High school roundup: Wahconah boys basketball falls in overtime to Hampshire

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DALTON — The Wahconah boys basketball team came up short in a heartbreaker on Tuesday, falling to Hampshire in overtime, 59-58.

Wahconah was up 30-21 at halftime, but Hampshire responded with a 14-4 third quarter to get themselves right back in it.

Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher lamented the amount of free points his team gave up. Hampshire scored 14 points from the free-throw line in the second half and in overtime. For the whole game, Wahconah made just 10 freebies.

"They converted on a lot of free throws," Belcher said. "We missed some easy shots inside in the third quarter, missed some opportunities to score. Hampshire was able to really — they killed us at the free-throw line today."

Hampshire also needed some clutch field goals to get the win, though. As time expired in regulation, Matt Babyak hit a two-point bucket to send the game to overtime, then in the extra period Mitch Ouimette hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds to go to put the Red Raiders up by one.

Babyak had 22 to lead Hampshire. Wahconah was led by Luke Steinman, who had 16 points, and Shane Sinopoli, who had 13. Wahconah falls to 6-8 with the loss

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HAMPSHIRE (59)

Warner 0-0-0, Merrick 1-1-3, Ouimette 3-0-8, Campedelli 1-0-2, Laroche 2-0-4, Bryant 0-0-0, Sawyer 0-0-0, Pickunka 1-0-2, Babyak 7-8-22, Bihler 5-7-18. Totals 20-16-59.

WAHCONAH (58)

Schneider 2-2-6, Morrison 3-4-10, Donnelly 1-0-3, Sinopoli 5-0-13, Steinman 6-2-16, Lavinio 3-0-6, Noyes 0-0-0, Washburn 1-0-2, Moynihan 0-0-0, Roughley 0-2-2. Totals 21-10-58.

Hampshire81314131159
Wahconah10204141058

3-point goals — H 3 (Ouimette 2, Bihler), W 5 (Sinopoli 3, Steinman 2)

PITTSFIELD 68, DRURY 56

PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield boys basketball team came out flat against Drury on Tuesday, but the Generals recovered in the second half for a 68-56 win.

Pittsfield outscored Drury 20-12 in the third and 23-17 in the fourth to post the double-digit win, which moves Pittsfield to 9-5 on the season and drops Drury to 7-8.

"In the fourth our size advantage started paying off," Pittsfield coach Steve Ray said. "We got rebounds and got up and down the floor. Our transition game got us some points."

Josh Moore had 22 in the win, while Simon Nassif chipped in with 18 for the Generals. Drury was led by Reece Racette, who scored 20 points. Connor Meehan added 14

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DRURY (56)

Montoya 3-0-8, Bird 3-2-10, Racette 7-3-20, Meehan 6-0-14, Webb 2-0-4, Clark 0-0-0, Lawrence 0-0-0, Stewart 0-0-0. Totals 21-5-56.

PITTSFIELD (68)

Rodriguez 2-0-5, Reinhold 1-0-2, Matthews 0-1-1, Moore 8-6-22, Higuera 1-1-4, Muzzy 0-0-0, Nassif 8-0-18. Ty. Boire 3-0-6, McDonough 3-2-10. Totals 25-10-68.

Drury1611121756
Pittsfield1312202368

3-point goals — D 9 (Racette 3, Meehan 2, Bird 2, Montoya 2), P 6 (Nassif 2, McDonough 2, Higuera, Rodriguez).

LENOX 50, MOUNT EVERETT 29

SHEFFIELD >> Kevin Coakley scored 13 points to lead Lenox over Mount Everett.

Patrick Colvin and Thomas Reynolds each added 10 points for the Millionaires (8-6). On defense, Lenox didn't allow the Eagles (1-10) to score more than eight points in a quarter.

"Lenox did a great job on defense, they created a lot of turnovers against us," Mount Everett coach Jowe Warren said. "We had way too many turnovers to overcome tonight."

Cavan Brady led Mount Everett with 16 points.

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LENOX (50)

Colvin 5-0-10, Reynolds 5-0-10, Hurley 0-0-0, Shepard 1-0-2, Parkinson 0-0-0, Abderhalden 2-1-5, Farevaag 1-0-2, Coakley 5-3-13, Ellrodt 1-0-2, Hedges 1-0-2, Heppleston 0-1-1, Downer 1-0-3. Totals 22-5-50.

MOUNT EVERETT (29)

Litchfield 0-0-0, D. Conaway 2-2-6, Brady 5-4-16, Gulotta 0-2-2, Twing 1-0-2, Greenberg 0-0-0, Aitchison 0-0-0, Robitaille 0-1-1, Behne 1-0-2. Totals 9-9-29.

Lenox131019850
Everett778729

3-point goals - L 1 (Downer). ME 2 (Brady 2).

HOOSAC VALLEY 73, LEE 36

LEE >> Jameson Coughlan scored 26 points to lead Hoosac to a win over Lee.

