Roundup: Pittsfield boys top Hoosac Valley on the road

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The Berkshire Eagle

CHESHIRE — The Generals went into Hoosac Valley's gym and controlled play from the outset.

Six different Pittsfield boys scored in the opening quarter, and 10 separate Generals got on the scoresheet in a runaway Berkshire North matchup, 65-38.

Pittsfield (4-5, 1-1 North) got 20 points from senior Craig Jackson, who knocked down three, 3-point shots, and had 10 points in a decisive 23-10 third quarter.

The Generals connected 10 times from beyond the arc, with Christian Pringle and LaQuan Brown each netting a pair. Brown finished with 10 points, as did fellow senior Kymani Harley.

The Hurricanes (5-4, 0-1) got 13 points from top scorer Izaha Stubbs, who struggled with foul trouble throughout, and 12 from big man Shaun Kastner, but dug a 31-17 halftime hole and couldn't find the ladder.

Hoosac coach Dave Harte complimented the Generals' athleticism and outside shooting, while crediting Brown for much-improved play, but was disappointed in his Hurricanes' effort.

"Uninspired night by us tonight and I'm not sure why," he wrote in an email. "Their athleticism on the glass took away our heart and will."

The Hurricanes are looking to get starting point guard Carson Meczywor — who has yet to play this season — back later this week. They host Lee on Thursday night.

Pittsfield is back home for a Friday night tilt against Drury.

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PITTSFIELD (65)

C. Jackson 7-2-20, Moorer 2-1-5, Pringle 3-0-8, Soldato 0-0-0, Brown 3-2-10, R. Jackson 2-0-4, K. Jackson 1-0-2, Wheeler 1-0-3, Harley 4-1-10, Jackson 0-1-1, Ngo 0-0-0, Binns 1-0-2. Totals 25-7-65.

HOOSAC VALLEY (38)

Desroches 2-0-5, Stubbs 5-1-13, Kastner 5-2-12, Davis 0-2-2, Swistak 0-2-2, Owensby 0-0-0, Richardson 1-0-2, Levesque 0-0-0, Leja 0-0-0, Dozier 1-0-2, Valois 0-0-0. Totals 14-7-38.

Pittsfield     17     14     23     11     —     65

Hoosac     11     6     10     11     —     38

3-point goals — P 10 (C. Jackson 4, Pringle 2, Brown 2, Wheeler, Harley); HV 3 (Stubbs 2, Desroches).

Phoenix Charter 50, Mount Everett 47

SPRINGFIELD — The Eagles (1-9) were neck-and-neck looking for their second victory of the season on Tuesday night out on the road, but couldn't quite get over the hump.

Phoenix Charter got 15 points from Jorge Nieves and 14 from Javis Gonzalez to overcome a rain storm brought in by Mount Everett's Michael Ullrich.

Ullrich connected six times from downtown for a game-high 18 points, but was held off the board in the fourth quarter.

Cooper Rothvoss stepped up in the final frame, scoring all 11 of his points, but Phoenix Charter did just enough to stay in front.

Mount Everett struggled from the foul line, shooting just 7 of 18 in the three-point loss.

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MOUNT EVERETT (47)

Foster 2-1-5, Rodrigo-Sierra 0-0-0, Carpenter 0-2-2, Monteleone 3-2-8, Henderson 0-1-1, Devoti 1-0-2, Bleau 0-0-0, Rothvoss 5-1-11, Ullrich 6-0-18. Totals 17-7-47.

PHOENIX CHARTER (50)

Nieves 5-4-15, Centero 1-0-2, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Garcia 1-0-3, Gonzalez 6-2-14, Nichols 5-1-11, Wiggins 1-1-3. Totals 20-8-50.

Everett     5     11     17     14     —     47

Phoenix     6     10     18     16     —     50

3-point goals — ME 6 (Ullrich 6); PC 2 (Nieves, Garcia).

Girls Basketball

Burr and Burton 51, Monument Mountain 26

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans were overpowered on Tuesday night by visiting Burr and Burton Academy. Monument Mountain drops to 2-4 overall. No further information was available at press deadline.

