Local Roundup: Lenox girls get first basketball victory

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SPRINGFIELD — The Lenox girls basketball team earned its first win of the season, holding on to beat Sabis 48-47 on Thursday.

Jackie Hathaway sank two free throws with 13 seconds left in the game, putting Lenox up three. Sabis' Maya Timms appeared to tie the game with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the officials changed the basket to a two, after determining her foot was on the 3-point line.

The Millionaires used a full-court pressure defense to comeback from an eight-point deficit in the third. They out-scored the Bulldogs 16-12 in the fourth. Kate Arace played strong post defense against Sabis post Remani Lizana, holding her to just two points after the first quarter. Alice Najimy led the visitors with 15 points.

"It felt fantastic," Lenox coach Mike Nykorchuck said of earning a dramatic first win. "These girls have competed in every game, it's just a matter of learning how to win. They showed it today, on the road against a bigger team."

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LENOX (48)

LaChance 1-1-3, Brown 3-0-6, Hathaway 3-5-13, Najimy 7-0-15, Gamberoni 3-0-6, Pelhert 1-1-3, Arace 1-0-2. Totals: 19-7-48

SABIS (47)

Washington 1-3-5, Frachessa 1-0-3, Caquias 2-4-8, Jackson 2-0-4, P. Lizana 2-2-6, Timms 2-0-6, Lathum 0-1-1, R. Lizana 5-0-10, Rowe 0-1-1. Totals: 15-11-47.

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3-point goals — L 3 (Hathaway 2, Najimy 1). S 3 (Frachessa 1, Timms 2).

MOUNT EVERETT 42, HOUSATONIC VALLEY 29

SHEFFIELD >> Mount Everett used its smothering defense to defeat Housatonic Valley.

The Eagles started with a tight man-to-man defense, while mixing in some zone. Once they went to zone, the host denied passing lanes and forced turnovers. Housatonic Valley managed just 12 points in the first half.

Parker Snyder led Everett (6-2) with 14 points. Jess Abbott added four points, six blocks and 14 rebounds.

"We played strong man defense," Everett coach Scott Rote said. "[Housatonic Valley] had good looks, but their shots weren't falling."

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HOUSATONIC (29)

Dakers 2-2-6, Riley 0-1-1, Jacquier 4-1-9, Wilkes 1-0-2, Dorsey 1-0-2, Geyselaers 2-0-4, Forstmann 2-1-5. Totals 12-5-29.

EVERETT (42)

Coon 1-5-7, Carpenter 0-6-6, Hill 0-0-0, Ullrich 1-0-2, Robitaille 0-0-0, Abbott 2-0-4, Parkey Snyder 5-2-14. Netzer 3-0-9. Totals: 12-13-42

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3-point goals — ME 5 (Snyder 2, Netzer 3).

Boys Basketball

Drury 52, Monument Mountain 45

NORTH ADAMS >> The Blue Devils improved their record to 7-0 with a win over the visiting Spartans.

"We missed a ton of shots, but defensively we're getting a little better," said Drury coach Jack Racette.

The Blue Devils led 25-24 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half.

Drury's Reece Racette defended Monument's Branden Perry, holding the Spartan to four free throws.

"[Racette] did a great job on him," said the Drury coach.

Hayden Bird had a game-high 18 points for Drury and Christian Montoya pitched in with 11. Zach Tinker had 10 for Moument.

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MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (45)

Perry 0-4-4, Newell 1-1-3, Amstead 1-2-5, Riegel 2-0-6, Prince 1-0-2, Troiano 4-0-9, Aberdale 2-1-6, Tinker 4-2-10. Totals 15-10-45.

DRURY (52)

Harrison 1-0-2, Montoya 3-2-11, Bird 6-6-18, Racette 2-3-7, Meehan 3-0-8, Heck 3-0-6. Totals 18-11-52.

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3-point goals — MM 5 (Riegel 2, Troiano, Aberdale, Amstead). D 5 (Montoya 3, Meehan 2).

TACONIC 66, LENOX 56

LENOX >> Taconic's depth allowed it send continuous pressure at Lenox, wearing down the Millionaires and earning the win.

The Braves had 11 players score during the game, and defensively, their ability to bring in fresh bodies off the bench kept the defense active throughout the game.

Deonte Sandifer led Taconic with 15 points.

Patrick Colvin led Lenox with 19 points.

"They keep pressuring and coming at you," Lenox coach Scott Sibley said of Taconic's defense. "They wear you down and take advantage of your miscues."

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TACONIC (66)

Cotto 1-0-3, Sandifer 6-2-15, Mestre 1-2-4, Stracuzzi 2-0-5, Walker 1-0-2, Cooney 2-3-7, Whiteley 3-0-6, Murphy 1-3-5, Reardon 3-0-7, McIntosh 2-6-10, Pfeiffer 1-0-2, Ringgold 0-0-0, McNeice 0-0-0. Totals 23-16-66

LENOX (56)

Colvin 4-10-19, Reynolds 3-2-8, Shepard 6-2-15, Coakley 1-2-4, Ellrodt 1-1-4, Downer 2-2-6, Hurley 0-0-0, Parkinson 0-0-0, Hedges 0-0-0, Farevaag 0-0-0. Totals: 17-19-56

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3-point goals — T 4 (Cotto 1, Sandifer 1, Stracuzzi 1, Reardon 1). L 2 (Colvin 1, Shepard 1).

MOUNT GREYLOCK 74, MOUNT EVERETT 23

WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock jumped out to a big lead in an comfortable win over Mount Everett.

The Mounties led by 22 at halftime. The Eagles managed just four points in the second half.

Pat Storie led Greylock with 16 points. Damontti Conaway led Everett with eight.

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EVERETT (23)

C. Conaway 3-0-6, Litchfield 1-0-3, D. Conaway 2-3-8, Gulotta 1-0-3, Twing 1-0-3, Greenburg 0-0-0, Aitchison 0-0-0, Robitaille 0-0-0, Behne 0-0-0. Totals: 8-3-23

GREYLOCK (74)

Dils 1-1-3, A. Ronnow 3-0-9, Filson 3-0-6, Astle 2-0-4, McCormack 4-1-9, Foehl 1-0-3, Storie 5-4-16, Parker 2-1-5, Joy 1-2-4, Condon 0-0-0, Z. Ronnow 2-4-9, Hadley 2-2-6. Totals: 26-15-74

Everett 4 15 4 0 — 23

Greylock 20 21 22 11 — 74

3-point goals — ME 3 (Litchfield 1, D. Conaway 1, Twing 1). MG 7 (A. Ronnow 3, Foehl 1, Storie 2, Z. Ronnow 1).

Prep schools

DARROW SWEPT IN BASKETBALL

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. >> The Darrow School basketball teams were swept in contests Wednesday.

The Darrow boys lost to Storm King 61-30. Can Taylan had nine points to lead Darrow.

In the girls game, Storm King won 25-14. Natasha Santiago had five points to pace Darrow.


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