Saturday December 29, 2012

DALTON -- Dominique Satrape scored 12 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Pittsfield girls bounced back from a 31-29 halftime deficit to beat Wahconah 62-52.

"It was a fun game to watch," said Warrior coach June Blake. "We took the lead at the half, but they hit some big shots in the second half. Satrape had a big game."

Courtney McLaughlin led all scorers with 21 for the winners, while Gabby Lavinio led the Warriors with 16, including five three-pointers.

Granby 50, McCann 20

GRANBY -- McCann was held to just eight points in the first three quarters of this loss.

Mary Nguyen led the Hornets with six points as McCann fell to 1-3 on the year. Coach Mike Dowling said he still saw some improvement.

"I see some bright spots," Dowling said. "Still has to be more patience along the way, but after four games I think we've improved a little bit."

Monument 49, Taconic 41

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Vanessa Troiano and Heather Hassett scored 12 points each as the Spartans held off the Braves.

"For us, it was about getting out on the break and finding people in the right spots," Monument coach Chris Unsworth said. "They played a really tough 1-3-1 zone and we had trouble with it at times. It helped us to be able to ... get out on the break."

Kirsten McNeice led Taconic with 13 points, followed by 10 points from Angela O'Neil. The Braves held Monument to just five second-quarter points, but still trailed 21-17 at the half.

"We were a little undersized," Unsworth said. "We did a nice job of fronting and rebounding [over] the bigger kids."

Greylock 45, Everett 38

SHEFFIELD -- Lucy Barrett scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Mounties.

The Eagles were held to five second-quarter points, and lost leading scorer Deseraye Conaway (14 points) to a right shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. Eagles coach Scott Rote, though, expects Conaway to be ready by next week's schedule.

"In the fourth quarter, they [Mount Everett] gutted it out," he said. "We had a lot of inside shots that we just couldn't make today. ... And they made theirs."

Arianna Walden scored eight points for Greylock, while Hannah Herrick added 10 points for Everett.

Hoosac 63, St. Joe's 15

CHESHIRE -- Hoosac Valley turned away St. Joe's behind a season-high 10 3-pointers.

Maddie Ryan finished with 11 points -- including three 3s. Emily Rosse had 11 points as well for Hoosac.

"They played zone," said Hurricanes coach Ron Wojcik. "I thought we did a good job playing inside-out. ... Fortunately we shot the ball well."

Liz Bean led the Crusaders with 10 points.

Drury 43, Amherst 25

AMHERST -- Amherst was committed to stopping Danielle Racette. The Hurricanes held her to just two free throws, but her six assists helped the Blue Devils beat their Division I foe, 43-25.

Shannon Garvey was the primary target for Racette, and she didn't waste the opportunities. She led all scorers with 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half. She was also tied with Ali Tatro and Emily Moulton to lead Drury with eight rebounds.

But the biggest reason for the success was a concentrated effort on the defensive glass. Amherst grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in the first half, but just two in the final 16 minutes.

"Defense is definitely locking in, doing a good," Franzoni said. "Kids did a great job holding them to two in the second half and a big key for us extending our lead."

The Blue Devils jumped out to a big lead early, 12-4 at the end of the first quarter. It remained a 12-point advantage at the break. Moulton registered eight of her 10 points in the opening half, and Tatro netted six of her seven.

Boys basketball
Wayland 70, Greylock 63

ASHLAND -- It wasn't the showing the Mounties were hoping for, but it's one coach Bob Thistle knows will help his team down the road. Greylock lost its second game of the Ashland Clockers' tournament, this one 70-63 to Wayland in the consolation game.

"Our kids played very well. We competed down at the east end of the state," Thistle said. "I think we're going to take a lot out of this experience."

Wayland, which Thistle called one of the best Division III teams in the state, showed its high-powered offense with quarterly scoring of at least 16 points. The Mounties' 3-point shooting kept them in the game, though. They made 10 3s on the night. Tyrell Thomas, who had a team-high 17 points also led the team with three treys. Hank Barrett and Nathan Majumder each made a pair from beyond the arc.

Jaleen Bell and Wayland proved too much, even for a 24-point fourth quarter from Greylock.

"It was the best quarter of the game, and I think the best quarter of the season," Thistle said.

Swimming
Taconic, Wahconah split

PITTSFIELD -- George Sommerville and Quinton Cookis picked up a pair of wins each as the Taconic boys defeated Wahconah 97-48 on Friday night.

Sommerville won the 50 and 100 freestyle events, while Cookis won the 200 and 500 freestyle.

The Warrior girls defeated Taconic 108-62, with Wahconah sweeping the 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Gillian Campbell led the Braves with a win in the 100 backstroke.

Pittsfield, Mt. Anthony split

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Two wins from Kate Ahearn helped the Mount Anthony girls beat Pittsfield 113-57 while the Generals' boys prevailed 104-65.

Ahearn won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.53 and the 100 freestyle in 1:01.88. Theresa Murphy took the 100 butterfly for the Generals in a Western Mass. qualifying time of 1:10.41.

Ryan Spencer (100 backstroke, 200 IM) and Robert Murphy (500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke) each were double winners for the Patriots in the boys meet. Jon Lee won the 200 freestyle for Pittsfield in 2:20. Ken Black, Aaron Coty, Brian Desrosiers and Zach Williams combined to give the Generals a win in the 200 medley relay in 2:05.14.

Hockey
Wahconah 4, Amherst 1

GREENFIELD -- Ryan Ouimet scored a hat trick to lead Wahconah over Amherst 4-1 in the opening round of the Rabbit Graves Hockey Tournament on Friday night.

"They didn't get a lot of pressure on us tonight," said Warrior coach Don Disbrow. "And their goalie had a heck of a game. If not for him, we would have done a lot more damage."

Amherst goalie Eddie Sablak had 44 saves.

Ouimet scored a goal in each period, as the Warriors (4-2) dominated.

Nick Montferret had four assists for Wahconah.

Wahconah faces Turners Falls in the final today at 6 p.m.

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Wahconah 2 1 1--4

Amherst 0 0 1--1

First Period

W -- Ryan Ouimet (Lane Grogan, Nick Montferret) 8:20

W -- Grogan (Ouimet, Montferret) 14:20

Second Period

W -- Ouimet (Montferret, Ryder Frederick) 9:08.

Third Period

A -- Luke Allen (Joe Gaivault) 0:43.

W -- Ouimet (Montferret) 4:49.

Saves: W: Roger Stedman 11, A: Eddie Sablak 44.