Pittsfield boys basketball, Wahconah hockey to Western Mass.
PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield boys basketball team punched its ticket to the Western Massachusetts Division I tournament by rallying to knock off Hoosac Valley 56-53.
Since losing a couple starters, the Generals have seen contributions up and down the lineup including Chad Shade (six points), Scott Steinman (four), Anthony Jones (two) and Matt Capeless.
"We're seeing some pretty good production, some good defense," said Pittsfield coach Steve Ray. "We need everybody if we're going to stand a chance in this tournament. We're happy to be in."
Amancho Adopo had 20 points while Evan Lanoue added 18 in the win. Hoosac was paced by 17 from Trevor Alibozek -- but only four in the second half. Corey Puccio had 14 while Matt Braman added 13.
Wahconah 54, McCann 27
DALTON -- The Warriors held the Hornets to just one point in the first quarter on their way to the victory.
Marco Anastasio had 13 for Wahconah while Jono Bracci added 11. McCann was led by six from Josh Superneau.
"I think it gave the kids some confidence at a great time," said Warriors coach Ed Ladley. "We still got a lot of homework to do but I feel glad for the kids. They worked real hard tonight."
McCann Tech was playing without three starters for varrious reasons. T.J. Therrien, Mitch Zajac and Justin Cote were all on the sidelines.
Mount Everett 3
PITTSFIELD -- The Warriors took control early, scored often, and clinched a Western Mass. Division III-A tournament berth with the win.
Wahconah mixed up its lines and started bigger scorers like Ryan Ouimet on defense, but still led 6-0 after one period and 11-1 after two.
Patrick Jamross and David Senecal had big nights for Wahconah. Jamross and Senecal each scored two goals and assisted on three others.
Wahconah 12, Mount Everett 3
Wahconah 6 5 1 -- 12
Everett 0 1 2 -- 3
W -- Jeff Hancock (Patrick Jamross, David Senecal), 1:38
W -- Senecal (unassisted), 4:23
W -- Hancock (Senecal, Jamross), 4:43
W -- Nate Lapine (Andrew Beaudoin, Austin Poulton), 5:33
W -- Ryan Ouimet (Senecal), 11:26
W -- Senecal (Jamross), 13:41
W -- Lane Grogan (UA), 1:10
W -- Jamross (UA), 8:51
W -- Jake Beckwith (UA), 9:12
W -- Jamross (UA), 11:32
ME -- Jacob Malicky (Aaron Norton, Adam Derwitsch), 13:52
W -- Poulton (Nick Montferret), 14:15
W -- Beaudoin (Grogan), 1:00
ME -- Malicky (A. Derwitsch), 9:55
ME -- A. Derwitsch (Norton, Justin Makuc), 14:00
Saves: Wahconah -- Roger Stedman 12. Everett -- Henry Beckwith 17.
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