Local roundup: Taconic boys clinch Berkshire North with win over Hoosac Valley

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CHESHIRE >> The Taconic boys basketball team clinched the Berkshire County North division title with a 74-55 win over Hoosac Valley on Friday night.

Taconic led just 50-48 late in the third, but an Izaiya Mestre 3-pointer before the horn put the Braves up five, and in the fourth Taconic outscored the Hurricanes 21-7 to seal the deal.

"We literally ran out of gas, we were done," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "We had nothing left and they went on one of their rolls."

The Braves hit 10 3-pointers in the win.

Mestre had 21 to lead everyone, Brett Murphy added 20 for Taconic and Deonte Sandifer added 19.

For Hoosac, Jameson Coughlan had 13 points and Matt Koperniak had 11.

Taconic is now 16-2 overall and 10-1 in the Berkshire North with two games to go. Hoosac Valley is 11-8 overall with one game left and finishes 8-5 in the county.

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TACONIC (74)

Sandifer 7-3-19, Mestre 8-2-21, Stracuzzi 0-0-0, Walker 0-0-0, Whitley 0-0-0, McNeice 0-1-1, Murphy 7-2-20, Abel 0-0-0, Reardon 1-0-3, Ringgold 5-0-10, Valuski 0-0-0, McIntosh 0-0-0, Pfeiffer 0-0-0. Totals 28-8-74.

HOOSAC VALLEY (55)

Hall 2-0-4, Levesque 0-0-0, Rousseau 2-0-5, Hayer 0-0-0, Carlow 4-0-9, Koperniak 3-5-11, McGrath 2-0-5, Lancia 0-0-0, Mendel 1-0-2, Sistrunk 1-0-2, Barrow 2-0-4, Coughlan 6-1-13. Totals 23-6-55.

Taconic1917172174
Hoosac132114755

3-point goals — T 10 (Murphy 4, Mestre 3, Sandifer 2, Reardon), HV 3 (Rousseau, Carlow, McGrath).

DRURY 50, WAHCONAH 44

NORTH ADAMS >> Hayden Bird scored 14 points, including 12 free throws made, for Drury in its win over Wahconah.

The Blue Devils (11-8, 6-6 Berkshire North) made 24 of 26 free throws while the Warriors (7-12, 4-8 Berkshire North) hit on 19 of 24.

"It was a physical game," Drury coach Jack Racette said. "It was a typical Drury-Wahconah game. Last time we played, it was 39-34.

"We had a bit of a letdown coming out of the Hoosac game at the beginning. We picked up the pressure and forced turnovers in the fourth."

Drury outscored Wahconah 24-10 in the fourth quarter.

Cole Morrison scored 10 points for the Warriors.

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WAHCONAH (44)

Schneider 1-0-2, Morrison 3-4-10, Donnelly 0-3-3, Sinopoli 2-1-5, Steinman 2-2-6, Lavinio 0-4-4, Noyes 0-1-1, Washburn 0-2-2, Moynihan 1-0-3, Roughley 3-2-8. Totals 11-19-44.

DRURY (50)

Montoya 2-0-5, Bird 1-12-14, Racette 2-3-7, Meehan 2-5-10, Stewart 1-0-2, Clark 0-4-4, Lawrence 2-0-6, Webb 1-0-2. Totals 11-24-50.

Wahconah141281044
Drury61282450

3-point goals — W 1 (Moynihan). D 4 (Lawrence 2, Meehan 1, Montoya 1).

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 60, ST. JOSEPH 35

PITTSFIELD >> David Riegel scored 12 points for Monument Mountain in its win over St. Joseph.

Joe Aberdale and Steven Cardillo each added 10 points for the Spartans (7-12, 4-8 Berkshire South).

For St. Joseph (3-14, 0-12 Berkshire South), Joey Maynard scored 18 points and registered 16 rebounds.

Each team finishes its season on Monday, as the Crusaders host Pittsfield and the Spartans host Lenox.

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MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (60)

Perry 3-3-9, Cardillo 4-0-10, Peretti 2-0-4, Newey 0-2-2, Riegel 4-0-12, Alston 1-0-2, Troiano 1-1-3, Aberdale 4-1-10, Tinker 2-0-4, Herrick 2-0-4, Piepho 0-0-0. Totals 23-7-60.

ST. JOSEPH (35)

Maynard 7-4-18, Beda 2-0-4, Tynan 1-3-6, Fox 0-0-0, Gingras 3-0-7, Liang 0-0-0, Winters 0-0-0, Arseneau 0-0-0, Ortiz 0-0-0. Totals 13-7-35.

Monument1320141360
St. Joseph12761035

3-point goals — MM 7 (Riegel 4, Cardillo 2, Aberdale). SJ 2 (Gingras, Tynan).

PIONEER 82, MOUNT EVERETT 31

SHEFFIELD >> The Mount Everett basketball team fell to Pioneer on Friday, 82-31.

Pioneer led 50-14 at halftime

Cavan Brady had 10 points to lead the Eagles, and Christian Behne had six points. Mount Everett falls to 3-14 with the loss.

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PIONEER (82)

Hastings 11-0-23, Llewelyn 8-4-22, Emond 2-0-4, Hubbard 1-0-2, Willis 4-2-10, Loughman 1-1-3, Martin 5-0-10, Blanker 3-0-6, Williams 1-0-2. Totals 36-7-82.