Swimming

Pittsfield girls 109, Taconic Hills 60

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — It was a big afternoon for the Bradford sisters of Pittsfield High.

Jordan Bradford took firsts in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while also serving at the front end (medley relay) and back end (400 free relay) of two winning relay teams. Emily Bradford won the 100 breaststroke, carded a second place in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay team.

Jackie Roccabruna also picked up a pair of individual wins for the Generals, while Emma Avenia was victorious in the 200 and 500 free for Taconic Hills.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (J. Bradford, Snowise, Hall, Roccabruna) 2:10.92; 2. Pittsfield 2:15.95; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.92.

200 Freestyle — 1. Emma Avenia (TH) 2:15.81; 2. Caitlin Hall (P) 2:21.02; 3. Yael Snowise (P) 2:32.28.

200 IM — 1. Jordan Bradford (P) 2:30.88; 2. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:45.99; 3. Clare Howard (TH) 2:46.62.

50 Free — 1. Jackie Roccabruna (P) 27.02; 2. Keira Devine (P) 27.90; 3. Norah Miller (P) 30.05.

100 Butterfly — 1. Devine (P) 1:08.20; 2. Madsen (TH) 1:17.94; 3. Madeline Coco (P) 1:19.40.

100 Free — 1. Roccabruna (P) 59.82; 2. Howard (TH) 1:04.61; 3. Riley Steinman (P) 1:06.00.

500 Free — 1. Avenia (TH) 6:00.04; 2. Emily Bradford (P) 6:02.88; 3. Daisy Plaza (TH) 6:20.64.

200 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Snowise, Roccabruna, Miller, Devine) 1:55.58; 2. Taconic Hills 1:57.25; 3. Pittsfield 2:11.42.

100 Backstroke — 1. J. Bradford (P) 1:08.39; 2. Plaza (TH) 1:12.01; 3. Steinman (P) 1:15.33.

100 Breaststroke — 1. E. Bradford (P) 1:24.63; 2. Miller (P) 1:27.84; 3. Sydney Kiernan (TH) 1:35.76.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Steinman, E. Bradford, Devine, J. Bradford) 4:12.70; 2. Taconic Hills 4:14.73; 3. Taconic Hills 6:29.59.

Pittsfield boys 100, Taconic Hills 58

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — James Swanton, Conor Mooney and Connor Hayford all picked up two individual victories to drive Pittsfield by Taconic Hills. The three also joined with Christian Marchbanks to win the 400 freestyle relay. Marchbanks opened the meet with the lead leg of the medley relay and then hopped right back in to take first in the 200 freestyle, setting the stage for a PHS victory.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Marchbanks, Chard, Mooney, Hayford) 2:03.24; 2. Taconic Hills 2:07.18; 3. Pittsfield 2:30.73.

200 Freestyle — 1. Christian Marchbanks (P) 2:23.32; 2. Gary Zheng (P) 2:29.46; 3. Josh Sena (TH) 2:34.45.

200 IM — 1. James Swanton (P) 2:35.89; 2. Asa Chard (P) 2:44.00; 3. Eli Russo (TH) 3:19.02.

50 Free — 1. Connor Hayford (P) 25.50; 2. Dyan Foutch (TH) 25.88; 3. Neil Howard (TH) 26.10.

100 Butterfly — 1. Conor Mooney (P) 1:02.58; 2. Noah Elzner (P) 1:19.28.

100 Free — 1. Hayford (P) 55.56; 2. Foutch (TH) 1:01.59; 3. Howard (TH) 1:02.11.

500 Free — 1. Swanton (P) 6:03.97; 2. Zheng (P) 7:00.12; 3. Sena (TH) 7:20.01.

200 Free Relay — 1. Taconic Hills (Sena, Bonci,Howard, Foutch) 1:50.66; 2. Pittsfield 1:56.15; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.75.

100 Backstroke — 1. Mooney (P) 1:03.06; 2. Marchbanks (P) 1:11.33; 3. Russo (TH) 1:18.47.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Chard (P) 1:23.09; 2. Chris Russell (TH) 1:27.02; 3. Jasper Jarzonbek (TH) 1:50.07.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Swanton, Marchbanks, Hayford) 3:55.14; 2. Pittsfield 5:15.19; 3. Taconic Hills 6:08.07.

