McCann boys hoops falls in state vocational tourney; Greylock girls win
NORTH ADAMS -- The McCann Tech boys ran into a team that was bigger, stronger and faster on Thursday night. That meant the Hornets were not long for the Massachusetts State Vocational Small School Tournament.
Brandon Robinson scored a game-high 27 points and Minuteman Tech of Lexington outscored the Hornets by 23 in the second half in an 80-56 win.
McCann led 18-15 after one quarter, trailed by a point at halftime and took a four-point lead early in the third quarter. The Hornets, however, could not maintain the lead.
"The first half was probably the best half we played all year," said McCann coach Mike Nykorchuck. They were bigger, deeper and more athletic than we are."
Shane Fuller scored 11 of his team-high 24 points in the first quarter. Rahmer Vincent chipped in with 17 for the Hornets, who now await a seed in the Western Mass. Division IV tournament.
Greylock 76, Lenox 50
LENOX -- Cole Jackson scored a game-high 18 points and was one of five Greylock players to reach double figures as the Mounties shocked host Lenox.
Eric Hirsch had 14 points, while Jake Benzinger and Jack Thistle had 11 each and Michael McCormack chipped in with 10.
It was a disappointing end to the regular season for the Millionaires, and Lenox coach Scott Sibley said it could be a teaching moment as they prepare for the Western Mass. Division IV tournament.
"That's what I'm hoping," he said. "We're trying to tell them you can't take anybody lightly.
"I'm hoping for us that it's a wake-up call."
Ben Herrick led Lenox with 15 points, Bailey Patella had 14 and Evan Lanoue 13.
Girls basketball: Greylock 56, Drury 43
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Visiting Drury led by a point at halftime, but the Mounties went on a 20-7 rampage in the third quarter to pull away.
Greylock opened the third quarter with a 14-0 run.
Lucy Barrett had a game-high 22 points for Greylock and Ari Walden had 14.
Drury was led by the Moultons. Emily and Molly scored eight points each.
Local colleges: Suffolk 65, MCLA women 52
BOSTON -- Kaitlyn Chenevert scored a game-high 19 points, but it was not enough as MCLA (4-20) dropped a non-league game at Suffolk.
Shelby Santini led Suffolk with 15 points and was one of three Rams to score in double figures.
Suffolk is now 15-9.
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