Local roundup: Pittsfield boys basketball holds off Monument Mountain
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Pittsfield boys basketball team used an early outburst to see off Monument Mountain on Thursday, 61-57.
The Generals (8-5) hopped out to a 17-10 lead after the first quarter and took a 33-22 lead into halftime before weathering a second-half storm from the Spartans (5-8).
Josh Moore scored a team-high 21 points for the Generals and Connor McDonough added another 16 in the win. For Monument, Branden Perry had a game-high 23 points and Joe Aberdale added 14.
"Pittsfield shot the ball pretty well," Monument coach Mike Saporito said. "It wasn't terrible defense, they just hit some shots. They were patient offensively and moved the ball around pretty good."
Reinhold 3-0-6, McDonough 7-1-16, Moore 7-6-21, Higuera 1-0-3, Muzzy 0-1-1, Rodriguez 4-0-11, Nassif 0-1-1, Boire 1-0-2, Matthews 0-0-0. Totals 23-9-61.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (57)
Perry 7-7-23, Peretti 0-0-0, Newey 0-0-0, Riegel 3-0-8, Prince 1-0-3, Troiano 2-0-5, Pietho 0-4-4, Aberdale 5-1-14. Totals 18-12-57.
3-point goals — P 6 (Rodriguez 3, McDonough, Moore, Higuera), MM 9 (Aberdale 3, Perry 2, Riegel 2, Prince, Troiano).
LENOX 53, MOUNT GREYLOCK 47
LENOX >> Patrick Colvin scored a game-high 23 points as host Lenox (7-5) jumped out quickly and held off Mount Greylock.
The Millionaires held the Mounties to eight points at halftime, leading 24-8.
"We're preaching defense. They played a great first half," said Lenox coach Scott Sibley. "We weren't giving them too many second chance opportunities."
Lenox clinched the game by going 10 for 12 in the fourth quarter from the foul line.
Zach Ronnow led Greylock (8-5) with 14 points and Sam Dils had 11. Lenox's Tom Hedges was tough inside with 13 rebounds.
MOUNT GREYLOCK (47)
Dils 4-1-11, Filson 1-0-2, McCormack 6-0-12, Storie 1-3-6, Condon 0-2-2, Z. Ronnow 3-7-14. Totals 15-13-47.
Colvin 7-6-23, Reynolds 1-0-2, Hurley 0-2-2, Shepard 2-1-6, Abderhalden 1-0-2, Farevaag 1-0-2, Coakley 2-3-7, Ellrodt 1-0-3, Hedges 0-2-2, Downer 1-0-3. Totals 16-14-53.
3-point goals — MG 4 (Dils 2, Storie, Z. Ronnow). L 7 (Colvin 4, Downer, Ellrodt, Shepard).
HOOSAC VALLEY 60, WAHCONAH 36
CHESHIRE >> When Hoosac beat Pittsfield last week, Hurricanes coach Bill Robinson was happy with the way his team started the game. He was just as happy Thursday.
The Hurricanes outscored the Warriors 20-7 after one quarter and 32-12 at halftime, and that was too much for Wahconah (6-7) to come back from.
"We're starting to find our identity a little bit," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said.
The Hurricanes (7-5) played good defense early and moved the ball against the Wahconah zone defense. That led to good shots.
Matt Koperniak had 13 points to lead Hoosac and Avery Hall had 11. Matt Schneider led Wahconah with eight points.
Schneider 2-4-8, Morrison 3-0-6, Donnelly 2-0-4, Sinopoli 0-2-2, Steinman 2-1-7, Lavinio 0-0-0, Noyes 0-0-0, Bracchi 0-0-0, Washburn 1-0-2, Moynihan 1-0-2, Roughley 2-1-5, Girard 0-0-0. Totals 13-8-36.
