Roundup: McCann Tech girls basketball knocked off by Mohawk

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NORTH ADAMS — After a strong start to the night, McCann Tech let one drift away in a home loss to Mohawk. Kathy Budaj's girls led 13-4 after one quarter, but couldn't clean up the boards and eventually let the Warriors back into the game. Mohawk cranked up its offense in the final frame to put the Hornets away. Natalie Diesz was electric in the early going and finished with a team-high 11 points, but Mohawk got a combined 26 from the Poplawski sisters to steal a road win. Kaylee Tatro contributed 10 points for McCann.

"We played hard tonight but we are struggling to rebound and giving up way too many rebounds that led to easy put backs for Mohawk," Budaj wrote in an email. "We need to clean up the game more. We are doing a lot of right things and hopefully our hard work will pay off."

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MCCANN (38)

Stack 1-0-2, Diesz 4-3-11, Dowling 2-0-5, Towler 1-1-4, Boucher 0-0-0, Quinones 0-0-0, Tetlow 0-0-0, Modena 0-0-0, Tatro 2-2-6, Cellana 5-0-10, Shepard 0-0-0. Totals 15-6-38.

MOHAWK (45)

Ward 1-0-2, Walker 2-0-4, Reid 1-0-3, G. Poplawski 7-0-16, Reynolds 3-0-6, E. Poplawski 5-0-10. Totals 19-0-45.

McCann Tech     13     4     9     12          38

Mohawk     4     11     11     19          45

3-point goals — MT 2 (Dowling, Towler). M 3 (Reid, G. Poplawski 2).



Boys Basketball

Taconic 61, Lenox 32


LENOX — Taconic (4-4) grabbed control from the get-go in a road win over Lenox (0-6). Coming off a tournament win in New York, the Braves blitzed their hosts to take an early double-digit lead. Then, the defense keyed up in a 19-3 third quarter to put the Millionaires away. Isaac Percy put in a game-high 14 points, while Christian Womble stepped up with Quinten Gittens sidelined, hitting three 3-pointers and scoring 13 points. For Lenox, Jett Steinman knocked in a pair of treys for a team-high eight points.

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LENOX (32)

Prince 1-1-4, Nicotra 2-0-4, S. Steinman 2-1-5, Crea 0-0-0, Patella 0-0-0, Fielding 0-0-0, Collins 0-0-0, Armstong 1-0-2, Paradise 3-1-7, J. Steinman 3-0-8, Farevaag 1-0-2. Totals 13-3-32.

TACONIC (61)

Womble 5-0-13, Davis 2-0-6, Osorio 3-1-7, Percy 6-1-14, Pelkey 1-0-3, Cross 2-1-5, Sayers 3-0-6, Tayi 0-0-0, McGowen 3-0-6, Stedman 0-1-1. Totals 25-4-61.

Lenox     7     11     3     11          32

Taconic     18     9     19     15          61     3-point goals — L 3 (J. Steinman 2, Prince). T 7 (Womble 3, Davis 2, Percy, Pelkey).



Wahconah 55, Lee 29

DALTON — It was another stout defensive performance for Dustin Belcher's Wahconah squad. The Warriors (5-0) suffocated the visiting Wildcats early, leading 17-5 after one quarter. From there, Tom Burris was able to take over offensively, going for 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Warriors to victory. Wahconah keyed on Lee (2-5) star Ben Harding, holding him to nine points.

"We did a good job on D tonight," said Belcher. "We wanted to contain Harding as best we could and then offensively we shared the ball really well. It was an overall team effort from start to finish."

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WAHCONAH (55)

Girard 2-0-5, Howes 0-0-0, Clayton 2-1-5, Huban 2-2-7, Gai 0-0-0, Roughley 1-0-2, Burris 8-2-19, Noyes 0-1-1, O'Connor 2-0-5, Eberwein 1-0-2, Fye 3-0-6, Salvini 1-1-3, Lee 0-0-0. Totals 25-6-55.

LEE (29)

Loehr 0-0-0, Bartini 0-0-0, Nejaime 1-0-3, Whitney-Nason 1-2-5, Jimenez 3-0-6, Roosa 1-0-3, Harding 4-1-9, Redstone 0-0-0, Zia 0-0-0, O'Brien 0-0-0, Cloutier 1-1-3. Totals 11-4-29

Wahconah     17     11     8     19          55

Lee     5     7     10     7          29

3-point goals — W 3 (Girard, Huban, O'Connor). L 3 (Nejaime, Whitney-Nason, Roosa).



Mount Everett 58, McCann Tech 45

SHEFFIELD — McCann Tech (3-2) staged a fourth-quarter comeback, but Cavan Brady responded by going 8 of 10 from the free-throw line to help Mount Everett (3-3) hold off the visiting Hornets. Brady finished with 10 foul shots and a game-high 23 points, while Jimi Gulotta contributed 10 to the victory. Bruce Davis poured in 16 points and Lukas Zelazo and Max Mitchell chipped in matching 12-point nights, but the Eagles keyed on Logan Tower defensively Jowe Warren's squad held Tower to just one 3-pointer in the win.

