Local roundup: Wahconah girls come back to defeat Taconic

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PITTSFIELD — Ashley Zink scored 19 points as Wahconah overcame a halftime deficit en route to a 42-32 victory over Taconic.

Emmy Cote scored nine points for the Warriors (3-2).

The Braves (2-3) led by two points at the half but were only able to muster four points in the third quarter, falling behind by seven.

"They pressed us and switched the defense to man-to man," Taconic coach Matt Mickle said. "We got in a little bit of foul trouble, too, and Zink really hit some big shots down the stretch."

Wahconah finished with 14 free throws made to just two for Taconic.

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WAHCONAH (42)

McMahon 1-1-3, Zink 6-5-19, Mcilquham 0-2-2, Cote 4-1-9, Pudlo 0-2-2, Dougherty 1-0-2, O'Connor 1-3-5. Totals 13-14-42.

TACONIC (32)

Walker 1-1-4, Valentine 1-0-2, Quinto 0-1-1, Gittens 3-0-6, Rufo 3-0-8, Rodriguez 4-0-9, Lazits 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-32.

3-pointers: W 2 (Zink 2). T 4 (Rufo 2, Rodriguez 1, Walker 1).

Wahconah 9 10 13 10 — 42

Taconic 7 14 4 7 — 32

PITTSFIELD 54, HUDSON FALLS (N.Y.) 38

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. >> Allie Hunt scored 16 points and added 12 rebounds during Pittsfield's win in the Glens Falls Christmas Fest.

Peyton Steinman registered 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Generals (5-0) while Julia Eline-Wright had eight points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Bella Aitken and Toni Satrape each had six points and eight rebounds for a Pittsfield squad that trailed 12-11 after the first quarter, but bounced back to lead by eight at halftime.

Sophie LeBrun led Hudson Falls with 13 points. The Generals are back in action for their home opener on Tuesday against Hoosac Valley.

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PITTSFIELD (54)

Steinman 5-3-16, Cookis 1-0-2, Eline-Wright 4-0-8, Aitken 3-0-6, Satrape 2-2-6, Hunt 7-2-16. Totals 22-7-54.

HUDSON FALLS (38)

Goodbred 2-0-5, McKinney 3-0-9, Akins 2-2-7, LeBrun 5-3-13, McDuff 1-0-3, Kelly 0-1-1. 13-6-38

3-pointers: P 3 (Steinman 3), HF 6 (McKinney 3, Goodbred 1, Akins 1, McDuff 1).

Pittsfield 11 15 16 12 — 54

Hudson F. 12 6 12 8 — 38

DRURY 39, LENOX 29

NORTH ADAMS >> The Drury girls held Lenox to just two points in the first quarter and never looked back in a 39-29 win on Wednesday.

The Blue Devils were led by a balanced output, with Katie Toomey and Molly Moulton each putting up 11 points while Jenna Moulton added eight.

Lenox got nine points from Mollie Herrick — all from 3-point land — and seven from Alice Najimy.

"We made a commitment at the beginning of the season to be a defensive team," Drury coach Brian Flagg said. "We really believe in our program that the whole game starts with defense, and the girls have made a commitment to it. We came out and played great defense in the first quarter."

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LENOX (29)

LaChance 1-0-3, Herrick 3-0-9, Najimy 3-0-7, Hathaway 0-1-1, Gamberoni 1-2-4, Pehlert 0-1-1, Sibley 1-0-2, Arace 1-0-2. Brown 0-0-0, Parkinson 0-0-0. Totals 10-4-29.

DRURY (39)

Digennaro 1-0-2, Lamarre 0-2-2, M. Moulton 4-2-11, Crews 1-0-2, Toomey 5-0-11, J. Moulton 4-0-8, Carlson 1-1-3, Barton 0-0-0, Giavezzi 0-0-0. Totals 16-5-39.

3-point goals — L (Herrick 3, LaChance, Najimy), D (M. Moulton, Toomey

Lenox 2 10 7 10 — 29

Drury 9 9 9 12 — 39

HOOSAC VALLEY 66, LEE 36

CHESHIRE >> Madi Ryan scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Hoosac to victory.

Lexi Mericer added 11 points for the Hurricanes while Fallon Field contributed nine.

