Thursday's basketball: Greylock boys win again
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mount Greylock boys basketball team is on a nice roll right now.
The Mounties (7-2) won their fourth straight game Thursday night, beating Turners Falls 70-56. This game had been rescheduled from early in the season because both teams were playing in Super Bowl games.
Tyler Picard registered a double-double with a game-high 28 points and 17 rebounds and was one of four Mounties to score in double figures.
At halftime, the game was tied at 34, but the Mounties outscored the Indians by 14 points over the final two quarters.
"We really tried to focus on playing better defense" in the second half, Greylock coach Bob Thistle said. "The kids made the adjustments and worked harder on defense."
Tyrell Thomas had 17 points while Hank Barrett and Nathan Majumder had 11 each.
Turners Falls was paced by Mike Smith's 20 points.
Monument 59, Lenox 45
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Peter Oggiani had a game-high 23 points as host Monument Mountain (2-6) ended its four-game losing streak.
Monument coach Mike Saporito called this game his team's most complete 32 minutes of the season. However, the Spartans led only 12-11 after one quarter.
Monument outscored the Millionaires 22-13 in the second quarter and never trailed again.
"We were able to get some pretty good ball movement against their zone," Saporito said. "We made some steals that led to baskets."
Cam Powell chipped in with 12 points for Monument while Ezra Marcus had six points and 12 rebounds.
Lenox was led by Kris Vahle's 10 points.
McCann 70, W'field Voke 37
NORTH ADAMS -- Shane Fuller had a game-high 12 points for McCann (3-5, 2-1 Tri-County) and the Hornet defense stifled Westfield Voke's offense.
The Hornets jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter and led 34-16 at halftime. If the visitors had any thoughts about making a comeback, the McCann defense held Westfield to three points in the third quarter.
"We just played straight man-to-man," said McCann coach Mike Nykorchuck. "Our defense did create a lot of turnovers. We also shot well from long distance."
Chad Raimer and Mitch Zajac chipped in with 10 points each for the Hornets. T.J. Therrien scored only four points but had a game-high 13 rebounds.
Lee 45, Wahconah 38
LEE -- Stephanie Young had a game-high 23 points as Lee (6-2) pulled away in the second half to defeat stubborn Wahconah.
The Warriors actually scored the game's first 10 points before Lee could right the ship. The Wildcats trailed 13-9 after one quarter and tied the game at 22 at halftime.
But in the third quarter, Lee's defense picked up and held the Warriors without a point for six minutes. Shannon Lussier and Maddie Sprague scored Wahconah's only two hoops of the quarter.
Young had seven rebounds to go with her 23 points, while Eileen Dooley had 12 points, six assists and eight steals.
Sprague scored 21 for Wahconah and Lussier added 11.
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