Coaches vs. Cancer: Lenox, Wahconah girls basketball wins highlight huge slate of Berkshire County games

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CHESHIRE — A big second quarter broke open a close game and helped Lenox to a comfortable 58-33 win over Mahar in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament's second game, held at Hoosac Valley on Saturday.

The Millionaires started slowly, going five minutes without a basket in the first quarter. Fortunately for Lenox, the Senators weren't any warmer, which enabled the Millionaires to get back in the game.

Mahar's Saylor Keegans scored on a put-back when her first shot was blocked by Sophie Patella, making it 9-7 with 1 minute, 11 seconds left in the first. It was Mahar's first hoop in six minutes.

But Lenox responded. Jade Alward, who shared high-scoring honors with Patella (16 points each), was fouled taking a 3-point shot. She made all three. Tabor Paul rebounded a 3-point miss by Delaney Parker, and fed Kelly Nicotra for a trey with 12 seconds left. That put Lenox up 13-9.

Those six points were part of a 12-1 Lenox run which spanned the first and second quarters. When it ended. the Millionaires were up 19-10, and the Senators couldn't catch up.

Alward finished with 16 points and a game-high four assists, a mark she shared with Paul. Patella had 16 points, 20 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals.

Key Play

It was more of a key sequence than a key play.

Lenox held a 25-14 halftime lead, and Mahar was still in contact. The Millionaires outscored the Senators 8-0 over the first 4 1/2 minutes of the quarter, taking all of the suspense out of the game.

First, Katherine Nichols scored on a foul-line jumper, on an assist from Patella. Then Patella scored with Paul assisting. Nichols and Patella hooked up on a two, with Nichols getting the hoop, and Anna Najimy scored on a put-back with 4:22 left. That was that.

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"I love to rebound. Most of the time, I just wait for the shot to go up and I anticipate where the ball is going to go. Usually, I try to get a body on someone, try to box them out and get the rebound. Just follow the ball, I guess. I think I kind of work on, but I guess I've gotten used to it. You also have to credit my other teammates because they're boxing out and they give you a chance to get the ball." — Lenox's Sophie Patella.

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MAHAR (33)

Parker 0-2-2, Henne 1-4-6, Mailloux 1-0-3, Doane 2-0-5, Davis 1-0-2, Prescott 3-0-7, Kegans 1-5-7, Eady 0-0-0. Totals 9-11-33.

LENOX (58)

Alward 5-4-16, Reis 0-0-0, Patella 6-4-16, Wigington 1-0-2, Paul 2-3-7, Nichols 2-0-4, Najimy 2-0-5, Lipton 0-0-0, Nicotra 2-0-6, Giardina 1-0-2. Totals 21-11-58.

Mahar     9     5     9     9     —     33

Lenox     13     12     17     16     —     58

3-point goals — M 3 (Mailloux, Doane, Prescott). L 5 (Alward 2, Nicotra 2, Najimy).

-HH

Wahconah defense claims another victim

CHESHIRE — The Warriors took it to the visiting Panthers from the opening tip, running away to a lopsided 51-25 victory.

Wahconah (9-2) led 9-4 after a quarter, but in the second the home team outscored the visitors 17-6 to take command of the game. In the second, Noelle Furlong went for 10 of her game-high 17 points, including hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

At halftime, Wahconah worked to tighten up the defense, and it paid off with another big quarter. Wahconah scored 17, and held Quabbin to six again. Morgan Marauszwski (14 points) hit a pair of threes in the third to keep the offense flowing.

Maria Gamberoni had her fingerprints all over the contest. The Wahconah point guard went for eight points, eight steals, six assists and seven rebounds. Furlong added seven boards, while Jilly Cote had seven points and six rebounds.

Helena Shampine led the visitors with seven points.

Key Moment

One could make the case that Wahconah's opening basket was good enough for the key moment. Furlong scored on a pass from Cote on the team's first possession, and the Warriors never relinquished the lead from there. Looking further into the game, the start of the second quarter proved to be fatal for Quabbin. The Panthers turned it over to start, then Furlong scored. Off another Panther miss, Furlong scored again. Quabbin stopped the run with a bucket, but then Furlong hit a 3-pointer to put her team up 10. Once up 16-6, Wahconah never looked like it was going to give up the lead.

