Monday's roundup: Warrior girls hold off PHS


PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield girls basketball team played strong defense on Monday, but that didn't translate to points at the other end.

The Generals held Wahconah to just five points in the fourth quarter but couldn't get the basket they needed in a 36-35 loss.

"We played pretty good defense in the full-court pressure and caused a lot of turnovers, but we didn't reward ourselves for our efforts," said Pittsfield coach Joe Racicot. "We had some good looks at the basket but didn't have the patience to put it in, I guess."

Gabby Lavinio led Wahconah with 16 points, while Pittsfield got 14 from Courtney McLaughlin.

Monument 50, Taconic 47

PITTSFIELD -- Samantha White had 20 points to lead the Spartans to the road victory.

Vanessa Troiano added 10 points for Monument. Taconic had three scorers in double figures, but a slow start offensively hurt the Braves.

"We really offensively took a little while to get going," said Taconic coach Matt Mickle. "Second half we picked it up, played very well I thought. Unfortunately, blocking out was a major issue."

Big offensive rebounds from White in particular hurt the Braves, Mickle said. Taconic was led by Angela O'Neil's 16 points. Nyanna Slaughter added 12 while Kirsten McNeice had 10.

Greylock 63, Everett 36

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties got contributions from eight different players, with Lucy Barrett scoring 15 points.

Margot Besnard and Mackenzie Flynn had 13 each for the winners. Besnard and Flynn combined for 17 in the third, while Barrett had 13 in the first quarter.

"We moved the ball really well tonight," said Greylock coach Paul Barrett. "Lucy got us off on the right foot. The whole team played great defense."

Everett got nine points from Deseraye Conaway.

Hoosac 73, St. Joe 25

PITTSFIELD -- The Hurricanes had 12 players score and reached 20 points in three different quarters en route to the win.

Megan Rodowicz had 13 points while Emily Rosse added 12 for Hoosac Valley. Kendall Smith's 11 points led St. Joe's.

Lenox 61, Everett 60

LENOX -- The Millionaires stayed alive in the postseason hunt, battling through a tough second quarter to win on a putback from Kris Vahle with less than six seconds to go.

"Fortunately tonight, we had that break go our way," said Lenox coach Scott Sibley. "Hopefully, we can take a little bit of momentum from this."

Lenox hosts Monument tonight and can not afford a loss the rest of the way. Bailey Patella had 17 points while Ben Herrick and Vahle had 13 each. Andrew Vickery had seven points and 17 rebounds.

Everett got 20 points from Malik Wilbon, but he only scored four in the second half. Sage Angell added 13 in the loss.


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