Monday's roundup: Hoosac boys basketball beats Wahconah
DALTON -- Hoosac Valley's Matt Braman and Wahconah Regional's Collin Parrott each had a game-high 18 points on Monday night. But it was Hoosac's secondary scoring that helped push them to victory.
Three Hurricanes scored in double figures and the visitors beat the Warriors 53-47.
Jameson Coughlan had 14 points and Nate Tomkiewicz had 11 for the Hurricanes, who made eight 3-point baskets.
"We got some shots we wanted. We weren't able to knock them down," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "They knocked down some 3s and we weren't able to close out on them."
The Hurricanes outscored Wahconah by six points in the second quarter to take a 25-18 halftime lead. The Warriors did rally to take a 32-31 lead in the third quarter, but couldn't maintain.
Parrott scored 11 of his 18 points in the first quarter.
Lenox 68, Monument 52
LENOX -- The Millionaires had beaten the Spartans twice this year, and most coaches believe that it's really tough to beat the same foe three times.
"You have to come out right from the start and put the gas pedal to the floor," was the message Lenox coach Scott Sibley gave his Millionaires before the game.
Lenox outscored Monument 11-7 after one quarter and led 29-20 at halftime. The visitors weren't able to catch up.
The Millionaires had four players score in double figures. Evan Lanoue led the way with 19 points, but Bailey Patella finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Fourteen of those rebounds were on the defensive glass. Ben Herrick had 14 points and Kris Vahle 11.
Cam Powell had a game-high 20 points for Monument. The Millionaires held the Spartans' Peter Oggiani to five points.
Lee 58, Mount Greylock 39
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties were undone by a one-point second quarter.
"We didn't show up to play four quarters. We played three tonight," Greylock coach Bob Thistle said. "I was disappointed with our lack of intensity in the second quarter, and really, our lack of talk offensively and defensively."
Ryan Kohlenberger led Lee with 12 points, with Sam Kelley adding 10 more and Heamon Williams scoring nine.
Jack Thistle scored eight points for Greylock, including a pair of 3-pointers.
"We played a better second half, and it was a decent game except for the second quarter," Bob Thistle said.
McCann Tech 62, St. Mary's 30
WESTFIELD -- Hornets coach Mike Nykorchuck said he tried many different combinations in this win, since St. Mary's was missing a top player.
"They're down," he said. "We didn't play our best ball, but it's good to get away with a win when you don't play your best ball."
Shane Fuller led McCann with 18 points, with Matt Belini scoring nine more.
"We struggled a little offensively, but we were trying different combinations, and were trying to execute our plays," Nykorchuck said.
Girls basketball: Mount Everett 48, Lee 43
LEE -- The visiting Eagles rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Wildcats.
Despite being outscored 21-9 in the third quarter, the Wildcats still led 38-37. But the Eagles outscored the Wildcats by six in the fourth quarter to win.
Gwendolyn Carpenter led Mount Everett with 15 points, Hannah Herrick had 12 and Hannah Joyce added 10. Nikki Laudon led Lee with a game-high 16 points.
McCann Tech 45, St. Joseph 35
NORTH ADAMS -- The McCann Tech girls basketball team used solid defense to hold off St. Joseph.
McCann limited St. Joe to 20 points through three quarters, but a 15-6 fourth quarter got the Crusaders within 10 before the final buzzer.
Allie Gibeau led McCann with 12. Alyssa Creamer and Liz Bean led St. Joe with 12.
After a string of tough losses, McCann coach Mike Dowling said it was good for his team to get things going on both sides of the ball.
"Kind of nice to have an evenly played game," he said. "We worked on stuff and did some good things."