Friday's basketball: Key North Division win for Pittsfield girls
PITTSFIELD -- A solid inside-outside game led the Pittsfield girls basketball team to a 53-38 win over Wahconah on Friday night.
Lauren Carnevale's double-double led Pittsfield with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Carnevale's work inside opened up the perimeter, as Trinity Cookis knocked down four 3-pointers. Cookis scored 12; Peyton Steinman had 10 including two 3-pointers.
Lily Pudlo led Wahconah with 12.
"We like to run, and we ran the floor pretty well tonight," Pittsfield assistant coach Paul Crennan said. "We're hoping to get better each game and each practice. ... We've really been working on rebounding and boxing out."
Hoosac Valley 70, Mount Everett 45
SHEFFIELD -- The Hurricanes used their strong post offense to beat Mount Everett on Friday.
The Hurricanes started the game strong, as Emily Rosse had 12 of her game-high 22 in the first quarter. Kailynne Frederick also had a solid game down low, scoring 14.
Hot shooting off the bench from Parker Snyder helped Everett late, but Hoosac's lead was too big to overcome. Snyder led Everett with 18.
"They dominated inside," Everett coach Scott Rote said. "Their full-court press took us out of our game. In the second half they switched to the half-court trap, and we shot better."
Cathedral 47, McCann Tech 39
NORTH ADAMS -- With the Hornets' latest loss their 11th, coach Mike Dowling said the team is just trying to play spoiler the rest of the season.
Cheyanne Alcombright and Allie Gibeau scored 15 points each, but Cathedral was able to hold off McCann's fourth-quarter charge.
"They pressed and ... they're just a fast-breaking team," said Dowling of Cathedral. [Nicole Denver] has eight points in the first quarter, all layups. She's fast. Hard for us to get back on her."
Boys basketball: Lenox 92, St. Joseph 78
PITTSFIELD -- The Millionaires led the Crusaders by six after three quarters, and pulled away in the fourth thanks in part to Bailey Patella's defense.
St. Joe coach Randy Kinnas said Patella's defense got tougher Friday as he blocked shots and created transition baskets for the high-scoring Millionaires.
"We knew we had to shoot well tonight in order to stay in the game, because they're such a well-balanced offense," Kinnas said. "We did exactly that in the first three quarters. It was in the fourth quarter that we didn't convert."
Three players scored 20 or more points for Lenox -- Evan Lanoue (26), Patella (23) and Kris Vahle (21). That offset Pat Latini's 26 and Justin Crawford's 20 for St. Joseph, which hit 11 3-pointers in the loss. Five of those threes came from Latini.
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