Local roundup: Drury boys keep perfect season going

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NORTH ADAMS — The Drury boys basketball had its closest call of the season, but the Blue Devils kept their perfect season going.

Hayden Bird had a game-high 23 points and hit a big 3-point hoop in the fourth quarter to key the comeback as the Blue Devils (6-0) rallied to beat Lee 56-51 on Monday night.

The Wildcats led at the end of each of the first three quarters. They held a 35-26 lead at halftime.

"We stopped pressing and played straight man-to-man" in the second half, said Drury coach Jack Racette. "Their guards did a nice job of handling our pressure."

Reece Racette chipped in with 12 points for the Blue Devils.

Ben Harding had 15 points for Lee (2-3), while Matt Reynolds and Josh Sampson had 11 each.

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Lee (51)

Finnegan 1-0-2, Harding 6-3-15, Sampson 3-4-11, Buratto 3-0-6, Reynolds 4-0-11, Johnson 2-1-6. Totals 19-8-51.

Drury (56)

Harrison 1-0-3, Montoyal 2-0-6, Bird 8-6-23, Racette 5-1-12, Meehan 2-0-5, Heck 3-1-7. Totals 21-8-56.

Lee 15 20 7 9 — 51

Drury 14 12 14 16 — 56

3-point goals — L 5 (Reynolds 3, Sampson, Johnson). D 6 (Montoya 2, Harrison, Bird, Racette, Meehan).

Taconic 68, Wahconah 48

PITTSFIELD >> Three Taconic players scored in double figures as the Braves (5-1) rolled past visiting Wahconah.

Izaiya Mestre had 16 points to lead the Braves, while Treyvon Ringgold had 14 and Deonte Sandifer 13.

The Braves jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter and were up 33-22 at halftime.

"I was happy with the outcome," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "In the first quarter we recreated a lot of pressure, which is how we've been playing all year.

"We sped them up and rushed them."

Cole Morrison had a game-high 18 points for Wahconah and Matt Schneider added 10.

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Wahconah (48)

Schneider 4-2-10, Morrison 7-4-18, Donnelly 1-1-4, Steinman 0-1-1, Lavinio 0-5-5, Noyes 1-1-3, Washburn 1-0-2, Girard 0-1-1, Roughley 0-4-4. Totals 14-19-48.

Taconic (68)

Cotto 2-0-5, Sandifer 6-1-13, Mestre 6-2-16, Stracuzzi 2-3-7, Walker 2-0-5, Cooney 0-0-0, Whiteley 0-0-0, McNeice 0-0-0, Murphy 1-0-2, Abel 0-0-0, Reardon 2-1-6, Valuski 0-0-0, Ringgold 6-2-15, McIntosh 0-0-0, Pfeiffer 0-0-0. Totals 27-9-68.

Wahconah 8 14 14 10 — 48

Taconic 17 16 15 20 — 68

3-point goals — W (Donnelly). T 5 (Mestre 2, Cotto, Walker, Reardon).

Pittsfield 56, Greylock 51

PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield recovered in enough time to improve its record to 3-3.

The Generals held visiting Mount Greylock under 20 points in the first half. The Mounties, thanks to some hot 3-point shooting by Patrick Storie and Zach Ronnow cut the PHS lead to 41-34 after three quarters, But the Generals held the Mounties to nine points in the fourth quarter.

"We were disappointed in that third quarter," said PHS coach Steve Ray. "At the end of the day [Pittsfield] did collect themselves."

Josh Moore had a game-high 17 points for PHS (3-3), while Connor McDonough had 11.

Ronnow led Greylock with 16 points and Storie had 14.

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Mount Greylock (43)

Dils 1-0-2, Filson 1-0-2, McCormack 1-0-2, Foehl 3-0-7, Storie 5-1-14, Ronnow 6-0-16. Totals 17-1-43.

Pittsfield (54)

Reinhold 1-0-2, McDonough 5-0-11, Moore 8-1-17, Higuera 4-0-9, Muzzy 0-2-2, Rodriguez 0-0-0, Nassif 2-2-7, Boire 1-3-6. Totals 20-8-54.

Greylock 7 9 18 9 — 43

Pittsfield 19 13 9 13 — 54

3-point goals — MG: 8 (Ronnow 4, Storie 3, Foehl). P 6 (McDonough 3, Higuera, Nassif, Boire).

Monument Mountain 73, Mount Everett 32

SHEFFIELD >> David Riegel scored 12 points while Branden Perry and Conor Prince each had 11 for the Spartans in a win over the Eagles.

Monument connected on 14 3-pointers en route to the victory. It was 21-13 in favor of the Spartans after one quarter, but they ran away with it after that.

"I only had five guys that could play all four quarters because we were low on numbers," Mount Everett coach Jowe Warren said. "Cavan Brady went down in the first quarter with an injury and we just had a hard time getting the offense going. To Monument's credit, they were knocking down every shot they were taking."

Kenny Krom led Mount Everett with 14 points.

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MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (73)

Perry 3-4-11, Cardillo 2-1-7, Peretti 2-0-5, Newey 3-0-6, Amstead 2-1-6, Riegel 4-0-12, Prince 4-0-11, Troiano 1-0-3, Piepho 1-0-2, Aberdale 3-0-7, Tinker 1-1-3. Totals 26-7-73.

MOUNT EVERETT (32)

C. Conaway 3-1-7, Litchfield 1-0-3, Brady 0-0-0, Gulotta 1-0-3, Twing 1-0-3, Greenberg 0-0-0, Aitchison 1-0-2, Robitaille 0-0-0, Krom 5-4-14. Totals 12-1-32.

3-pointers — MM 14 (Riegel 4, Prince 3, Cardillo 2, Perry 1, Peretti 1, Amstead 1, Troiano 1, Aberdale 1). ME 3 (Twing 1, Gulotta 1, Litchfield 1).

