PHS boys earn home basketball win over Chicopee Comp
PITTSFIELD -- Tuesday's Pittsfield High boys basketball game was brought to you by the number three.
Three PHS players scored in double figures and the Generals improved to 3-0 with a 61-51 win over Chicopee Comp at the Moynihan Field House.
Aaron Bradley scored a game-high 19 points, while Tanner Hanford had 13 and Amancho Adopo scored 11 before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
The Generals jumped out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter but Comp stormed back and trailed 33-29 at halftime.
"We weren't rotating and they started hitting some threes," said PHS coach Steve Ray. "[At halftime] we talked about our defensive rotation and about getting ball pressure. They executed."
That's an understatement as the Generals outscored Comp 16-4 in the third quarter and hung on at the end.
Armand Estrada and Nate Ocasio each had 10 points for the Colts.
Westfield 73, Taconic 53
WESTFIELD -- Devin Wells and Connor Sas almost outscored visiting Taconic as Westfield earned a non-league win.
The Braves went into the locker room trailing only 27-25. But the Bombers outscored Taconic 25-6 in the third quarter. Wells had 11 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter while Sas hit a pair of big 3-point hoops as part of his 20 points.
"We had no answer for Wells. He's a good sized kid and he got inside," said Taconic coach Bill Heaphy. "We didn't shoot it well in the third and they did."
Shaq Ardrey had 16 points to pace Taconic (1-2), while Trayvon Sims had 12 and Drew Scace added 10.
Longmeadow 57, PHS 48
LONGMEADOW -- The host Lancers took control of the game by outscoring the Generals 20-5 in the third quarter. That proved to be too big of a hole for the Generals to dig out of.
"We staged a little comeback but just couldn't get over the hump," said PHS coach Joe Racicot.
Racicot said Longmeadow hit its first three shots in the third quarter -- all 3-point hoops. That turned a one-point lead for the Lancers into a 10-point advantage.
Courtney McLaughlin and Dominique Satrape had 16 points each to lead PHS, while Trinity Cookis had 10. Rachel Hunt scored only two points, but had 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Ludlow 51, Taconic 28
PITTSFIELD -- After one quarter, the Braves led 14-4. From that point on, coach Matt Mickle's team scored 14 points the rest of the way.
"We came out with great defensive intensity. Some shots fell and it gave us some legs," he said. "Then our shots weren't falling and our legs went with them."
The Lions outscored the Braves 10-3 in the second quarter and then by 18-3 after three.
In her first game back for Taconic (0-2), Angela O'Neil had 13 points.
Ludlow was led by Alyssa Guyon's 15 points. Ava Adamopoulos had 14.
Chicopee 53, Lee 48 (OT)
CHICOPEE -- Stephanie Young again hit a 3-pointer late in the game. This one tied the score and sent the game to overtime, but the Wildcats weren't able to pull out the road victory.
Lee was down 13 in the first quarter (15-2) before staging a rally to head into the locker room trailing seven (24-17). They then outscored the Pacers 13-11 in the third before taking a 39-38 lead with three minutes to play in the third quarter. Chicopee regained the lead (42-41) with 90 seconds left, but Young's only three of the game with six seconds left knotted the score.
Young scored a game-high 33 points.
Mount Anthony 45, Wahconah 34
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Visting Wahconah was outscored 16-8 in the fourth quarter as Mount Anthony earned a hard-fought win.
Wahconah actually led 34-31 with 3:30 left in the game when the Patriots' Carly Rogers drained her second 3-point hoop of the game to tie the score. From there, Mount Anthony outscored Wahconah 11-0.
"We had some opportunities that we didn't capitalize on," said Wahconah coach June Blake.
Maddy Main had a game-high 13 points for Mount Anthony. Wahconah (1-3) was paced by Maddie Sprague's 16 points and Gabby Lavinio's 10.
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