High school roundup: Mount Greylock boys hold off Taconic at home
WILLIAMSTOWN — North Division champion Taconic visited South champion Mount Greylock Monday night, and the Mounties came up with the big win.
Pat Storie had a game-high 29 points and the Mounties held on for a 68-64 win.
"It was a big win for our kids," said Greylock coach Bob Thistle. "They did a really nice job."
The win is a big one for the Mounties, who will get some nice Walker points when the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament seeds are decided this week. But Thistle would have nothing of the scenario that this was a defacto county championship game.
"We really went into it as a last tune up before the Western Mass. tournament. We wanted to play with a lot of confidence," said Thistle. "We felt like Taconic would be the best team to get us ready for the tournament."
Visting Taconic led 30-26 at halftime, but the Mounties outscored the Braves by five points in the third quarter and hung on. The Mounties were 8 for 13 from the line in the fourth quarter.
Sean McCormack had 16 for Greylock (14-6, 10-3 Berkshire South) and Zach Ronnow added 14. Izaiya Mestre led Taconic (16-3, 10-2 Berkshire North) with 21 points.
Cotto 0-0-0, Sandifer 4-0-9, Mestre 6-7-12, Stracuzzi 3-0-8, Walker 0-0-0, Cooney 0-1-1, Whiteley 0-0-0, Murphy 4-0-8, Reardon 1-0-2, Ringgold 4-1-9, McIntosh 1-4-6. Totals 24-13-64.
MOUNT GREYLOCK (68)
Dils 2-0-5, A. Ronnow 2-0-4, Filson 0-0-0, McCormack 7-2-16, Foehl 0-0-0, Storie 9-8-29 Condon 0-0-0, Z. Ronnow 6-2-14. Totals 26-12-68
Taconic 11 19 13 21 — 64
Greylock 15 11 18 24 — 68
3-point goals — T 7 (Mestre 3, Sandifer 2, Stracuzzi 2). MG 4 (Storie 3, Dils).
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 62, LENOX 59
GREAT BARRINGTON >> After trailing by 14 points through one quarter, Monument Mountain was able to come back and defeat Lenox in overtime.
The Spartans (8-12, 5-8 Berkshire South) were led by Joe Aberdale's 14 points. Monument completed its season with the victory.
Pat Colvin led the Millionaires (10-9, 6-6 Berkshire South) with 31 points, including seven 3-pointers.
"It was just a game of intense energy both ways," Monument coach Mike Saporito said. "They came out on fire and put us in a big hole. We limited the damage, closing it to 29-24 at halftime."
Lenox's 21-7 first quarter lead may have been cut to five at half, but it was again extended to a nine-point advantage after three.
Monument outscored the Millionaires, 18-9, in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime. That included two late free throws by Aberdale.
Lenox plays one more game in the regular season, at home against Lee on Wednesday.
Colvin 11-2-31, Reynolds 2-0-4, Shepard 1-4-7, Farevaag 0-0-0, Coakley 5-4-14, Ellrodt 0-0-0, Hedges 0-0-0, Downer 2-1-3, Hurley 0-0-0. Totals 20-11-59.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (62)
Perry 2-8-13, Cardillo 0-0-0, Peretti 3-0-8, Newey 3-0-6, Riegel 1-0-3, Alston 1-1-3. Troiano 3-2-8, Piepho 2-2-6, Aberdale 3-5-14, Tinker 1-0-2. Totals 19-18-62.
Lenox 21 8 17 9 4 — 59
Monument 7 17 13 18 7 — 62
3-point goals — L 8 (Colvin 7, Shepard). MM 6 (Aberdale 2, Peretti 2, Riegel, Perry).
Wahconah 59, Lee 49
DALTON >> The Wahconah seniors and their teammates celebrated Senior Night with a season-ending win over Lee. The win by Wahconah (8-12, 5-8 Berkshire North) kept the Wildcats (9-10, 4-8 Berkshire South) from clinching a berth in the Western Mass. Division IV tournament. Lee needs to win at Lenox Wednesday to qualify.