"That was our game plan," said Warren. "We wanted to keep him quiet and give him no open looks. We did a good job as a team defensively, and Cavan came up big in the fourth."

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MOUNT EVERETT (58)

Twing 1-1-3, Lupiani 2-1-7, Casivant 0-0-0, Silk 4-0-8, Carpenter 2-1-5, Brady 5-10-23, Gulotta 2-3-10, Zucco 1-0-2, Kushi 0-0-0. Totals 17-16-58.

MCCANN TECH (45)

Jordan 2-0-4, Davis 5-3-16, Tower 1-0-3, Zelazo 4-4-12, Kratz 0-0-0, Beany 0-0-0, Vidal 1-0-2, Mitchell4-0-12, Jamros 0-0-0, Cerrano 0-0-0. Totals 17-7-45.

Mount Everett     15     13     15     15          58

McCann Tech     11     8     13     17          45

3-point goals — ME 4 (Lupiani 2, Brady, Gulotta). MT 6 (Davis, Tower, Mitchell 4).



Drury 71, Mount Greylock 41

NORTH ADAMS — It was a slow start for Drury (5-1) Tuesday night at home, but eventually the rust shook off and the lid came loose on the hoop. Scott McGuire canned three 3-pointers en route to 19 points and a Blue Devils victory. Mount Greylock (3-3) led 12-10 after one quarter, but Drury exploded for 27 points in the second, with Chad Lawrence and Max Dougherty keying the run that did away with the Mounties for good. Toby Foehl put down a pair of treys and scored 14 points, but Greylock was again without senior big man Sean McCormack.

"This hit shots and had the pace where they wanted it in the first, and we were missing a lot of shots," said Drury coach Jack Racette. "Then Lawrence hit back-to-back threes and Dougherty came away with a couple steals and easy basketball and we turned the pace up to where we want it."

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DRURY (71)

McGuire 8-0-19, Lawrence 2-0-6, Clay 1-0-2, Racette 4-1-9, Collins 1-0-3, Clarke 4-1-10, Dougherty 5-0-11, Sarkis 1-1-4, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Littleton 0-4-4, Dubee 0-1-1. Totals 27-8-71.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (41)

Dils 2-0-4, Wojtkowski 1-3-6, T. Foehl 5-2-14, Backiel 2-0-6, B. Foehl 3-0-6, Locklear 1-1-3, Sheridan 1-0-2. Totals 15-6-41.

Drury     10     27     15     19          71

Mount Greylock     12     5     14     10          41

3-point goals — D 9 (McGuire 3, Lawrence 2, Collins, Clarke, Dougherty, Sarkis). MG 4 (T. Foehl 2, Backiel 2).





Wrestling

Taconic 67, Mount Greylock 12

PITTSFIELD — The Braves rolled off four consecutive pin victories to open their home match against Mount Greylock Tuesday, setting the stage for a dominant team win. In all, Taconic earned seven falls, to two for the visiting Mounties. At 106 pounds, Deven Pekosz took down Ty Lepicier in 48 seconds before Mike LaFreniere backed up his Berkshire Holiday Tournament title with a pin at 113. At 145, Zabion Powell earned a major decision win, leaving him just seven victories shy of 100 for his career. Nick Belouin was back at it in the heavyweight class, earning a big pin for Greylock.

"Everybody wrestled pretty well, even London Martin, before getting pinned, was ahead 8-0 on points in his match," said Taconic coach Jeremy Tetreault. "We've got Western Mass. at home, so that is going to be our goal all year. We're heading for some tough matches now, going to Saratoga this weekend, which could be a wake-up call."

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106 — Deven Pekosz (T) def. Lepicier (MG), fall at :48.

113 — Mike LaFreniere (T) def. Bradley (MG), fall at 1:10.

120 — David Babineau (T) def. Wally (MG), fall at 2:42.

126 — Zach Mathes (T) def. Rozer (MG), fall at 4:25.

132 — Catalotto (MG) def. Martin (T), fall at 3:38.

138 — Gabe Carrington (T) def. Cohen (MG), fall at 3:08.

145 — Zabion Powell (T) def. Green (MG), 11-2 major decision.

152 — Mike Puskey (T) def. Schultheis (MG), 9-2 decision.

160 — Marquez (T) win via forfeit.

170 — Dylan Burke (T) def. McNair (MG), fall at 1:10.

182 — Tanner Hastings (T) win via forfeit.

195 — Shawn O'Shea (T) win via forfeit.

220 — Teyler Hiestand (T) def. Pontier (MG), fall at 2:57.

285 — Nick Belouin (MG) def. Hartman-Caesar (T), fall at 2:57.



