High school roundup: Taconic boys basketball bounces back, tops Monument Mountain

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PITTSFIELD — Taconic bounced back from its last-second loss to Pittsfield, earning a 52-45 win over Monument Mountain on Monday. The win cliches a Western Massachusetts tournament berth for the Braves (10-2).

Taconic led by 12 at halftime. Monument chipped away at the lead, but their early deficit was too much to overcome. After struggling with foul trouble against the Generals, Treyvon Ringgold led the Braves with 19 points. Conor Prince led Monument with 10 points.

"I was worried about the letdown [after the Pittsfield game]," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "We started out good, but we had a lull and fell asleep in the second half. Monument played better in the second half, but we made an effort to get Ringgold the ball inside and pulled it out."

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MONUMENT (45)

Perry 1-1-3, Peretti 1-0-2, Newey 4-0-8, Riegal 2-0-6, Prince 3-2-10, Troiano 0-2-2, Piepho 2-0-4, Aberdale 2-0-6, Tinker 2-0-4. Totals: 17-5-45

TACONIC (52)

Cotto 1-1-3, Sandifer 3-0-6, Mestre 2-2-8, Stracuzzi 0-0-0, Walker 2-0-5, Cooney 0-0-0, Whiteley 0-0-0. Murphy 0-3-3, Reardon 2-2-6, Ringgold 7-5-19, McIntosh 1-0-2. Totals: 18-13-52

Taconic 1413141152
Monument213151545

3-point goals — MM (Reigal 2, Prince 2, Aberdale 2). T 3 (Mestre 2, Walker 1).

WAHCONAH 39, DRURY 34

DALTON >> All that was missing was the Picket Fence.

In a game with a 1950's score, host Wahconah (6-6) outscored Drury by six points in the fourth quarter to earn a come-from-behind victory.

Anthony Moynihan hit a 3-point shot with seven minutes left in the game to kick the Warriors' offense into gear. Then with 45 seconds left, a 3-pointer by Joe Lavinio gave Wahconah what turned out to be an insurmountable five-point lead. Lavinio had 11 points to lead Wahconah. Hayden Bird led Drury with 18 points.

Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said that his team responded well after Drury's Connor Meehan hit a three-quarter shot at the halftime buzzer to put the Blue Devils up 17-12. In the second half, Wahconah outscored Drury 27-17.

"[Defense] has been our saving grace all year. It really has been," said Belcher. "Our effort on defense has been consistently good."

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DRURY (34)

Montoya 2-0-5, Bird 5-7-18, Racette 1-1-3, Meehan 2-0-5, Stewart 0-0-0, Clark 1-0-3. Totals 11-8-34.

WAHCONAH (39)

Schneider 3-2-8, Morrison 3-2-8, Donnelly 0-0-0, Sinopoli 1-0-3, Lavinio 4-2-11, Noyes 0-0-0, Washburn 2-0-4, Moynihan 1-0-3, Roughley 1-0-2. Totals 15-6-39.

Drury71010734
Wahconah48141339

3-point goals — D 4 (Clark, Meehan, Bird, Montoya). W 3 (Sinopoli, Moynihan, Lavinio).

LENOX 62, ST. JOSEPH 18

LENOX >> Patrick Colvin scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half, leading Lenox (6-5) over St. Joseph.

St. Joe struggled to generate offense, trailing 38-10 at halftime. Jamal Beda led the Crusaders with eight points.

"The kids came out and were looking to get everybody involved tonight," Lenox coach Scott Sibley said. "Colvin got us going, and we were fortunate to get kids playing time and save some kids that will be playing a lot Thursday night against Mount Greylock."

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ST. JOE (18)

Fox 1-0-2, Beda 3-2-8, Tynan 1-0-2, Arseneau 1-0-2, Maynard 1-2-4, Winters 0-0-0, Zhang 0-0-0. Totals: 7-4-18

LENOX (62)

Colvin 7-3-19, Reynolds 3-0-6, Hurley 3-2-8, Parkinson 1-1-3, Abderhalden 1-3-6, Farevaag 1-0-2, Coakley 4-1-9, Ellrodt 2-0-5, Hedges 1-0-2, Downer 1-0-2, Heppleston 0-0-0, Shepard 0-0-0. Totals: 24-10-62

St. Joe644418
Lenox201881662

3-point goals — L 4 (Colvin 2, Abderhalden, Ellrodt).

MOUNT GREYLOCK 57, LEE 48

LEE >> Mount Greylock jumped out to a big lead early and held on for the win over Lee.

Greylock led 21-5 after the first quarter, but Lee did not go down easily. The Wildcats cut their deficit to 14 at halftime, and got within two points in the second half. However, Greylock (8-4) pulled away late. Aaron Ronnow led the Mounties with 17 points. Josh Sampson and Matt Reynolds had 17 points each for Lee (7-4).

"This is the second game in a row that we've laid an egg in the first quarter." Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. "You give a good team like Greylock a lead, you're fighting an uphill battle."