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"Yesterday we worked really hard on our 1-3-1 and our press. [The focus was] just to slow it down and keep them in the other half as much as possible, then get it back. We just tried to communicate, talk where the shooters were, try and front the post because we know how big they are. We just played tough in the paint I guess." Wahconah's Noelle Furlong.

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QUABBIN (25)

Fay 0-0-0, Jablonski 2-0-4, H. Shampine 3-1-7, McCreadie 1-2-4, G. Shampine 0-0-0, Giorgi 0-0-0, Hamel 2-0-4, Olson 0-0-0, Leighton 1-4-6, Gillon 0-0-0. Totals 9-7-25.

WAHCONAH (51)

Morris 0-0-0, Furlong 7-0-17, Gagliardi 0-0-0, Belcher 1-0-2, Gamberoni 4-0-8, Cote 2-3-7, Drury 1-0-2, Marauszwski 5-0-14, Quinto 0-1-1, Taylor 0-0-0. Totals 20-4-51

Quabbin     4     6     6     9     —     25

Wahconah     9     17     18     7     —     51

-GS

3-point goals — W 7 (Marauszwski 4, Furlong 3).

Granby gives Monument the horns

CHESHIRE — Nora Young practically outscored Monument Mountain herself, as Granby notched a 49-31 win in Game No. 4 of the day.

Young had a double-double for coach Tom Burke's Rams, scoring a game-high 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Monument came into the game short-handed. Fiona Horan is out for the season with a knee injury, while Helen Pajeski is still recovering from the effects of a concussion.

The first half was tight as there were four lead changes and two ties. Monument led by as many as three points in the second quarter, and when Rhiana Louw scored with 3:29 left in the quarter, the Spartans had a 9-6 lead.

Granby answered when Young hit a shot with 2:12 left and then scored with 33 seconds to play, giving the Rams a 10-9 lead.

The teams traded leads in the second quarter, and a 3 pointer by Maya Velasco with 3:20 left in the second quarter put the Spartans back up 16-14.

Three early empty possessions in the third quarter for Monument, coupled with six unanswered points for the Rams gave the Pioneer Valley squad a cushion that it never relinquished.

Louw had a team-high nine points for the Spartans. Monument was outrebounded 36-31, and committed 17 turnovers to eight for Granby.

Key Play

It was more like a key moment for Granby. The Rams led 18-16 at halftime, but erupted for a 16-5 third quarter to put the game away. Monument was 2 for 14 from the floor in the third quarter. Young scored six in the third quarter, and she helped spread the ball around. Monument did not score over the final three minutes of the quarter.

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"It's a work in progress, and I'm so proud of their work ethic. They're not quitting. That's really important. I think when you lose your scoring threats like that, it's to just build the confidence in the players you have. We have kids that can shoot the ball. We have really skilled players, but we're all learning different roles now and that's a challenge. Our focus right now is defensively, focus on the things that we can control and just keep working at our offense." — Monument Mountain coach Kristen Flynn.

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GRANBY (49)

Croteau 1-0-2, Laliberte 0-0-0, Tremblay 2-1-5, McCreary 3-0-7, Gauvin 2-0-4, Young 11-7-29, Walz 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-49

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (31)

Saporito 0-0-0, Louw 4-0-9, Dohoney 3-0-7, Wade 1-1-3, Helmke 2-0-4, Cooney 1-1-3, Velasco 1-0-3, Hull 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31

Granby     10     8     16     15     —     49

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

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"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

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"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

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"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Lenox     13     12     17     16     —     58

3-point goals — M 3 (Mailloux, Doane, Prescott). L 5 (Alward 2, Nicotra 2, Najimy).

-HH

Wahconah defense claims another victim

CHESHIRE — The Warriors took it to the visiting Panthers from the opening tip, running away to a lopsided 51-25 victory.

Wahconah (9-2) led 9-4 after a quarter, but in the second the home team outscored the visitors 17-6 to take command of the game. In the second, Noelle Furlong went for 10 of her game-high 17 points, including hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

At halftime, Wahconah worked to tighten up the defense, and it paid off with another big quarter. Wahconah scored 17, and held Quabbin to six again. Morgan Marauszwski (14 points) hit a pair of threes in the third to keep the offense flowing.

Maria Gamberoni had her fingerprints all over the contest. The Wahconah point guard went for eight points, eight steals, six assists and seven rebounds. Furlong added seven boards, while Jilly Cote had seven points and six rebounds.

