Roundup: Week 6 slalom decides All-Berkshire Alpine; Wahconah punches postseason ticket

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PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire County Alpine season is in the books. Following a Week 6 slalom race Monday night, the All-Berkshire teams are decided and the Monument Mountain girls and Wahconah boys take home county honors.

Wahconah scored a sizable win over rival Pittsfield High on the strength of a No. 1-2 finish by Tanner Hill and Kyle Brogan. The Warriors amassed a low total of 190.88 seconds to win Week 6 and, as a result, the year. Wahconah finished with a total of 58 points, three more than the Generals, who had scored wins in Weeks 1 and 5.

The Monument girls actually fell in Week 6, but had done enough over the course of the season to secure first place overall. The Spartans were edged by Lenox for the second time in the last three races, but still managed 58 points to the Millionaires' 54. Abby Kate Caproni won Week 6 for Lenox with a 48.19, her fourth victory of 2018.

Caproni's 99 points on the season land her an individual championship. Monument's Adelaide McFarland finished second with 95 points after winning two events. The remainder of the girls top 10 All-Berkshire will include Molly Knight, Carly Terranova, Aspen Burke, Morgan Schnauber, Ava Bachman, CeCe Dunham, Danni Orlando and Emily Martsen.

Despite a fourth place finish in Week 6, Pittsfield freshman Michael Mansfield secured his county championship with 98 points. He won three races over the course of the season. Taconic's Andrew King was steady throughout the winter as well, and amassed 90 points for second place. Hill won three races, but two DNFs knocked him down to fourth, behind Pittsfield's David Mansfield. The rest of the All-Berkshire top 10 for boys includes Raphael Kummer-Landau, Drew Dunham, Brogan, Max DiGrigoli, Josh Mansfield and Keegan Leach.

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Girls

Team results — 1. Lenox 232.45; 2. Monument Mountain 234.56; 3. Wahconah 243.16; 4. Pittsfield 271.32; 5. Taconic 1198.53.

Top 15 — 1. Abby Kate Caproni (L) 48.19; 2. Aspen Burke (W) 53.91; 3. Adelaide McFarland (MM) 54.56; 4. Molly Knight (L) 54.75; 5. Carly Terranova (MM) 56.94; 6. Morgan Schnauber (T) 57.42; 7. Danni Orlando (W) 59.55; 8. Sophia Smith (MM) 61.19; 9. CeCe Dunham (W) 61.37; 10. Sydney Ruggiero (MM) 61.87; 11. Emily Martsen (MM) 62.14; 12. Ava Bachman (L) 62.25; 13. Megan Moore (P) 62.95; 14. Hannah Guarino (MM) 64.95; 15. Carolyn Guachione (P) 67.03.

Boys

Team results — 1. Wahconah 190.88; 2. Pittsfield 203.64; 3. Monument Mountain 220.25; 4. Taconic 225.98; 5. Lenox 240.42.

Top 15 — 1. Tanner Hill (W) 42.04; 2. Kyle Brogan (W) 44.12; 3. Andrew King (T) 44.50; 4. Michael Mansfield (P) 44.77; 5. David Mansfield (P) 44.82; 6. Raphael Kummer-Landau (MM) 47.78; 7. Drew Dunham (W) 48.18; 8. Max DiGrigoli (L) 49.14; 9. Ben Higa (MM) 50.31; 10. Josh Mansfield (P) 51.34; 11. Anthony Arace (T) 52.70; 12. Keegan Leach (MM) 53.30; 13. Ethan Coe (T) 56.08; 14. Dominic Scalise (W) 56.54; 15. Alex Delvecchio (L) 60.85.

Girls Basketball

Hoosac Valley 55, Monument Mountain 51

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain's defense did some damage to slow Hoosac Valley down at home, but eventually the Hurricanes' outside shooting clicked and they were able to secure a victory in South County. Hoosac and Monument tallied the same amount of field goals Monday night, but the Hurricanes' seven 3-pointers, led by three from Annie Canales, proved to be the difference. Alie Mendel led the way with 10 points for Hoosac. Monument got 17 points from Meri Powell and 15 from Fiona Horan, but was playing without second-leading scorer Destiny Brown.

"We played well tonight, it was a good defensive effort," said Spartans coach Steve Soule. "We moved the ball well offensively, just missed a couple of the shots we had been making down the stretch."

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HOOSAC (55)

Canales 4-0-11, Mercier 4-0-10, Levesque 0-0-0, Halverson 0-0-0, Garabedian 0-0-0, Robinson 5-2-13, Hugger 0-0-0, Mendel 6-6-19, Case 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-55.

MONUMENT (51)

Hassett 2-2-7, Powell 6-5-17, Saporito 2-0-4, Horan 6-3-15, Troiano 2-0-4, Cooney 2-0-4. Totals 20-10-51.

Hoosac     10     20     11     14          55

Monument     12     9     17     13          51

3-point goals — HV 7 (Canales 3, Mercier 2, Robinson, Mendel). MM 1 (Hassett).