HOOSAC VALLEY (60)
Hall 5-0-11, Rousseau 0-0-0, Hayer 2-0-5, Carlow 1-0-2, Koperniak 5-1-13, McGrath 2-1-6, Lancia 1-0-3, Mendel 0-0-0, Sistrunk 2-0-4, Barrow 2-3-7, Coughlan 4-1-9. Totals 24-6-60.
3-point goals — W 2 (Steinman 2). HV 6 (Koperniak 2, Hall, Hayer, McGrath, Lancia).
TACONIC 63, DRURY 26
NORTH ADAMS >> Matt Stracuzzi had a career-high 19 points for visiting Taconic as the Braves defeated Drury.
With the win, Taconic (11-2) has now won two straight, while Drury (7-6) has lost six in a row. The Blue Devils played with the injured Reece Racette.
Chad Lawrence had nine points to lead the Blue Devils.
Cotto 1-1-3, Sandifer 1-0-3, Mestre 2-2-8, Stracuzzi 6-1-19 Walker 1-0-2, Murphy 1-0-3, Abel 0-1-1, Reardon 2-0-4, Ringgold 3-8-14, McIntosh 1-0-2, Pfeiffer 1-2-4. Totals 19-15-63.
Carpinello 1-0-3, Crosier 1-0-3, Montoya 0-2-2, Bird 1-2-4, Meehan 0-1-1, Lawrence 3-1-9, Webb 1-2-4. Totals 7-8-26.
3-point goals — T 4 (Mestre 2, Sandifer, Murphy). D 2 (Carpinello, Crosier).
LEE 49, MOUNT EVERETT 44
SHEFFIELD >> It has been a long season for the Eagles (1-11), but head coach Jowe Warren said his team hasn't rolled over.
"We're getting closer," he said. 'We played really hard and almost stole one from Lee."
The visiting Wildcats (8-4) shot well from the free throw line down the stretch to lock up the victory.
Tyler Burrato had 11 points and Randy Pichardo 10 for Lee. Damontti Conaway had a game-high 19 points for Mount Everett, while Dan Litchfield had 11 and Cavan Brady 10.
Rivera 0-0-0, Castegnaro 0-0-0, Finnegan 0-0-0, Harding 3-0-6, Sampson 3-3-9, Burrato 4-3-11, Reynolds 2-5-9, Pichardo 5-0-10, Johnson 1-0-2, Costello 0-0-0. Totals 19-11-49.
MOUNT EVERETT (44)
C. Conaway 1-0-2, Litchfield 5-0-11, D. Conaway 5-5-19, Brady 4-0-10, Gulotta 0-0-0, Twing 1-0-2, Aitchison 0-0-0, Robitaille 0-0-0, Behne 0-0-0. Totals 16-5-44.
3-point goals — ME 7 (D. Conaway 4, Brady 2, Litchfield).
DARROW GIRLS WIN
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> On Wednesday, the Darrow School girls basketball team won their fifth straight game, beating Poughkeepsie Day School 47-23.
Luna Porcaro had a game-high 14 points to pace Darrow, while Natasha Santiago had 13 points and seven rebounds.
EPHS' SERLETTI HONORED
DANBURY, CONN. >> Williams College's Lacey Serletti is this week's ECAC New England Division III track and field athlete of the week.
Serletti, a senior from Wynnewood, Pa., won the 3,000 meters at the Cornell University Upstate Challenge last week. Her time was 10 minutes, 3.51 seconds. That is the fourth fastest 3,000-meter time in Division III this year.
Last week, Williams' Grace Weatherall won the ECAC honor.
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The 15th-ranked Williams wrestling team has two of the nation's top Division III wrestlers.
Chris Chorzepa, who wrestles at 184 pounds, is tied for the lead in all three NCAA divisions with 14. He is listed as second behind Roger Willliams' Justin Cochran (141), whose pins have come in a total time of 27 minutes, 8 seconds, to Chorzepa's 29:54.
Anthony Brooks is seventh in the nation with 11 pins.
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