Local roundup: Williams men win regular season finale
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams men's basketball team drained 14 3-pointers on 22 attempts en route to an 84-64 victory over Bates on Sunday.
The win moved the Ephs to 15-9 overall and 5-5 in NESCAC play. Williams earned the No. 6 seed in the eight-team NESCAC Tournament and will play at No. 3 seed Tufts (19-5, 7-3) on Saturday in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m.
Daniel Aronowitz scored 21 points and added seven rebounds for Williams while Bobby Casey added 16 points off the bench, including a 4-for-4 effort from 3-point range.
The Ephs led 38-25 at halftime and scored 46 more in the second half. Mike Boornazian led Bates (10-14, 2-8) with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
In the other NESCAC quarterfinals, No. 1 Trinity will host No. 8 Colby, No. 2 Amherst will host No. 7 Bowdoin and No. 4 Middlebury will host No. 5 Wesleyan.
BATES 59, WILLIAMS WOMEN 49
LEWISTON, MAINE >> Lauren McCall scored 15 points for Williams, but it wasn't enough as the Ephs lost their regular season finale against Bates.
The loss drops Williams to 17-7 overall and 5-5 in the NESCAC. The Ephs will be the No. 6 seed in the NESCAC Tournament, which begins its quarterfinal round on Saturday. Williams will play third-seeded Bowdoin (19-5, 8-2) on the road at 3 p.m.
Against Bates, Kristin Fechtelkotter contributed 14 points for Williams while Oge Uwanaka and Devon Caveney each secured 11 rebounds.
For Bates (9-14, 4-6), Nina Davenport scored 26 points and registered 13 rebounds.
In the other NESCAC quarterfinals, No. 1 Tufts will host No. 8 Middlebury, No. 2 Amherst will host No. 7 Bates and No. 4 Connecticut College will host No. 5 Colby.
High School Girls Basketball
ROCKLAND 61, HOOSAC VALLEY 54
LYNN >> Fallon Field scored 22 points for Hoosac Valley but Rockland outlasted the Hurricanes in the first day of the Spartan Classic.
Madi Ryan added 11 for the Hurricanes (15-4).
"The competition is really, really good," Hoosac Valley coach Ron Wojcik said of the tournament. "That's one of the reasons we put it on the schedule."
Hoosac trailed early, but the Hurricanes went on a double-digit scoring run to take a 15-6 lead in the first quarter.
"We forced some turnovers," Wojcik said. "We got things going in transition and got them unraveling a bit, but once they settled in, they were just bigger than us.
"We just couldn't really get the steals and the deflections going, and the half court is tough against these teams."
Hoosac will face Martha's Vineyard on Monday at 2 p.m. during the second day of the tournament.
HOOSAC VALLEY (54)
Mercier 2-0-6, F. Field 7-7-22, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 0-0-0, E. Field 1-0-2, Ryan 4-2-11, Mendel 0-1-1, Case 2-0-6, Frederick 1-4-6. Totals 17-14-54.
O'Brien 5-0-13, Rose 7-3-17, Olsen 1-1-3, Ochenduszko 2-4-8, Tobin 1-1-4, Kilduff 3-0-6, Alasa 2-4-8. Totals 21-13-61.
3-point goals — HV 6 (Case 2, Mercier 2, F. Field, Ryan). R 4 (O'Brien 3, Tobin).
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