Local roundup: Lee girls basketball qualifies for tournament

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WARREN — It was Lee's penultimate regular-season game, and the Wildcats made it count.

Karli Retzel and Brianna Hawley combined to outscore the entire Douglas team as the Wildcats (10-9) qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division IV tournament with a 39-23 win in the consolation game of the Quaboag Tournament.

"They're excited. The girls have worked extremely hard for this," said Lee coach Jenna Gangell. "They showed they wanted a tournament bid."

The Wildcats led 14-12 at halftime, but pulled away by outscoring Douglas 16-5 in the third quarter.

"Our main focus was to pick up the pressure defense," said Gangell.

Retzel had a game-high 20 points and Hawley pitched in with 10.

In the championship game, Notre Dame Academy beat Quaboag 61-43.

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LEE (39)

Williams 2-0-4, Walker 1-0-2, Bartini 0-0-0, Retzel 7-2-20, Fera 0-0-0, Finnegan 0-1-1, Hawley 2-6-10, DeSantis 1-0-2, Sands 0-0-0, Macchi 0-0-0. Totals 13-9-39.

DOUGLAS (23)

Haire 0-1-1, Schilling 2-0-5, King 2-1-5, Favaleo 1-0-2, Hurley 0-0-0, Madden 0-0-0, Sutton 1-0-2, Gresian 1-1-3, Carroll 2-1-5. Totals 9-4-23.

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Douglas575623

3-point goals — L 4 (Retzel 4). D 1 (Schilling).

HOOSAC VALLEY 62, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 39

GREAT BARRINGTON >> Midway through the second quarter, host Monument (6-13, 1-8 Berkshire North) was tied with Hoosac (16-5, 7-2 Berkshire North). But the Hurricanes kicked up the pressure, led by 15 at halftime and held Monument to three points in the third quarter.

"We did not respond," said Monument coach Steve Soule. "We had a lot of turnovers caused by a good defensive effort."

The Hurricanes were paced by Fallon Field's 15 points. Alie Mendel had 14 and Madi Ryan 12. The Spartans, again playing without Anika Helmke, got nine points from Kaye Kelly.

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HOOSAC VALLEY (62)

Mercier 2-1-7, F. Field 4-6-15, Halvorsen 0-0-0, Garabedian 0-2-2, McMahon 1-0-2. E. Field 0-0-0, Ryan 5-1-12, Mendel 3-7-14, Case 2-0-6, Frederick 1-2-4. Totals 18-19-62.

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (39)

McLaughlin 3-0-7, Hu. Hassett 0-1-1, Kelly 3-3-9, Powell 0-0-0, Saporito 0-1-1, Cormier 1-0-3, Higgins 3-1-7, Rada 2-0-4, Ha. Hassett 1-0-2, Dupont 1-2-5. Totals 14-8-39.

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3-point goals — HV 7 (Mercier 2, Case 2, Mendel, Ryan, F. Field). MM 3 (Dupont, Cormier, McLaughlin).

DRURY 45, WAHCONAH 33

DALTON >> Visiting Drury was 6 for 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to hold off Wahconah.

The Blue Devils (14-5, 6-3 Berkshire North) jumped out to a 16-6 lead and the Warriors (13-7, 5-5 Berkshire North) were playing catch up the rest of the way.

Molly Moulton had a game-high 15 points for the Blue Devils. Emmy Cote had 11 to lead the Warriors. Lily Pudlo, who had five consecutive double-figure games, was held to seven points.

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DRURY (45)

Digennaro 1-0-3, Shook 1-0-2, Lamarre 1-0-2, M. Moulton 5-4-15, Crews 0-0-0, Barton 0-0-0, Toomey 3-2-8, J. Moulton 4-0-8, Carlson 2-3-7. Totals 17-9-45.

WAHCONAH (33)

McMahon 0-0-0, Brennan 0-0-0, Zink 3-2-9, McIlquham 0-0-0, Cote 4-3-11, Pudlo 3-1-7, Dougherty 2-0-6, Gagliardi 0-0-0, Gamberoni 0-0-0, Ronayne 0-2-2. Totals 12-6-33.

Drury161091045
Wahconah6891033

3-point goals — D 2 (Digennaro, M. Moulton). W 3 (Dougherty 2, Zink).

MILFORD 52, TACONIC 33

PITTSFIELD >> The host Braves (5-14) trailed by two points at halftime against Milford. But the visitors (8-10), desperate to make the Central Mass. Tournament, outscored the Braves 29-13 in the second half to pull away.

"They switched to a zone and we couldn't make anything," said Taconic coach Matt Mickle.

Kate Irwin led Milford, winners of three straight, with 13 points. Maddy Quinto and Ashley Rufo had seven points each for Taconic.

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MILFORD (52)

Irwin 2-8-13, Dahlgren 5-1-12, Powers 3-1-9, Pye 1-4-6, Burley 2-0-5, Tomaso 1-2-5, Tracy 1-0-2. Totals 15-16-52.

TACONIC (33)

Walker 2-0-6, Quinto 3-1-7, Gittens 3-0-6, Rufo 3-1-7, Rodriguez 2-0-5, Davis 1-0-2. Totals 14-2-33.

Milford166101952
Taconic9116733

3-point goals — M 6 (Powers 2, Irwin, Dahlgren, Burley, Tomaso). T 3 (Walker 2, Rodriguez).

Hockey

WAHCONAH 7, MOUNT EVERETT 0

SHEFFIELD >> Logan Rumbolt and Nate Lapine each scored two goals as Wahconah (13-3-1) played its final Berkshire County opponent.

The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead and never relinquished the advantage. Everett goalie Jonah Swotes had a busy night, stopping 48 of 55 shots.

"We played a very deep and well-coached team," Everett coach Aidan Gilligan wrote in an email. "It was our fourth matchup against them this season, and in reality, they will be one of the top two seeds in Western Mass."

Mike Bloom chipped in with a goal and two assists, while Nico Romano had 25 saves for the shutout.

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First Period

W—Logan Rumbolt (Mike Bloom), 8:51. W—Bloom (UA) 9:05.

Second Period

W—Nate Lapine (Andrew Beaudoin) 4:46. W—Beaudoin (Bloom) 5:01. W—Lapine (Vinnie Orlandi) 11:43.

Third Period

W—Josh Faune (UA), 1:39. W—Rumbolt (UA) 9:38.

Saves—W: Nico Romano 25. ME: Jonah Swotes 48.


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