Wednesday’s High Schools: Monument Mountain boys basketball relies on 3s in win
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Monument Mountain and Mount Greylock boys basketball teams were locked in a defensive battle Wednesday, but the Spartans’ outside shooting led them to a 40-37 victory.
Monument’s six 3-pointers accounted for nearly half of the team’s total points. Peter Oggiani led with three treys, and he finished with 11.
The game was close throughout, but Greylock could not hit enough shots to pull out the win.
Cam Powell led Monument with 12. Eric Hirsch and Cole Jackson led Greylock with 12 each.
"We just didn’t score," Greylock coach Bob Thistle said. "We had looks, but the ball didn’t go down. Our kids grinded it out to the end. They played a good defensive game, holding a good team to 40 points."
Hoosac Valley 67, Mount Everett 38
CHESHIRE -- Hoosac Valley started the second half on fire, using a third-quarter run to seal the victory against Mount Everett.
In the first half, Hoosac coach Ron Wojcik said Everett did a good job of being aggressive and hustling to the ball.
After halftime, however, a 28-point third quarter by the Hurricanes iced the game.
Kailynne Frederick led Hoosac with 14. Deseraye Conaway led Everett with 12.
Wednesday’s victory guarantees Hoosac at least a share of the South Division title.
Monument Mountain 48, Lee 35
LEE -- Heather Hassett’s 14 points led Monument to a win over Lee.
The Wildcats could not overcame a 16-point halftime deficit, despite holding Monument to just four points in the third quarter.
Alyssa Kelly led Lee with 14.
PITTSFIELD -- Lenox’s Ella King and Mount Greylock’s Ryan Kuhn took home first-place finishes at the Coaches Invitational at Bousquet Ski Area.
King finished with a time of 32.17. Kuhn finished in 30.32.
For the girls, Taconic’s Michaela Craft (32.67), Monument’s Emily Martin (33.41) and Taconic’s Jill Scussel (33.82) and Maria Giacoletto (33.88) round out the top-five finishers.
On the boys side, Pittsfield’s Erich Maynard (32.55), Taconic’s Cody Latimer (33.57), St. Joe’s Steve Feathers (33.79) and Monument’s Joey LaBrasca (33.81) round out the top-five finishers.
Wahconah 2, Turners Falls 0
PITTSFIELD -- The Warriors earned a victory over the team that beat them 3-2 in December. The win gives Wahconah 10 for the season. No other information was available as of press time.