High school roundup: Mount Everett boys hold off St. Joseph

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PITTSFIELD — It was so close, St. Joseph boys basketball coach and his team could feel it. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they could not close the deal.

Visiting Mount Everett rallied from a nine-point deficit after three quarters and the game with St. Joe went into overtime. But the Eagles came away with a 67-64 win, thanks to Damontti Conaway's career-high 36 points.

"For the first time we had more than one person step up," said Bennett, whose team had three players score in double figures. "The defensive effort was outstanding, but [Conaway] just caught fire."

Mike Gingras and Jamel Beda each score 19 points for the Crusaders (2-12).

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MOUNT EVERETT (67)

Litchfield 1-0-3, D. Conaway 10-11-36, Carpenter 0-0-0, Brady 3-0-7, Gulotta 2-1-5, Twing 5-1-12, Greenberg 0-0-0, Aitchinson 0-0-0, Robitaille 0-0-0, Behne 2-0-4. Totals 23-12-67.

ST. JOSEPH (64)

Maynard 3-1-7, Gingras 6-4-19, Beda 9-0-19, Tynan 3-0-8, Fox 3-4-10, Zhang 0-0-0, Liang 0-1-1, Winters 0-0-0, Arseneau 0-0-0. Totals 24-10-64.

Everett 13 8 15 23 8 — 67

St. Joe 13 15 17 14 5 — 64

3-point goals — ME 9 (D. Conaway 5, Litchfield, Brady, Gulotta, Twing). SJ 6 (Gingras 3, Tynan 2, Beda).

DRURY 65, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 53

GREAT BARRINGTON >> Hayden Bird was one of three Drury scorers in double figures as the visiting Blue Devils rallied from a five-point deficit after three quarters and beat Monument Mountain.

The Spartans (6-9) were up 44-39 after three quarters, but were outscored 26-9 in the fourth quarter. Monument was held without a basket over the final five minutes of the fourth quarter.

"We just didn't take care of the ball" in the fourth quarter, said Monument coach Mike Saporito. "They increased their defensive pressure. We turned the ball over way too many times."

Bird had a game-high 25 points, Connor Meehan had 17 and Reece Racette 11 for Drury. Joe Aberdale led Monument with 17 points and David Riegel had 12.

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DRURY (65)

Crosier 0-0-0, Montoya 1-0-2, Bird 9-5-25, Racette 4-3-11, Meehan 6-2-17, Stewart 0-0-0, Clark 0-0-0, Lawrence 0-0-0, Webb 3-0-6. Totals 25-10-65.

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (53)

Perry 2-1-6, Cardillo 1-0-3, Peretti 0-0-0, Newey 2-0-4, Riegel 4-0-12, Prince 1-0-2, Troiano 0-0-0, Piepho 3-3-9, Aberdale 5-3-17. Totals 18-7-53.

Drury 7 18 14 26 — 65

Monument 12 19 13 9 — 53

3-point goals: D 5 (Meehan 3, Bird 2). MM: 10 (Riegel 4, Aberdale 4, Perry, Cardillo).

HOOSAC VALLEY 82, PITTSFIELD 47

CHESHIRE >> Hoosac Valley is headed back to the postseason.

The Hurricanes (10-5) made last season's Division III final and will play in the playoffs again after Jameson Coughlan scored 20 points en route to the victory.

Overall, Hoosac went 12-for-22 from 3-point range. The Hurricanes also defeated the Generals by 34 only 11 days ago in Pittsfield.

"We're playing with really good tempo right now," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "Really good rhythm on offense. We had a pretty decent game plan against their zone and man-to-man. We knocked down the open looks."

Three players scored eight points each for the Generals.

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PITTSFIELD (47)

Rodriguez 3-0-7, Matthews 0-0-0, Moore 2-4-8, Higuera 3-2-8, Muzzy 2-2-6, Te. Boire 0-0-0, Nassif 1-2-4, Ty. Boire 2-2-6, McDonough 3-2-8. Totals 16-14-47.