Helena Shampine led the visitors with seven points.

Key Moment

One could make the case that Wahconah's opening basket was good enough for the key moment. Furlong scored on a pass from Cote on the team's first possession, and the Warriors never relinquished the lead from there. Looking further into the game, the start of the second quarter proved to be fatal for Quabbin. The Panthers turned it over to start, then Furlong scored. Off another Panther miss, Furlong scored again. Quabbin stopped the run with a bucket, but then Furlong hit a 3-pointer to put her team up 10. Once up 16-6, Wahconah never looked like it was going to give up the lead.

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"Yesterday we worked really hard on our 1-3-1 and our press. [The focus was] just to slow it down and keep them in the other half as much as possible, then get it back. We just tried to communicate, talk where the shooters were, try and front the post because we know how big they are. We just played tough in the paint I guess." Wahconah's Noelle Furlong.

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QUABBIN (25)

Fay 0-0-0, Jablonski 2-0-4, H. Shampine 3-1-7, McCreadie 1-2-4, G. Shampine 0-0-0, Giorgi 0-0-0, Hamel 2-0-4, Olson 0-0-0, Leighton 1-4-6, Gillon 0-0-0. Totals 9-7-25.

WAHCONAH (51)

Morris 0-0-0, Furlong 7-0-17, Gagliardi 0-0-0, Belcher 1-0-2, Gamberoni 4-0-8, Cote 2-3-7, Drury 1-0-2, Marauszwski 5-0-14, Quinto 0-1-1, Taylor 0-0-0. Totals 20-4-51

Quabbin     4     6     6     9     —     25

Wahconah     9     17     18     7     —     51

-GS

3-point goals — W 7 (Marauszwski 4, Furlong 3).

Granby gives Monument the horns

CHESHIRE — Nora Young practically outscored Monument Mountain herself, as Granby notched a 49-31 win in Game No. 4 of the day.

Young had a double-double for coach Tom Burke's Rams, scoring a game-high 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Monument came into the game short-handed. Fiona Horan is out for the season with a knee injury, while Helen Pajeski is still recovering from the effects of a concussion.

The first half was tight as there were four lead changes and two ties. Monument led by as many as three points in the second quarter, and when Rhiana Louw scored with 3:29 left in the quarter, the Spartans had a 9-6 lead.

Granby answered when Young hit a shot with 2:12 left and then scored with 33 seconds to play, giving the Rams a 10-9 lead.

The teams traded leads in the second quarter, and a 3 pointer by Maya Velasco with 3:20 left in the second quarter put the Spartans back up 16-14.

Three early empty possessions in the third quarter for Monument, coupled with six unanswered points for the Rams gave the Pioneer Valley squad a cushion that it never relinquished.

Louw had a team-high nine points for the Spartans. Monument was outrebounded 36-31, and committed 17 turnovers to eight for Granby.

Key Play

It was more like a key moment for Granby. The Rams led 18-16 at halftime, but erupted for a 16-5 third quarter to put the game away. Monument was 2 for 14 from the floor in the third quarter. Young scored six in the third quarter, and she helped spread the ball around. Monument did not score over the final three minutes of the quarter.

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"It's a work in progress, and I'm so proud of their work ethic. They're not quitting. That's really important. I think when you lose your scoring threats like that, it's to just build the confidence in the players you have. We have kids that can shoot the ball. We have really skilled players, but we're all learning different roles now and that's a challenge. Our focus right now is defensively, focus on the things that we can control and just keep working at our offense." — Monument Mountain coach Kristen Flynn.

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GRANBY (49)

Croteau 1-0-2, Laliberte 0-0-0, Tremblay 2-1-5, McCreary 3-0-7, Gauvin 2-0-4, Young 11-7-29, Walz 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-49

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (31)

Saporito 0-0-0, Louw 4-0-9, Dohoney 3-0-7, Wade 1-1-3, Helmke 2-0-4, Cooney 1-1-3, Velasco 1-0-3, Hull 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31

Granby     10     8     16     15     —     49

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

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"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

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"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

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"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

3-point goals — M 3 (Mailloux, Doane, Prescott). L 5 (Alward 2, Nicotra 2, Najimy).

-HH

Wahconah defense claims another victim

CHESHIRE — The Warriors took it to the visiting Panthers from the opening tip, running away to a lopsided 51-25 victory.

