High school roundup: Taconic boys top Drury to close regular season
PITTSFIELD — The Taconic boys basketball team posted a 91-58 win over Drury on Wednesday night to wrap up the regular season for both sides.
The Braves put up 21-or-more points in all four quarters in the win, and after leading 21-15 after one, Taconic outscored the Blue Devils 24-11 to put the game out of reach.
"We weren't happy with our effort up at [Mount] Greylock, so we really wanted to change things in that regard," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "I thought we focused a lot better tonight, ran the floor a lot harder, played with more urgency and rebounded the ball well."
Six Taconic players hit double figures, with Deonte Sandifer leading the way with 19 points. Treyvon Ringgold added 14 points, and the Braves hit 10 3-pointers in the win.
Drury was led by Reece Racette with a game-high 19 points and Connor Meehan with 10.
Taconic finishes the regular season at 17-3, 11-2 in the Berkshire North while Drury falls to 11-9, 6-7 going into Saturday's seeding meeting.
"We like where we are at right now," Heaphy said. "We know we have work to do, and we know what's ahead of us is going to be difficult. We have to sharpen things, make sure we cover the little things and do those well."
Crosier 1-0-3, Montoya 2-0-4, Bird 3-0-7, Racette 4-11-19, Meehan 4-0-10, Clark 2-0-6, Lawrence 1-2-4, Webb 2-0-5. Totals 19-13-58.
Cotto 1-1-4, Sandifer 8-2-19, Mestre 4-1-11, Stracuzzi 4-0-11, Walker 0-1-1, Cooney 2-0-4, Whitely 0-0-0, Murphy 1-1-3, Reardon 3-1-10, Valuski 2-0-4, Ringgold 5-4-14, McIntosh 5-0-10, Pfeiffer 0-0-0. Totals 35-11-91.
3-point goals — D 7 (Meehan 2, Clark 2, Crosier, Bird, Webb), T 10 (Stracuzzi 3, Reardon 3, Mestre 2, Sandifer, Cotto).
PITTSFIELD 57, EAST LONGMEADOW 52
PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield boys wrapped up their regular season with a marquee win over East Longmeadow, 57-52.
The Generals (13-7) got a game-high 16 points from Connor McDonough and 15 more from Josh Moore in the win.
Trailing 13-11 after one, Pittsfield responded with a 22-11 second quarter to go up 33-24 into the break, and the Generals held on the rest of the way.
"We are real happy," Pittsfield coach Steve Ray said. "For us, it was a tournament-type atmosphere and a tournament-type of team. We are really happy heading into the tournament to get a quality win like this.
"A great rebounding and defensive effort [by us tonight], and we got real good games from Josh Moore and Conor McDonough."
EAST LONGMEADOW (52)
Cichon 3-8-14, Cook 2-0-4, Allen 5-4-15, Lindsay 5-2-13, Held 3-0-6. Totals 18-14-52.
Rodriguez 2-0-5, Reinhold 0-0-0, McDonough 4-5-16, Moore 6-3-15, Higuera 5-0-12, Muzzy 2-0-4, Nassif 2-0-5. Totals 21-8-57.
3-point goals — EL 2 (Allen, Lindsay), P 7 (McDonough 3, Higuera 2, Rodriguez, Nassif).
MOUNT EVERETT 49, ST. MARY'S 32
WESTFIELD >> The Mount Everett boys basketball team closed its season with a 49-32 win over St. Mary's on Wednesday.
Damontti Conaway had 18 points in the win and Cavan Brady added 12 to pace the Eagles.
Mount Everett finishes at 4-14.
"We basically talked to the guys going into next season that the season starts today," Mount Everett coach Jowe Warren said. "I said let's go out, work hard and try to carry that into the next season."
MOUNT EVERETT (49)
Litchfield 2-0-5, Conaway 5-6-18, Carpenter 1-0-2, Brady 5-2-12, Gulotta 0-0-0, Rodriguez 0-0-0, Twing 1-0-2, Greenberg 0-0-0, Robitaille 1-0-2, Behne 4-0-8, Aitchison 0-0-0, Bleau 0-0-0. Totals 19-8-49.
ST. MARY'S (32)
Collins 1-0-2, Butler 2-3-9, Ilnicki 5-0-11, Rockwal 1-0-2, Depergola 1-0-2, Berube 2-0-4, Willenburg 1-0-2. Totals 13-3-32.
3-point goals — ME 3 (Conaway 2, Litchfield), SM 3 (Butler 2, Ilnicki).
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