Wednesday's high schools: A tight win for Everett boys hoops, while Lenox boys roll
SHEFFIELD -- With seven seconds left in the game and the score tied, Mount Everett's Malik Wilbon hit the first of two free throws to give the Eagles a 64-63 win over Mount Greylock on Wednesday.
A pass deflection by Nick Tomich sealed the win for Everett, ending Greylock's quest for the game-winning shot with the clock winding down.
The Eagles pulled out the victory despite being outscored 21-15 in the fourth quarter.
Wilbon led Everett with 24. Ian Brink led Greylock with 17. Eric Hirsch added 15, including four 3-pointers.
"We've been having a hard time closing out games," Everett coach Jowe Warren said. "Tonight it was slipping away, but we found a way to finish it."
Lenox 84, St. Joseph 60
LENOX -- The Millionaires ran away from the Crusaders with a 34-point second quarter that Lenox coach Scott Sibley called the best quarter his team has played this season.
Four Lenox players, led by Bailey Patella's 22 points, scored in double figures. Evan Lanoue (20 points, 10 assists) and Kris Vahle (14 points, 11 rebounds) had double-doubles for the Millionaires.
"That second quarter for us was huge," Sibley said. "It seemed like everything we were shooting up was going in for us."
Sibley said Lenox extended its zone on defense to guard against the 3-pointer, and that the team focused on keeping Pat Latini in check. He and Dave Lewis scored 13 points each for St. Joe.
"We wanted someone to be focused on him," Sibley said. "He still had 13 points, but I thought it was still pretty good, not letting him catch fire at any time."
Wahconah 53, Drury 27
NORTH ADAMS -- Tough defense by the Wahconah boys limited the Drury offense all night, leading the Warriors to victory.
The Warriors' 2-3 zone denied penetration from the Drury guards, forcing them to settle for outside shots. The Blue Devils hit four 3-pointers, but a 33-18 second half allowed Wahconah to pull away. Marcus Duncan led Wahconah with 13.
"[Wahconah] is tough with their zone. They're long, they pack it in and make you shoot the threes," said assistant coach Mark Vadnais, who coached Drury as head coach Jack Racette was out with an illness. "It's not like we didn't get shots, but we didn't make them."
Hockey: Greenfield 2, Taconic 1
PITTSFIELD -- Nick Whittaker had the Braves' lone goal, a second-period tally with assists from Andy Cella and Brian Henault, in a loss to the visiting Fay-Wright Division foes at the Boys & Girls Club.
Greenfield scored the deciding goal with approximately 3 minutes left in the game. It's the fourth win in a row for the Green Wave, who will host the Braves on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Swimming: Hoosac, Taconic split
PITTSFIELD -- The Hoosac Valley girls and the Taconic boys swim teams earned wins at the Pittsfield Family YMCA on Wednesday. The Braves' boys beat Hoosac 123-20, while Hoosac's girls beat Taconic 122-48.
The Hoosac girls swept the relays, winning the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and the 400 free relays.
The Hurricane girls had four double winners, with Alyssa Bush winning the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke; Ellie Field winning the 50 free and the 100 butterfly; Cori Ghidotti winning the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke; and Liz Bernardy winning the 200 individual medley and the 500 free.
Mike Disanti's win in the 50 free was the lone win for the Hoosac boys. Taconic swept all three relays, and two Braves were double winners.
George Sommerville won the 100 free and the 100 back, and Jeremy Haven won the 200 IM and the 500 free.
Quinton Cookis won the 200 free, Kevin Rosales won the 100 fly, and Mitch McCauley won the 100 breast for the Braves.
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