLS SOCCER

Hingham appoints new coach: Mary-Frances Monroe is the new Harborwomen coach, replacing Sarah Dacey, his wife. Dacey went 32-2-2 over two seasons, leading Hingham to a second-place finish in Div. 1 state tournament last fall. She left to take over the women’s soccer and lacrosse programs at Curry College in Milton.

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Monroe, who served as an assistant on Dacey’s staff, served as a college head coach for a combined 14 years between the University of Albany and the University of Miami. She is also commissioner of the Development Player League, an elite football league which includes South Shore Select, a local club based in Hingham.

“I am very excited to be the next women’s soccer coach at Hingham High School,” Monroe said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started and help our student-athletes grow on and off the court.”

Monroe was a standout player at both UConn and UCLA. She was a two-time Academic All-American, a four-time All-American, PAC-10 Conference MVP, and a three-time Hermann Trophy finalist, awarded to the nation’s top female soccer player.

Monroe also logged time with the United States Women’s National Team and played professionally overseas and with the Philadelphia Charge and Boston Breakers.

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