Wednesday's roundup: Mount Everett boys basketball beats Hampden Charter


SHEFFIELD -- With the game tied going into the fourth quarter, the Mount Everett boys basketball team used a big scoring run to defeat Hampden Charter 73-57 Wednesday.

Everett coach Jowe Warren said his team struggled for three quarters, but a 30-14 fourth run was too much for Hampden.

Malik Wilbon led Everett with 22 points. Kenny Krom had 16.

"Overall I didn't think we played well through the night," Warren said. "In the last quarter, Malik got some buckets and helped us pull it out."

Renaissance 82, Hoosac 70

SPRINGFIELD -- Trevor Alibozek's game-high 30 points weren't enough as the Hurricanes dropped their first game of the season.

"They're very good," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said of Renaissance. "They're definitely going to be the 1 seed in Division III this year. They're going to be a tough team to beat."

The Hurricanes actually led 14-11 after one quarter, but the home team outscored Hoosac 33-17 in the second and never trailed again.

Matt Braman had 16 points for Hoosac and Jameson Coughlin added 10. Carlos Gonzalez led Renaissance with 23 points.

Wrestling: Monument 64, Everett 12

SHEFFIELD --The Monument Mountain wrestling won all but one match against Mount Everett.

Bradley Lupiani (126) had the lone win for Everett, pinning Robert Kahlstrom.

At heavyweight, Jacob Hines of Monument avenged a defeat from the Berkshire Holiday tournament by pinning Matt Lane in 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

Nate Cormier (120), Mike Molina (152) and Robert Yvon (195) also won by pin.

"We did exactly what we needed to do and wrestled smart," Monument coach Gordie Soule said.


Monument Mountain 64, Mount Everett 12

106: Eli Jones (MM) dec. Anthony Lupiani 11-3

120: Nate Cormier (MM) pins Pat Fosby, 5:00

126: Bradley Lupiani (ME) pins Robert Kahlstrom

145: Clayton Gaudette (MM) dec. Nick Scapin 10-3

152: Mike Molina (MM) pins Sergio Winston, 1:24

182: Jonah Christianson (MM) dec. Nick Turnbough 13-3

195: Robert Yvon (MM) pins Tracy Anstett, 0:28

285: Jacob Hines (MM) pins Matt Lane, 3:40

Girls Basketball: Miss Hall's 47, Proctor 45

DEERFIELD -- Long-range shooting helped Miss Hall's School beat Proctor Academy in the final minutes of the game.

Trailing by two points with seconds left in the game, Proctor could not convert a one and one, as the ball rolled away after the missed free throw to end the game.

Miss Hall's hit nine 3-pointers, including six by Grace Guachione, who ended with 22 points.

"We shot the ball extremely well," Miss Hall's coach Matt Ward said. "We hit nine threes. It's not really our game, but they played zone, and Grace and Summer Sutton had some big threes."

Swimming: Monument sweeps Taconic

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Monument Mountain swim teams defeated Taconic to remain undefeated. The boys won by a score of 116-52. The girls won 97-71.

Brandon Louison was a double winner for the Monument boys, taking the 100 individual medley and the 100 freestyle. For Taconic, George Sommerville won the 50 free and the 100 breaststroke.

Monument's boys relay teams recorded state-qualifying times in the 200 and 400 medley relay. They're the first Monument relay teams to qualify for states since 2011.

For the Monument girls, Maeve Wilber won the 200 IM and 100 fly, and Emma Wilber won the 50 free and the 100 breast.

Gilliam Campbell of Taconic won the 100 free and 100 backstroke.

The Monument girls put together a solid effort despite missing several swimmers to illness.

Monument coach Jill Svirida said having a deep and versatile team allows her to have success when switching up the lineup.

"I mixed things up and had the girls try new races," she said. "We swam confidently. Both our girls and their girls did a really nice job. I like swimming against their team."

Mount Anthony sweeps New Lebanon

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Hannah French won two individual events for the New Lebanon (N.Y.) girls, and Zachary Shepard qualified for New York sectionals as part of New Lebanon's 1-2 finish in the boys 50 freestyle, but the Indians couldn't avoid a sweep.

French won the 200 free (2:19.38) and the 500 free (6:10.28) for New Lebanon. On the boys side, Evan Burgess won the 50 free (25.38) and Shepard won the 100 backstroke (1:15.34). Mount Anthony's boys won the dual meet 73-24, while the girls prevailed 114-51 over New Lebanon.

Hockey: Shepaug (Conn.) 5, Mount Everett 4

SHEFFIELD -- The Mount Everett hockey team faced Shepaug for the second straight game, and despite a big third period, the Eagles fell short.

Christian Stuart of Shepaug started the game hot, recording a hat-trick with eight minutes left in the second period. Stuart's third goal put Shepaug up 4-0, then Everett started to mount a comeback.

Aaron Norton started the scoring for Everett with six minutes left in the second, followed by back-to-back goals from Kyle Smith to cut the deficit to one.

Griffin McIntyre's goal late in the third proved to be the decider.

"I thought our team came out and fought hard," Everett coach Aidan Gilligan said.


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