Mounties qualify for tourney with boys' hoop win over PHS
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mount Greylock boys qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division III basketball tournament on Wednesday night with a 69-61 win over Pittsfield.
"It's a great first step for us," said Greylock coach Bob Thistle. "Beating a Division I team like Pittsfield helps."
The Mounties pulled away in the first half, outscoring the visitors 30-14. PHS made a late run as Amancho Adopo scored 14 of his 27 points in the Generals' 30-point fourth quarter, but the visitors couldn't catch up.
Tyrell Thomas had a game-high 30 points to lead the Mounties. Tyler Picard had 14 points, Brett McCormack 13 and Nathan Majumder 10.
For Pittsfield, Evan Lanoue added 13 points and Ty Discoe had 11.
Hoosac 61, Lenox 41
LENOX -- Corey Puccio scored 21 points, including 13 in a key third quarter, to lead the Hurricanes to a surprising road blowout of the Millionaires.
"I was concerned after we beat St. Joe's [on Monday], that we would be a little flat," said Lenox coach Scott Sibley. "And that's what happened. Give Hoosac credit. They hit the boards, played good defense, and Puccio killed us in the third quarter. He hit three threes for them."
Ben Herrick led the Millionaires with 12 points.
Taconic 52, Monument 45
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Braves jumped out to a 15-8 lead after a quarter, and kept up the pressure throughout, according to Spartan coach Mike Saporito.
"They had a great deal of energy in the first half, and we couldn't match it," said Saporito. "They pounded the offensive glass. My kids didn't give up, and we matched their intensity in the second half, but that game is 32 minutes long, not 16."
Mike Taylor led the Braves with 15 points, while Pete Oggiani had 15 for the Spartans.
Franklin Tech 60,
Mount Everett 58
SHEFFIELD -- Nate Boyer's three-point basket with three seconds left gave the visitors a two-point win over the Eagles.
Jake Earl scored 40 points for Franklin, but dwn the stretch, the Eagles were successful in keeping the ball out of his hands.
But with time running down, Earl drove the lane and kicked it out to Boyer for the win.
Sage Angell led the Eagles with 17 points.
Drury 56, Lee 55
NORTH ADAMS -- Jake LePrevost gave the Lee boys' basketball team its first lead since early in the first quarter late in the fourth quarter.
It didn't last long, however. Drury's Tyler Briggs took a pass from Isiah Pantoja and nailed a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put his team ahead with four seconds to play. The Blue Devils hung on for a 56-55 win, their third straight.
LePrevost hit a game-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough to offset balanced scoring from the Blue Devils. Cam Parrino had a career-high 15to lead Drury. He scored 15 points, Nolan Bird added 12 and Pantoja had 14.
St. Joseph's 46,
New Lebanon 25
NEW LEBANON -- The Crusaders jumped all over the hosts, moving out to leads of 10-3 and 20-11 after the first two quarters.
Keegan McCauley led all scorers with 12 points for St. Joseph's.
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