Roundup: Pittsfield boys basketball earns monster home win over Hopkins Academy

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PITTSFIELD — Hopkins Academy drove the Berkshires a 15-1 powerhouse. They departed Pittsfield High School 15-2. The Generals picked up a huge 64-58 home victory, building up a big enough lead early to withstand a furious charge when the Golden Hawks finally got their legs under them.

"[They] were bothered by our man pressure," Pittsfield coach Brandon Maurer wrote in an email. "We put them in a tough spot and my guys did great moving the ball and working it around."

Pittsfield shot 25 of 34 from the foul line, which included a light's out performance by senior Edwin Rodriguez who hit on 15 of 17 to score a team-high 19 points. Freshman Sincere Moorer poured in 17 of his own and was 5 of 6 from the stripe in the fourth quarter.

After scoring just four points in the opening frame, Hopkins went off for 28 in the fourth, and Pittsfield needed every last ounce to hang on.

Maurer credits Donte Cruz for strong interior defensive work, along with Kymani Harley and Rodriguez's work in the backcourt. Hopkins was never out of it, though, and eventually worked its way back in.

"They are well coached and they are poised. They came back late and it came down to free throws," wrote Maurer. "Sincere Moorer played a great game all around and has shown a ton of growth all season as a Freshman and today was a breakout game for him down the stretch. Great win against a tough team."

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HOPKINS ACADEMY (58)

Berg 0-1-1, Ciaglo 4-9-17, Earle 4-7-19, Morrison 7-5-19, Graves 2-0-4. Butterfield 0-0-0. Totals 17-22-58.

PITTSFIELD (64)

Matthews 0-2-2, Higuera 0-1-1, Cruz 2-2-6, Cracolici 4-0-8, Rodriguez 2-15-19, Harley 2-0-6, Moorer 6-5-17, Jackson 2-0-5. Totals 18-25-64.

Hopkins     4     13     13     28          58

Pittsfield     14     17     14     19          64

3-point goals — HA 2 (Earle 2). P 3 (Harley 2, Jackson).



Lenox 47, McCann Tech 43

LENOX — The Millionaires and Hornets duked it out in a good one in Lenox Tuesday night. Visiting McCann Tech appeared to get the better looks, but sent Lenox to the line 29 times. The Millionaires hit 17 foul shots to more than offset, Logan Tower's big night. Tower tallied 15 points and put down a trio of treys, but the balanced duo of Conor Prince and Shane Steinman combined for 25 points to deliver the hosts a victory. Nic Nicotra was scoreless through three quarters, but hit four big free throws in the final frame to help seal it.

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MCCANN TECH (43)

Jordan 2-0-4, Pauls 3-0-6, Tower 5-2-15, Zelazo 3-3-9, Kratz 0-0-0, Vidal 1-0-2, Mitchell 1-0-3, Jamros 1-0-2, Serrano 1-0-2. Totals 17-5-43.

LENOX (47)

Prince 4-4-12, Nicotra 0-4-4, S. Steinman 4-4-13, Crea 0-0-0, Patella 1-0-2, Armstrong 0-0-0, Illingworth 1-0-2, Collins 3-3-9, Paradise 0-0-0, J. Steinman 1-2-5. Totals 14-17-47.

McCann     12     10     14     7          43

Lenox     10     17     8     12          47

3-point goals — MT 4 (Tower 3, Mitchell). L 2 (S. Steinman, J. Steinman).



Mount Everett 58, St. Mary's 31

WESTFIELD — The Eagles managed to uncork some offense on a road trip to play St. Mary's. Mount Everett built a solid lead throughout the first 16 minutes, but really opened in up in the second half. Anthony Lupiani canned all four of his 3-pointers during the middle quarters and didn't need to score in the final one to finish with a game-high 18 points. Cavan Brady scored all 14 of his in the first three frames as well.

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MOUNT EVERETT (58)

Lupiani 7-0-18, Casivant 2-0-5, Silk 1-2-4, Carpenter 1-0-2, Brady 6-2-14, Gulotta 3-2-11, Bleau 1-0-2, Zucco 1-0-2, Kushi 0-0-0. Totals 22-6-58.

ST. MARY'S (31)

Lamirande 1-1-4, Butler 6-1-15, Nelson 3-0-6, Russin 2-0-4, Pepe 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31.

Everett     15     18     14     11          58

St. Mary's     8     12     6     5          31

3-point goals — ME 8 (Lupiani 4, Gulotta 3, Casivant). SM 3 (Butler 2, Lamirande).



