Roundup: Monument Mountain girls basketball topples Lee
LEE — The Monument Mountain girls basketball team survived a tight road win against Lee, 50-47, Thursday night.
The Spartans edged the Wildcats with a tight defense late, that pounced on an underclassmen led backcourt once star senior Shannon Finnegan fouled out. Finnegan canned five 3-pointers during her time on the floor, helping to keep Lee alive in the middle quarters. However, she was tagged for her fifth personal with about two minutes to play in a one-possession game. From there, Monument's experienced guards like Meri Powell (15 points) took advantage.
"Shannon shot the ball extremely well, but when she fouled out Monument just executed better," said Lee coach Rick Puleri. "I'll say I'm proud of my girls for the fact that they never quit and kept on fighting."
Brianna Hawley finished with a game-high 19 points for Lee, posting 11 of those in a fourth quarter fight. However, Monument made its free throws when it counted, with Destiny Brown hitting 3 of 4 in the final frame.
Hassett 3-1-7, Powell 7-1-15, Saporito 0-1-1, Horan 5-2-12, Luf 0-0-0, Troiano 0-1-1, Cooney 2-1-5, Brown 3-3-9, Pajeski 0-0-0. Totals 20-10-50.
Hawley 5-8-19, S. Finnegan 5-1-16, Le. Simone 1-2-4, Ly. Simone 2-2-8, McElroy 0-0-0, Barnes 0-0-0, M. Finnegan 0-0-0, Simmons 0-0-0, Kelly 0-0-0. Totals 13-13-47.
Monument 11 13 12 14 — 50
Lee 10 9 9 19 — 47
3-point goals — L 8 (S. Finnegan 5, Ly. Simone 2, Hawley).
Mount Everett 62, Mount Greylock 36
SHEFFIELD — After back-to-back losses to Drury, the Eagles had to regroup and refocus on a new goal. Head coach Scott Rote wanted his squad to focus on building momentum of the final few games of the regular season into the playoffs. Mount Everett did just that with a big win over Greylock at home. Gwen Carpenter cooled off from beyond the arc, but found other ways to score in amassing 27 points for the Eagles, who also got 11 from Marion DeVoti. Mount Greylock's Lauren Howard was unconscious from the field, throwing in five 3-pointers and netting 22 points. However, the Mounties could supply little else on offense as the Eagles pulled away in the third quarter
Welch 0-0-0, Schwarzer 0-0-0, Locklear 0-2-2, Babcock 0-1-1, Albert 0-2-2, Johnson 0-0-0, Codding 0-0-0, Masse 2-0-4, Stevens 2-1-5, Delorey 0-0-0, Howard 7-3-22. Totals 11-9-36.
Von Ruden 1-0-2, Carpenter 10-6-27, Rathbun 0-0-0, Parsons 0-0-0, DeVoti 4-2-11, Mad. Ullrich 4-0-9, Mak. Ullrich 3-1-9, Seward 0-1-1, Broderick 0-0-0. Totals 23-11-62.
Greylock 5 7 10 14 — 36
Everett 17 7 20 18 — 62
3-point goals — MG 5 (Howard 5). ME 5 (Mak. Ullrich 2, Mad. Ullrich, Carpenter, DeVoti).
Miss Hall's 52, MacDuffie 36
PITTSFIELD — The Hurricanes returned home Thursday afternoon to dispatch MacDuffie. Hall's used a late run to break down the Mustang's zone defense and build a 25-16 halftime advantage. Some halftime adjustments kept momentum rolling for the host Hurricanes, as they stretched that lead north of 20 points. Julianne Liebow poured in 18 points on four 3-pointes to lead the way. Miss Hall's (11-6) finished off MacDuffie late with strong play from Merriam Lrhazi (10 points), Emily Hunter (nine points) and Shae Daley (eight points). The Hurricanes have a back-to-back tomorrow, with a trip to Connecticut to do battle with Class B power Suffield Academy.
Belchertown 5, Mount Everett 4
SHEFFIELD — Mount Everett suffered a true heart-breaker Thursday night at Berkshire School. The Eagles led visiting Belchertown for much of the night, and took a 4-2 advantage into the final period. There, the Orioles cranked up their offensive pressure to score three times, unanswered, including the game-winner as time expired. Jack Seward-Daley had a strong night in net, turning away 32 of 37 shots. Dylan Boomsma scored twice for Everett, while Jake Corcoran and Brendan Dempsey each picked up two-point nights as well.
Belchertown 1 1 3 — 5
Mount Everett 2 2 0 — 4
ME — Jake Corcoran (Brendan Dempsey and Caleb Kollmer), 14:29.
B — Vaughn Gillen (Nathan Pacheco), 12:47.
ME — Dylan Boomsma (unassisted), 3:24 SH.
B — Matt Pacheco (N. Pacheco), 14:00.
ME — Max Joyner (Corcoran and Dempsey), 7:44 PP.
ME — Boomsma (UA), 6:12.
B — N. Pacheco (Nathan Ayers), 11:42.
B — M. Pacheco (N. Pacheco), 6:14.
B — Gillen (Cody Lambert), 0:00.
Saves — ME: Jack Seward-Daley 32.
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