Wahconah (9-2) led 9-4 after a quarter, but in the second the home team outscored the visitors 17-6 to take command of the game. In the second, Noelle Furlong went for 10 of her game-high 17 points, including hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

At halftime, Wahconah worked to tighten up the defense, and it paid off with another big quarter. Wahconah scored 17, and held Quabbin to six again. Morgan Marauszwski (14 points) hit a pair of threes in the third to keep the offense flowing.

Maria Gamberoni had her fingerprints all over the contest. The Wahconah point guard went for eight points, eight steals, six assists and seven rebounds. Furlong added seven boards, while Jilly Cote had seven points and six rebounds.

Helena Shampine led the visitors with seven points.

Key Moment

One could make the case that Wahconah's opening basket was good enough for the key moment. Furlong scored on a pass from Cote on the team's first possession, and the Warriors never relinquished the lead from there. Looking further into the game, the start of the second quarter proved to be fatal for Quabbin. The Panthers turned it over to start, then Furlong scored. Off another Panther miss, Furlong scored again. Quabbin stopped the run with a bucket, but then Furlong hit a 3-pointer to put her team up 10. Once up 16-6, Wahconah never looked like it was going to give up the lead.

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"Yesterday we worked really hard on our 1-3-1 and our press. [The focus was] just to slow it down and keep them in the other half as much as possible, then get it back. We just tried to communicate, talk where the shooters were, try and front the post because we know how big they are. We just played tough in the paint I guess." Wahconah's Noelle Furlong.

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QUABBIN (25)

Fay 0-0-0, Jablonski 2-0-4, H. Shampine 3-1-7, McCreadie 1-2-4, G. Shampine 0-0-0, Giorgi 0-0-0, Hamel 2-0-4, Olson 0-0-0, Leighton 1-4-6, Gillon 0-0-0. Totals 9-7-25.

WAHCONAH (51)

Morris 0-0-0, Furlong 7-0-17, Gagliardi 0-0-0, Belcher 1-0-2, Gamberoni 4-0-8, Cote 2-3-7, Drury 1-0-2, Marauszwski 5-0-14, Quinto 0-1-1, Taylor 0-0-0. Totals 20-4-51

Quabbin     4     6     6     9     —     25

Wahconah     9     17     18     7     —     51

-GS

3-point goals — W 7 (Marauszwski 4, Furlong 3).

Granby gives Monument the horns

CHESHIRE — Nora Young practically outscored Monument Mountain herself, as Granby notched a 49-31 win in Game No. 4 of the day.

Young had a double-double for coach Tom Burke's Rams, scoring a game-high 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Monument came into the game short-handed. Fiona Horan is out for the season with a knee injury, while Helen Pajeski is still recovering from the effects of a concussion.

The first half was tight as there were four lead changes and two ties. Monument led by as many as three points in the second quarter, and when Rhiana Louw scored with 3:29 left in the quarter, the Spartans had a 9-6 lead.

Granby answered when Young hit a shot with 2:12 left and then scored with 33 seconds to play, giving the Rams a 10-9 lead.

The teams traded leads in the second quarter, and a 3 pointer by Maya Velasco with 3:20 left in the second quarter put the Spartans back up 16-14.

Three early empty possessions in the third quarter for Monument, coupled with six unanswered points for the Rams gave the Pioneer Valley squad a cushion that it never relinquished.

Louw had a team-high nine points for the Spartans. Monument was outrebounded 36-31, and committed 17 turnovers to eight for Granby.

Key Play

It was more like a key moment for Granby. The Rams led 18-16 at halftime, but erupted for a 16-5 third quarter to put the game away. Monument was 2 for 14 from the floor in the third quarter. Young scored six in the third quarter, and she helped spread the ball around. Monument did not score over the final three minutes of the quarter.

Quote

"It's a work in progress, and I'm so proud of their work ethic. They're not quitting. That's really important. I think when you lose your scoring threats like that, it's to just build the confidence in the players you have. We have kids that can shoot the ball. We have really skilled players, but we're all learning different roles now and that's a challenge. Our focus right now is defensively, focus on the things that we can control and just keep working at our offense." — Monument Mountain coach Kristen Flynn.

