High School Roundup: Lee boys basketball wins opener

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LEE — The Lee boys basketball team defeated Turners Falls in its season opener, 74-71.

Josh Sampson scored 28 points to lead the Wildcats, who took an early lead and held on to it for most of the game.

"The kids really came out and got after it," Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. "We got a good lead, nine points, and we kind of nursed that the rest of the way. They actually went ahead with less than a minute to go, but we pulled it out."

Jalen Sanders led Turners Falls with 22 points.

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Lee (74)

Castillo 2-1-5, Finnegan 2-1-5, Harding 4-1-9, Sampson 10-7-28, Buratto 3-7-13, Reynolds 1-1-3, Pichardo 1-0-2, Johnson 3-1-9. Totals 26-19-74

Turners Falls (71)

Crazer 4-0-12, Brown 2-1-5, Obothowski 4-3-11, Vaughn 2-0-5, Croteau 3-0-8, Sanders 9-3-22, Dobias 1-0-2, Bergman, 3-0-6. Totals 28-7-71

Lee1716172474
Turners818202571

Three-point goals: L—Johnson 2, Sampson 1. T—Crazer 3, Croteau 2, Vaughn 1, Sanders 1.

HOOSAC VALLEY 60, RENAISSANCE 54

Matt Koperniak scored 22 points and Jameson Coughlan added 17 for Hoosac Valley in its victory over Renaissance on the road.

The Hurricanes led for most of the game before Renaissance came back to take th lead with 56 seconds left. A basket by Koperniak put Hoosac back in the lead.

"It was definitely a battle," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "It was a tournament type atmosphere, the place was packed. We managed to find a way in the end."

Avon Gordon led Renaissance with 15 points.

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Hoosac Valley (60)

Hall 2-0-5, Carlow 2-0-4, Koperniak 7-4-22, Sistrunk 1-0-2, Barrow 0-4-4, Reynolds 3-0-6, Coughlan 7-3-17. Totals 22-11-60.

Renaissance (54)

Caldwell 4-0-12, Algaria 2-0-6, Hurn 2-0-5, Charles 4-2-10, Gordon 5-5-15, Winter 3-0-6. Totals 20-7-54.

Hoosac1115132160
Renaissance101592054

Three-point goals: H—Koperniak 4, Hall 1. R—Caldwell 4, Algaria 2, Hurn 1.

DRURY 56, FRONTIER 43

Hayden Bird scored 22 points for Drury as the Blue Devils won their season opener over Frontier.

Conner Meehan added 10 points for Drury while Alex Heck contributed eight.

"The first half we played good, Bird had a lot of open looks and knocked them down," Drury coach Jack Racette said. "In the second half we got a little tired, we missed some foul shots, but overall, first night out we got a win."

Justin Farrick led Frontier with 13 points.

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Drury (56)

Heck 4-0-8, Carpinello 0-1-1, Montoya 1-0-2, Bird 9-2-22, Racette 1-3-5, Meehan 4-0-10, Stewart 1-0-2, Clark 1-0-2, Harrington 2-0-4. Totals 23-6-56

Frontier (43)

Wildman-Hanlon 1-2-4, Olmstead 1-0-2, Muzyka 0-1-1, Freeman 2-0-4, Hufted 4-0-8, Walker 0-1-1, Farrick 5-2-13, Himlia-Mayekifo 4-0-8, Bouruue 1-0-2. Totals 18-4-43.

Drury162110956
Frontier121111943

Three-point goals: D—Bird 2, Meehan 2. F—Farrick 1.

High School Girls Basketball

PITTSFIELD 50, TACONIC 27

Peyton Steinman scored 14 points while Bella Aitken added 10 for the Generals in a win at Taconic.

Pittsfield held a commanding 29-7 lead at halftime following a 19-2 advantage through one quarter.

"Right now, we're young and inexperienced," Taconic coach Matt Mickle said. "It's a tough way to start our season to play against Pittsfield High. They're a good team, they're fast, and we didn't shoot well. Right now we're not ready to hang with a team like that."

Brittany Henault led Taconic with eight points.

