Fifth-ranked St. Mary’s overcame a sluggish start and used a three-goal second period and solid defense to shut out 17th-ranked Arlington Catholic, 4-0, in a Catholic Central boys’ hockey game at Ed Burns Arena in Arlington last night.
“Arlington Catholic is a great team, so that might have had something to do with it,’’ said St. Mary’s coach Mark Lee of his team’s slow start. “Our guys stuck with the game plan and by the second and third period we started to get some momentum going.’’
After a scoreless first period, the Spartans (8-1-1, 4-0) picked up the pace in the second, using precise passing to set up their offense. It paid off when Eric MacAdams stuffed in a backhander from behind the net for the 1-0 lead.
Less than a minute later, with Cougars goalie Alex Caouette sprawled out in front of his crease, the Spartans crashed the net and Brendan Mageary stuffed home his sixth goal of the season.
Bobby Mullins put St. Mary’s up, 3-0, after he got off a shot that got behind Caouette and deflected in off the far post with just 35 seconds remaining in the period.
Frank Moreschi capped the scoring midway through the third period with the Spartans’ fourth goal.
Westford 3, Andover 2 - The Grey Ghosts knocked off the No. 19 Golden Warriors as Cam MacDonald (two goals, one assist) potted the winner with 18 seconds remaining.
Lynn Classical 3, Beverly 1 - Junior defenseman Kyle Devin and senior forward John Finnigan each had a goal and an assist for the Rams.
Winthrop 5, Revere 2 - Sophomore wing Daniel Eruzione had two goals and an assist and senior captain Chris Leblanc added a goal and three assists for the Vikings (5-2-2).
Blue Hills 8, Southeastern 1 - Sophomore forward Nick Edwards scored four goals and junior defenseman Nick Roche netted two for the Warriors.
Wellesley 2, Norwood 2 - Freshman Keeley Corscadden netted her first goal of the season with 2:28 left for the 19th-ranked Raiders.
Algonquin 9, Peabody 1 - Elizabeth Holmes had two goals and an assist, and Nicolette San Clemente added two goals and a helper to power the visiting Tomahawks (5-2).
Dedham 6, Natick 0 - Sophomore Colleen Downing had a goal and two assists and Emily Mosca made 16 saves for her third shutout for the Marauders.
Cambridge 6, Shawsheen 1 - Nicole Giamba had three goals and an assist for Falcons (6-2-1).
Stoneham 6, Watertown 3 - The Spartans’ Danielle Phalon netted a hat trick for the second game in a row.
Canton 4, Medfield 1 - Forward Haley Gaughan netted a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs.
Walpole 7, Milton 0 - Senior center Cori Donahue had a hat trick for the Rebels.
Brighton 60, New Mission 58 - Sophomore point guard Malik James (10 points, 10 assists) controlled the floor in the second half for the No. 12 Bengals as they held on against the sixth-ranked Titans.
West Roxbury 68, O’Bryant 62 - Frederick Oliveira led the Raiders with 18 points and 14 rebounds and Markus Neall chipped in with 14 points.
Masconomet 71, Ipswich 47 - Guard Adam Bramanti (14 points) scored his 1,000th career point, becoming Masconomet’s all-time leading scorer.
North Andover 74, Pentucket 51 - Senior guard Zach Karalis had 24 points and nine assists for the Knights.
Andover 59, Notre Dame (Hingham) 38 - Nicole Boudreau had a game-high 19 points for the Golden Warriors.
Cathedral 48, Lowell Catholic 46 - Jade Moore scored 24 points and Tori Blot hit two late free throws to seal the win for the Lady Panthers.
Because of an error provided to the Globe, a winner of the Globe’s 2010-11 Scholastic Awards was incorrect in Ames Division 4. As printed Dec. 25, Norwell was first with a winning percentage of 66.20 to Cohasset’s 66.13. Following publication, the schools reported that Norwell’s totals did not include the 4-4 record of the girls’ gymnastics team, which is a co-operative team with Cohasset. Cohasset listed the 4-4 record. Norwell did not. With the 4-4 record for Norwell, its percentage falls to 65.80, just behind Cohasset’s 66.13.