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Danvers’ Jared Berry (3) has been a scoring tool in his team’s first three games, averaging close to 30 points per game. JAIME CAMPOS / Staff Photo 1/26/2021

Ipswich's Nikhil Walker (20 years old) doubled the 3-2 Tiger average score this winter. JAIME CAMPOS / Staff Photo 1/4/2021

Salem's Tommy Beauregard filed charges against Beverly's Gabe Copeland in a game last season. Both sides will play an indispensable role for their respective teams in 2021. Jared Charney/Photo

Peabody's Drew Lucas (3) completed all the tasks for Peabody and started the season 3-1. JAIME CAMPOS / Staff Photo 1/26/2021

So far, Bishop Fenwick's Max Grenert (20) has led the region with 23 three-pointers in nine games.

It's hard to believe that there are only three weeks left in the 2021 North Shore Boys High School basketball season-anyway, for most teams.

Some teams, such as Bishop Fenwick, started early and have played 9 games. Other companies such as Danvers and Salem only started operations last week, and Pingree has yet to pave the way for competitive competition.

It is indeed a different season. Just the night before, at Danfoss High School, I myself and the fans participating in the game were limited. Sitting in the case of a conflict between the Falcons and competitor Peabody, the student desk (actually good results). Most schools have almost no fans or even no fans, which makes some quiet stadiums possible.

Although all sports circles have unprecedented agreements and daily unknowns, with the development of local events, competition and mobility have gradually increased. Sans Pingree, each team in our coverage has played at least three games, and the individual talents of each team are beginning to emerge.

For the first time since this winter, we have compiled the list of local personal statistics leaders so far, so I think now is a good time to highlight certain players in each team. There is no further reason...

Beverly (4-0)

Although it is almost a brand new starting lineup, the defending Division 2 North Division champion Panthers continues to move on where they left off. Gabe Copeland (Gabe Copeland) made a big gain in the Beverly playoffs a year ago. He has been working hard to enter the role of scoring champion, but he is not disappointed. The sophomore swingman averaged 18.5 points and scored 11 three-pointers. The young Treston Abreu also performed very well, averaging 13 points per night (including 11 3 goals) and 5 rebounds per night.

Beverly's production method is different from a season ago, but if not one of the top teams in the Northeast, he still has enough firepower and depth.

Bishop Fenwick (6-3)

The Crusaders launched an incredible balanced attack. Max Grenert leads the team with an average of 14.7 points per point, and is one of the four Crusaders who average double points per game (with Che Hanks at 12.9, Jason ·Romans (Jason Romans) is 11.4, Mike Yentin (Mike Yentin) is 11.3). The aforementioned Roma is now in his junior year. He is once again a complete player averaging 7.8 points, 6.5 assists and 3.9 steals per game. This team can also shine from the depths. Grenart dropped 23 three-pointers in 9 games, Yentin scored 18, Hanks scored 12.

After missing the first six games of the team, Fenwick will also benefit from the return of big man Christian Roscher to the lineup. So far, he has averaged 5.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Danfoss (1-2)

Guard Jared Berry is the story here. In three games, he scored 30, 26 and 29 points, and averaged the team's best 7 rebounds and 2 steals overnight. Since the beginning of his freshman year, Berry has been an important member of the Falcons lineup. This winter, his game has reached a new level. Although often attracting double teams and traps on key points, the changeable organizer continues to find ways to slide his own way to the cup or pull efficient jumpers. He does a great job of attracting the basket and can finish the game with two hands. If the junior keeps his scoring climax (or close to this score), he will get 1,000 career points next winter.

Essex Technology (1-5)

Just like in recent seasons, the Eagles continue to feel their presence in the glass. Junior Cael Dineen averaged a team-best 10.2 rebounds per game, while sophomore Shawn O'Keefe ranked second with 10.2 rebounds per game. Ian McBournie leads with an offensive advantage of 10 points. He also knocked down the team's best 13 triple titles. Essex Tech has been extremely competitive recently, even in terms of losses.

Hamilton-Wingham (4-1)

In five games, the generals’ balanced production from the starting lineup was almost unheard of. For now, they have three players averaging double-doubles per game. Carter Coffey (14.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.8 assists), Ryan Monaghan (13.4 points, 13.4 rebounds) and Marcus Noordin (10.7 points, 11 rebounds, 4.7 assists), while scorer Rui Hutchinson (18 points, 9.4 rebounds) is nowhere near a big rebound game for that double-double team. Each of the aforementioned players stood at least 6 feet 1, forming a dominant front line.