Hoosac (5-1) forced 21 turnovers in the first half alone en route to a 33-12 halftime lead.

"The pressure was good," Hoosac coach Ron Wojcik said. "We forced turnovers and some bad shots. They were in a zone, so we did need to make some shots from the outside, and in the first half we had seven threes."

Karli Retzel led Lee (3-4) with nine points while Brianna Hawley and Mikayla DeSantis each had seven.

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LEE (36)

Williams 0-0-0, Walker 1-0-2, Bartini 1-0-2, Retzel 3-0-9, Fera 1-0-2, Finnegan 2-0-5, Hawley 2-3-7, DeSantis 3-1-7, Sands 1-0-2. Totals 14-4-36.

HOOSAC VALLEY (66)

Mercier 4-0-11, F. Field 4-0-9, Vincent 1-0-3, Halverson 0-0-0, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 2-0-6, E. Field 2-2-6, Ryan 6-0-16, Mendel 1-2-5, Case 0-0-0, Barrow 1-0-2, Frederick 4-0-8. Totals 25-4-66.

3-pointers: L 4 (Retzel 3, Finnegan 1). HV 12 (Ryan 4, Mercier 3, McMahon 2, F. Field 1, Mendel 1, Vincent 1).

Lee 6 6 10 14 — 36

Hoosac 13 20 20 13 — 66

MOUNT GREYLOCK 42, MCCANN TECH 24

NORTH ADAMS >> The Mount Greylock girls picked up a non-league win over McCann Tech on Wednesday, 42-24.

The Mounties got a 19-point effort from Ari Walden in the win, while Lauren Howard chipped in with seven.

Greylock held McCann to just two points in the second quarter to open up a 20-10 lead at the break.

The Hornets were led by Kelly Dobbert, Aimee dowling and Danielle Felton, who all had five points in the loss.

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MOUNT GREYLOCK (42)

Byrnes 1-0-2, Walden 5-8-19, Reinhard 1-0-2, Albert 1-0-3, Stripp 1-2-4, Howard 2-2-7, Benzinger 2-1-5, Voller 0-0-0, Dodig 0-0-0, E. Cerveira 0-0-0, K. Cerveira 0-0-0. Totals 13-13-42.

MCCANN TECH (24)

Dobbert 1-3-5, Dowling 2-1-5, Bria. Tassone 1-0-2, Gibeau 1-2-4, Quinones 0-2-2, Dean 0-1-1, Felton 2-1-5, Budaj 0-0-0, Malloy 0-0-0, Deblois 0-0-0, Brit. Tassone 0-0-0. Totals 7-10-24.

3-point goals — MG (Walden, Albert, Howard).

Greylock 13 7 9 13 — 42

McCann 8 2 5 9 — 24

High School Boys Basketball

PITTSFIELD 71, COXSACKIE-ATHENS (N.Y.) 46

RAVENA, N.Y. >> Louis Higuera scored 23 points and Josh Moore chipped in 17 as the Generals picked up a victory in the Ravena Holiday Classic.

Meanwhile, Connor McDonough contributed eight points for Pittsfield (2-3). The Generals trailed, 18-17, through one quarter but took a 35-28 advantage into halftime.

Pittsfield led by 20 through three quarters, 55-35, en route to the victory. Abel Alma led Coxsackie-Athens with 17 points.

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PITTSFIELD (71)

B. Rodriguez 0-0-0, Reinhold 2-0-4, McDonough 3-0-8, Matthews 2-0-4, Moore 7-3-17, Higuera 9-1-23, Muzzy 1-0-2, Te. Boire 0-0-0, Cronin 1-0-2, Nassif 2-0-5, Driscoll 0-0-0, Ty. Boire 2-0-4, E. Rodirguez 1-0-2. Totals 30-4-71.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (46)

Alma 6-0-17, Denckle 1-0-3, Garvey 4-1-9, Richardson 4-2-11, Squier 1-0-2, McGuigan 2-0-4. Coutte 0-0-0. Totals 18-3-46.

3-pointers: P 7 (Higuera 4, McDonough 2, Nassif 1). C 7 (Alma 5, Denckle 1, Richardson 1).

