Hoosac gets first basketball win on buzzer beater

SPRINGFIELD -- Andrew Milesi's buzzer-beating shot gave the Hoosac Valley boys' basketball team its first win of the season, 45-44 over Sabis on Monday night.

The Hurricanes trailed by eight point at half time and pulled back into it with solid defense.

"A little more energy in the second half," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "We just picked it up a little bit on both end, offensively and defensively."

Trailing 44-43 with 10 seconds to play, Trevor Alibozek pulled down the biggest of his 14 rebounds on the night and started the fast break that led to the game winner. He kicked the ball to Matt Braman who kicked it to Milesi and he took care of the rest.

Alibozek had a game-high 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half. 12 of his 14 rebounds also came in the second half.

"Trevor really stepped up in the second half," Robinson said. "It was just one of those nights where all the kids contributed, and for it to end with Andrew's shot was great for us."

Monument 54,
Mount Anthony 46

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The score was tied at 37 after three quarters. Before the start of the fourth, Monument coach Mike Saporito had a message for his team.

"We just recommitted to playing [Aaryngston] Bibens a little more tight. He was starting to take the game over," said Saporito. "We shared the ball in the fourth quarter and made our free throws down the stretch."

The Spartans (1-1) shot 5 of 6 from the line in the fourth quarter to lock up the victory.

Peter Oggiani had 17 points to lead the Spartans, while Taylor White had 12.

Sean Brundage had 17 to lead Mount Anthony and Bibens finished with 15.

Girls basketball
Lenox 56, Everett 36

LENOX -- Four Millionaires scored in double figures as Lenox bounced back from a loss to Lee in the final of the Gene Wein Tournament.

But what had Lenox coach Nicole Patella pleased was her team's defense and rebounding. The Millionaires held the eagles to 12 points in the first half and controlled the glass for 32 minutes.

"We didn't play any man [defense] tonight," she said. "We closed out and we did pretty good on rebounding, which we didn't do well against Lee."

Hayden Zinchuk had 15 points to lead Lenox. Kathy Prescott scored 11 while Jaclyn Gigliotti and Liz Mitts had 10 each.

Brooke Morehouse led Everett with 11 points and Deseraye Conaway added 10.

Greylock 47, McCann 19

NORTH ADAMS -- The host Hornets were outscored 12-4 in the first quarter and couldn't catch up.

"We have to be patient," McCann coach Mike Dowling said. "We have to take baby steps."

Lucy Barrett nearly outscored the McCann roster. The Greylock guard scored a game-high 17 points.

Mary Nguyen had 10 for McCann (0-2).

Finan is All-American

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams College men's soccer goalie, and Williamstown native, Than Finan has been named an All-American.

Finan, who helped lead the Ephs to the NCAA Division III Final Four, was named to the D3soccer.com All-America second team.

Finan started 16 games and was 9-3-2. He allowed 10 goals, had a .867 save percentage and seven shutouts.

Finan's teammate Peter Christman, a third-team NSCAA All-American, was named to the second team NSCAA Scholar All-America college division team on Monday.


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