College Basketball

MCLA men 78, Fitchburg State 65

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers haven't lost since Nov. 26, and made it six straight victories on Tuesday with a double-digit win over conference foe Fitchburg State.

Local star Hayden Bird connected on three, 3-pointers to lead MCLA with 16 points off the bench. The Trailblazers (9-4, 2-0 MASCAC) put four scorers in double figures, with Noah Yearsley dropping 13 points and Mike DeMartinis and Chris Becker notching 10 a piece.

Fitchburg grabbed a 45-37 lead by opening the second half on an 11-0 run, before MCLA called timeout and got Bird back into the game. The Drury product hit a 3-pointer immediately to stem the tide. Yearsley's triple with 14:26 left put the Trailblazers back in front 49-47 and the hosts were back off to the races.

MCLA forced the Falcons into 23 turnovers and racked up 14 steals.

Xavier Betancourt had 21 points to lead Fitchburg.

St. Joseph 85, Williams 79

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ephs put up a fight on the road, but ultimately fell to coach Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays.

The teams were knotted at 35 after the first half and at 40-40 a few minutes into the second. That's when the Blue Jays cranked off a 9-0 run to take control.

Spencer Spivy responded with a 3-pointer, and the Ephs battled back to a 61-61 tie with 7:22 on the clock off a pair of Spivy free throws. By the 4-minute mark, though, St. Joseph led 74-63, and held on to close out the Ephs (7-7).

Delshawn Jackson Jr. led the way for the home squad with 24 points, while Jaecee Martin had 21. For Williams, Matt Karpowicz went for 18 points and 11 rebounds. Spivy finished with 14 points, while Alex Stoddard chipped in 17 off the bench. The Blue Jays took 38 free throws in the win, while Williams was just 10 of 13.

Smith 71, Williams women 64

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs rolled up 26 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't come all the way back against Smith.

The visitors built a 16-point halftime lead, and held it entering the final frame, when Williams (12-3) made its move. Morgan Dauk hit a layup with a minute and five seconds remaining to bring the Ephs within 67-60 and force a Smith timeout. Dauk scored again, but not until there were just 18 seconds on the clock, and after Jessie Ruffner made two free throws to keep the distance. Williams simply ran out of time.

Dauk finished with 17 points off the Williams bench, and fellow reserve Gabby Martin added 10, but that was it for double-digit Ephs. For Smith, Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each had 17 points.

Fitchburg State 65, MCLA women 49

NORTH ADAMS — MCLA put three scorers in double figures, and got a double-double from Erika Ryan, but it wasn't enough to overcome visiting Fitchburg State on Tuesday.

Angelina Marazzi scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) by MCLA. The Trailblazers (2-10, 0-2) were held to just five points in the decisive third quarter, and entered the fourth down 17.

Ryan had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 40-minute outing. Kylah Langston scored 15 points, while Hannah Mazzeo went for 11.

Friday's Basketball

Housatonic Valley 51, Mount Everett 45

SHEFFIELD — The Eagles engaged in a long-range battle with Housatonic Valley on Friday night, but didn't quite have the fire power to pull through.

Mount Everett managed 10, 3-pointers, including four from a healthy Pedro Rodrigo-Sierra, but couldn't contain Russ Sears.

Cooper Rothvoss had four of his eight points in the first half to put the Eagles up 10-6, but the lead was short-lived.

Sears finished with 22 points, as Housatonic overcame the early deficit to earn the win.

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HOUSATONIC VALLEY (51)

Pascasio 2-1-6, Sears 8-0-22, Shaw 3-1-8, Barry 3-0-6, Webb 4-1-9. Totals 20-3-51.

MOUNT EVERETT (45)

Foster 1-0-2, Rodrigo-Sierra 4-0-12, Carpenter 2-0-6, Monteleone 2-1-7, Henderson 0-2-2, Devoti 0-0-0, Bleau 1-0-2, Rothvoss 4-0-8, Ullrich 2-0-6. Totals 16-3-45.

