Local Roundup: Taconic wrestling finishes undefeated at Tiger Duals
SOUTH HADLEY >> The Taconic wrestling team went undefeated at the Tiger Duals on Saturday.
The Braves beat Dean Tech 39-33, South Hadley 54-6 and Northampton 60-6. Monument Mountain went 2-1 at the duals, beating Hampshire Regional 45-24 and Smith Voc. 54-8. The Spartans loss came against Dean Tech, losing 40-39. The match was tied at six a piece, but the Hawks earned the one-point win by winning a match via major decision.
Taconic's Mason Papiro went 3-0 at 138 pounds. Austin Houghtaling also went 3-0 at 182. Both wrestlers earned their 100th career wins during the meet.
Isiah Williams (152), Tanner Hastings (170) and Tyler Klose (195), also went 3-0.
Freshman Zabian Powell did not go undefeated at 132, but his match against top-rated Dean Tech's Jose Berrios went down to the wire. Berrios pulled out the one-point win in triple overtime.
Taconic coach Jeremy Tetreault said his team was missing several members due to sickness or injury, but they battled to a 3-0 record.
"We've got our sights sets on Western Mass," he said. "We've been dealing with some injuries and sickness. I was kind of weary whether we'd win all [the duals], we're missing some good guys. It's mid-season, everybody is banged up, and we're trying to do better than last year."
For Monument, Max Buffoni went 3-0 at 106. Eli Jones (113) and Dorian Page (126), also went 3-0. Sean Schaeffer went 2-1 at 160, but his one loss came against reining Western Mass champion Brandon Weyant,
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
WAHCONAH 62, COVENTRY 50
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. >> Ashely Zink scored 20 points and Lily Pudlo chipped in 19 as Wahconah won its sixth straight game, all on the road, against Coventry.
Emmy Cote added 10 points for the Warriors, who were up by as many as 18 in the second half. Wahconah trailed by one after the first quarter, but bounced back to take a six-point halftime lead.
The game was part of the Connecticut-Massachusetts Challenge.
McMahon 0-0-0, Brennan 0-0-0, Zink 6-6-20, McIlquham 0-0-0, George 0-0-0, Cote 4-2-10, Pudlo 7-5-19, Dougherty 2-4-9, Gagliardi 0-0-0, O'Connor 2-0-4, Tobler 0-0-0, Gamberoni 0-0-0, Stefanik 0-0-0, Ronayne 0-0-0. Totals
Zadrozry 0-2-2, Favre 7-0-9-23, M. Nodnell 2-2-7, A. Nodnell 4-0-8, Francini 2-3-7, Papandrea 1-0-2, Mindek 0-1-1. Totals 16-17-50.
Wahconah 10 21 18 13 — 62
Coventry 11 14 14 11 — 50
3-point goals — W 3 (Zink 2, Dougherty 1). C 1 (M. Nodnell 1).
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
MOUNT ANTHONY 85, MOUNT GREYLOCK 60
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Jorias Parker led a high-powered Mount Anthony offense over Mount Greylock. Parker led the Patriots with 20 points. Parker was one of four Patriots to reach double-figure scoring. Tyler Champagne scored 16 points. Danon Burgess had 15 points and Josh Parker added 10 points. The visitors jumped out a 28-12 first-quarter lead and never looked back. They hit 10 3-pointers in the first three quarters.
Zach Ronnow led Greylock with 24 points.
"They're a really good team," Greylock coach Bob Thistle said. "I was proud of kids. We played hard to the end. [Mount Anthony's] got size and the ability to shoot from the outside,"
MT. ANTHONY (85)
Jor. Parker 8-1-20, Powers 2-1-6, Champagne 7-1-16, Armstrong 0-0-0, Burgess 4-5-15, Davis 2-0-6, Grace 1-0-2, Anderson 1-2-4, Salem 1-0-3, O'Neil 0-0-0, Piniero 0-1-1, Jos. Parker 4-2-10, Winslow 1-0-2. Totals: 31-13-85.