Pittsfield 17 18 20 16 — 71

Coxsackie 18 10 7 11 — 46

MOUNT ANTHONY 52, WAHCONAH 33

DALTON >> Wahconah struggled to find its offense, as an out of sync Warriors' offense lost to Mount Anthony.

Wahconah failed to have a player reach double figure scoring, as Matt Schneider led with nine points.

Mount Anthony held Wahconah to just 11 points in the first half, helping it maintain a comfortable lead throughout.

"We missed some shots, and I thought we had our opportunities to keep the game close," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said.

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Mt. Anthony 15 10 16 11 — 52

Wahconah 7 4 10 12 — 33

MOUNT ANTHONY (52)

Jos. Parker 4-2-10, Powers 2-0-4, Champagne 6-0-14, Armstrong 0-0-0, Burgess 2-5-9, Davis 0-0-0, Grace 0-0-0, Anderson 2-3-8, Piniero 1-0-3, Jos. Parker 1-2-4 . Totals 14-4-12-52

WAHCONAH (33)

Schneider 4-1-9, Morrison 3-0-6, Sinopli 0-2-2, Steinman 3-1-7, Livinio 1-1-3, Noyes 0-0-0, Brachi 0-0-0, Washburn 0-0-0, Girard 1-0-2, Moynihan 0-0-0, Roughley 0-4-4. 12-9-33.

High School Hockey

WAHCONAH 9, TRI-TOWN (CONN.) 4

ELLINGTON, CONN. >> The Wahconah hockey team posted six unanswered goals in the third period to post a 9-4 win over Tri-Town (Conn.) on Wednesday.

The two teams were tied 2-2 after one and 3-3 after two. In the third, Tom Burgess gave Tri-Town a 4-3 lead, but then the Warriors woke up.

"I think it was a wake-up call," Wahconah coach Don Disbrow said. "We played two sloppy periods. ... I Told them going into the third that we have the opportunity [to win any game], the only time we are going to get beat is when they beat themselves, and that was one of the nights."

But the Warriors found an extra gear starting with 10:56 to go, when Andrew Beaudoin found the net on an assist from tom Cook to start a string of six goals.

Beaudoin, Logan Rumbolt, Vinnie Orlandi and Nate Lapine each had two goals in the win, while Nico Romano had 17 saves. Wahconah is now 4-0.

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Wahconah 2 1 6 — 9

Tri-Town 2 1 1 — 4

First Period

W — Rumbolt (Bloom), 10:36. TT — Greenberg (Skor), 8:06. TT — Skor (McCabe), 4:35. W — Bloom (UA), 4:17.

Second Period

W — Lapine (UA), 7:51. TT — Skor (UA), 0:03.

Third Period

TT — Burgess (UA), 11:50. W — Beaudoin (Cook), 10:56. W — Beaudoin (Bloom), 8:26. W — Rumbolt (Bloom), 6:49. W — Orlandi (Beaudoin), 5:21. W — Lapine (UA), 4:32. W — Orlandi (Churchill, Lapine), 2:02.

Saves — W: Romano 17.

High School Swimming

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN SWEEPS MOUNT ANTHONY

GREAT BARRINGTON >> Kathleen Bissaillon, Caroline Bissaillon and Emma Wilber each won two individual events for Monument Mountain as the Spartan girls defeated Mount Anthony, 121-49.

On the boys side, Brandon Louison, Nick Gray, and Nick Dillon each won twice individually as Monument completed the sweep of Mount Anthony with a 95-54 victory.

Other individual winners from the meet included Aubrey Blanchard, Kayla Dillon and Ben Wyatt of Monument plus Zach LaForest of Mount Anthony.

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GIRLS

200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Wilber, Blanchard, C. Bissaillon, K. Bissaillon) 2:04.51. 2. Mount Anthony 2:12.16. 3. Monument Mountain 2:12.39.

200 freestyle — 1. K. Bissaillon (MM) 2:14.55. 2. Burnell (MM) 2:20.62. 3. Robson (MA) 2:36.09.

200 individual medley — 1. C. Bissaillon (MM) 2:27.25. 2. Hall (MA) 2:31.34. 3. A. Rubino (MM) 2:33.19.

50 freestyle — 1. Wilber (MM) 26.69. 2. Ahearn (MA) 27.89. 3. Dillon (MM) 28.85.

