Roundup: Monument Mountain boys hold off Lee at home

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GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain head coach Randy Koldys praised the effort, energy and intensity of his Spartan boys, visiting Lee and all the fans in attendance in the Spartans' 47-44 win over the Wildcats Friday night.

"It was a great environment for a high school boys basketball game," Koldys said. "They had a great crowd, we had a great crowd, both crowds were respectful, both teams were respectful. It was a fun high school basketball game to be a part of."

Noel Powell helped make it a memorable night for the Spartans (13-5, 4-2 Berkshire South) by scoring all 11 of his points in the second half while simultaneously guarding Lee's Ben Harding all night, limiting the 1,000-point scorer to just 10 points in the game.

"Noel was immense on the defensive end tonight," Koldys said. "It was pretty cool to see how well he responded defensively to a lot of the things [Harding] was doing."

Connor Hanavan added 12 points in the win.

Harding had the aforementioned 10 for Lee, while Myles Whitney-Nason — who Koldys said he threw several different defenders at — had 11.

Lee falls to 10-8 and 5-2 in the South.

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LEE (44)

Drozd 0-0-0, Whitney-Nason 3-5-11, Bartini 2-2-8, Jiminez 4-0-9, Harding 5-0-10, Redstone 2-0-4, O'Brien 1-0-2. Totals 17-7-44.

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (47)

Robbins 2-0-4, Zorn 0-2-2, Hanavan 3-4-12, Higgins 1-3-6, Santos 0-0-0, Powell 4-2-11, Carlson 1-0-3, Shultis 2-0-5, Curtis 1-2-4. Totals 14-13-47.

Lee     9     10     11     14     —     44

Monument     10     7     19     11     —     47

3-point goals — L 3 (Bartini 2, Jiminez), MM 6 (Hanavan 2, Higgins, Powell, Carlson, Shultis).

Mount Greylock 64, Lenox 51

WILLIAMSTOWN — Toby Foehl made eight, 3-point baskets en route to 26 points, and in the process helped his Mount Greylock boys to a win over Lenox on Friday night.

Foehl hit a 3-pointer in all four quarters, and connected on his one, two-point basket in the third to help his team to the win. Greylock improves to 6-10, and 3-3 in the Berkshire South. Lenox falls to 6-11 and 3-3. Greylock needs to win its last four games to qualify for the Western Mass. tournament outright. Those games are against Hoosac, at McCann, against Lee and at Lenox to wrap up the regular season.

Derek Paris added 19 points to aid Greylock in the win.

For Lenox, Nick Nictora had 15 points and Luke Patella added 11.

Greylock trailed 34-27 at halftime, but outscored Lenox 19-3 in the third to grab the lead back.

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LENOX (51)

Armstrong 1-2-4, Collins 2-2-7, J. Steinman 2-1-7, Patella 5-1-11, Nicotra 4-4-15, Paradise 2-0-5, Fielding 1-0-2. Totals 17-10-51.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (64)

Foehl 9-0-26, Locklear 1-0-2, Paris 7-4-19, Falk 0-0-0, Waynick 0-0-0, Sheridan 0-0-0, Brady 0-2-2, Jezouit 3-0-6, Wellspeak 4-0-9. Totals 24-6-64.

Lenox     21     13     3     14     —     51

Greylock     10     17     19     18     —     64

3-point goals — L 7 (Nicotra 3, Steinman 2, Collins, Paradise), MG 10 (Foehl 8, Paris, Wellspeak).

Wahconah 62, Hoosac Valley 52

CHESHIRE — The Wahconah Warriors (13-3, 5-1 Berkshire North) held the Hurricanes (5-11, 0-4) to just five, fourth quarter points to escape Cheshire with a win.

Kevin Huban finished with a game-high 21 points to help Wahconah to it's fourth-straight win.

"Huban is a complete guard who finishes with both hands in transition," Hoosac Valley coach David Harte wrote in an email. " I thought their role players were effective getting second chances and keeping possessions alive. Both teams competed on every possession. The bottom line is we get one shot and we have to fight like crazy to keep them from second and third chances."

Casey Meczywor drained four, 3-point shots and Izaha Stubbs added two more from beyond the arc. The duo combined for 30 points to lead the Hurricanes.

"I'm extremely proud of our collective effort tonight," Harte wrote. "Guys shared the ball, competed on the glass and stayed together."

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WAHCONAH (62)

Howes 0-0-0, Salvini 0-0-0, Clayton 1-2-4, Huban 8-4-21, Gai 1-0-3, Burris 3-0-7, O'Connor 6-0-12, Lee 2-3-7, Hescock 4-0-8. Totals 25-9-62.