Hoosac Valley 59, Wahconah 52

DALTON — Izaha Stubbs lit up Wahconah's gym to the tune of 32 points on six 3-pointers while guiding the Hurricanes to a Berkshire North win. Hoosac Valley's defense held Wahconah in check for much of the night, but had to cling to victory late when the Warriors opened it up in the fourth quarter. Led by 20 points from Tom O'Connor, Wahconah scored 23 in the fourth quarter while staging a comeback, but it was ultimately too late.

"We had good looks and felt like we were in in at halftime, but didn't get our offense going until the fourth quarter," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "Stubbs had a great night, we didn't do what we needed to do defensively and he went off."

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HOOSAC VALLEY (59)

Hall 1-1-3, Meczywor 0-0-0, Stubbs 12-2-32, Waterman 4-1-9, Larabee 1-2-4, Eugene 4-3-11, Bush 0-0-0, Kroll 0-0-0. Totals 22-9-59.

WAHCONAH (52)

Girard 1-0-2, Howes 0-0-0, Clayton 3-2-8, Huban 2-1-5, Gai 0-0-0, Roughley 0-0-0, Burris 6-0-15, O'Connor 6-6-20, Eberwein 0-0-0, Fye 1-0-2, Salvini 0-0-0, Lee 0-0-0. Totals 19-9-52.

Hoosac     16     12     15     16          59

Wahconah     12     6     11     23          52

3-point goals — HV 6 (Stubbs 6). W 6 (Burris 3, O'Connor 3).



Girls Basketball

McCann Tech 48, Easthampton 44

NORTH ADAMS — Host McCann bounced back from a five-point third quarter to pull away in the final eight minutes.

The Hornets (6-11) led 29-25 at halftime against visiting Easthampton (4-9). The Eagles held the Hornets to those five points in the third quarter, taking a 37-34 lead.

McCann responded with a good defensive fourth quarter and outscored the Eagles 14-7.

Aimee Dowling went 4 for 4 from the line in the fourth quarter, finishing with 10 points.

"It was nice to see the girls stay composed in the fourth quarter to pull out the win," McCann coach Kathy Budaj wrote in an email.

Kaylee Tatro had a game-high 18 points to lead McCann.

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EASTHAMPTON (44)

Peoli 6-3-15, Roy 0-0-0. A. Coleman 0-0-0, Duda 3-0-6, McDermott 1-0-2, Kopi 1-0-2,Landry 3-1-8, Robinson 2-0-5, Korza 3-0-6. Totals 19-4-44

McCANN TECH (48)

Dietz 1-1-3, Dowling 2-6-10, Towler 2-3-8, Tetlow 3-2-9, Modena 0-0-0, Tatro 7-3-18, Shepard 0-0-0. Totals 15-15-48

Eathampton     11     14     12     7          44

McCann     14     15     5     14          48

3-point goals — E 2 (Robinson, Landry). MT 2 (Tatro, Towler)



Monday's girls basketball

Drury 70, Mount Everett 64

NORTH ADAMS — Gwen Carpenter and Brooke DiGennaro engaged in a shootout Monday night at Drury, with the two combining for 12 of the game's 13 3-pointers. Though Carpenter put down eight en route to a season-high 37 points, DiGennaro (18 points, 4 3-pointers) got a bit more offensive help from the Blue Devils (8-9, 6-0 Berkshire South). Alison Feliz added 16 points and Tessa Zoito posted 13 as Drury battled back from an early deficit to defeat the Eagles (8-7, 2-3) for the second time in three days. It was the fifth straight victory for the Blue Devils. For Mount Everett, Madison Ullrich continued racking up the double-doubles by grabbing 15 boards to go with her 10 points.

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MOUNT EVERETT (64)

Von Ruden 2-0-4, Carpenter 14-1-37, Rathbun 0-0-0, DeVoti 3-1-7, Mad. Ullrich 3-4-10, Parsons 0-0-0, Mak. Ullrich 1-2-4, Beckwith 1-0-2. Totals 24-8-64.

DRURY (70)

DiGennaro 7-0-18, Shook 3-0-6, Felix 7-2-16, Crosier 1-0-3, Thomas 4-0-8, McGuire 1-0-2, Zoito 4-5-13, Booth 1-0-2, Dix 1-0-2. Totals 29-7-70

Everett     18     12     18     16          64

Drury     14     22     19     15          70

3-point goals — ME 8 (Carpenter 8). D 5 (DiGennaro 4, Crosier).


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