Thursday's high schools: Monument girls hoops holds off Lenox, 55-54
LENOX -- Heather Hassett's jumper with about 12 seconds left pushed Monument Mountain's girls basketball team to a 55-54 win over host Lenox on Thursday night.
"We fell behind by eight at halftime, and we had a good third quarter to tie it up," said Millionaire coach Nicole Patella. "After that, it went back and forth."
Hayden Zinchuk had 21 points to lead all scorers for Lenox. Hunter Cormier and Vanessa Troiano had 10 each for the Spartans, while Hassett ended up with nine.
Wahconah 42, Hoosac 40
DALTON -- The Warriors fell far behind the Hurricanes, only to rally and win it in the fourth quarter.
"We were having some trouble with their pressure, and we fell behind by 14 early in the third quarter," said Wahconah coach June Blake, "but we picked up our pressure and started coming back."
Shannon Lussier tied the game with a jump shot with about three minutes left. A minute later, Catherine Lewis put Wahconah ahead for good. Lussier's 15 led the winners, while Jen Gale led Hoosac with 14.
Lee 56, Mount Greylock 32
LEE -- Eileen Dooley scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Wildcats to their 10th win of the season, qualifying them for the Western Mass. tournament.
The home side jumped out to a 31-15 halftime advantage and controlled the game from there. Lucy Barrett's 14 led the Mounties.
Pittsfield 55, Hampshire 30
PITTSFIELD -- The Generals got off to a hot-shooting start in the first quarter.
"Dom Satrape hit her first three shots, all threes, in the first quarter," said PHS coach Joe Racicot. "And Courtney McLaughlin had eight points [in the quarter]. We shot the ball well and ran the floor well tonight."
McLaughlin led the Generals with 14 points, while Satrape added 13.
Monson 59, McCann Tech 26
MONSON -- The hosts got 17 points from Karyce Welch, including five three-pointers. Mary Nguyen led the Hornets with six points.
St. Mary's 52, McCann 49
NORTH ADAMS -- The McCann Tech boys' basketball team had battled back from an early 16-point deficit to tie the game with 5 seconds left, but Sam Thresher's 28-foot 3-pointer sunk the Hornets.
Josh Superneau had hit a 3 of his own with under a minute to play and a free throw with 5 seconds left to tie the game at 49, but Thresher corralled a loose ball just past center court and, while falling out of bounds, found nothing but net, just as if he had practiced the shot over and over again.
"I thought we played our best game of the season," coach Mike Nykorchuck said. "Very proud of the way we played."