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GRANBY (49)

Croteau 1-0-2, Laliberte 0-0-0, Tremblay 2-1-5, McCreary 3-0-7, Gauvin 2-0-4, Young 11-7-29, Walz 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-49

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (31)

Saporito 0-0-0, Louw 4-0-9, Dohoney 3-0-7, Wade 1-1-3, Helmke 2-0-4, Cooney 1-1-3, Velasco 1-0-3, Hull 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31

Granby     10     8     16     15     —     49

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

Quote

"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Wahconah     9     17     18     7     —     51

-GS

3-point goals — W 7 (Marauszwski 4, Furlong 3).

Granby gives Monument the horns

CHESHIRE — Nora Young practically outscored Monument Mountain herself, as Granby notched a 49-31 win in Game No. 4 of the day.

Young had a double-double for coach Tom Burke's Rams, scoring a game-high 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Monument came into the game short-handed. Fiona Horan is out for the season with a knee injury, while Helen Pajeski is still recovering from the effects of a concussion.

The first half was tight as there were four lead changes and two ties. Monument led by as many as three points in the second quarter, and when Rhiana Louw scored with 3:29 left in the quarter, the Spartans had a 9-6 lead.

Granby answered when Young hit a shot with 2:12 left and then scored with 33 seconds to play, giving the Rams a 10-9 lead.

The teams traded leads in the second quarter, and a 3 pointer by Maya Velasco with 3:20 left in the second quarter put the Spartans back up 16-14.

Three early empty possessions in the third quarter for Monument, coupled with six unanswered points for the Rams gave the Pioneer Valley squad a cushion that it never relinquished.

Louw had a team-high nine points for the Spartans. Monument was outrebounded 36-31, and committed 17 turnovers to eight for Granby.

Key Play

It was more like a key moment for Granby. The Rams led 18-16 at halftime, but erupted for a 16-5 third quarter to put the game away. Monument was 2 for 14 from the floor in the third quarter. Young scored six in the third quarter, and she helped spread the ball around. Monument did not score over the final three minutes of the quarter.

Quote

"It's a work in progress, and I'm so proud of their work ethic. They're not quitting. That's really important. I think when you lose your scoring threats like that, it's to just build the confidence in the players you have. We have kids that can shoot the ball. We have really skilled players, but we're all learning different roles now and that's a challenge. Our focus right now is defensively, focus on the things that we can control and just keep working at our offense." — Monument Mountain coach Kristen Flynn.

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GRANBY (49)

Croteau 1-0-2, Laliberte 0-0-0, Tremblay 2-1-5, McCreary 3-0-7, Gauvin 2-0-4, Young 11-7-29, Walz 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-49

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (31)

Saporito 0-0-0, Louw 4-0-9, Dohoney 3-0-7, Wade 1-1-3, Helmke 2-0-4, Cooney 1-1-3, Velasco 1-0-3, Hull 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31

Granby     10     8     16     15     —     49

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

Quote

"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

-GS

3-point goals — W 7 (Marauszwski 4, Furlong 3).

Granby gives Monument the horns

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CHESHIRE — Nora Young practically outscored Monument Mountain herself, as Granby notched a 49-31 win in Game No. 4 of the day.

Young had a double-double for coach Tom Burke's Rams, scoring a game-high 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Monument came into the game short-handed. Fiona Horan is out for the season with a knee injury, while Helen Pajeski is still recovering from the effects of a concussion.

The first half was tight as there were four lead changes and two ties. Monument led by as many as three points in the second quarter, and when Rhiana Louw scored with 3:29 left in the quarter, the Spartans had a 9-6 lead.

Granby answered when Young hit a shot with 2:12 left and then scored with 33 seconds to play, giving the Rams a 10-9 lead.

The teams traded leads in the second quarter, and a 3 pointer by Maya Velasco with 3:20 left in the second quarter put the Spartans back up 16-14.

Three early empty possessions in the third quarter for Monument, coupled with six unanswered points for the Rams gave the Pioneer Valley squad a cushion that it never relinquished.

Louw had a team-high nine points for the Spartans. Monument was outrebounded 36-31, and committed 17 turnovers to eight for Granby.

Key Play

It was more like a key moment for Granby. The Rams led 18-16 at halftime, but erupted for a 16-5 third quarter to put the game away. Monument was 2 for 14 from the floor in the third quarter. Young scored six in the third quarter, and she helped spread the ball around. Monument did not score over the final three minutes of the quarter.