Housatonic     6     17     11     16     —     51

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

Hoosac     11     6     10     11     —     38

3-point goals — P 10 (C. Jackson 4, Pringle 2, Brown 2, Wheeler, Harley); HV 3 (Stubbs 2, Desroches).

Phoenix Charter 50, Mount Everett 47

SPRINGFIELD — The Eagles (1-9) were neck-and-neck looking for their second victory of the season on Tuesday night out on the road, but couldn't quite get over the hump.

Phoenix Charter got 15 points from Jorge Nieves and 14 from Javis Gonzalez to overcome a rain storm brought in by Mount Everett's Michael Ullrich.

Ullrich connected six times from downtown for a game-high 18 points, but was held off the board in the fourth quarter.

Cooper Rothvoss stepped up in the final frame, scoring all 11 of his points, but Phoenix Charter did just enough to stay in front.

Mount Everett struggled from the foul line, shooting just 7 of 18 in the three-point loss.

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MOUNT EVERETT (47)

Foster 2-1-5, Rodrigo-Sierra 0-0-0, Carpenter 0-2-2, Monteleone 3-2-8, Henderson 0-1-1, Devoti 1-0-2, Bleau 0-0-0, Rothvoss 5-1-11, Ullrich 6-0-18. Totals 17-7-47.

PHOENIX CHARTER (50)

Nieves 5-4-15, Centero 1-0-2, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Garcia 1-0-3, Gonzalez 6-2-14, Nichols 5-1-11, Wiggins 1-1-3. Totals 20-8-50.

Everett     5     11     17     14     —     47

Phoenix     6     10     18     16     —     50

3-point goals — ME 6 (Ullrich 6); PC 2 (Nieves, Garcia).

Girls Basketball

Burr and Burton 51, Monument Mountain 26

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans were overpowered on Tuesday night by visiting Burr and Burton Academy. Monument Mountain drops to 2-4 overall. No further information was available at press deadline.

Swimming

Pittsfield girls 109, Taconic Hills 60

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — It was a big afternoon for the Bradford sisters of Pittsfield High.

Jordan Bradford took firsts in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while also serving at the front end (medley relay) and back end (400 free relay) of two winning relay teams. Emily Bradford won the 100 breaststroke, carded a second place in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay team.

Jackie Roccabruna also picked up a pair of individual wins for the Generals, while Emma Avenia was victorious in the 200 and 500 free for Taconic Hills.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (J. Bradford, Snowise, Hall, Roccabruna) 2:10.92; 2. Pittsfield 2:15.95; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.92.

200 Freestyle — 1. Emma Avenia (TH) 2:15.81; 2. Caitlin Hall (P) 2:21.02; 3. Yael Snowise (P) 2:32.28.

200 IM — 1. Jordan Bradford (P) 2:30.88; 2. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:45.99; 3. Clare Howard (TH) 2:46.62.

50 Free — 1. Jackie Roccabruna (P) 27.02; 2. Keira Devine (P) 27.90; 3. Norah Miller (P) 30.05.

100 Butterfly — 1. Devine (P) 1:08.20; 2. Madsen (TH) 1:17.94; 3. Madeline Coco (P) 1:19.40.

100 Free — 1. Roccabruna (P) 59.82; 2. Howard (TH) 1:04.61; 3. Riley Steinman (P) 1:06.00.

500 Free — 1. Avenia (TH) 6:00.04; 2. Emily Bradford (P) 6:02.88; 3. Daisy Plaza (TH) 6:20.64.

200 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Snowise, Roccabruna, Miller, Devine) 1:55.58; 2. Taconic Hills 1:57.25; 3. Pittsfield 2:11.42.

100 Backstroke — 1. J. Bradford (P) 1:08.39; 2. Plaza (TH) 1:12.01; 3. Steinman (P) 1:15.33.

100 Breaststroke — 1. E. Bradford (P) 1:24.63; 2. Miller (P) 1:27.84; 3. Sydney Kiernan (TH) 1:35.76.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Steinman, E. Bradford, Devine, J. Bradford) 4:12.70; 2. Taconic Hills 4:14.73; 3. Taconic Hills 6:29.59.

