Berkshire Eagle Staff
NORTH ADAMS -- Cam Powell scored two of his team-leading 12 points in overtime as Monument Mountain beat Wahconah 52-49 in the first game of the Gene Wein Tournament on Wednesday night.
The Spartans battled back from a 25-17 halftime lead to take a late lead before the Warriors scored to send the game into overtime.
In the 5-minute period, Powell got the first hoop and the Spartans scored their final 5 points from the foul line to get the win.
Collin Parrott had a game-high 24 points for Wahconah. Bobby Kinne had 12 for Monument, while Jason Laramee and Peter Oggiani had 11 each. Oggiani had a double-double with 12 rebounds.
Drury 74, St. Joseph 71
NORTH ADAMS -- Drury needed an overtime period to defeat a hot shooting St. Joseph team in the second game of the Gene Wein Classic.
The Crusaders hit 15 threes during the game, but Drury had just enough to win. Justin Girard led the Blue Devils with 26 points, Nick Trombley had 16. Devon Johnston knocked down 4 3-pointers for St. Joe to end with 12.
They played zone and we got it inside, but they got the basket when we were in man-to-man and they didn’t miss," Drury coach Jack Racette said. "We got stops when we needed to, but they shot the ball very well."
Drury will play Monument in the title game, while Wahconah and St. Joe will play in the consolation.
Pittsfield 62, Longmeadow 61
LONGMEADOW -- Amacho Adopo had 18 points and Anthony Jones 16 as Pittsfield, trailing by 17 at halftime, ran down host Longmeadow.
"They came out on fire in the first quarter," said Pittsfield coach Steve Ray. "At halftime, we talked about increasing our defensive pressure, and it worked."
Pittsfield outscored the hosts 25-5 in the third to take the lead.
"After that, it was back-and-forth," said Ray. "We led, 62-61 and Adopo grabbed a loose ball, but he was called for traveling. They had 12 second left, but we held them."
Lee 64, Holyoke Catholic 50
LEE -- The Wildcats jumped out to a 18-8 lead at home against the visiting Gaels and never surrendered the lead for their first win in three tries.
Lee coach Dan Korte said the Wildcat had an advantage with their athleticism, and took advantage of that right out of the gate.
"If we came out of a high level of intensity, we could jump out on them," he said.
Heamon Williams had a game-high 25 points for the Wildcats. Kevin Johnson led Holyoke Catholic with 17 points.
Mount Anthony 68, Pittsfield 65
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The Generals opened their season on the road but came up a bit short against Mount Anthony.
"I’m really proud of the way they played," PHS coach Joe Racicot said of his team. "They hung though against an experienced team."
Freshman Peyton Steinman started her career with a game-high 19 points for Pittsfield. Lauren Carnevale had 17 points and 14 rebounds while Allie Hunt added 14 points and 14 boards.
Makayla Farrara had a game-high 20 points for the Patriots.
Mount Everett 39, McCann 24
NORTH ADAMS -- Hannah Herrick scored 15 points as the Eagles improved to 3-0 with this win.
"Hannah had a breakout game," said Everett coach Scott Rote. "But for us, it’s the same old story: A real slow start before we got rolling. Our pressure worked better the second half."
Eileen Zajac led McCann with seven points.
Taconic 48, Everett 30
PITTSFIELD -- Host Taconic won six of the eight contested bouts to beat the visiting Eagles.
Taconic’s Dave Jones needed only eight seconds to pin Tracy Anstett at 220 pounds.
Everett’s Bradley Lupiani was going for his 100th career win, but Taconic’s Nick Bailey scored the 11-5 upset. Bailey is a sophomore and is only in his second year of wrestling.
"Nick worked all summer long," said Taconic coach Matt Chamberlain. "I knew he would be tough on his feet."
113 pounds -- Pat Fosby (ME) pins Henry Thomas :28.
126 -- Nick Bailey (T) dec. Bradley Lupiani 11-5.
145 -- Dylan Sickell (T) pins Peter Regan 1:46.
152 -- Nick Scapin (ME) pins Luke Fletha :53.
170 -- Tyler Kloce (T) pins Sergio Winston :55.
195 -- Josh Broskey (T) dec. Nick Turnbough 5-1.
220 -- Dave Jones (T) pins Tracy Anstett :08.
Hvy -- Tyrell Council (T) pins Matt Lane 5:21.
St. Mary’s 7, Mount Everett 4
WESTFIELD -- St. Mary’s withstood a hat-trick from Jacob Malicky to beat Mount Everett.
The two teams played to a 3-3 tie in the third period, but St. Mary’s added two goals in each of the next two periods to seal the win.
"Our kids were skating hard and it looked like it would be a competitive game through out," Everett coach Aidan Gilligan said. "I’ve got to do a better job of keeping players out of the box. We a little tired and we didn’t have the legs that we wouldn’t liked."