Wahconah lead after each of the four quarters and iced the victory by going 10 for 10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
"It was a great way for us to finish," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "The record wasn't what we wanted but the effort was there."
Shane Sinopoli had 14 points to lead Wahconah and Cole Morrison added 11. Josh Sampson paced Lee with 15 points and Matt Reynolds had 11.
Rivers 0-0-0, Finnegan 1-0-3, Harding 3-1-8, Sampson 5-4-15, Buratto 0-1-1, Reynolds 3-5-11, Pichardo 4-0-8, Johnson 1-0-3. Totals 17-11-49.
Schneider 2-5-9, Morrison 4-3-11, Donnelly 1-0-2, Sinopoli 4-4-14, Steinman 4-0-8, Lavinio 1-6-9, Noyes 0-2-2, Bracci 1-0-2, Washburn 1-0-2, Girard 0-0-0, Moynihan 0-0-0, Roughley 0-0-0. Totals 18-20-59.
Lee 7 12 12 18 — 49
Wahconah 8 14 17 20 — 59
3-point goals — L 4 (Johnson, Finnegan, Harding, Sampson). W 3 (Sinopoli 2, Lavinio).
PITTSFIELD 92, ST. JOSEPH 35
PITTSFIELD >> On Senior Night at Pittsfield, the Generals tuned up for tonight's game against Western Mass. Division I power East Longmeadow with a lopsided win.
Pittsfield coach Steve Ray brought up some junior varsity players, and all got in the scorebook. Joe Cracolici had seven points, Sam Higuera six and Carter Matthews had three in their first varsity action. Josh Moore had 15 points to lead the Generals (12-7, 9-4 Berkshire North), while Joe Maynard led all scorers with 16 for St. Joe (3-15, 0-13 Berkshire South).
ST. JOSEPH (35)
Maynard 7-2-16, Gingras 5-0-13, Beda 1-0-2, Tynan 2-0-4, Winters 0-0-0, Ortiz 0-0-0, Arsenault 0-0-0, Liang 0-0-0, Fox 0-0-0. Totals 15-2-35.
Reinhold 2-0-4, McDonough 5-0-14, Q. Matthews 2-1-5, Cracolici 3-1-7, Moore 7-1-15, L. Higuera 2-0-4, Muzzy 3-0-6, Rodriguez 3-0-6, Te. Boire 3-0-7, Nassif 1-3-5, Driscoll 1-0-3, S. Higuera 2-0-6, Ty. Boire 2-2-6, C. Matthews 1-0-3. Totals 37-8-92.
St. Joe 9 13 9 4 — 35
Pittsfield 17 27 15 31 — 92
3-point goals — SJ 3 (Gingras). P 10 (McDonough 4, S. Higuera 2, C. Matthews, Driscoll, Te. Boire, L. Higuera).
ALL-STAR GAME FOR MISS HALL'S STANDOUTS
PITTSFIELD >> Miss Hall's School basketball players Grace Guachione and Sarah Willson have been named to the New England Class C prep school All-Star team.
Guachione, of Pittsfield, and Willson, of Dalton, will also compete in a prep school All-Star Game on Sunday, March 6, at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham.
WILLIAMS MEN WIN SWIM TITLE
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams College men's swimming and diving team won its 15th consecutive NESCAC title this weekend.
When the final event was contested late Sunday night, Williams had 1,789.5 points to 1,410.5 for runner-up Tufts. Connecticut College was third with 1,407 points.
The highlight of the night for Williams was a 400-yard freestyle relay victory. The team of Benjamin Lin, Jamie Finnegan, John Hammond and Grant Johnson set a Muir-Samuelson Pool and NESCAC meet record with a time of 3:00.79. The time was a provisional-qualifying time for the NCAA Division III meet.
WILLIAMS MEN'S HOCKEY IN POLLS
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams men did not move this week in national Division III hockey polls.
The top four schools in the country — St. Norbert, Adrian, Plattsburgh and Wisconsin-Stevens Point — are the same in both polls. Hobart is sixth in the USCHO.com poll, and is fifth ahead of Williams in the D3hockey.com poll.
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