SPRINGFIELD -- Few teams are playing better hockey in Western Massachusetts right now than Wahconah.
The Warriors notched their ninth straight victory Monday morning, beating St. Mary's of Westfield 8-3 in a make-up game.
Mike Bloom and Vinnie Orlandi scored two goals each for Wahconah, while Patrick Jamross tallied four assists. Bloom added two assists, as did Andrew Beaudoin.
Wahconah answered St. Mary's opening goal with six unanswered goals and never looked back. Nick Kasala also scored his first varsity goal for the Warriors.
"We moved the puck around pretty well, and we were putting shots on net," Wahconah coach Don Disbrow said. "The kids are pretty unselfish. They're willing to go on 2-on-1s and 3-on-1s and look for the best opportunity possible, as opposed to just shooting all the time."
Wahconah (12-6-1) plays Easthampton on Wednesday. Western Mass. Division III-A brackets are released Saturday.
"This is going to be our big gear-up for the playoffs," Disbrow said of Wednesday's game.
Lyman Hall (Conn.) 4, Mount Everett 3
SHEFFIELD -- Jacob Malicky scored two goals in 6 seconds midway through the third period to draw the Eagles within a goal, but Mount Everett never found the equalizer.
"Jacob, he made a couple great moves stick-handling through their defense. It gave us a lot of life," Everett coach Aidan Gilligan said. "We really had the puck in their end for much of the third period.
David Ibanez gave Everett a 1-0 lead just 2:41 into the game, but Lyman Hall scored the next four.
Girls basketball: Quaboag 66, Lee 35
WARREN -- The Wildcats couldn't control Quaboag's Brittany Herring and Alexia Paquette on the inside, and the two combined for 34 points in the opening round of Quaboag's tournament.
Herring, who's 6-foot-2, and Paquette, who's of similar stature, used their size to create mismatches in the paint. That coupled with Jessica Korzec's point guard abilities caused problems for Lee.
Nikki Laudon led the Wildcats with 16 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers.
Lee will play Millbury in the consolation round Wednesday at Quaboag.
East Longmeadow 51, Pittsfield 44
PITTSFIELD -- Peyton Steinman led the Generals with 13 points, but a 16-for-54 shooting performance from the field doomed the Generals in a home loss.
"Usually, we hustle, scrap and get steals and transition baskets. Tonight, it was missing easy shots," PHS assistant Paul Crennan said. "We were just flat in our offense."
Dom Satrape and Lauren Carnevale scored 10 points each for Pittsfield, but the Generals managed just 18 points after halftime.
Pittsfield (13-7) had won 11 of its past 13 games before Monday's loss.