Roundup: Lenox boys defeat Hoosac Valley

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CHESHIRE — The Lenox boys basketball team rebounded from a lop-sided season-opening loss, knocking off the defending Division III Western Massachusetts champions 41-35 on Wednesday. The game was a low-scoring affair, but Patrick Colvin's shooting allowed the Millionaires to pull out the win.

The visitors held a one-point lead at halftime, but a 16-8 third quarter sparked by three Colvin 3-pointers expanded their lead to 11. The Hurricanes made a late charge in the fourth, but Lenox had just enough offense to hold on.

Matt Koperniak led Hoosac with nine points. Jameson Coughlan had eight points.

"They played better than us," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "Give their kids a lot of credit. They took it us."

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LENOX (41)

Colvin 5-0-14, Reynolds 1-0-2, Abderhalden 3-0-7, Favevaag 2-0-6, Coakley 2-2-6, Hedges 2-0-4, Downer 1-0-2. Totals 16-2-41

HOOSAC (35)

Hall 1-0-3, Rousseau 1-0-3, Hayer 1-0-3, Koperniak 3-1-9, Lancia 1-0-3, Sistrunk 2-0-4 Barrow 0-2-2, Coughlan 2-4-8.

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SMITH ACADEMY 63, LEE 53

At Lee, Smith Academy's strong shooting forced Lee out of its zone defense and earned the Falcons a victory.

Kevin Danas led Smith with 28 points. Jack Zigmont added 22. The duo combined for seven 3-pointers.

Noah Johnson led Lee with 15 points.

"Their quickness was surprising and they had two good outside shooters," Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. Zigmont killed our zone tied and I think we got tired. ... Kudos to them, they pulled it out in the end."

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LEE (53)

Castillo 0-1-1, Harding 4-3-11, Sampson 6-0-14, Buratto 2-0-4, Reynolds 3-2-8, Johnson 4-4-15, Rivera 0-0-0, Castiner 0-0-0, Finnegan 0-0-0, Pena-Guzman 0-0-0, Lobaur 0-0-0. Totals: 19-9-53

SMITH (63)

Bruscue 2-4-8, Jack Zigmont 5-7-22, Leary 1-1-3, Kevin Danas 10-6-28, Louschner 1-0-2. Totals: 19-18-63

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3-point goals: S 7 (Zigmont 5, Danas 2). L 5 (Sampson 2, Johnson 3).

Girls Basketball

GREYLOCK 40, LENOX 31

In North Adams at the Gene Wein Tournament, Lenox mounted a late comeback, but Jenna Benzinger and Sarah Howard helped the Mounties close out the Millionaires. Benzinger and Howard combined for the final six points of the game, ending on a 6-0 run. Benzinger led the Mounties with 12 points and 21 rebounds. Ari Walden added 11 points.

Alice Najimy led Lenox with 15 points.

"I couldn't of asked them to play any harder," Lenox coach Mike Nykorchuck said. "We had great effort, but Benziger was a great presence in the middle and we struggled with that."

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GREYLOCK (40)

Burns 0-0-0, Walden 5-1-11, E. Cerviera 0-1-1, Stripp 4-0-8, Howard 4-0-8, Benzinger 6-0-12 Totals: 19-2-40.

LENOX (31)

Herrick 0-0-0, Brown 0-0-0, Parkinson 1-0-3, Najimy 7-1-15, Hathaway 2-1-5, Gamberoni 2-2-6, Rose Pehlert 0-2-2, Arace 0-0-0. Totals: 13-6-31.

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3-point goals — L 1 (Krystin Parkinson).

DRURY 55, MOUNT EVERETT 49

At North Adams, in the second game of the Gene Wein Tournament, Molly Moulton scored 17 points leading Drury over Mount Everett. Moulton had 15 of her 17 in the second half. Olivia Carlson added 16 points and 22 rebounds.

Gwendolyn Carpenter led Mount Everett with 23 points.

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DRURY (55)

Digennaro 2-0-4, Lamarre 1-3-6, M. Moulton 6-3-17, Crews 0-0-0, Toomey 1-4-6, J. Moulton 2-2-6, Carlson 8-2-16, Giavazzi 0-0-0. Totals: 20-12-55.

EVERETT (49)

Coon 3-0-7, Carpenter 6-9-23, Ullrich 0-0-0, Robitaille 0-0-0, Abbott 2-2-6, Snyder 2-2-7, Netzer 2-0-6. Totals 15-13-49

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3-point goals — D 3 (Lamarre 1, Moulton 2). ME 6 (Coon 1, Carpenter 2, Snyder 1, Netzer 2).

Wrestling

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 54. MOUNT EVERETT 12

In Great Barrington, the meet featured only three contested matches and Mount Everett took two out of three. Monument won the remaining matches via forfeit.

Everett's Anthony Lupiani defeated Max Buffoni 9-4 at 106. Pat Fosby defeated Dorian Page 5-2. Monument's lone win came at 120 as Ian Haddsel pinned Brianna Pothul in 2:32. The pin gives Haddsel his first varsity win.

Monument improves to 4-0.

"I thought we wrestled well in other two matches, we just had few technical mistakes that cost us," Monument coach Simon Jones said.

CORRECTION: In the wrestling preview, the Mount Everett capsule stated that it had the only non co-op team, however Monument Mountain is also a non co-op team.

