Wahconah squeaks by Monument
NORTH ADAMS - Marco Anastasio's rebound and score gave Wahconah the game-winner in the final minute against Monument, edging the Spartans 47-45 at the Coaches vs. Cancer Boys Basketball Showcase at MCLA. In a tight game, the Warriors saw their narrow halftime lead disappear after Monument's Taylor White hit back-to-back 3s and Daniel Huertas added a layup, giving the Spartans a 38-36 lead going into the fourth quarter. But the Warriors quietly crept back in control with two clutch late drives by Kevin Boino and Collin Parrott, knotting the game at 45-45 with 1:40 left on the clock.
The Warriors tight defense in the closing minutes was essential, as Marcus Duncan swatted a potential game-tying buzzer beater by Monument's Jason Laramee after Anastasio had given Wahcohah the lead. Duncan and Anastasio led Wahconah (5-1) with 8 points each, while White was the high-scorer for the Spartans with 17 points. Peter Oggiani had a double-double for Monument (1-5) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
McCann 54, Everett 44
NORTH ADAMS - McCann Tech snatched its first win of the season over Mount Everett in the opening game of the tournament.
After a shaky first quarter, the Hornets' ability to create turnovers and convert second-chance scoring opportunities gave them the advantage in a 54-44 victory.
Shane Fuller led McCann with a game-high 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals, coming off the bench. Fuller, although the shortest player on the court, grabbed crucial rebounds and loose balls in the second half.
"Shane was tremendous," McCann coach Mike Nykorchuk said. "He has a giant heart. He is the shortest kid on our team and he's always one of our top rebounders."
Along with Fuller, Joshua Superneau was a leader offensively for the Hornets, adding 13 points of his own.
Taconic 72, Lenox 66
NORTH ADAMS - The Millionaires were in control early in the contest with a 23-15 lead early in the second quarter, but the Taconic duo of Shaq Ardrey and Trayvon Sims turned the tides for the Braves, stretching out a double-digit lead late in the third quarter.
Lenox would cut Taconic's lead to 66-62 with two minutes remaining, but a pair of Ardrey layups in the next minute put the game out of reach.
Ardrey led Taconic with 35 points, with Sims chipping in with 16 and Mike Taylor double-doubling with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Andrew Vickery paced Lenox with 17 points and 8 rebounds, followed by Jared Tuttle with 14, and Ben Herrick and Bailey Patella with 12 each.
Lee 61, Hoosac 41
NORTH ADAMS - Lee's Heamon Williams recorded 24 points and seven rebounds as the Wildcats rolled past Hoosac Valley 61-41.
Jake LePrevost added 18 points for the Wildcats as they played solid defense. Only one Hurricane scored in double digits. Matt Braman had a team-high 15 points.
Greylock 59, Drury 48
NORTH ADAMS - Mount Greylock held Drury to nine points in each of the first three quarters before holding on against a Blue Devil rally in the fourth.
Tyrell Thomas led the way for the Mounties with 16 points. Hank Barrett added 15. Nolan Bird had a game-high 18 for Drury.