100 butterfly — 1. Blanchard (MM) 1:11.79. 2. J. Staab 1:18.13. 3. A. Rubino (MM) 1:19.63.

100 freestyle — 1. K. Bissaillon (MM) 1:00.08. 2. Burnell (MM) 1:04.31. 3. Ahearn (MA) 1:06.60.

500 freestyle — 1. Dillon (MM) 6:03.20. 2. G. Phair (MM) 6:33.94. 3. Cade (MM) 7:16.13.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (C. Bissaillon, A. Rubino, O. Rubino, Dillon) 1:59.33. 2. Mount Anthony 1:55.94. 3. Monument Mountain 2:15.83.

100 backstroke — 1. Wilber (MM) 1:03.90. 2. O. Rubino (MM) 1:11.53. 3. Nourse (MM) 1:12.96.

100 breaststroke — 1. C. Bissaillon (MM) 1:15.84. 2. Hall (MA) 1:16.58. 3. Spencer (MA) 1:29.95.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (A. Rubino, Dillon, Wilber, Blanchard) 4:02.94. 2. Monument Mountain 4:43.18. 3. Mount Anthony 5:33.46.

BOYS

200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Louision, Dillon, Chassi, Wyatt) 1:59.61. 2. Mount Anthony 2:12.42. 3. Mount Anthony 2:42.28.

200 freestyle — 1. Louison (MM) 1:50.92. 2. Chassi (MM) 2:30.16. 3. Denue (MA) 2:47.01.

200 individual medley — 1. Gray (MM) 2:14.23. 2. Flynn (MA) 3:00.19. 3. Annand (MM) 3:07.83.

50 freestyle — 1. LaForest (MA) 25.12. 2. Wyatt (MM) 25.11. 3. Gorry (MA) 28.06.

100 butterfly — 1. Dillon (MM) 1:04.06. 2. Spencer (MA) 1:23.65

100 freestyle — 1. Wyatt (MM) 56.69. 2. LaForest (MA) 56.71. 3. Moeni (MM) 1:03.22.

500 freestyle — 1. Dillon (MM) 5:46.41. 2. Chassi (MM) 6:47.94.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Gray, Dillon, Harrington, Wyatt) 1:48.27. 2. Mount Anthony 2:16.56.

100 backstroke — 1. Louison (MM) 55.52. 2. Gorry (MA) 1:18.40. 3. Moeni (MM) 1:19.25.

100 breaststroke — 1. Gray (MM) 1:09.88. 2. Harrington (MM) 1:31.00. 3. Spencer (MA) 1:48.80.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Gray, Chassi, Annand, Louison) 4:06.58. 2. Mount Anthony 4:34.20.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

WILLIAMS 83, MEREDITH 66

NASHVILLE, TN. >> Katie Litman and Devon Caveney each scored 19 points as the Williams College women's basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Meredith College in the Music City Classic, 83-66.

Litman added nine rebounds and three assists to her 19 points, which were the most she had scored in a game since Nov. 19, 2013.

Ammani Fernandez scored nine points and added 10 assists for Williams while Lauren McCall scored 11 points.

Williams improved to 9-1 with the victory and will next host Amherst on Jan. 8.

Meredith, now 2-7 on the season, was led by Raven Gregory's 13 points.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CATHOLIC 65, WILLIAMS 57

WASHINGTON D.C. >> In the finals of the Catholic University Tournament, Catholic defeated Williams College, 65-57.

The Cardinals held the lead for the entire second half and were able to successfully fight off a late rally from the Ephs.

Daniel Aronowitz led Williams with 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Catholic guard Jay Howard led the Cardinals with 21 points.

Williams next plays at Castleton State on Jan. 3.

COLLEGE WRESTLING

WILLIAMS FINISHES SECOND

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL >> The Williams College wrestling team moved from third to second at the Citrus Open Wrestling Tournament on the final day of competition.

Augsburg College, ranked third nationally was the team champion with 169 points, topping the other nine teams in the field.

15th-ranked Williams finished in second place overtaking yesterday's second place team Cornell College. The Ephs tallied 148.5 points to 8th-ranked Cornell's 141 points, erasing Cornell's 4.5-point lead after the first day. Junior Chris Chorzepa (184) and sophomore Jake Savoca (149) both brought home titles.


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