HOOSAC VALLEY (82)

Hall 4-2-12, Carlow 1-0-2, Koperniak 5-0-12, McGrath 2-5-11, Lancia 3-0-9, Mendel 1-0-3, Sistrunk 2-2-7, Barrow 3-0-6, Coughlan 8-3-20. Totals 29-12-82.

Pittsfield 11 15 13 8 — 47

Hoosac 20 26 11 25 — 82

3-point goals — P 1 (Rodriguez). HV 12 (Lancia 3, Hall 2, Koperniak 2, McGrath 2, Mendel, Sistrunk, Coughlan).

LENOX 43, LEE 38

LEE >> It would not be fair to say that the Lee boys basketball team (8-6) has its back to the wall when it comes to qualifying for the Western Mass. Division IV tournament. But it is fair to say the Wildcats' margin of error is getting slimmer.

Visiting Lenox outscored Lee 29-13 in the second half as the Millionaires rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit.

Patrick Colvin and Mike Downer had 11 points each for Lenox.

"If we could hold Patrick Colvin under 14 and box out well, we're going to be in great shape," Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. "We did that in the first half."

Josh Sampson had a game-high 18 points for Lee and Matt Reynolds had 10.

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LENOX (43)

Colvin 4-0-11, Hurley 1-0-3, Shepard 2-0-5, Abderhalden 1-0-2, Farevaag 1-0-2, Coakley 2-1-5, Hedges 2-0-4, Downer 3-2-11. Totals 16-3-43.

LEE (38)

Harding 2-0-4, Sampson 7-0-18, Reynolds 4-0-10, Pichardo 1-1-3, Johnson 1-0-3. Totals 15-1-38.

Lenox 6 8 18 11 — 43

Lee 7 18 6 7 — 38

3-point goals — Lenox 8 (Downer 3, Colvin 3, Hurley, Shepard). Lee 7 (Sampson 4, Reynolds 2, Johnson).

TACONIC 74, WAHCONAH 54

DALTON >> Izaiya Mestre scored 29 points to lead Taconic over Wahconah.

Treyvon Ringgold added 10 for the Braves, who pulled away after the Warriors cut the lead to 10 with six minutes remaining.

"The score doesn't reflect how competitive of a game it was," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "I thought my guys competed tonight. Taconic is a good team and shot the ball well."

Cole Morrison led Wahconah with 17 points. The Warriors (6-9) must win at least four of their final five to make the postseason.

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TACONIC (74)

Cotto 3-0-9, Sandifer 1-3-5, Mestre 10-5-29, Stracuzzi 2-0-6, Walker 1-2-4, Cooney 1-0-2, Whiteley 0-1-1, McNeice 0-0-0, Murphy 1-0-2, Abel 0-0-0, Reardon 1-0-2, Ringgold 5-0-10, McIntosh 1-0-2, Pfeiffer 0-2-2. Totals 26-13-74.

WAHCONAH (54)

Schneider 2-5-9, Morrison 7-3-17, Donnelly 1-0-2, Sinopoli 2-0-5, Steinman 3-1-7, Lavinio 2-2-7, Noyes 0-0-0, Bracci 1-0-2, Washburn 0-0-0, Girard 0-0-0, Moynihan 0-1-1, Roughley 0-3-3. Totals 18-15-54.

Taconic 12 22 20 20 — 74

Wahconah 11 13 18 12 — 54

3-point goals — Taconic 9 (Mestre 4, Cotto 3, Stracuzzi 2). W 3 (Sinopoli, Steinman, Lavinio).

Prep schools

DARROW WINS AT HOME

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. >> The Darrow School boys basketball team went into the mid-winter break on a positive note Thursday. The Ducks defeated New Lebanon 31-12.

The Darrow girls' game with Poughkeepsie Day School was suspended because of an injury to a Poughkeepsie player.


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