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Pittsfield (50)

Steinman 6-1-14, Murphy 1-0-4, Perkett 4-1-9, Wright 0-1-1, Aitken 4-0-10, Satrape 1-2-4, Hunt 1-2-4, Quetti 0-4-4. Totals 17-7-50.

Taconic (27)

Walker 1-0-2, Henault 3-0-8, Quinto 2-0-4, Gittens 2-0-4, Rodriguez 3-1-7, Paris 1-0-2.

Pittsfield191016550
Taconic2591127

Three-point goals: P—Aitken 2, Steinman 1, Murphy 1. T—Henault 1.

ST. JOSEPH 30, BERLIN (N.Y.) 23

Ilyssa Creamer scored 13 points and added four assists for St. Joseph as the Crusaders won their opener against Berlin, N.Y. on the road.

Cate Bean scored six points and added nine rebounds while Camila Gomez collected nine rebounds and Kacey Sondrini recorded six points.

"We played pretty good defense, we forced a lot of turnovers," St. Joseph coach Pete Ellsworth said. "We switched a lot of defenses on them. When you hold someone to 23 points, that's pretty good."

Maggie Borden led Berlin with 12 points.

St. Joseph returns to action on Thursday night when it hosts Smith Vocational at 6:30 p.m.

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St. Joseph (30)

Sondrini 2-2-6 , Creamer 4-3-13, Gomez 0-1-1, Bean 3-0-6, Hamilton 2-0-4. Totals 11-6-30

Berlin (23)

Borden 5-2-12, Cahill 2-1-5, Miller 1-0-2, Desport 1-0-2, Phelps 1-0-2. Totals 10-3-23

St. Joseph1467330
Berlin692623

Three-point goals: SJ—Creamer 2.

SOUTH HADLEY 62, DRURY 47

On Monday in South Hadley, the Drury girls basketball team fell to the Tigers, 62-47, in the team's season opener.

Molly Moulton led the Blue Devils with 13 points in the loss, including nine points from the free-throw line. Olivia Carlson added 10 points.

Sophie Gatzounas had 17 points for South Hadley and Abby Edge added 15 points.

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DRURY (47)

M. Moulton 2-9-13, Carlson 4-2-10, J. Moulton 2-1-5, Toomey 2-0-5, Barton 1-0-2, Lamarre 1-3-5, DiGennaro 3-0-7. Totals 15-15-47

SOUTH HADLEY (62)

Gatzounes 6-3-17, A. Edge 6-1-15, L. Gawron 3-1-8, M. Edge 2-0-5, Kelly 1-0-2, B. Gawron 2-2-6, Fitzgerald 0-1-1, Ippolito 1-0-2, Conner 1-0-2, Medira 2-0-4. Totals 24-8-62

Drury713131447
South Hadley1122101962

3-point goals: D — DiGennaro 1, Toomey 1. SH — A. Edge 2, M. Edge 1, Gatzounes 2, L. Gawron 1.

High School Swimming

MONUMENT SWEEPS TACONIC

The Spartans started the 2015-16 season with a couple of wins in Pittsfield.

Brandon Louison, Nick Gray, Nick Dillon and Ben Wyatt each won two individual events for Monument's boys while Caroline Bissaillon and Emma Wilber each won two for the girls.

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Boys

200 medley relay — 1. Monument (Nick Dillon, Ben Wyatt, Nick Gray, Brandon Louison) 2:04.65. 2. Monument 2:38.00.

200 freestyle — 1. Gray (M) 2:13.04. 2. Kyle Rochelo (T) 2:27.85. 3. Justin White (T) 2:38.97.

200 individual medley — 1. Dillon (M) 2:45.38. 2. Jimmy Chassie (M) 3:05.22.

50 freestyle — 1. Louison (M) 33.66. 2. Hayden Stein (M) 33.52. 3. Gabe Carrington (T) 33.78.

100 butterfly — 1. Gray (M) 1:06.87. 2. Chassie (M)1:22.77.

100 freestyle — 1. Wyatt (M) 1:04.45. 2. Rochelo (T) 1:05.40. 3. Tyler Harrington (M) 1:21.97.

