Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 1, 2019 Big 4th quarter lifts Saugus girls in playoff opener By Greg Phipps MARCH in forSavings! Family Pack BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST WOW! Family Pack - Center Cut BONELESS PORK CHOPS Save 50¢ lb. USDA Choice - McKinnon’s Best Angus PORTERHOUSE OR T-BONE STEAK WOW! Remember.. WE ARE YOUR CORNED BEEF HEADQUARTERS for St. Patrick’s Day! Fresh - Tender ASPARAGUS Save $2 lb. McKinnon’s Own Sliced to Order ROAST BEEF From the Deli! Made In-Store! CHICKEN SALAD Sale Dates: Friday, March 1st Thursday, March 7th 2019 to • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family Thin Sliced - Tender VEAL CUTLETS WOW! 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com McKinnon’s Own USDA Choice - Family Pack MARINATED SIRLOIN TIPS Simply the Best! Fresh - Meaty BABY BACK RIBS 5 lb. Bags WHOLE CHICKEN WINGS T hrough three quarters, the Saugus girls’ basketball team was in a tight battle with the Marblehead Magicians. But a 20-6 fourth-quarter surge catapulted the Sachems to a 56-39 home triumph Monday night in the first round of the Div. 2 North playoff tournament. For most of the contest, the margin never exceeded single digits for either team. As Saugus entered the final eight minutes up by three at 36-33, guard Alessia Salzillo netted eight of her game-high 14 points to help carry No. 7 Saugus to victory over the 10th-seeded Magicians. The Sachems improved to 14-7 and advanced to take on second-seeded Tewksbury on Thursday (after press deadline). Tewksbury sported a 17-3 record and had a bye in round one. Aiding Salzillo on the offensive end in Monday’s win were Taylor Bogdanski with 13 points, Kiley Ronan with eight (to go with seven rebounds) and Molly Granara and Shaylin Groark with six and five points, respectively. The Sachems produced a 10-6 lead after one quarter and held the edge by a 26-22 count at the half. The third period featured three lead changes before Saugus managed to pull in front by three entering the final stanza. Saugus head coach Mark Schruender acknowledged that his team had all it could handle Monday against a tough Marblehead outfit. “We had so much respect for Marblehead coming in and they showed us why,” he told the press after the game. “Both teams worked all night. Marblehead didn’t quit the whole time, but neither did we. Our team has been so resilient all season, and it really showed tonight.” Schruender described the situation as “survive and advance” with the second-round game on tap Thursday at Tewksbury. “I know they’re an awesome team. They won the [Merrimack Valley Conference], and they’re the number two seed for a reason,” he said. “We’ll have to play hard and probably play our best game of the season to pull out a win.” Saugus guard Alessia Salzillo led the way with 14 points in the Sachems’ first-round win over Marblehead on Monday. Forward Taylor Bogdanski contributed 13 points to the cause in Monday’s playoff victory. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today

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