Monument 21 19 10 23 — 73

Everett 13 6 6 7 — 32

High School Girls Basketball

South Hadley 65, Taconic 43

South Hadley >> A strong first half propelled South Hadley to a 22-point victory over Taconic.

"They just shot us out of the zone," Taconic coach Matt Mickle said. "They made their free throws. They're one of the top teams in Western Mass., they're a good squad. They were just a better team than us tonight."

Maddy Quinto led the Braves with 12 points.

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TACONIC (43)

Walker 2-0-4, Henault 1-0-2, Quinto 6-0-12, Rufo 2-3-11, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Paris 2-0-5, Lazits 2-3-7. Totals 16-6-43.

SOUTH HADLEY (65)

A. Edge 4-4-12, M. Edge 2-2-6, Kelly 1-0-2, Blarey 3-0-6, Giockowski 1-0-2, Gatzonas 4-3-13, Dowron 3-2-11, Conner 1-0-2, Earle 4-2-11. Totals 23-13-65.

3-pointers — T 4 (Rufo 3, Paris 1). SH 6 (Dowron 3, Gatzonas 2, Earle 1).

Taconic 8 9 14 12 — 43

South Hadley 18 18 21 8 — 65

High School Swimming

Monument Mountain sweeps Wahconah

PITTSFIELD >> Caroline Bissaillon and Sophie Burnell each won individual two events for the Monument girls in the team's 99-63 victory over Wahconah.

On the boys side, Brandon Louison and Nick Gray each won twice individually for the Spartans in their 55-17 win over the Warriors.

GIRLS

200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (A. Rubino, C. Bissaillon, Cade, G. Phair) 2:28.15. 2-Monument Mountain 2:38.47. 3. Wahconah 2:49.19.

200 freestyle — 1. C. Bissaillon (MM) 2:20.22. 2. A. Rubino (MM) 2:35.96. 3. Blanchard (MM) 2:38.30.

200 individual medley — 1. Wilber (MM) 2:36.67. 2. K. Bissaillon (MM) 2:50.34. 3. Dillon (MM) 2:51.81.

50 freestyle — 1. Burnell (MM) 32.65. 2. Nourse (MM) 34.70. 3. Wilmot (W) 36.25.

100 butterfly — 1. C. Bissaillon (MM) 1:19.81. 2. G. Phair (MM) 1:21.75. 3. Cade (MM) 1:37.64.

100 freestyle — 1. O. Rubino (MM) 1:10.59. 2. DeFoe (W) 1:12.56. 3. Haftl (MM) 1:18.12.

400 freestyle — 1. Burnell (MM) 5:31.58. 2. Dodds (MM) 6:33.16. 3. Flynn (MM) 6:41.52.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Tavernia, G. Phair, A. Rubino, Wilber) 2:13.76. 2. Monument Mountain 2:16.12. 3. Monument Mountain 2:16.60.

100 backstroke — 1. Haftl (MM) 1:28.40. 2. Tavernia (MM) 1:32.56. 3. Cade (MM) 1:36.94.

100 breaststroke — 1. Dillon (MM) 1:32.54. 2. Flynn (MM) 1:48.55. 3. M. Phair (MM) 1:51.31.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Miller, Dodds, Blanchard, O. Rubino) 5:16.60. 2. Monument Mountain 5:18.78. 3. Monument Mountain 5:25.61.

BOYS

200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Louison, Gray, Chassi, Tousey) 2:19.66. 2. Monument Mountain 2:19.75.

200 freestyle — 1. Dillon (MM) 2:22.20. 2. Stein (MM) 3:08.29. 3. Annand (MM) 3:12.37.

200 individual medley — 1. Wyatt (MM) 2:48.50. 2. Chassi (MM) 3:04.65.

50 freestyle — 1. Gray (MM) 28.56. 2. Schweitzer (W) 31.31. 3. Moeini (MM) 31.53.

100 freestyle — 1. Louison (MM) 56.16. 2. Cramer (W) 1:05.66. 3. Schweitzer (W) 1:10.32.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Harrington, Chassi, Dillon, Louison) 2:01.83. 2. Monument Mountain 2:03.90.

100 backstroke — 1. Louison (MM) 1:04.50. 2. Chassi (MM) 1:28.14. 3. Harrington (MM) 1:51.60.

100 breaststroke — 1. Gray (MM) 1:17.12. 2. Wyatt (MM) 1:17.80. 3. Dillon (MM) 1:22.25.

College basketball

MCLA women 68, Southern Vermont 59

NORTH ADAMS >> Kayla Hotaling scored 13 of her career-high 26 points in the fourth quarter as the MCLA women (7-3) opened 2016 with a come-from-behind win over Southern Vermont (6-2).

Hotaling was 10 of 14 from the floor, pulled down 10 rebounds and had five steals for the Trailblazers, who were playing their first game since losing to Union on Dec. 12.

The 26 points was the most scored by an MCLA player since Lucy Tremblay had 31 in a loss to Salem State back on Jan. 8, 2013.

MCLA led 46-45 after three quarters but the Mountaineers took the lead on Turquoia's layup with 9:29 left in the final quarter. Hotaling answered with a layup after a turnover by former Hoosac Valley player Amber Lesure. Those were the first two of six unanswered points by the junior forward from Ravena, N.Y. Hotaling was the only trailblazer to score in double figures. Courtney McLaughlin and Courtney Pingelsky had eight points each, while Courtney Durivage had 11 rebounds to go with four points.

Lesure came off the bench, played five minutes and scored a point.

Southern Vermont's Amber Flagg, the reigning New England Collegiate Conference and ECAC Division III New England player of the week, was held to 13 points.


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