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GREYLOCK (57)

Dils 2-4-8, A. Ronnow 6-1-17, Filson 1-0-2, Foehl 1-0-3, Storie 5-0-12, Joy 1-1-3, Condon 0-2-2, Z. Ronnow 4-0-8, Hadley 1-0-2. Totals: 21-8-57

LEE (48)

Sampson 5-3-17, Buratto 3-2-8, Reynolds 6-0-17, Pichardo 1-0-2, Johnson 2-0-5, Castillo 1-0-2. Totals: 18-5-48

Greylock218121657
Lee510171648

3-point goals — MG 5 (Storie 2, Foehl, A. Ronnow 2). L 7 (Sampson 4, Reynolds 2, Johnson)

FRANKLIN TECH 62, MCCANN TECH 55

TURNERS FALLS >> McCann clawed its way back from a nine-point halftime deficit but Franklin Tech's Colin Gould was 16 for 16 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter as the Hornets came up short.

McCann actually had more field goals than Franklin Tech, 23 to 17. But the home team made 27 foul shots to six for the Hornets.

Adam Rodriguez had 14 points to lead McCann and Ethan Sheldon added 11. Gould scored 25 to pace Franklin Tech.

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McCANN TECH (55)

Jordan 2-0-5, Racette 1-0-3, Lemire 3-3-9, Cellana 3-2-8, Mitchell 1-0-2, Sheldon 5-0-11, Tower 1-1-3, Rodriguez 7-0-14. Totals 23-6-55.

FRANKLIN TECH (62)

Daignault 1-1-4, McBurnie 0-1-1, Gould 3-19-25, Johnson 5-2-12, Korpiewski 8-4-20, Charest 0-0-0, Farrick 0-0-0. Totals 17-27-62.

McCann1511171255
Franklin26991862

3-point goals — MT 3 (Jordan, Racette, Sheldon). FT 1 (Daignault).

Hockey

TACONIC 8, MOUNT EVERETT 6

SHEFFIELD >> Mount Everett battled back from to a two-goal second period deficit to tie the game in the third, but Taconic's Brain Henault netted the short-handed winner with 5 minutes and 33 seconds left, ending the comeback attempt. Taconic's Kevin Quinto had a hat trick. Andy Cella and Henault had two goals each. Jake Corcaran scored four goals for the Eagles.

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Taconic2248
Everett1146

First Period

ME — Jake Corcoran (Brendan Dempsey), 14:39. T — Kevin Quinto (Nikos Gian, Shane Tierney), 12:37. T — Quinto (Brandon Peaslee), 5:59.

Second Period

T — Andy Cella (Quinto), 8:15. T — Cella (Quinto, Connor Champoux), 3:53. ME — Corcoran (Carly Duval, Grayson Duval), 1:24.

Third Period

T — Quinto (Brian Henault, Shane Tierney), 14:42. ME — Dempsey (Corcoran), 14:21. ME — Corcoran (Dempsey, Duval), 11:54. ME — Dempsey (Corcoran), 9:55. ME — Corcoran (Nigel Baldwin), 5:34. T — Henault (Quinto), 2:22. T — Gian (Quinto), 1:10.

Saves — T Aaron Houghtaling 30. ME — Jonah Swotes 33.

Alpine skiing

PITTSFIELD >> Lenox's Ella King and Wahconah's Tanner Hill won the second slalom race at Bousquet on Monday night. Hill's win helped his Warriors to a team win on the day, while King and her Millionaires had to settle for a tie with Monument Mountain.

The Lenox and Monument girls both finished with 62 points, while Wahconah finished second with 44 points, Taconic was third and Pittsfield finished fourth. The Wahconah boys scored 74 points, the Lenox and Pittsfield boys tied with 39, Monument finished with 26, Taconic scored 16 and St. Joseph had 12 points.

For the boys, Wahconah placed all four scorers in the top four and all within a second of each other. Hill finished in 40.46 seconds, Kyle Brogan finished in 40.77, Brecken Burke finished in 40.86 and Drew Dunham finished in 41.12.

King's 42.20 time edged out Micaela Bartlett (42.51) for first. Monument also placed third and fourth through Carly Terranova (47.80) and Sophia Smith (48.49), respectively.

Ski teams are back at Bousquet on Wednesday for the final slalom race of the season.

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GIrls

Team results — 1. Lenox (62), 1. Monument Mountain (62), 2. Wahconah (44), 3. Taconic (30), 4. Pittsfield (2).

Top 10 finishers — 1. Ella King (L), 42.20. Micaela Bartlett (MM), 42.51. 3. Carly Terranova (MM), 47.80. 4. Sophia Smith (MM), 48.49. 5. Brittany Quinn (W), 49.02. 6. Abby Caproni (L), 51.48. 7. Lily Shields (L), 53.04. 8. Hani Chung (L), 53.67. 9. Morgan Schnauber (T), 53.90. 10. Mackenzie Sullivan (W), 55.64.

Boys

Team results — 1. Wahconah (74), 2. Lenox (39), 2. Pittsfield (39), 3. Monument Mountain (26), 4. Taconic (16), 5. St. Joseph (12).

Top 10 finishers — 1. Tanner Hill (W), 40.46. 2. Kyle Brogan (W), 40.77. 3. Brecken Burke (W), 40.86. 4. Drew Dunham (W), 41.12. 5. Cody Latimer (T), 41.38. 6. Andrew King (L), 43.34. 7. Cam Giardina (P), 43.37. 8. Conner McNinch (L), 44.04. 9. Brighton Sawyer (MM), 45.50. 10. Joshua Mansfield (P), 46.54.


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