Mount Everett 47, Lenox 45

LENOX — The Millioniares fed Alice Najimy the ball early and often, hoping to see their senior leader surpass the 1,000-point plateau on Senior Night. It worked, with a foul shot late in the fourth quarter, Najimy scored her 25th of the game and 1,000th of her career. The shot, and the one after it, put Lenox ahead 45-42, and momentum appeared to be on the side of the home team. However, Mount Everett wasn't prepared to let the Millionaires have a completely storybook night. The Eagles caught up and tied the game. Then, Madeline Von Ruden put in a fastbreak layup for the go-ahead basket and the Eagles hung on through a halfcourt heave by Nicole Gamberoni to earn a road win. Check back in tomorrow's Eagle for a complete story on Najimy's journey to 1,000 points.

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EVERETT (47)

Von Ruden 3-0-6, Carpenter 6-7-22, Rathbun 0-0-0, DeVoti 0-0-0, Mad. Ullrich 5-4-14, Parsons 0-0-0, Mak. Ullrich 1-0-3, Beckwith 0-0-0, Seward 1-0-2. Totals 16-11-47.

LENOX (45)

Alward 1-0-2, Ries 2-0-4, Patella 2-0-4, Herrick 1-0-3, Pehlert 0-0-0, Parkinson 0-2-2, Najimy 11-2-26, Gamberoni 1-2-4. Totals 18-6-45.

Everett     8     13     14     12          47

Lenox     18     14     7     8          45

3-point goals — ME 4 (Carpenter 3, Mak. Ullrich). L 3 (Najimy 2, Herrick).

McCann Tech 43, Smith Academy 31

NORTH ADAMS — The Hornets picked up another solid home win Monday night, smothering Smith Academy and holding the visitors to under eight points in each of the four quarters. Offensively, McCann Tech got 15 points from Grace Towler to pull away with the wire-to-wire victory.

"We came out strong tonight and did not let up," wrote McCann coach Kathy Budaj in an email. "The girls did a nice job rebounding and really worked hard on the defensive end."

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SMITH (31)

Pickerel 2-2-6, Kelly 3-0-6, Guimond 0-2-2, Hession 1-0-2, Smiarowski 5-1-11, Whalen 1-2-4. Totals 12-7

MCCANN (43)

Marino 0-0-0, Diesz 0-0-0, Dowling 2-0-4, Towler 7-0-15, Boucher 1-0-2, Tetlow 4-0-8, Modena 0-0-0, Tatro 3-0-6, Shepard 4-0-8. Totals 21-0-43.

Smith     5     4     5     7          31

McCann     15     12     10     6          43

Wahconah 46, Mount Greylock 25

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wahconah feasted on a trip over to the new gym at Mount Greylock. The Warriors blasted away over the middle quarters, amassing 32 of their 46 points after the Mounties had put a scare into Liz Kay's crew during an 8-7 opening frame. Wahconah got 15 points from Julia O'Connor and another 12 from Maria Gamberoni in the win. Lauren Howard put down three 3-pointers to lead the hosts with 13 points.

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WAHCONAH (46)

McMahon 1-0-2, Morris 0-0-0, Stefanik 0-0-0, Steinman 2-0-4, Marauszluk 0-0-0, Gagliardi 0-0-0, Tobler 2-4-8, Gamberoni 5-1-12, Furlong 1-0-3, Cote 1-0-2, O'Connor 6-2-15. Totals 18-7-46.

GREYLOCK (25)

Ross 1-0-3, Schwarzer 0-0-0, Locklear 0-0-0, Babcock 1-1-3, Albert 0-0-0, Masse 2-0-4, Howard 5-0-13, Stevens 1-0-2. Totals 10-1-25

Wahconah     8     17     15     6          46

Greylock     7     8     7     3          25

3-point goals — W 3 (Tobler, Gamberoni, O'Connor). MG 4 (Howard 3, Ross).

Boys Basketball

Wahconah 53, Brattleboro 36

DALTON — The Warriors made quick work of Brattleboro south of the Vermont border Monday night. Wahconah had plans. The Warriors punched their ticket to the Western Massachusetts tournament with a 19-point waxing on their home court. The Warriors got 15 points from a hot-shooting Kevin Huban, who knocked home three 3-pointers, and matching 10-point outings from Tom Burris and Tom O'Connor.

"It's always a goal, the first thing we shoot for," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher of clinching. "We've battled through some tough games, had some big wins, but this proves where there is a will, there is a way. Now we can focus on improving our seeding and we'll see what happens."

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BRATTLEBORO (36)

Millerick 1-0-2, Newton 2-3-6, Bigelow 4-0-8, Derochers 4-1-11, Price 1-3-5, Province 1-0-2, Packard 0-2-2. Totals 13-8-36.

WAHCONAH (53)

Girard 2-1-6, Howes 0-0-0, Clayton 0-3-3, Huban 4-4-15, Gai 0-1-1, Roughley 0-0-0, Burris 4-0-10, Noyes 0-2-2, O'Connor 2-5-10, Eberwein 1-0-2, Fye 1-2-4, Salvini 0-0-0, Lee 0-0-0. Totals 15-18-53.

Brattleboro     8     7     5     16          36

Wahconah     14     11     15     13          53

3-point goals — B 2 (Derochers). W 6 (Huban 3, Burris 2, O'Connor).


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