500 freestyle — 1. Louison (M) 4:35.78. 2. White (T) 5:53.27.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument (Wyatt, Mazy Moeini, Harrington, Gray) 2:04.91. 2. Taconic 2:13.19.

100 backstroke — 1. Dillon (M) 1:14.44. 2. Moeini (M) 1:34.62.

100 breaststroke — 1. Wyatt (M) 1:18.90. 2. Carrington (T) 1:37.75. 3. Nathaniel Annand (M) 1:52.96.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument (Dillon, Meini, Chassie, Louison) 4:31.19. 2. Taconic 5:01.23.

Girls

200 medley relay — 1. Monument (Olivia Rubino, Aubrey Blanchard, Emma Wilber, Kathleen Bissaillon) 2:20.37. 2. Monument 2:31.82. 3. Taconic 2:41.84

200 freestyle — 1. Caroline Bissaillon (M) 2:21.59. 2. Kayla Dillon (M) 2:36.47. 3. Spring Hajjar (T) 2:48.34.

200 individual medley — 1. Wilber (M) 2:34.44. 2. Grace Phair (M) 2:58.81. 3. Allison Gage (T) 3:13.11.

50 freestyle — 1. K. Bissaillon (M) 30.05. 2. Alexis Huxtable (T) 35.56. 3. Jordan Miller (M) 38.16

100 butterfly — 1. Wilber (M) 1:11.50. 2. Blanchard (M) 1:21.65. 3. Delaney Ives (T) 1:29.24.

100 freestyle — 1. O. Rubino (M) 1:11.03. 2. Huxtable (T) 1:19.68. 3. Baylee Tavernia (M) 1:23.43

500 freestyle — 1. Dillon (M) 5:28.49. 2. Hajjar (T) 5:53.30. 3. Asa Cade (M) 6:11.91

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument (K. Bissaillon, Dillon, Wilber, C. Bissaillon) 2:02.16. 2. Monument 2:09.04. 3. Monument 2:25.65.

100 backstroke — 1. Anna Rubino (M) 1:17.97. 2. Kate Nourse (M) 1:24.42. 3. Olivia Bordeau (T) 1:34.81.

100 breaststroke — 1. C. Bissaillon (M) 1:26.97. 2. Blanchard (M) 1:31.57. 3. Ives (T) 1:37.08.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument (K. Bissaillon, Dillon, A. Rubino, O. Rubino) 4:43.02. 2. Monument 5:09.75. 3. Taconic 5:25.09.

Prep Schools

FIVE MISS HALL'S ATHLETES NAMED ALL-STARS

Miss Hall's School announced that five of its student athletes have received all-star recognitions for their performances during the fall sports season.

Juniors Diamond Best of Danvers, Mass. and Sally Nason of Lee were named all-stars for the Women's Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WWNEPSSA), while senior Paige Alcala of Saudi Arabia and juniors Simone Brown of Pelham, N.Y. and Mikala L'Hote of Pittsfield were named all-stars for the Western New England Prep School Volleyball Association (WNEPSVA)

Best and Nason, both three-year varsity soccer starters for the Hurricanes, were key offensive veterans for the squad. Diamond, a three-sport varsity athlete at MHS, tallied six goals and eight assists and anchored midfield for the Hurricanes. Nason, a two-sport varsity athlete making her second soccer all-star team, led the Hurricanes with 26 goals and tallied seven assists from the striker's position.

Alcala, Brown and L'Hote all served as captains for the MHS varsity volleyball team, which finished 10-5 overall (7-1 in Class C) and made the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) playoffs for the fifth time in seven seasons. Alcala, a two-sport varsity athlete at MHS, played the defensive specialist "libero" position and recorded 247 digs, 29 aces, and 17 kills in her second varsity season. Brown, a three-year varsity starter playing setter/outside hitter, recorded 90 kills, 87 assists, and 73 aces, while L'Hote, also a three-year starter playing setter/hitter, tallied 108 assists, 87 kills, and 68 aces for MHS.


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