Quote

"It's a work in progress, and I'm so proud of their work ethic. They're not quitting. That's really important. I think when you lose your scoring threats like that, it's to just build the confidence in the players you have. We have kids that can shoot the ball. We have really skilled players, but we're all learning different roles now and that's a challenge. Our focus right now is defensively, focus on the things that we can control and just keep working at our offense." — Monument Mountain coach Kristen Flynn.

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GRANBY (49)

Croteau 1-0-2, Laliberte 0-0-0, Tremblay 2-1-5, McCreary 3-0-7, Gauvin 2-0-4, Young 11-7-29, Walz 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-49

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (31)

Saporito 0-0-0, Louw 4-0-9, Dohoney 3-0-7, Wade 1-1-3, Helmke 2-0-4, Cooney 1-1-3, Velasco 1-0-3, Hull 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-31

Granby     10     8     16     15     —     49

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

Quote

"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Monument Mountain     9     7     5     10     —     31

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

Quote

"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

3-point goals — G 1 (McCreary). MM 3 (Louw, Dohoney, Velasco).

-HH

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Green Waves crashes over Drury

CHESHIRE — The Drury girls fell behind early but went up after one quarter thanks to a buzzer-beater from Mackenzie Dobbert. From there, however, it was all Greenfield in a runaway 52-38 victory.

The Green Wave went on a 17-3 run in the second quarter to wrestle control of the contest, then blew the lead open to 19 points after three quarters.

Katie Haselton did a bit of everything for Greenfield in the win, putting up 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Raquel Provost added 14 points, including making four 3-pointers.

Kayla McGrath went for 14 in the loss, including nine in the second half. Alison Felix finished with 11 points and hauled in eight rebounds.

Drury falls to 4-8 with the loss.

Key Play

While the second-quarter run proved pivotal in the contest, Drury was still in the thick of things in the fourth quarter. Haselton was called for a technical foul with seven minutes to go, and Felix hit one free throw to make it 42-26. But just when it seemed like the momentum might have finally been swinging back in Drury's favor, the Green Wave responded with a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back out to 20, and officially put Drury to bed.

Quote

"That's what I kept saying to them in timeouts, we need stops. You need to stop them. Because on a night where we are struggling to put layups in the hoop; how many wide-open 3-pointers did we just miss? When you're struggling to score, you have to play defense, and we just didn't do a good enough job on the defensive end."

— Ian Downey, Drury coach

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GREENFIELD (52)

Ribera 2-0-5, Provost 5-0-14, Kachelmeyer 4-0-8, Haselton 3-6-13, Bergeron 1-4-6, Poirier 0-0-0, Reed 2-0-4, Rancourt 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-52

DRURY (38)

McGrath 5-4-14, Houghtaling 3-0-7, Felix 2-7-11, Burdick 1-0-3, Cellana 0-1-1, Russell 0-0-0, Ross 0-0-0, Zoito 0-0-0, Booth 0-0-0, Dobbert 1-0-2, Sampson 0-0-0. Totals 12-12-38.

Greenfield     10     17     15     10     —     52

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

-HH

Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Drury     12     3     8     15     —     38

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

-GS

Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

Quote

"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

-GS

Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

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"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

3-point goals — G 6 (Provost 4, Rivera, Haselton), D 2 (Houghatling, Burdick).

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Frontier steals one from Lee late

CHESHIRE — In a back-and-forth game throughout, Frontier's Amelia Sobieski converted an and-one with a minute to go to lift the Red Hawks to a 45-44 win over Lee in the opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Hoosac Valley.

The Red Hawks held the lead at halftime, 30-26, but the Wildcats (7-5) came storming back and went up 37-36 into the final stanza. A 3-pointer by Emma Puleri on a feed from Carina Brown put Lee up 43-38 in the fourth before Frontier clawed back for good.

Forwards Sobieski (14 points) and Kaitlyn Mackin each scored to cut the deficit to 43-42. Puleri hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the lead back to two with 1:29 to go, but on the ensuing possession Kylie Laford fed Sobieski for the winning basket.

Lee did get two chances to try and re-take the lead in the final minute. Lena Simone missed a 3-pointer on the possession after Sobieski's basket, and Lydia Simone had a trey rim out on the team's final possession.

