PHS girls hold off Mount Anthony in basketball

Thursday January 10, 2013

Berkshire Eagle Staff

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield girls had three players score in double figures and the Generals held off a late Mount Anthony rally to win 53-42 in girls basketball.

Courtney McLaughlin had a game-high 22 points to lead the Generals (5-2), while Rachael Hunt had 13 and Dominique Satrape had 12.

A one-point PHS lead after one quarter turned into a 29-18 lead at halftime. The Generals upped the lead early in the fourth quarter.

"We had a lot of steals and a lot of transition in the second quarter," PHS coach Joe Racicot said. "Mount Anthony keeps scrapping. We were up 16 early in the fourth quarter."

MaKayla Farrara had 17 points to pace Mount Anthony.

Lenox 50, Putnam 26

SPRINGFIELD -- Liz Mitts had 16 points and Jaclyn Gigliotti added 10 as the Millionaires moved on from a loss to Hoosac on Monday with this road victory.

Lenox held the hosts to just 10 points over the first three quarters.

"We played good team defense," said Millionaires coach Nicole Patella. "We just got to work on boxing out more."

Everett 49, New Lebanon 16

SHEFFIELD -- Deseraye Conaway had a game-high 13 points in the opener of a girls-boys varsity doubleheader.

The Eagles (2-4) got out to a quick start, outscoring the visiting Indians 15-1. New Lebanon only scored 15 points the rest of the way.

"The kids played hard and aggressive," said Everett coach Scott Rote. "We got a lot of ball movement that we hadn't been getting."

The Eagles came out playing what Rote called a "pressure zone" defense, and that led to the lopsided score after one quarter.

Boys basketball
Everett 62, New Lebanon 36

SHEFFIELD -- In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Sage Angell's 15 points led the Eagles (2-4) to their second consecutive win.

Everett jumped all over New Lebanon out of the gate, going up 25-7 after on equarter.

"A lot of our [scoring] was off transition. We also had a lot of putbacks," Everett coach Jowe Warren said. "We got right after them to begin with. Our defense made our offense."

David Funk had 12 points for Everett and Malik Wilbon added 11 on a night where the Eagles had 29 baskets and went 0 for 2 from the foul line.

Zach Kriakowski had a game-high 22 points for New Lebanon.

Holyoke 70, Drury 47

HOLYOKE -- A young Drury team was outplayed by a more experienced and athletic Holyoke team.

It was the final game of a tough stretch for the Blue Devils.

"It was our fourth game in seven days and it really showed tonight," coach Jack Racette said. "No excuses, but we're just young and inexperienced tonight."

Holyoke took control in the second quarter and never let go. Justin White scored a game-high 19 for Holyoke.

According to Racette, Holyoke outplayed his team from the opening tip. The Blue Devils have three starting sophomores and couldn't find an answer for Division I Holyoke.

Nolan Bird had 18 points for the Blue Devils.


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