Local roundup: Pittsfield boys hand Drury first loss of season
NORTH ADAMS — And then there were none. No undefeated high school varsity basketball teams, that is.
The Drury boys (7-1) were the last perfect team in Berkshire County. But on Monday night, the Blue Devils fell to Pittsfield 72-68.
"We got hurt on the boards. We got annihilated on the boards," said Drury coach. "We scored 68. They shot the ball exceptionally well in the second half. When they missed, they got rebounds."
The game was close throughout. Twice in the final 1:30, the Blue Devils had chances to take the lead, but Hayden Bird (20 points) missed a jumper and then missed a 3-point shot in the final seconds.
Bird and Alex Heck each had 20 points for the Blue Devils.
For Pittsfield, Simon Nassif scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half. Connor McDonough had 17.
The Generals have now won two straight after what coach Steve Ray said was a low point in a 46-41 loss to Wahconah last week. Ray said he thinks his team has "bottomed out.
"That's what we're hoping," he said. 'We started turning the corner in the second half of the Ludlow game."
Reinhold 2-1-5, McDonough 7-2-17, Moore 5-2-12, Higuera 4-3-12, Rodriguez 2-1-5, Nassif 8-5-21. Totals 28-14-72.
Harrison 1-0-3, Montoya 2-0-5, Bird 7-3-20, Racette 5-2-13, Meehan 2-0-5, Clar 1-0-2, Heck 7-4-20. Totals 25-9-68.
3-point goals — P 2 (McDonough, Higuera). D 9 (Bird 3, Heck 2, Harrison, Montoya, Racette, Meehan).
LEE 70 FRANKLIN TECH 62
TURNERS FALLS >> The visiting Wildcats trailed by eight points with 3:30 left in the fourth quarter, but exploded and beat Franklin County Tech by 8, ending Franklin Tech's winning streak at four games.
Josh Sampson had 22 points for Lee (4-3), winners of three straight. He was one of four Wildcats in double figures as Matt Reynolds had 19, Ben Harding had 14 and Tyler Buratto had 12.
For Franklin Tech (5-3), Zach Korpiewski had a game-high 27 points.
Finnegan 1-1-3, Harding 6-2-14, Sampson 9-0-22, Buratto 6-0-12, Reynolds 5-7-19. Totals 27-10-70
FRANKLIN TECH (62)
Daignault 1-0-2, McBurnie 3-2-10, Gould 5-7-17, Johnston 1-2-4, Farrick 1-0-2, Korpiewski 10-7-27. Totals 21-18-62.
3-point goals — L 6 (Sampson 4, Reynolds 2). FT 2 (McBurnie 2).
MOUNT GREYLOCK 57, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 56
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Zach Ronnow scored two of his final 23 points with only about 10 seconds remaining to lift Mount Greylock over Monument Mountain by one point.
Pat Storie chipped in 12 for the Mounties while Brady Foehl added eight.
Mount Greylock trailed by seven at halftime, but outscored Monument 22-12 in the third quarter to take a three-point lead into the fourth.
"We played man-to-man defense and we found ourselves down seven points at halftime," Mount Greylock coach Bob Thistle said. "We just felt like we didn't do a good enough job on their shooters.
"The kids buckled down, and they still shot it well, but we got our offense going," Thistle added. "The kids played really hard and we played until the horn to win this one."
David Riegel led the Spartans with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, while Joe Aberdale and Conor Prince each chipped in 11 points.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (56)
Perry 3-0-7, Peretti 0-4-4, Newey 0-1-1, Riegel 6-3-19, Prince 3-3-11, Aberdale 4-1-11, Brownson 2-0-4. Totals 18-12-56.
MOUNT GREYLOCK (57)
Dils 3-0-7, A. Ronnow 2-0-5, Filson 1-0-2, Foehl 3-0-8, Storie 5-0-12, Z. Ronnow 9-3-23. Totals 23-3-57.
3-point goals — MM 10 (Riegel 4, Prince 3, Aberdale 2, Perry 1). MG 8 (Z. Ronnow 2, Storie 2, Foehl 2, A. Ronnow 1, Dils 1).
TACONIC 83, ST. JOSEPH 23
PITTSFIELD >> Izaiya Mestre scored 13 points and while Treyvon Ringgold and Devon Walker each added 11 as Taconic defeated St. Joseph.
