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Pittsfield beats city rival Taconic for the first time in 15 games

Boys play basketball

Taconic's Tayvon Sandifer tries to make a basket during a game against Pittsfield at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires on Monday night.

PITTSFIELD — It had been a long time coming.

A Pittsfield High team had last gotten the measure of its crosstown boys basketball rivals from Taconic 14 games ago. But on this Monday night, it was the Generals on the good side of a 67-52 win.

And it seemed fitting that the game was played at the Boys and Girls Club of The Berkshires, on a court where the vast majority of players from both teams grew up with the game.

“We came out strong.


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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