Dils 2-0-6, A. Ronnow 1-0-3, Filson 0-0-0, Astle 0-0-0, McCormack 5-1-11, Foehl 1-0-2, Storie 2-0-6, Parker 0-0-0, Joy 0-0-0, Condon 1-0-2, Z. Ronnow 10-2-24. Hadley 1-0-2. Totals: 25-4-60.
Mt. Anthony 28 22 26 9 — 85
Greylock 12 19 14 15 — 60
3-point goals — MA: 10 (Jor. Parker 3, Powers 1, Champagne 1, Burgess 2, Davis 2, Salem 1). MG: 5 (Dils 2, Z. Ronnow 2, A. Ronnow 1).
High School Hockey
TACONIC 7, MOUNT EVERETT 1
PITTSFIELD >> Brandon Peaslee, Kevin Quinto and Steve Poripski scored two goals each, leading Taconic over Mount Everrett. The Braves controlled the game, taking a 5-0 lead into the final period. Jake Corcoran scored Everett's lone goal in the third period.
Everett 0 0 1 — 1
Taconic 2 3 2 — 7
T — Shane Tierney (Andy Cella, Nikos Gian), 4:05. T — Kevin Quinto (Cella), 10:00.
T — Brandon Peaslee (Quinto), 2:27. T — Steve Poripski (Quinto), 5:30. T — Quinto (unassisted), 14:47.
T — Poripski (Quinto), 4:35. ME — Jake Corcoran (unassisted). T — Peaslee (Quinto, Luke Maynard), 14:10.
WESTFIELD STATE 90, MCLA 69
WESTFIELD >> Former Berkshire County standouts Lucy Barrett (Mount Greylock) and Lauren Carnevale (Pittsfield) helped spark a second-quarter rally leading Westfield State over MCLA. The loss is MCLA's second in a row.
Former Drury standout Emily Moulton's jumper cut MCLA's deficit to two early in the second quarter, but Barrett answered with a 3-poiner. Kayla Hotaling added a jumper for MCLA, but this time, Carnevale answered with a jumper. The Owls closed the first half on a 18-7 run.
Forbasaw Nkamebo led Westfield with 17 points. Barret had five points and three assists. Carnvale had six points.
Hotaling led MCLA with 19 points. Ashley Clawson added 15 points.
The Trailblazers will look to end their skid, Wednesday, at home against Salem State at 5:30 p.m.
WESTFIELD STATE 87, MCLA 66.
WESTFIELD >> Westfield State got strong individual performances from Jesus Sanchez, Shane Pasquantonio and Jose Allen, as the trio out-scored the entire MLCA team, en route to a comfortable victory.
Sanchez led the way with 25 points, going 3 for 3 from 3-point range. Pasquantonio had 24 points and nine rebounds. Allen had 18 points and a game-high six assists.
Paul Maurice led MCLA with 14 points.
The Trailblazer return to action Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. versus Salem State.
BOWDOIN 3, WILLIAMS 2
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Bowdoin's Marissa Fichter scored the winning goal with 2 minutes and 39 seconds left in the game, sending the Polar Bears to victory over Williams.
After a scoreless first period, Williams Abby Brustad found the net in the 16th minute of the second. Miranda Bell an Fichter added goals for Bowdoinl however, putting the Polar Bears up one.
Chelsey Stevenson tied the match at 2-2, with her goal in the ninth minute of the final period, setting up Fichter's winner.
The Ephs' next game is Wednesday, as they host Salve Regina at 7 p.m.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA., >> After an undefeated Day 1 at the Bud Whitehill Duals, Williams College dropped it first match of Day 2 to The College of New Jersey 24-17. The Ephs rebounded in the third-place match, however, beating York College 23-22.
At 125 pounds, Matt Morris went 5-0 dual on the weekend. Jake Savoca earned two wins during Day 2.
The Ephs return to action on January 17, as they travel to Plymouth, N.H. to compete in the Plymouth State Open.
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