Lee girls basketball gets win over Pittsfield
Lee's Stephanie Young scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in a pivotal third quarter to lead the Wildcats to a 54-47 win at Pittsfield on Wednesday night.
"Stephanie Young came out and stepped it up," said Pittsfield coach Joe Racicot. "We led at halftime, 25-24, but she came out and started making baskets. We made some adjustments, but we couldn't overcome their lead."
Young, in fact, scored 14 of the Wildcats' 16 third-quarter points. That effort turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 40-33 advantage for the visitors.
Courtney McLaughlin had 14 points while Lauren Carnevale had 14 rebounds for the Generals.
Greylock 47, McCann 41
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The home team started off badly, falling behind 10-5 after a period and 16-15 at halftime. But Greylock rallied in the second half.
"We started slowly," admitted Greylock coach Paul Barrett. "We had trouble with McCann's inside players. But they were ice cold from the line, and we started making baskets."
The Hornets were 5 for 21 from the free throw line.
Lucy Barrett scored 17 points for the winners, while Mary Nguyen had the same total for McCann.
Monument 44, Brattleboro 37
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans came out flat in the first quarter, but turned the tables on the visitors from Vermont in the second.
"We were in a little bit of a daze," Monument coach Chris Unsworth said. "I don't know if it was coming back from vacation, but we didn't come ready to play. We needed a quick wake-up call, I think, and the second quarter was more indicative of how we play."
Haley Korte led the victors with 12 points, and Hunter Cormier added another 10. Brattleboro trailed 21-13 at the half.
"We mixed defenses up a little bit and we stayed away from some of the fouls we've been giving up in the last couple of games," Unsworth said. "We made them stay to the outside. We rebounded well and we ran well. Haley Korte, I thought, played her best game on both ends."
S. Hadley 45, Taconic 39
PITTSFIELD -- The Braves started slow, trailing 22-11 at intermission. But Taconic picked it up in the seond half, only to fall short at the end.
"We finished better in the second half," said Taconic coach Matt Mickle. "We turned the ball over 20 times in the game, 11 in the first half. We did a little better in the second half, but we still had nine turnovers."
Nyanna Slaughter had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Braves.
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