Tyler Lancia added 12 points for the Hurricanes (9-5), as the road team held a 13-point advantage at halftime.

Hoosac then outscored Lee 21-7 in the third quarter and 16-6 in the fourth en route to the victory.

"They're playing extremely well right now," Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. "We wanted to protect the ball, make good passes, and get into our halfcourt offense. Most of the time we weren't able to do that."

Josh Sampson led the Wildcats (8-5) with 17 points.

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HOOSAC VALLEY (73)

Rousseau 3-0-7, Hayer 1-0-3, Carlow 1-0-2, Koperniak 2-0-6, Lancia 4-0-12, Sistrunk 2-2-7, Barrow 0-4-4, Coughlan 11-4-26. Totals 27-10-73.

LEE (36)

Harding 3-1-7, Sampson 6-2-17, Buratto 2-1-5, Johnson 2-2-7. Totals 13-6-36.

Hoosac1917211673
Lee9147636

3-point goals — HV 9 (Lancia 4, Koperniak 2, Hayer, Russo, Sistrunk). L 4 (Sampson 3, Johnson).

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 57, ST. JOSEPH 21

GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Monument Mountain boys basketball team came out strong from the start and put away St. Joseph on Tuesday night, 57-21.

Steven Cardillo led the Spartans (6-8) with 11 points in the win, while David Riegel added nine and Jordan Piepho had eight.

St. Joseph was led by Jamal Beda, who scored eight points in the loss.

"I was pleased with the guys' disposition coming out," Monument coach Mike Saporito said. "We hit shots and played really hard in the first four or five minutes of the game and were able to get an early jump on them."

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ST. JOSEPH (21)

Maynard 2-1-5, Beda 4-0-8, Tynan 0-0-0, Fox 1-0-3, Gingras 2-0-5, Zhang 0-0-0, Liang 0-0-0, Winters 0-0-0. Totals 9-1-21.

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (57)

Perry 1-0-3, Cardillo 4-0-11, Peretti 2-0-6, Riegel 3-2-9, Newey 2-1-5, Alston 1-0-2, Prince 0-0-0, Troiano 2-0-5, Piepho 4-0-8, Aberdale 2-1-6, Tinker 1-0-2. Totals 22-4-57.

St. Joe2091021
Monument241471257

3-point goals — SJ 2 (Fox, Gingras), MM 9 (Cardillo 3, Peretti 2, Perry, Troiano, Aberdale, Riegel).

High school girls basketball

SMITH ACADEMY 34, MCCANN TECH 33

NORTH ADAMS >> The McCann Tech girls basketball team came up just short against Smith Academy on Tuesday, 34-33.

McCann led 21-18 at halftime, but Smith Academy came out of the break and took a one-point lead into the fourth and held the Hornets to just six in the final stanza to get the win.

Allie Gibeau led all scorers with 12 for McCann, while Aimee Dowling had six. McCann is now 4-10 on the year.

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SMITH ACADEMY (34)

Higgins 4-0-8, Cavanaugh 4-0-10, Hickert 3-0-8. Hession 0-0-0, Whalen 1-2-4, Gulmond 0-0-0, Merighu 0-0-0, Smiarowski 0-2-2, Miastkowski 1-0-2. Totals 13-4-34.

MCCANN TECH (33)

Budaj 2-0-5, Dobbert 2-0-4, Dowling 3-0-6, Tassone 0-0-0, Quinones 2-0-4, Gibeau 5-0-12, Malloy 1-0-2, Felton 0-0-0. Totals 15-0-33.

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MCCANN6156633

3-point goals — SA 4 (Cavanaugh 2, Hickert 2), MT 3 (Gibeau 2, Budaj).

SMITH VOCATIONAL 59, ST. JOSEPH 37

NORTHAMPTON >> The St. Joseph girls basketball team was handed a loss on the road Tuesday at Smith Vocational, 59-37.

The Crusaders played the fourth quarter without Ilyssa Creamer after she fouled out, and Kacey Sondrini had to leave the game due to injury in the third quarter. Before the two went out, St. Joe had whittled down a 28-19 halftime deficit to just four.

"Once they took over in the fourth we couldn't keep up," St. Joseph coach Pete Ellsworth said. "The kids didn't quit. I told them after the game, we are proud of you. We lost our two guards, what can we do?"

The loss drops St. Joseph to 3-8. Sondrini and Liz Bean led St. Joseph with 10 points each.

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ST. JOSEPH (37)

Creamer 3-2-9, Sondrini 4-2-10, Gomez 3-0-6, C. Bean 1-0-2, L. Bean 3-4-10. Totals 14-8-37.

SMITH VOCATIONAL (59)

Ryan 2-2-6, Sullivan 1-0-2, Cyr 7-4-23, Start 7-4-19. York 3-1-7, McDonald 1-0-2. Totals 21-11-59.

St. Joe1099937
Voke820131859

3-point goals — SV 6 (Cyr 5, Start), SJ 1 (Creamer).


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