Girls Swimming

Monument Mountain 60, New Lebanon 34

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Monument Mountain's 200 medley relay team of Anna Rubino, Olivia Raifstanger, Asa Stone and Jordyn Louison scorched out of the gates to a meet-opening win and the Spartans never looked back in a road win over New Lebanon. That squad posted a 2:03.92, which Jenna Codey backed up with a win in the 200 freestyle. Monument had seven different individual winners, while Alex Sotek was the Tigers' only individual first in the 200 individual medley.

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200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (A. Rubino, Raifstainger, Stone, Louison) 2:04.92. 2. New Lebanon 2:18.30. 3. Monument Mountain 2:34.28.

200 freestyle — 1. Codey (MM) 2:25.13. 2. Corsey (NL) 2:56.58. 3. Truax (NL) 3:02.27.

200 individual medley — 1. Sotek (NL) 2:37.29. 2. Raifstainger (MM) 2:39.47. 3. Kopiec (MM) 2:50.04.

50 freestyle — 1. Louison (MM) 28.22. 2. French (NL) 28.25. 3. Wellenkamp (MM) 29.03.

100 butterfly — 1. Blanchard (MM) 1:09.17. 2. Flynn (MM) 1:11.45. 3. Smith (NL) 1:15.36.

100 freestyle — 1. A. Rubino (MM) 59.08. 2. McDonald (NL) 1:12.43. 3. Corsey 1:18.78.

500 freestyle — 1. Stone (MM) 5:35.26. 2. Jordan (MM) 7:19.26. 3. Danforth (NL) 8:51.29.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Flynn, O. Rubino, Blanchard, Burnell) 1:54.46. 2. New Lebanon 1:57.77. 3. New Lebanon 2:27.56.

100 backstroke — 1. O. Rubino (MM) 1:08.75. 2. Dodds (MM) 1:20.44. 3. Meyers (NL) 1:25.90.

100 breaststroke — 1. Wellenkamp (MM) 1:18.96 2. Roden (NL) 1:26.13. 3. Mack (MM) 1:38.78.

400 freestyle relay — 1. New Lebanon (Smith, Sotek, Roden, French) 4:29.45. 2. Monument Mountain 4:40.23. 3. Monument Mountain 5:32.37.



Boys Swimming

Monument Mountain 65, New Lebanon 16

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — The Spartans took care of business across the border, knocking off an undermanned New Lebanon squad. Monument Mountain got dual wins from Nathaniel Annand and Jack Glantz, while sweeping the three relay events. Jeffrey Miller delivered the Tigers their lone victory in the 200 freestyle.

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200 medley relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Burnell, Dillon, Annand, Albert) 2:14.91. 2. New Lebanon 2:50.28.

200 freestyle — 1. 1. Miller (NL) 2:16.05. 2. Dean (MM) 2:29.07. 3. Burnell (MM) 2:48.61.

50 freestyle — 1. Annand (MM) 29.14. 2. Boyko (MM) 30.02. 3. Hunt (NL) 39.94.

100 butterfly — 1. Dillon (MM) 58.69. 2. Albert (MM) 1:16.11.

100 freestyle — 1. Glantz (MM) 1:01.98. 2. Exley (NL) 1:15.07. 3. Sagastume (MM) 1:18.12.

500 freestyle — 1. Albert (MM) 5:51.35. 2. Burnell (MM) 7:15.54.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Annand, Glantz, Albert, Dean) 1:56.09. 2. Monument Mountain 2:24.27. 3. New Lebanon 2:51.63.

100 backstroke — 1. Annand (MM) 1:22.39. 2. Dean (MM) 1:27.44.

100 breaststroke — 1. 1. Glantz (MM) 1:09.77. 2. Dillon (MM) 1:24.83. 3. Miller (NL) 1:24.92.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Monument Mountain (Boyko, Burnell, Dillon, Glantz) 4:34.40. 2. New Lebanon 5:18.10.





College Basketball

Williams women 72, Castleton 62

CASTLETON, Vt. — The Ephs (8-4) handed Castleton its first loss of the season, jumping out to a 17-9 advantage after one quarter and never looking back. Williams finished things off with a dynamic 26-points final frame. Amanni Fernandez led three Ephs in double figures with 17 points. She added nine boards. Emily Chang stepped up off the bench to score 14 points in 22 minutes. Emilee Bose scored 16 points to lead the hosts. Williams racked up 10 steals defensively, forcing 20 turnovers and was an impressive 21 of 25 from the foul line.



Union women 52, MCLA 32

UNION, N.Y. — Things got away from MCLA (4-6) in the second half again, as Union polished off a 20-point victory by holding the Trailblazers to just four fourth-quarter points. Nicole Conley went for 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the host squad, while Union's defense didn't allow a double-digit scorer. MCLA was led by nine points and seven rebounds by Samantha Gawron, but the Trailblazers shot just 25.9 percent from the field and were beat on the boards 43-26.


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