Local roundup: Mount Greylock girls basketball uses strong fourth to top Mount Anthony
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Mount Greylock girls basketball team topped Mount Anthony (Vt.) on Saturday, 69-62.
Down 45-44 after three, Greylock put together a 25-point fourth to get the win. In the final stanza, Jenna Benzinger scored 10 of her game-high 22 points, while Lauren Howard (17 points) hit a pair of 3-pointers.
Greylock also shot 8 of 13 from the charity stripe in the final eight minutes.
The win pushes the Mounties to 12-7 on the year going into Monday's showdown with Mount Everett. With both Greylock and Everett at 6-1 in the Berkshire County South standings, the winner of Monday's game will win the league. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. at Mount Greylock
MOUNT ANTHONY (62)
Little 8-1-17, Glanovsky 1-0-2, Arlotta 0-0-0, O'Brien 0-0-0, Frasier 5-4-15, White 1-0-3, Harris 1-0-2, Legacy 5-2-15, Pembroke 0-0-0, Burke 1-0-2, Ianotti 1-2-4, Pembroke 1-0-2. Totals 24-9-62.
MOUNT GREYLOCK (69)
Byrnes 0-0-0, Walden 7-1-15, Flynn 0-0-0, Reinhard 2-0-4, Albert 0-0-0, E. Cerveira 2-2-6, Stripp 1-1-3, Howard 6-3-17, Benzinger 8-6-22. Totals 27-13-69.
3-point goals — MAU 5 (Legacy 3, Frasier, White), MG 2 (Howard 2).
DRURY 42, MONSON 29
MONSON >> The Drury girls basketball team held Monson to just 10 first-half points on Saturday en route to the team's 13th win of the season.
Drury is now 13-5 with two games left to go before the playoffs. Drury led this game 22-10 at the break.
Brooke Digennaro scored 12 points to lead the charge for Drury.
Liv Carlson had four points and 14 rebounds, and Katie Toomey had six points and nine boards. Drury shot 16 of 22 from the free throw line in the win. Monson shot just 2 of 7.
Digennaro 3-3-12, Shook 0-0-0, Lamarre 0-3-3, Giron 0-0-0, M. Moulton 1-6-8, Wissman 0-1-1, Crews 0-0-0, Barton 0-0-0, Toomey 2-2-6, J. Moulton 3-1-8, Carlson 2-0-4, Giavazzi 0-0-0. Totals 11-16-42.
Jaibert 1-0-2, Coutuve 4-1-12. Martin 2-0-4, Gerry 1-0-2, Murphy 2-1-5, Bren 2-0-4. Totals 12-2-29.
3-point goals — D 4 (Digennaro 3, J. Moulton), M 2 (Coutuve 2).
High school hockey
TACONIC AND WAHCONAH GAME SUSPENDED
PITTSFIELD >> Saturday's game between the Wahconah and Taconic hockey teams was suspended in the second period due to a hole in the ice.
Wahconah led 6-1 when play was stopped with 5:15 to go in the second period.
There has been no date scheduled for the makeup.
MCLA WOMEN 77, FITCHBURG ST. 30
FITCHBURG >> The MCLA women hopped out to an early lead and never looked back to pick up a MASCAC win over Fitchburg State.
The win moves MCLA to 12-11 overall and 4-7 in the conference.
Pittsfield native Courtney McLaughlin led the Trailblazers with 18 points in the win. She also added 10 rebounds.
Hoosac Valley graduate Mckenzie Robinson was right behind McLaughlin, pouring in 13 points in the win. Courtney Pingelski had 16 and L'Rae Brundige had 10.
Fitchburg was led by Michaela McTomney, who scored nine points.
MCLA returns to action on Tuesday at home against Norwich.
FITCHBURG ST. 85, MCLA MEN 68
FITCHBURG >> The MCLA men fell to Fitchburg State on Saturday, dropping the Trailblazers to 6-17 overall and 2-9 in the MASCAC.
Fitchburg broke out to a 37-26 halftime lead in the win.
For MCLA, Adam Conquest had 13 points, Paul Maurice had 12 and Careem Kirksey and Dakari Hannah-Wornum had 10 each.
MCLA returns to the hardwood on Tuesday at home against Pine Manor
OSWEGO ST. 3, WILLIAMS WOMEN 1
OSWEGO, N.Y. >> The Williams women's hockey team scored the first goal in Saturday's game against Oswego State. Unfortunately, the Ephs gave up the next three to fall on the road.
After playing a 3-3 tie the night before, Williams came out and scored on the power play in the first period, with Emily Kreuger converting on assists from Talia Simon and Michaela Levine.
But Oswego tied the game up 40 seconds later, then added goals in the second and third to seal the win.
Williams falls to 12-9-1. The Ephs return to the ice on Friday at home against Middlebury.