High school roundup: PHS upends Hoosac, ends 45-game county streak

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CHESHIRE — The Pittsfield girls basketball team snapped Hoosac Valley's 45-game winning streak in the county with a 53-46 win in Cheshire on Thursday night.

The game was revenge for the Generals (11-3, 4-2), who were handed a 70-51 loss to the Hurricanes (14-2, 5-1) back on Jan. 5.

Bella Aitken led the way for Pittsfield, scoring a team-high 18 points. Of Aitken's 18, 16 of them came in the first and fourth quarters, where she had 8 in each frame. After one, Pittsfield led 21-12.

"[Aitken] really stepped up and made some big shots for them," Hoosac Valley coach Ron Wojcik said. "Our gameplan was to try and take [Peyton] Steinman away as much as possible. We talked about [Aitken] being the second option, but we didn't do a good job getting out to her."

Hoosac cut the deficit to four, 38-34, after three, but Pittsfield had just enough juice to hold off a fourth-quarter run.

Steinman had 11 in the win, as did Allie Hunt and Julia Eline-Wright. Hoosac Valley was led by Madi Ryan, who poured in a game-high 20 points, Kailynne Frederick added 12 in the loss.

The win makes it five straight for Pittsfield since it lost to Longmeadow at the Hoophall Classic. Hoosac Valley had a 12-game winning streak snapped.

"I think, frankly, they were a step ahead of us tonight," Wojcik said. "We were a step behind. I didn't think our aggressiveness on our traps and pressure off the ball was what it needed to be once we made Peyton give the ball up."

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PITTSFIELD (53)

Steinman 4-3-11, Cookis 0-0-0, Perkett 0-2-2, Eline-Wright 5-1-11, Aitken 6-3-18, Quetti 0-0-0, Satrape 0-0-0, Shade 0-0-0, Hunt 4-2-11. Totals 19-11-53.

HOOSAC VALLEY (46)

Mercier 0-0-0, F. Field 3-0-7, McMahon 1-0-2, E. Field 0-1-1, Ryan 7-1-20, Mendel 1-2-4, Case 0-0-0, Frederick 5-2-12. Totals 17-6-46.

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3-point goals — PHS 4 (Aitken 3, Hunt), HV 6 (Ryan 5, F. Field).

MOUNT GREYLOCK 55, MCCANN TECH 29

WILLIAMSTOWN >> Lauren Howard scored 17 points to lead the Mounties over the Hornets.

The win, which included a 13-point effort from Jenna Benzinger, clinched a Western Mass. berth for Mount Greylock (10-7).

Mount Greylock jumped out to a 20-4 lead through one quarter and extended the advantage to 32-13 at halftime.

Allie Gibeau scored 10 points for McCann Tech (4-11).

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MCCANN TECH (29)

Budaj 1-0-2, Dowling 1-1-3, Quinones 2-0-5, Deblois 1-0-2, Dean 1-0-2, Gibeau 4-0-10, Malloy 0-5-5. Totals 10-6-29.

ST. JOSEPH (55)

Walden 1-3-5, Flynn 0-1-1, Albert 1-0-2, Dodig 4-0-8, E. Cerveira 2-1-5, Stripp 1-0-2, Howard 6-2-17, Benzinger 6-1-13, K. Cerveira 1-0-2. Totals 22-8-55.

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3-point goals — MT 3 (Gibeau 2, Quinones). MG 3 (Howard 3).

LENOX 57, ST. JOSEPH 18

PITTSFIELD >> Alice Najimy scored 15 points as the Millionaires defeated the Crusaders.

Jade Alward added eight points for Lenox (4-11).

The Millionaires jumped out to a 30-9 halftime lead and extended their advantage in the third quarter.

"We shot well, but we committed too many turnovers," St. Joseph coach Pete Ellsworth said. "They turned it into a lot of points. We were overmatched. Lenox is a team that's going to be awesome next year."

Liz Bean scored eight points and added nine rebounds for the Crusaders (3-9). Ilyssa Creamer only played one half due to injury and Kacey Sondrini missed the game, also with an injury.

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LENOX (57)

LaChance 1-0-3, Brown 1-0-2, Herrick 2-0-5, J. Pehlert 0-2-2, Parkinson 1-0-2, Schiff 1-0-2, Najimy 6-0-15, Hathaway 2-0-6, Gamberoni 2-0-4, Alward 3-2-8, R. Pehlert 2-0-4, Sibley 1-0-2, Arace 1-0-2. Totals 24-4-57.

ST. JOSEPH (18)

Creamer 1-0-2, Ning 0-0-0, Hamilton 1-0-2, Wang 0-0-0, Gomez 2-0-4, Wu 0-0-0, C. Bean 1-0-2, Wiles 0-0-0, L. Bean 2-4-8. Totals 7-4-18.

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3-point goals — L 7 (Najimy 3, LaChance, Herrick).

DRURY 41, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 39

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (39)

Hu. Hassett 1-0-2, Kelly 0-0-0, Powell 1-0-2, Cormier 1-0-3, Higgins 8-2-20, Ha. Hassett 3-0-6, Dupont 1-0-2, Helmke 2-0-4. Totals 17-2-39.

DRURY (41)

DiGennaro 0-2-2, Lamarre 2-0-5, M. Moulton 3-2-8, Crews 0-0-0, Barton 0-0-0, Toomey 4-4-12, J. Moulton 4-2-10, Carlson 0-4-4. Totals 13-14-41.

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3-point goals — MM 3 (Higgins 2, Cormier), D 1 (Lamarre).

High School Hockey

DANBURY (CONN.) 3, MOUNT EVERETT 2

SHEFFIELD >> Matt DiSilva and Jake Corcoran each scored for Mount Everett in the team's close loss to Danbury.

Jonah Swotes contributed 35 saves for the Eagles (2-7-3) while Carly Duval had an assist.

Mount Everett jumped out to a 2-0 lead but Danbury cut it to 2-1 before the first period ended. The road squad added a goal in the second and Tanner Trew scored the game-winner with 11:50 remaining in the third.

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FIRST PERIOD

ME — Matt DiSilva (Carly Duval) 4:39. ME — Jake Corcoran (unassisted) 9:59. D — Doug Alfidi (Alec Morrone, Jack Wallin) 11:28.

SECOND PERIOD

D — Morrone (Jake Matson, Alfidi) 1:52.

THIRD PERIOD

D — Tanner Trew (Colin MacNevin, Luke Newman) 3:10.

Prep basketball

DARROW GIRLS FALL TO MARVELWOOD

The Darrow girls basketball team fell to Marvelwood on Wednesday, 44-26.

The Ducks were led by Luna Porcaro, who scored 12 points and hauled in eight rebounds. Rochelle Foster added nine points and three steals, and Brandy Ryles had a game-high 12 boards. Darrow is now 7-7 on the year.


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