MOUNT EVERETT (31)

Litchfield 2-0-4, D. Conaway 2-0-4, Carpenter 0-0-0, Brady 3-4-10, Gulotta 0-0-0, Twing 0-0-0, Greenberg 2-0-5, Robitaille 1-0-2, Behne 3-0-6, Aitchinson 0-0-0. Totals 13-4-31.

Pioneer2228141881
Everett688931

3-point goals — P 3 (Llewelyn 2, Hastings), ME 1 (Greenberg).

High School Girls Basketball

MOUNT EVERETT 54, PIONEER 26

SHEFFIELD >> The Mount Everett girls basketball team picked up a win over Pioneer on Friday night, 54-26.

The win pushes the Eagles to 16-3 on the year with just one game remaining — a winner-take-all showdown with Mount Greylock for the Berkshire County South title on Tuesday.

Gwendolyn Carpenter paced Mount Everett with 29 points, including 13 from the free-throw line, six rebounds and six steals. Emily Coon chipped in with a season-high 13 points, and Parker Snyder added six points and 16 boards.

This was the eighth time in nine games that Mount Everett held its opponent under 30 points.

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PIONEER (26)

Lewelyn 2-3-7, Jobst 0-2-2, Merkle 2-3-7, Rowe 1-0-2, Alden 4-0-8. Totals 9-8-26.

MOUNT EVERETT (54)

Seward 0-0-0, Coon 5-2-13, Carpenter 7-13-29, Hill 0-0-0. DeVoti 1-0-2, Ullrich 1-0-2, Robitaille 0-0-0, Abbott 1-0-2, Snyder 2-2-6, Netzer 0-0-0. Totals 17-17-54.

Pioneer1244626
Everett161091954

3-point goals — ME 3 (Carpenter 2, Coon).

PITTSFIELD 54, MINNECHAUG 36

WILBRAHAM >> Peyton Steinman scored 17 points and Bella Aitken added 15 as the Pittsfield girls closed their regular season with a win over Minnechaug on the road.

Pittsfield is now 16-4 and will wait to find out its seed in the Western Mass. Division II tournament.

Allie Hunt added eight points and 12 rebounds in the win.

Minnechaug was led by Serena Fiore, who poured in 13 in the loss.

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PITTSFIELD (54)

Steinman 8-0-17, Murphy 0-2-2, Cookis 0-1-1, Eline-Wright 2-2-6, Aitken 6-2-15, Quetti 1-0-2, Shade 1-1-3, Hunt 3-2-8. Totals 21-10-54.

MINNECHAUG (36)

Bonabita 1-0-2, Roy 1-0-2, Doloeva 1-0-2, McWilliams 2-0-4, Nevarez 0-1-1, Granger 3-1-8, Grono 0-2-2, Fiore 5-1-13, Mitchell 1-0-2. Totals 14-5-36.

Pittsfield131913954
Minnechaug71451036

3-point goals — PHS 2 (Steinman, Aitken), M 3 (Fiore 2, Granger).

GREENFIELD 51, MCCANN TECH 24

GREENFIELD >> The McCann Tech girls basketball team fell to Greenfield on Friday, 51-24.

The Hornets were held to single digits in the first three quarters of the game — including a one-point outing in the second — as the Green Wave rolled to victory.

Allie Dibeau had nine points to lead McCann, while Aimee Dowling added eight. The Hornets are now 5-14 with one game to go in the regular season.

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MCCANN TECH (24)

Dobbert 2-0-4, Dowling 4-0-8, Tassone 1-0-2, Gibeau 4-0-9, Malloy 0-1-1. Totals 11-1-24.

GREENFIELD (51)

Hickey 5-3-14, Ward 0-1-1, Roberts 6-2-14, Duclos 5-0-10, Howland 3-1-8, Smith 1-2-4. Totlas 20-9-51.

McCann6141324
Greenfield99171651

3-point goals — G 2 (Hickey, Howland), MT 1 (Gibeau).

High School Hockey

LUDLOW 12, TACONIC 2

WEST SPRINGFIELD >> At the Olympia Ice Center, Kevin Quinto scored both of Taconic's goals in the loss to Ludlow.

Max Cocchi had four goals and two assists to lead the Lions while David Modzelewski had a hat trick.

Prep Schools

OAKWOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL 59, DARROW SCHOOL GIRLS 33

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. >> On Wednesday, Rochelle Foster scored 18 points as Darrow School fell to Oakwood Friends School at home.

OFS, undefeated so far this season, pulled away in the second half.

The Ducks finish their season at Storm Kind School on Saturday at 2 p.m.

OAKWOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL 56, DARROW SCHOOL BOYS 41

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> On Wednesday, senior Kofi Poku recorded 13 rebounds for Darrow School in its road loss to Oakwood Friends School.

The Ducks held OFS to eight points halfway through the first half and held a lead with a few minutes to play before halftime.

Darrow finishes its season on Saturday at home against Storm King School at 2:30 p.m.

Colleges

MIDDLEBURY WOMEN 2, WILLIAMS 0

WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams freshman Julia Mini made her second start in goal for the Ephs, and stopped 18 of 20 Middlebury shots. Unfortunately for the Ephs, Panthers goalie Julia Neuburger had 24 saves on 24 shots as she earned the shutout.

Jessica Young's power-play goal at 6:29 of the first period gave NESCAC-leading Middlebury (16-4-3, 12-0-3) a lead it would not relinquish. Williams (12-10-1, 8-7-0) had 10 of its 24 shots in the third period.


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