"The goal today was just to play and get everybody in the game," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "We wanted to make some extra passes and work on our zone defense."
Joe Maynard led the Crusaders with nine points.
ST. JOSEPH (23)
Maynard 4-1-9, Gingras 2-0-5, Beda 2-0-4, Tynan 1-0-2, Fox 1-1-3. Totals 10-2-23.
Cotto 1-0-3, Sandifer 1-0-2, Mestre 5-3-13, Stracuzzi 4-0-10, Walker 4-1-11, Cooney 3-0-8, Whiteley 1-0-2, McNeice 1-0-2, Murphy 0-1-1, Abel 0-0-0, Reardon 1-1-3, Valuski 2-0-4, Ringgold 3-5-11, McIntosh 2-0-5, Pfeiffer 4-0-8. Totals 32-11-83.
3-point goals — SJ 1 (Gingras 1). Taconic 8 (Stracuzzi 2, Walker 2, Cooney 2, Cotto 1, McIntosh 1).
HOOSAC VALLEY 75, WEST SPRINGFIELD 35
WEST SPRINGFIELD >> Five Hoosac players scored in double figures as the Hurricanes (8-1) rolled to a lopsided win over the Terriers
Hoosac jumped out to a 29-6 lead in the first quarter, which included a 21-0 run. Lexi Mercier, Fallon Field and Ali Mendel had six 3-point baskets in the quarter. Mercier scored all nine of her points in the first eight minutes.
Field finished up with a game-high 19 points. Mendel had 16, Kailynne Frederick had 14 and Madi Ryan had 11.
For Hoosac, it was the end of a challenging road swing that ended perfectly. Coach Ron Wojcik said it was a good way to start a week that will end at the Hoophall Tournament in Springfield against South Hadley on Friday.
"Absolutely. We talked about getting through this tough road stretch and getting better," said Wojcik.
HOOSAC VALLEY (75)
Mercier 3-0-9, F. Field 6-5-19, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 1-2-4, E. Field 0-0-0, Ryan 5-0-10, Mendel 5-3-16, Case 1-0-2, Barrow 0-0-0, Frederick 5-4-14. Totals 26-14-75.
WEST SPRINGFIELD (35)
Andrews 2-1-6, Adams 0-0-0, E. Gladu 1-0-3, Acevedo 2-0-5, Costello 3-1-7, L. Gladu 0-0-0, Spano 4-3-12, Vila 1-0-2, Smith 0-0-0. Totals 13-5-35.
3-point goals — Hoosac 9 (Mercier 3, Mendel 3, F. Field 2, Ryan). WS 4 (Andrews, E. Gladu, Acevedo, Spano).
MCCANN TECH 44, MOHAWK 30
SHELBURNE FALLS >> Allie Gibeau scored 19 points while Aimee Dowling chipped in eight for McCann Tech in its victory over Mohawk.
The Hornets jumped out to an 18-4 lead through the first quarter and continued to play solid defense throughout the rest of the game.
Sam Cairns led Mohawk with 11 points.
MCCANN TECH (44)
Dobbert 2-0-4, Quinones 3-0-7, Dowling 4-0-8, Gibeau 8-0-19, Dean 1-0-2, Budaj 1-0-2. Totals 20-0-44.
Lowell 1-2-4, Cairns 3-5-11, Lively 1-0-2, Reid 1-1-3, Poplowski 2-2-6, Reynolds 1-2-4. Totals 11-12-30.
3-point goals - MT 4 (Gibeau 3, Quinones 1).
CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LOCALS
Williams College goalie Michael Pinios, who gave up three goals in a pair of wins this weekend is the NESCAC hockey player of the week
The freshman from Montreal went 2-0 in a 3-2 win over defending national champion Trinity and a 3-1 win over Wesleyan5-4-14.
Pinios leads NESCAC with a 1.00 goals-against average, and he is second in the conference with a .958 save percentage.
MCLA's Kayla Hotaling earned a spot on the MASCAC women's basketball honor roll.
The junior forward from Ravena, N.Y., averaged 19.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 1-2 week for the Trailblazers.
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. >> The Darrow School basketball teams both lost on Saturday.
The boys hosted Oakwood and lost 83-42. The girls went to Poughkeesie, N.Y., and came home on the short end of a 68-21 score. Rochelle Foster had nine points for Darrow.
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