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