Local roundup: Wahconah girls beat Hoosac Valley

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DALTON — Last month, the Hoosac Valley girls basketball team was cruising toward a possible No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament. Now, the Hurricanes have hit back-to-back speed bumps. The latest provided by Wahconah.

Ashley Zink had a game-high 15 points and was one of three Warriors to score in double figures.

Before losing to Pittsfield last week and now Wahconah, Hoosac (14-3) had not only won 14 of 15 games, but had never scored fewer than 50 points. In these two losses, the Hurricanes were both under the 50-point mark.

Wahconah led after each quarter. The Warriors (11-5) were up 31-27 at halftime, but were outscored 16-6 to pull away. Emmy Cote scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter while Lily Pudlo had six of her 11 in the third stanza.

Madi Ryan scored 13 to lead Hoosac, but the Hurricane was held scoreless in the second half. Fallon Field added 12.

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HOOSAC VALLEY (42)

Mercier 0-0-0, F. Field 4-4-12, McMahon 2-0-5, E. Field 2-1-5, Ryan 5-0-13, Mendel 0-2-2, Case 0-0-0, Barrow 0-0-0, Frederick 2-1-5. Totals 15-8-42.

WAHCONAH (52)

McMahon 2-0-4, Zink 5-4-15, McIlquham 3-0-6, Cote 3-3-11, Pudlo 4-3-11, Dougherty 0-0-0, O'Connor 2-1-5, Gamberoni 0-0-0. Totals 19-11-52.

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3-point goals — HV 4 (Ryan 3, McMahon). W 3 (Cote 2, Zink).

DRURY 53, TACONIC 37

NORTH ADAMS >> Liv Carlson had a game-high 14 points as the Blue Devils used a 13-4 second quarter to pull away from visiting Taconic. It's the eighth-straight win for Drury (12-4).

The Braves (4-12) were down only 12-9 after a quarter, but 3-point baskets by Brooke Digennaro, Katie Toomey and Miranda Wittman helped the Blue Devils begin to pull away.

Drury held a 37-28 lead after three quarters, and the Blue Devils iced the game by going 11 for 17 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Janee Walker led Taconic with 12 points.

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TACONIC (37)

Walker 5-0-12, Henault 0-1-1, Valentine 0-0-0, Quinto 2-0-4, Gittens 1-0-2, Rufo 2-1-6, Rodriguez 4-0-9, Paris 0-0-0, Lazits 1-0-2. Totals 15-3-37.

DRURY (53)

Digenerro 2-0-6, Lamarre 0-2-2, Giron 0-0-0, M. Moulton 3-2-8, Wissman 1-0-3, Crews 1-0-3, Toomey 2-3-8, J. Moulton 2-5-9, Carlson 3-8-14.

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3-point goals — T 4 (Walker 2, Rufo, Rodriguez). D 5 (Digennaro 2, Wissman, Crews, Toomey).

MOUNT EVERETT 47, LENOX 30

SHEFFIELD >> For the 12th time in 16 games this year, Mount Everett (13-3) held an opponent under 40 points.

"This game was huge," said Everett coach Scott Rote. "It was nice to see the kids come out with fire. Our defense is kicking it right now."

Emily Coon and Gwendolyn Carpenter had the task of keeping Lenox's Alice Najimy and Jackie Hathaway under raps, and the Lenox duo were held to 14 combined. Hathaway had eight and Najimy six.

Carpenter led all scorers with 15 points, going 11 for 14 from the foul line. Parker Snyder had her first double-double of the season, with a 12-point, 10-rebound night. Tova Brown led Lenox (4-13) with nine points.

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LENOX (30)

LaChance 1-0-2, Brown 4-1-9, Najimy 3-0-6, Hathaway 3-2-8, Gamberoni 1-0-2, Parkinson 0-0-0, Pehlert 1-0-2, Sibley 0-0-0, Arace 0-1-1, Alward 0-0-0. Totals 13-4-30.

MOUNT EVERETT (47)

Seward 0-0-0, Coon 1-2-4, Carpenter 2-11-15, Hill 0-0-0, Devoti 0-0-0, Ullrich 1-5-8, Robitaille 0-0-0, Abbott 1-0-2, Snyder 5-1-12, Netzer 2-0-6. Totals 12-19-47.

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3-point goals — ME 2 (Snyder, Ullrich).

High School Alpine Skiing

KING, DUNHAM WIN GS RACE

PITTSFIELD >> Lenox's Ella King and Wahconah's Drew Dunham took home individual wins in the second GS race of the season and in the process helped their teams to wins at Bousquet.

The Lenox girls topped Monument Mountain's combined times 132.11 to 144.69, while the Wahconah girls took third.

The Warrior boys edged Pittsfield, 131.61 to 134.40. Lenox took third with a combined time of 135.07.

The final GS race of the season is on Wednesday back at Bousquet.

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GIRLS

TEAM RESULTS — 1. Lenox 132.11. 2. Monument Mountain 144.69. 3. Wahconah 156.78. 4. Taconic 163.48. 5. Pittsfield 170.66.

TOP 10 FINISHERS — 1. Ella King (Lenox) 31.11. 2. Ali Williamson (Pittsfield) 31.65. 3. Micaela Bartlett (Monument Mountain) 31.65. 4. Taylor Knight (Lenox) 32.95. 5. Brittany Quinn (Wahconah) 33.36. 6. Abby Caproni (Lenox) 34.01. 7. Alexa Daigle (Lenox) 34.04. 8. Hani Chung (Lenox) 34.55. 9. Carly Terranova (Monument Mountain) 35.09. 10. Sophia Smith (Monument Mountain) 36.50.

BOYS

TEAM RESULTS — 1. Wahconah 131.61. 2. Pittsfield 134.40. 3. Lenox 135.07. 4. Taconic 143.39. 5. Monument Mountain 144.97. 6. St. Joseph 2051.94.

TOP 10 FINISHERS — 1. Drew Dunham (Wahconah) 31.41. 2. Tanner Hill (Wahconah) 31.91. 3. Cody Latimer (Taconic) 32.40. 4. Connor McNinch (Lenox) 32.42. 5. Reilly Lynch (Taconic) 32.43. 6. Joshua Mansfield (Pittsfield) 32.85. 7. Brecken Burke (Wahconah) 33.21. 8. Andrew King (Lenox) 33.23. 9. David Mansfield (Pittsfield) 33.73. 10. Max Tabakin (Pittsfield) 33.80.

Colleges

FERNANDEZ GETS NESCAC NOD

HADLEY >> For the second time in three weeks, Williams guard Amanni Fernandez is the NESCAC women's basketball player of the week.

The sophomore from Queens averaged 17.3 points and seven assists as the Ephs went 3-0 last week, putting themselves back in the middle of the race for a quarterfinal home game in the conference tournament. Fernandez was also the player of the week on Jan. 25.

Fernandez is the No. 4 scorer in NESCAC with a 16.1 point-per-game average. She also leads NESCAC with 5.3 assists per game.

Williams closes out the regular season this weekend with games at conference leader Tufts Friday and Bates Sunday.


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