Monday's roundup: Hoosac boys hoops falls to Belchertown in OT
CHESHIRE -- Corey Puccio had five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and overtime, helping the Hurricanes rally from seven down to force the extra session, but it wasn't enough as Belchertown defeated Hoosac Valley's boys 64-61 on Monday.
Belchertown's Eric Adzima got a 3-point play in the final 30 seconds of overtime to lead the Orioles to the win. Puccio could not get his sixth 3 to go down to tie the game again.
"Disheartening," said Hoosac coach Bill Robinson. "We're on life support now. You got to win four of your last five to make the tournament. ... We just couldn't get it done. I expect more from our guys."
Puccio had 15 points while Trevor Alibozek added 20. Adzima led Belchertown with 22.
Pittsfield 59, Wahconah 46
DALTON -- The Warriors held Amancho Adopo to just 10 points, but it was sharpshooter Evan Lanoue who rolled with 22 points, including six 3-pointers.
"We did a good job on Adopo," said Wahconah coach Ed Ladley. "We didn't stop Mr. Lanoue, a very good shooting exhibition. We gave away too much. Everybody's got to get back to work again."
Collin Parrott had 12 points for the Warriors while Marco Anastasio added 11.
Drury 50, Lenox 41
NORTH ADAMS -- Drury withstood a second-half run from Lenox, with Danielle Racette knocking down 9 of her 12 free throws in fourth quarter of this win.
Racette and Shannon Garvey had 14 points each while Emily Moulton added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hayden Zinchuk had 18 for Lenox -- including 14 in the second half.
"It was a good tournament type of game," said Drury coach John Franzoni. "Give Lenox credit. They really extended their pressure to full court. I thought Danielle had a huge game handling the pressure."
Lee 44, Everett 27
LEE -- Eileen Dooley was an assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 13 points, picking up 11 steals and dishing out nine assists in the win.
Hadley Cook added 12 points for the Wildcats, who shut out the Eagles in the first quarter and surrendered just three points in the first half. Deseraye Conaway led Everett with 13 points.
Taconic 55, Greylock 51
PITTSFIELD -- The Braves rallied from a sluggish start to score 20 in the fourth and earn the win.
Angela O'Neil had 17 points and went a perfect 8 for 8 at the foul line in the fourth quarter. Nyanna Slaughter added 15 and Brianna Rogers scored 10 for Taconic.
"We came out very sluggish, had no intensity and it showed on both ends of the court," said Braves coach Matt Mickle. "Made a little adjustment and we came out stronger. Girls played some good defense and I think that rolled over. I was proud of them for hanging in there and picking it up in the second half. We got to start games a little better."
Greylock got 20 points from Lucy Barrett.
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