Ipswich (3-2)

The Tigers have been hovering above .500 due to their consistent strong defense capabilities and a game plan that caters to their strengths. Big man Nikhil Walker performed very well in the low post, averaging 10.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, scoring both. If it is not troublesome to foul at the beginning, then these averages may be higher. Taylor White also performed well, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game. Ray Cuevas (Ray Cuevas) sometimes becomes hot, currently averaging 11 points per game. Nine three-pointers.

Masconomet (2-2)

The Chiefs operate under the leadership of interim head coach Steve Heintz and sometimes underperform on the offensive end, but due to their dedication on the defensive end, they continue to remain competitive. Statistically, Ben Dillon leads (9.5 points), while Brennan Johnston (9.3) is close behind. This is a team full of athletes and hard work, but no one on the roster can stand out. So far, Michael Lepore, Spencer Butterworth (4.5 rebounds), Harry Osgood (Ethan Cote) (the team's highest 4.8 rebounds), Jack Jake Cobak, Ango Leone, Greg Walker and Patrick Gallagher are all such players.

Marble head (2-2)

The Magic started offensively, but has since returned to the .500 level. Big man Hunter Fleming averaged a team-high 16.3 points and 7 rebounds per game. His shooting percentage can be expanded and he has contributed 8 three-pointers in the first 4 games. Fleming is also Marblehead's biggest defensive performance, averaging 2 blocks per night. Although Sami Loughlin (Sami Loughlin) is a guard, he has a very good performance on the glass, contributing 7 rebounds per night, and the field general Noah Mann (Noah Mann) averaged an assist rate of 3.8 points per game.

Peabody (3-1)

A fast, dynamic and decisive team has made a solid start due to their selfless character and commitment to defense. Drew Lucas quietly organized a wonderful game, leading the team in points per game (14.0), rebounds (8.3) and assists (3.5). The athletic swingman is strong and skilled, and likes to involve his teammates, but can also attack himself when needed. Shea Lynch is also a huge asset, scoring the team's best 4.8 steals per game, and launching offenses regularly.

Salem (2-1)

This was a particularly challenging start for the Witches. So far, they have had no key starter Jorge Guerrero in two of their three games. Guerrero scored 19 points and 9 rebounds in the season's opener, but has since then had to withdraw from the game due to the COVID-19 agreement. In addition, starter and senior leader Tommy Beauregard recently returned to the lineup after missing the first two games. Overall, Salem has been trying to find an offensive rhythm. Bobby Jellison averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 assists per game to lead the team, while point guard Guillermo Pimentel did a good job providing five per night. Assists.

Salem College (1-2)

The Voyagers won their first victory at Matignon on Thursday night, and it is clear who their top players are. Junior Dexter Brown (10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds) and sophomore Joebert Peralta (9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds) led the scoring and rebounding, while guard Emilio de la Cruz ( Emilio De La Cruz) averaged 2.0 assists per game in two games. Salem Academy lost many talented seniors in the successful campaign last winter. While they are trying to enter the victory column, they will look for a large number of junior students, even eighth graders.

Swampscott (3-0)

The young Evan Roth (Evan Roth) made a brilliant start, averaging a team record of 16 points per game. He is a smart player with complete offensive capabilities and has been an important part of the team's success in the early days. Andrew Augustine is also very good sometimes, especially in close games, averaging 13 points per game, in double-doubles. And 10.3 rpg. Despite giving up the height advantage of most players in the region.

Cam O'Brien (Cam O'Brien)'s score has dropped, just because his score has dropped, but he has done all the dirty work of "Giant Blue" and continues to look for empty people, It immediately attracted people's attention and went beyond the arc. O'Brien's scoring will come, but now, Swampscott can rely on his rebounds (up to 10.7 per game) and passing (7.3 assists per game).

St. John’s Preparation (3-2)

The Hawks are likely to be undefeated, their losses are only three points. The competition in the Catholic Assembly is extremely fierce, and this winter is evenly matched. Therefore, the preparatory course competition will be even more intense. Rollie Castineyra ranks among the local leaders in scoring average (20.2 points), hitting 14 goals and 3 goals in just four games, and point guard Aidan Callahan (14.4 points, 6.6 assists) is equally impressive. . Undoubtedly, these two are head coach John Dullea's preferred duo. Don’t be surprised if their night-time numbers increase as the years go by.

Full Court Press is a weekly high school basketball column that will appear in Salem News every Friday in the winter. Contact staff writer Nick Giannino

And follow him on Twitter @NickGiannino_SN.


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