HOOSAC VALLEY (52)

Cas. Meczywor 4-3-15, Krol 3-1-7, Stubbs 6-1-15, Delmolino 2-0-4, Larabee 2-2-7, Paree 0-0-0, Deroches 1-0-3, Car. Meczywor 0-1-1. Totals 18-8-52.

Wahconah     18     14     14     16     —     62

Hoosac Valley     14     18     15     5     —     52

3-point goals — W: 3 (Huban, Burris, Gai), HV: 8 (Cas. Meczywor 4, Stubbs 2, Krol, Deroches)

Drury 84, Pioneer 63

NORTH ADAMS — Scott McGuire recorded a triple-double of 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while Reece Racette had a double-double of his own as the Blue Devils (13-3) beat the visiting Panthers.

Drury coach Jack Racette said that Pioneer did play the game shorthanded, but he was still happy with the win.

"They were missing a couple of guys, but their point guard played and he's good," coach Racette said. "But, we jumped on them early. From there, we just kind of held them at bay."

McGuire recorded 22 of his points in the first half. Drury raced out to a 28-12 lead after a quarter.

Reece Racette, meanwhile, provided steady offense throughout the night.

"When those two guys get it going, they're pretty tough," coach Racette said of his son and McGuire. "I'm sure we might seem them again at some point, and they'll be full-strength and we'll see what happens."

Garrett Cote — the point guard coach Racette mentioned — paced Pioneer with 22 points, while Jared Hubbard added 17.

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PIONEER (63)

Hubbard 5-4-17, Potter 1-0-2, Fuller 2-0-4, Cote 7-4-22, Fox 1-0-2, Dobosz 2-0-4, Brown 0-1-1, Emberly 4-3-11. Totals 22-12-63

DRURY (84)

McGuire 14-2-32, Rodriguez 3-1-7, Racette 9-4-23, Woodson 1-0-2, Pettengill 0-2-2, Daugherty 1-1-3, Sarkis 4-2-13, Brazeau 1-0-2. Totals 33-12-84.

Pioneer     12     15     23     13     —     63

Drury     28     20     22     14     —     84

3-point goals — P 7 (Hubbard 3, Cote 4), D 6 (Sarkis 3, McGuire 2, Racette).

McCann Tech 73, Gateway 30

NORTH ADAMS — The Hornets jumped out to a 22-6 lead on the visiting Gators and ran away with the victory.

McCann is now 12-4 on the year.

Bruce Davis led four players in double-figures for McCann, scoring a game-high 13 points. Logan Davis added 11, while Jeremy Beany and Lucas Jamros each had 10.

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GATEWAY (30)

Thompson 0-2-2, Santiago-Lopes 6-0-12, Hyjck 0-0-0, LeFrenere 1-1-3, Cartis 2-3-7, Krassler 0-0-0, Shedd 2-0-4, Iacavelli 1-0-2. Totals 12-6-30.

McCANN TECH (73)

Sumner 2-0-4, B. Davis 6-0-13, Ziemba 1-0-3, Owensby 3-0-9, Darius Tovani 2-0-4, Beany 3-4-10, Jamros 5-0-10, L. Davis 5-0-11, Gagne 1-0-2, Darian Tovani 3-0-7. Totals 31-4-73.

Gateway     6     11     4     9     —     30

McCann     22     17     14     20     —     73

3-point goals — MT 7 (Owensby 3, B. Davis, L. Davis, Ziemba, Darian Tovani).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Amherst 57, Williams women 38


AMHERST — The Williams women (10-13, 4-5 in the NESCAC) struggled to find their rhythm on offense in a loss at Amherst (20-2, 7-1).

Williams trailed by just four after one, however, was outscored 30-12 over the next two quarters.

Amherst's Cam Hendricks and Madeline Eck combined for 28 points and 17 rebounds to set the tone on offense for the Mammoths.

Gabby Martin finished with nine points and five rebounds, while forward Katie Brule added another six points and nine rebounds for the Ephs.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Williams men 2, Middlebury 0


WILLIAMSTOWN — Michael Pinios stopped all 32 pucks that came his way on Friday night as the Ephs (14-6-1, 10-4-1 in the NESCAC) snapped a two-game losing streak with a win against Middlebury (8-11-2, 5-8-2).

The game remained scoreless until the 17th minute of the second period when Evan Johnson scored a power play goal to put Williams on the board. Both Jack Forrest and Bobby Beniers were credited with assists on the goal.

With 45 seconds remaining in the game the Ephs received an empty-net insurance goal off the stick of Mike Armstrong.

Brian Ketchabaw stopped 26 of 27 pucks in the net for Middlebury.


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