High school roundup: Drury girls earn trip to Western Mass.

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GREAT BARRINGTON >> Drury used a second-half surge to defeat Monument Mountain 39-33 on Friday. The Blue Devils won their 10th game of the season, earning a Western Massachusetts tournament berth.

Monument took a seven-point lead into halftime, but the Blue Devils increased their defensive pressure in the second half. The Spartans managed just 13 points in the second half. Drury outscored Monument 26-13.

"We didn't shoot great the whole night. In the second half we did not shoot well," said Monument coach Steve Soule. "We had open looks and didn't make them."

Liv Carlson led Drury with nine points. Anika Helmke led Monument with 11 points.

"It's amazing, these girls work so hard," Drury coach Brian Flagg said of qualifying for the tournament. "It's such a great feeling, but there's a lot of work to be done.

"Our goal at the beginning of the season was to get better every day and the rest will take care of itself."

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DRURY (39)

Digennaro 1-1-4, Lamarre 2-2-7, M. Moulton 2-2-6, Crews 2-0-5, Toomey 0-2-2, J. Moulton 3-0-6, Carlson 3-3-9. Totals: 10-10-39

MONUMENT (33)

McLaughlin 4-0-9, Hassett 0-0-0, Kelly 0-0-0, Powell 0-0-0, Cormier 0-2-2, Higgins 2-0-4, Hassett 2-2-7, Helmke 2-6-11. Totals: 10-10-33.

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Monument6147633

3-point goals MM 3 (McLaughlin, Hassett 1, Helmke 1). D 3 (Digennaro, Lamarre,

LEE 39, LENOX 38

LEE >> Lee's Karli Retzel hit two free throws to force overtime against Lenox. In overtime, Lee had just enough offense to pull out the victory.

The game was back-and-forth throughout, as Lenox relied on its 3-point shooting to generate offense. The Millionaires made seven 3-pointers, but Lee's balanced attack kept it in the game. Retzel led the Wildcats (7-7) with 12 points. Kendra Williams had eight points and Cara Walker had seven points. Alice Najimy led all scored with 17 points.

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LENOX (38)

LaChance 0-0-0, Brown 0-0-0, Herrick 0-0-0, Parkinson 1-0-3, Najimy 6-1-17, Hathaway 3-4-11, Gemberoni 2-0-5, Pehlert 1-0-2, Sibley 0-0-0, Arace 0-0-0, Alward 0-0-0. Totals: 13-5-38

LEE (39)

Williams 3-2-8, Walker 3-1-7, Bartini 1-0-2, Retzel 3-5-12, Fera 1-0-2, Finnegan 0-0-0, Hawley 2-1-5, DiSantis 1-0-3

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3-point goals — LX 7 (Najimy 4, Parkinson, Gamberoni, Hathaway). L 2 (Retzel, DiSantis).

HOOSAC VALLEY 62, WAHCONAH 34

CHESHIRE >> Hoosac Valley extended its Berkshire County winning streak to 45 games with a commanding win over Wahconah.

The Hurricanes (14-1) closed the game with a 21-6 fourth quarter, building on their 10-point halftime lead.

Fallon Field led Hoosac with 18 points. Emmy Cote led Wahconah with 14 points.

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WAHCONAH (34)

McMahon 0-0-0, Brennan 0-0-0, Zink 4-0-10, McIlquham 3-1-7, Cote 5-3-14, Pudlo 1-1-3, Gamberoni 0-0-0, Daugherty 0-0-0, Gagliardi 0-0-0, O'Connor 0-0-0. Totals: 13-5-34.

HOOSAC (62)

Mercier 3-0-7, F. Field 6-3-18, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 3-0-8, E. Field 1-0-2, Ryan 2-0-6, Mendel 1-0-2, Case 2-3-7, Frederick 4-3-12, Totals: 22-9-62

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3-point goals — W 3 (Zink 2, Cote). HV 8 (F. Field 3, McMahon 2, Ryan, Frederick, Mercier).

Boys Basketball

ST. JOSEPH 49, SMITH VOC 43

PITTSFIELD >> Michael Gingras' sweet shooting from 3-point range helped St. Joseph beat Smith Vocational giving the Crusaders (2-10) their second win of the season.

Gingras made five 3-pointers, leading to a game-high 22 points. Jamal Beda had nine points. Cody Tynan and Joey Maynard had eight points each.

"[Gingras] has been doing a pretty good job hitting 3-pointers for us," St. Joe coach Joe Bennett said. "He's one of our better shooters. We knew that he could do that. Today he got hot and we rode the wave."

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SMITH (43)

Grant 4-2-10, Nedebala 2-1-5, Wackerbith 5-1-11, Wolf 3-0-6, Ortiz 3-1-8, Acosta 0-2-2, Wilson 0-0-0, Birda 0-1-1, Brown 0-0-0, Blakestey 0-0-0. Totals: 17-8-43.

ST. JOE (49)

Maynard 3-2-8, Beda 2-4-9, Tynan 3-1-8, Fox 1-0-2, Gingras 8-1-22, Jing 0-0-0, Liang 0-0-0, Arseneau 0-0-0, Winters 0-0-0. Totals: 17-8-49.

