CHESHIRE — It was a back to basics kind of night for the Hoosac Valley girls basketball team. That enabled the Hurricanes to end their two-game losing streak.
Fallon Field scored a game-high 21 points as the Hurricanes (15-3, 6-2) beat visiting Taconic 62-33 Thursday night.
"I thought the last couple of games, we focused on the other teams too much," said Hoosac coach Ron Wojcik. "We ran well, we pressed well, and we had a lot of transition baskets."
The Hurricanes jumped out to a 20-5 lead after one quarter and led 45-13 at halftime.
Madi Ryan had 11 points for Hoosac and Cassidy McMahon added 10. Taconic (4-13, 1-8) was led by Janee Walker's 11 points.
The Hurricanes head east this weekend for the St. Mary's of Lynn Tournament. The Hurricanes will play 15-2 Rockland on Sunday. St. Mary's and Martha's Vineyard will play in the other game. Wojcik said all four teams are in the Masshoops.net Top 10.
Walker 4-2-11, Henault 3-0-8, Valentine 0-0-0, Quinto 2-1-5, Gittens 0-5-5, Rufo 0-0-0, Rodriguez 0-0-0, Paris 0-2-2, Lazits 1-0-2. Totals 10-10-33.
HOOSAC VALLEY (62)
Mercier 1-0-2, F. Field 7-6-21, Vincent 0-0-0, Halverson 0-0-0, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 3-2-10, E. Field 1-2-4, Ryan 4-1-11, Mendel 3-0-6, Case 0-0-0, Barrow 0-0-0, Frederick 1-6-8. Totals 20-17-62.
3-point goals — T 3 (Henault 2, Walker). HV 5 (McMahon 2, Ryan 2, F. Field).
PITTSFIELD 53, DRURY 43
NORTH ADAMS >> The Pittsfield girls basketball team picked up its second win of the week with a 53-43 decision over Drury on Thursday night.
The win pushes Pittsfield to 13-4 overall and 7-2 in the Berkshire County North, while Drury falls to 12-5 and 5-3.
The Generals won with just five players getting on the scoresheet. Peyton Steinman led the way with a game-high 21 points while Allie Hunt had 13 and Bella Aitken added 10.
For Drury, Jenna Moulton was the lone Blue Devil to reach double figures as she scored 10. Liv Carlson added nine points.
Steinman 7-6-21, Perkett 1-1-3, Aitken 5-0-10, Shade 3-0-6, Hunt 6-1-13, Cookis 0-0-0, Eline-Wright 0-0-0, Quetti 0-0-0, Satrape 0-0-0. Totals 22-8-53.
Digennaro 2-0-5, Lamarre 1-0-3, M. Moulton 3-0-7, Crews 1-0-3, Toomey 1-4-6, J. Moulton 5-0-10, Carlson 3-3-9, Shook 0-0-0, Wissman 0-0-0. Totlas 16-7-43.
3-point goals — P 1 (Steinman), D 4 (Digennaro, Lamarre, M. Moulton, Crews).
MOUNT EVERETT 54, ST. JOSEPH 27
PITTSFIELD >> The Mount Everett girls basketball team kept its season rolling on Thursday, as the Eagles took down St. Joseph 54-27.
Gwendolyn Carpenter scored 18 of her game-high 20 points in the first half for the Eagles, who improve to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the Berkshire County South. Parker Snyder added 12 points in the win
St. Joseph falls to 3-11 and 0-8. This was the last game of the season for the Crusaders.
For the Crusaders, Ilyssa Creamer scored eight points and Liz Bean added seven.
MOUNT EVERETT (54)
Seward 0-0-0, Coon 2-0-4, Carpenter 7-4-20, Hill 0-0-0, DeVoti 0-0-0, Ullirch 2-1-5, Abbott 2-0-4, Snyder 6-0-12, Netzer 2-0-5, Parsons 2-0-4, Beckwith 0-0-0. Totals 23-5-54.
ST. JOSEPH (27)
Creamer 2-3-8, Hamilton 1-0-3, Sondrini 2-0-5, Gomez 0-0-0, C. Bean 2-0-4, Wiles 0-0-0, Liz Bean 3-1-7. Totals 9-4-27.
3-point goals — ME 3 (Carpenter 2, Netzer), SJ 3 (Creamer, Hamilton, Sondrini).
High school boys basketball
GATEWAY 67, ST. JOSEPH 48
HUNTINGTON >> On Wednesday night, the St. Joseph boys fell to Gateway, 67-48.
Joey Maynard led St. Joseph with 23 points and Cody Tynan added 11.
Pete Kowal had 21 points for Gateway.
ST. JOSEPH (48)
Maynard 10-3-23, Beda 1-0-2, Gingras 2-0-5, Liang 0-0-0, Tynan 4-0-11, Winters 2-0-4, Arseneau 1-0-3. Totals 19-3-48.
Kowal 7-8-21, Mastello 5-0-10, Kusnik 3-1-9, D'Angelis 3-0-8, McKittrick 1-0-3, Moreau 2-2-6, Turban 4-0-8. Totals 25-11-67.
3-point goals — SJ 5 (Tynan 3, Gingras, Arseneau), G 6 (Kusnik 2, D'Angelis 2, Kowal, McKittrick).
WILLIAMS 5, MIDDLEBURY 4, OT
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Colby Cretella's goal one minute into overtime gave the sixth-ranked Ephs (16-4-1, 12-2-1) another come-from-behind victory. Cretella had a hand in sending the game into OT before becoming the hero.
Last weekend, the Ephs twice spotted opponents two goals and rallied. On Thursday, it was 3-1 for Middlebury (6-9-6, 5-4-6) after two periods. The Ephs erupted in the third.
Williams scored three goals in nine minutes, and got a go-ahead goal from Frankie Mork at 13:53. The Panthers tied the score on Zach Weier's power-play goal. Cretella was whistled for cross-checking at 14:48, and Weier scored with 31 seconds left on the power play.
Middlebury goalie Liam Moorefield-Yee had 45 saves on 50 shots. Michael Pinios gave up four goals on 30 shots.
MASUCCI ON CONCANNON LIST
BOSTON >> Williams defenseman Zander Masucci is one of 22 hockey players named to the semifinal list for the 16th Joe Concannon Award.
The award is presented by the Gridiron Club of Boston to the best American-born hockey player in New England at the Division II or III level.
Masucci, one of three NESCAC players on the 22-man list, is from Far Hills, N.J.