Puleri led Lee with 14 points — 12 in the second half — to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while Lydia Simone had nine points and six rebounds. Brianna Kelly finished with seven points and 14 rebounds — including 10 on the offensive glass.

Key Play

By nature of a one-point win, the key moment was the winning basket. Sobieski's and-one attempt fired up the visiting crowd and her team's bench. But the made basket didn't put Frontier ahead, Sobieski needed to hit the free throw. When Sobieski canned the and-one opportunity, it was the first free throw her team made in the second half. Frontier did go 9 for 15 from the line, but shot just 1 of 4 in the second half.

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"I thought we made a nice push to there, got some nice minutes off the bench to rest some starters. I thought we made a good push to get a five-point lead. You have to give Frontier credit, they came down and made a couple tough baskets. There was nothing easy tonight by either team, I felt." — Lee coach Rick Puleri.

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FRONTIER (45)

Warren 0-0-0, Self 2-0-4, Maes-Polan 1-0-2, Mackin 2-6-10, Sobieski 6-2-14, Laford 2-1-5, Bridwell 0-0-0, Diemand 4-0-10. Totals 17-9-45.

LEE (44)

Bartini 0-0-0, B. Kelly 3-1-7, Ly. Simone 3-1-9, K. Kelly 0-0-0, Le. Simone 2-4-8, Simmons 0-0-0, Brown 3-0-6, Puleri 5-2-14. Totals 16-8-44

Frontier     15     15     6     9     —     45

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

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Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

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"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Lee     14     12     11     7     —     44

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

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Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

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"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

3-point goals — F 2 (Diemand), L 4 (Puleri 2, Ly. Simone 2).

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Low energy dooms Greylock vs. Hampshire

CHESHIRE — Mount Greylock's Jayden Johnson hit a jumper from the left elbow with 44 seconds left in the first quarter, which helped the Mounties cut Hampshire Regional's lead to four points. That was the good news.

The bad news for the Mounties is that the Red Raiders scored the next 10 unanswered points and went on to a 48-19 win in Game 6 of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The Mounties got on the board first, scoring on the game's first possession. Ciera Schwarzer rebounded a miss by Emma Stevens and scored on the put back. Hampshire's Maggie Rubeck, who had a game-high 16 points, answered to tie with 6:25 left in the quarter.

It took nearly three minutes to score again. This time it was Hampshire's Rubeck, who scored on a rebound, and the Red Raiders went up 4-2, and never gave the lead up.

But the game was decided in the second quarter. The Red Raiders outscored Greylock 15-2 in the first seven minutes. Jocelyn Salamao scored off an assist from her sister Brie to start the run and Katie Taylor rebounded her own miss and scored. By then, the 9-5 game was 24-7 for Hampshire.

The Mounties were outrebounded 56-32 in the game. Ruback had nine boards to go with her 16 points.

Maggie Pond added 14 for Hampshire. Maddy Ross led Greylock with nine points.

Key Play

After trailing 9-5 after one quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball to start the second. The Salamao sisters combined on the first basket, with Brie assisting Jocelyn for two. Then, after Greylock's Johnson missed a jumper, Jocelyn Solomeo got the rebound, started a break that ended with Rubeck scoring. Pond got the assist. The Red Raiders were on their way.

Quote

"We have trouble scoring, and when we have trouble scoring we lose our energy. Energy is the key. We didn't have energy on offense. We didn't have energy on defense. We were [close] for the longest time and then they went on an 8-0 run and we lost our energy. We're a good team with energy. We're a poor team without energy — like most high school teams." — John Jacobbe, Mount Greylock coach.

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HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL (48)

Labrie 1-2-5, J. Salamao 2-0-4, B. Salamao 1-0-2, Rubeck 7-2-16, Pond 4-5-14, Golasinski 0-1-1, Marek 1-0-2. Totals 18-10-48.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (19)

Ross 4-0-8, Schwarzer 1-0-2, Babcock 1-1-3, Levesque 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Schoorlemmer 1-0-2, Gilooly 0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-2, Newberry 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-19.

Hampshire     9     17     10     12     —     48

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

Greylock     5     4     4     6     —     19

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.

3-point goals — HR 2 (Labrie, Pond). MG 0.     

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Geoff Smith can be reached at gsmith@berkshireeagle.com, at @GSmith_Eagle on Twitter and 413-496-6254.

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com, at @howardherman on Twitter and 413-496-6253.


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