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3-point goals SV 1 (Ortiz), SJ: 7 (Gingras 5, Tynan, Beda).

High School Swimming

PHS SWEEPS MOUNT ANTHONY

PITTSFIELD >> For the second time in a week, Pittsfield took two from Mount Anthony.

At the Boys and Girls Club, the PHS boys won 73-20, while the girls eked out a 50-44 win.

The girls meet was tied at 34 after the 200 free relay, but Pittsfield took the lead for keeps when Meagan Ellis and Briana Nicola finished 1-3 in the 100 backstroke.

For the Generals, Abby Marsh finished second to Mount Anthony's Phebe Hall in the 100 breaststroke, but Marsh's time of 1:19.42 was good enough to qualify for Western Mass. Hall also won the 200 freestyle, while Bridget Ahearn won the 50 and 100 freestyle.

In the boys meet , Lucas Godwin and Greg Fournier qualified for Western Mass. in the 200 individual medley. Godwin won the race in 2:26.78 and Fournier was second in 2:27.59.

Godwin also won the 100 back for Pittsfield, while Liam Mooney won the 100 and 200 freestyle.

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Pittsfield boys 73, Mount Anthony 20

200-yard medley relay — 1. Pittsfield (Lucas Godwin, Evan Dempsey, Liam Mooney, Hayden Plouffe) 2:02.25; 2. Mount Anthony 2:13.40; 3. Pittsfield 2:13.42.

200 freestyle — 1. Liam Mooney (P) 2:12.75; 2. Dan Fitzgibbons (P) 2:28.85; 3. Kevin Garry (MA) 2:29.38.

200 individual medley — 1. Lucas Godwin (P) 2:26.78; 2. Greg Fournier (P) 2:27.59.

50 freestyle — 1. Zach LaForest (MA) 25.22; 2. Jon Halse (P) 26.56; 3. Evan Dempsey (P) 28.74.

100 butterfly — 1. Halse 1:13.99; 2. Nate Elzner (P) 1:23.88; 3. Andrew Spencer (MA) 1:28.47.

100 freestyle — 1. Mooney 59.82; 2. Dempsey 1:02.94; 3. Morgan Flynn (MA) 1:06.13.

500 freestyle — 1. Cian Troy (P) 6:26.43; 2. LaForest 6:27.00; 3. Fitzgibbons 6:55.75.

200 free relay — 1. Pittsfield (Elzner, Plouffe, Halse, Fournier) 1:49.37; 2. Mount Anthony 1:53.53; 3. Mount Anthony 2:08.40.

100 backstroke — 1. Godwin 1:04.47; 2. Elzner 1:17.19; 3. Garry 1:19.69.

100 breaststroke — 1. Fournier 1:18.87; 2. Plouffe 1:22.09; 3. Adam Sampsell (MA) 1:36.31.

400 free relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Dempsey, Godwin, Fournier) 4:17.79; 2. Pittsfield 4:38;37; 3. Mount Anthony 4:59.69.

Pittsfield girls 50 Mount Anthony 44

200 medley relay —1. Mount Anthony (Bridget Ahearn, Phebe Hall, Jena Staab, Shanna Staab) 2:12.29'; 2. Pittsfield 2:16.53; 3. Pittsfield 2:23.00.

200 free — 1. Phebe Hall (MA) 2:16.97; Hannah King (P) 2:21.21; 3. Colleen Hickey (P) 2:27.72.

200 IM — 1. Emily Taylor (P) 2:43.12; 2. Sav Robson (MA) 2:49.50; 3. Lily Spencer (MA) 2:52.56.

50 free — 1. Ahearn 27.96; 2. Abby Marsh (P) 28.35; 3. Jena Staab (MA) 28:88.

100 fly — 1. J. Staab 1:16.06; 2. Megan Ellis (P) 1:19.53; 3. Carly Yon (P) 1:27.25.

100 free — 1. Bridget Ahearn (MA) 1:03.06; 2. Sahra Abderrahim (P) 1:06.20; 3. Briana Nicola (P) 1:09.41.

500 free — 1. King 6:46.21; 2. Hickey 6:48.06; 3. Emily Calder (MA) 7:36.19.

200 free relay —1. Mount Anthony (Hall, Robson, Spencer, J. Staab) 1:56.52; 2. Pittsfield 1;58.60; 3. Pittsfield 2:13;22.

100 back — 1. Ellis 1:11;69; 2. Shanna Staab (MA) 1:10.91; 3. Nicola 1:16.60.

100 breast — 1. Hall 1:17.04; 2. Marsh 1:19.42; 3. Taylor 1:24.14.

400 free relay — 1. Pittsfield (Abderrahim, Olivia Douhan, Marsh, King) 4:21.00; 2. Mount Anthony 4:28.62; 3. Pittsfield 4:42.00.

MONUMENT'S ABERDALE HONORED

FRANKLIN >> Monument Mountain's Joe Aberdale is the MIAA boys student-athlete for the month of December.

The junior is in his second year on the Monument boys varsity basketball team and is serving as the team captain.

Academically, Aberdale holds a 91.89 weighted GPA, and according to the release from the MIAA, is enrolled in the most demanding schedule a junior can have at Monument.

He is also a coach and official in the local youth basketball programs.


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