Hockey

WAHCONAH 12, TACONIC 5

In North Adams, Wahconah broke open a close game with eight goals in the second period in the season opener for the Warriors and Taconic.

Nate Lapine had five goals and an assist for the Warriors, while Andrew Beaudoin had three goals and an assist..

For Taconic, Kevin Quinto had four goals to lead the way.

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Taconic goals — Kevin Quinto 4, Andy Cella 1. Taconic assists — Shane Tierney 2, Brandon Peaslee 1. Wahconah goals — Nate Lapine 5, Andrew Beaudoin 2, Mike Bloom 2, Vinnie Orlandi 1, Nico Moreno 1.

Swimming

PITTSFIELD SWEEPS TACONIC

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Girls (PHS 121, THS 42)

200 medley relay — 1. Pittsfield (Megan Elias, Emily Taylor, Carly Yon, Abby Marsh) 2:34.56. 2. Pittsfield 2:53.73.

200 freestyle — 1. Hannah King (P) 2:39.65. 2. Victoria Fiorini (T) 3:00.56. 3. Sophie Elser (P) 3:07.09.

200 individual medley — 1. Delaney Ivas (T) 3:01.65. 2. Taylor (P) 3:04.68. 3. Olivia Douhan (P) 3:13.77.

50 freestyle — 1. Brianna Nicola (P) 32.94. 2. Sahra Abderrahim (P) 33.23. 3. Naomi Elsner (P) 39.37.

100 butterfly — 1. Elias (P) 1:33.84. 2. Yon (P) 1:35.06. 3. Danielle Hickey (P) 1:59.89.

100 freestyle — 1. Marsh (P) 1:13.33. 2. Abderrhaim (P) 1:18.50. 3. Alison Gage (T) 1:19.00.

500 freestyle — 1. King (P) 5:48.05. 2. Spring Hajjar (T) 5:56.50. 3. Colleen Hickey (P) 6:20.79.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Pittsfield (Taylor, King, Marsh, Abderrahim) 2:16.60. 2. Taconic 2:22.00. 3. Pittsfield 2:40.62.

100 backstroke — 1. Elias (P) 1:24.06. 2. Douhan (P) 1:30.06. 3. Victoria Fiorini (T) 1:37.35.

100 breaststroke — 1. Taylor (P) 1:34.44. 2. Ivas (T) 1:36.59. 3. Marsh (P) 1:36.71.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Pittsfield (Elias, Douhan, Abderrahim, King) 5:13.80. 2. Taconic 5:23.00. 3. Pittsfield 5:43.37.

Boys (PHS 114, THS 22)

200 medley relay — 1. Pittsfield (Lucas Godwin, Evan Dempsey, Liam Mooney, Jon Halse) 2:15.18. 2. Pittsfield 2:44.02.

200 freestyle — 1. Greg Fournier (P) 2:29.28. 2. Gabriel Carrington (T) 2:43.00. 3. Cian Troy (P) 2:46.09.

200 individual medley — 1. Mooney (P) 2:39.57. 2. Kyle Rochelo (T) 2:58.37.

50 freestyle — 1. Halse (P) 30.18. 2. Nate Elsner (P) 30.80. 3. Tyler Killbary (T) 34.81.

100 butterfly — 1. Mooney (P) 1:07.86.

100 freestyle — 1. Rochelo (T) 1:03.47. 2. Godwin (P) 1:05.84. 3. Dempsey (P) 1:10.49.

500 freestyle — 1. Fournier (P) 5:40.19. 2. Charlie Spence (P) 6:36.09. 3. Hayden Plouffe (P) 6:36.31.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Pittsfield (Halse, Dempsey, Plouffe, Fournier) 2:07.04. 2. Pittsfield 2:32.43.

100 backstroke — 1. Godwin (P) 1:13.62. 2. Troy (P) 1:28.96.

100 breaststroke — 1. Dempsey (P) 1:31.68. 2. Carrington (T) 1:34.56. 3. Plouffe (P) 1:41.40.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Plouffe, Godwin, Fournier) 5:11.53. 2. Pittsfield 5:43.31.

Tuesday's late game

TACONIC 57, WESTFIELD 46

On Tuesday at Westfield, Taconic held off a third-quarter Westfield rally, hanging on for the win.

Westfield trailed by eight heading into the fourth quarter, but Isaiya Mestre made two of his five 3-pointers in the final period, allowing Taconic to pull away.

Mestre had 17 points. Brett Murphy added 10 points.

"Very physical game," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "It was good to play through that and get a win at their place. Big turnaround [the loss] from Sunday."

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WESTFIELD (46)

Benard 2-3-8, Delgado 0-1-1, Hutchins 1-2-4, John O'Brien 7-2-20, Butera 1-0-3, Tiepergeredes 1-0-3, Castro 4-1-9. Totals: 16-9-46

TACONIC (57)

Cotto 0-0-0, Sandifer 4-1-9, Mestre 6-0-17, Strucczi 1-2-5, Walker 0-0-0, Cooney 1-0-3, McNeice 1-0-2, Murphy 4-2-10, Abel 0-1-1, Reardon 2-1-3, Valuski 0-0-0, Ringgold 2-3-7, McIntosh 0-0-0. Totals: 21-10-57

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3-point goals: W 6 (O'Brien 4, Benard 1, Butera 1). 7 (Mestre 5, Scuzzi 1, Cooney 1).


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