Wahconah is a road victor in girls basketball
PALMER -- After a 3-point first quarter, the Wahconah girls basketall team exploded for 41 points over the next three and held on for a 44-38 road win over Palmer.
Gabby Lavinio had 16 points while Katherine Lewis added nine -- including four big free throws in the fourth quarter. The win moves the Warriors to 7-6 and is their fourth straight victory.
"It's a good win for us," said Wahconah coach June Blake. "We're playing some good basketball right now. Winning four in a row is definitely a positive for us."
The game was tied at 3-3 after one, but the Warriors outscored Palmer 17-2 in the second. Wahconah maintained a lead throughout the second half.
Twin Valley (Vt.) 30
SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles jumped out to an 11-0 lead and led 19-6 after one quarter en route to the win.
Deseraye Conaway had 19 points and Brooke Morehouse had 14. Both had four 3-pointers each.
"In the first half we moved the ball," said Everett coach Scott Rote. "In the second half we couldn't get the offense going. Defensively we held our own. The offense was hot in the first half, one of the best halves we've had all year."
The win is the fourth straight for the Eagles (6-6).
Everett 64, Twin Valley 52
SHEFFIELD -- The visitors from Vermont had a 21 2-hour bus ride here, so Everett coach Jowe Warren's game plan was to push Twin Valley and force mistakes.
That didn't happen as the Eagles trailed 17-14 after one. But Everett outscored the visitors 11-3 in the second quarter and pulled away in the third quarter.
"We did too much reaching. We fell back into a 3-2 zone. We didn't make mistakes," he said. "We played defense without taking any gambles."
Sage Angell had a game-high 22 points for the Eagles (5-5), who have won five of their last six games. Malik Wilbon added 19 points.
Dal Nesbit led Twin Valley with 19 points, while Colin Lozito chipped in with 17 points.
Monument 53, Brattleboro 41
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- The Spartans played well throughout to earn their third victory of the season.
Peter Oggiani had 19 points while Taylor White had 18 to lead the guests.
"We were consistent across the board," said Monument coach Mike Saporito. "We were able to force some turnovers with some pressure. Although they made a run in the fourth, we answered it by hitting our free throws down the stretch."
W. Springfield 3,
St. Joseph's 1
WEST SPRINGFIELD -- St. Joseph's goalie Andrew Leitch made 54 saves and only gave up three goals. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they only had 16 shots on goal and lit the lamp once.
"They were running three forward lines. Their defense was good. They were fast and big," St. Joseph's coach Tim Kelly said. "They kept us to the outside."
Brett Pecor had the only goal for St. Joe's, scoring at 7:50 of the first period. West Side's Pat O'Toole broke a 1-1 tie at 12:05 of the first period and Brandon Magni got the final goal at 14:44 of the first.
Leitch was outstanding all day for the Crusaders and kept them in the game.
"He made a lot of saves from the slot area," said Kelly. "He was definitely on [Saturday]."
West Springfield 3, St. Joseph's 1
St. Joseph's 1 0 0 -- 1
West Springfield 3 0 0 -- 3
WS--Ryan Coderre (Cam Greene, Tyler Drewnowski), 7:25.
SJ--Brett Pecor (Derek Romejko, Andy Cella), 7:50.
WS--Pat O'Toole (Drewnowski, Brandon Magni), 12:05.
WS--Magni (O'Toole), 14:44.
Goalies--SJ: Andrew Leitch 54 saves. WS: Kevin Griffin 15 saves.