Pittsfield boys 100, Taconic Hills 58

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — James Swanton, Conor Mooney and Connor Hayford all picked up two individual victories to drive Pittsfield by Taconic Hills. The three also joined with Christian Marchbanks to win the 400 freestyle relay. Marchbanks opened the meet with the lead leg of the medley relay and then hopped right back in to take first in the 200 freestyle, setting the stage for a PHS victory.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Marchbanks, Chard, Mooney, Hayford) 2:03.24; 2. Taconic Hills 2:07.18; 3. Pittsfield 2:30.73.

200 Freestyle — 1. Christian Marchbanks (P) 2:23.32; 2. Gary Zheng (P) 2:29.46; 3. Josh Sena (TH) 2:34.45.

200 IM — 1. James Swanton (P) 2:35.89; 2. Asa Chard (P) 2:44.00; 3. Eli Russo (TH) 3:19.02.

50 Free — 1. Connor Hayford (P) 25.50; 2. Dyan Foutch (TH) 25.88; 3. Neil Howard (TH) 26.10.

100 Butterfly — 1. Conor Mooney (P) 1:02.58; 2. Noah Elzner (P) 1:19.28.

100 Free — 1. Hayford (P) 55.56; 2. Foutch (TH) 1:01.59; 3. Howard (TH) 1:02.11.

500 Free — 1. Swanton (P) 6:03.97; 2. Zheng (P) 7:00.12; 3. Sena (TH) 7:20.01.

200 Free Relay — 1. Taconic Hills (Sena, Bonci,Howard, Foutch) 1:50.66; 2. Pittsfield 1:56.15; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.75.

100 Backstroke — 1. Mooney (P) 1:03.06; 2. Marchbanks (P) 1:11.33; 3. Russo (TH) 1:18.47.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Chard (P) 1:23.09; 2. Chris Russell (TH) 1:27.02; 3. Jasper Jarzonbek (TH) 1:50.07.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Swanton, Marchbanks, Hayford) 3:55.14; 2. Pittsfield 5:15.19; 3. Taconic Hills 6:08.07.

College Basketball

MCLA men 78, Fitchburg State 65

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers haven't lost since Nov. 26, and made it six straight victories on Tuesday with a double-digit win over conference foe Fitchburg State.

Local star Hayden Bird connected on three, 3-pointers to lead MCLA with 16 points off the bench. The Trailblazers (9-4, 2-0 MASCAC) put four scorers in double figures, with Noah Yearsley dropping 13 points and Mike DeMartinis and Chris Becker notching 10 a piece.

Fitchburg grabbed a 45-37 lead by opening the second half on an 11-0 run, before MCLA called timeout and got Bird back into the game. The Drury product hit a 3-pointer immediately to stem the tide. Yearsley's triple with 14:26 left put the Trailblazers back in front 49-47 and the hosts were back off to the races.

MCLA forced the Falcons into 23 turnovers and racked up 14 steals.

Xavier Betancourt had 21 points to lead Fitchburg.

St. Joseph 85, Williams 79

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ephs put up a fight on the road, but ultimately fell to coach Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays.

The teams were knotted at 35 after the first half and at 40-40 a few minutes into the second. That's when the Blue Jays cranked off a 9-0 run to take control.

Spencer Spivy responded with a 3-pointer, and the Ephs battled back to a 61-61 tie with 7:22 on the clock off a pair of Spivy free throws. By the 4-minute mark, though, St. Joseph led 74-63, and held on to close out the Ephs (7-7).

Delshawn Jackson Jr. led the way for the home squad with 24 points, while Jaecee Martin had 21. For Williams, Matt Karpowicz went for 18 points and 11 rebounds. Spivy finished with 14 points, while Alex Stoddard chipped in 17 off the bench. The Blue Jays took 38 free throws in the win, while Williams was just 10 of 13.

Smith 71, Williams women 64

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs rolled up 26 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't come all the way back against Smith.

The visitors built a 16-point halftime lead, and held it entering the final frame, when Williams (12-3) made its move. Morgan Dauk hit a layup with a minute and five seconds remaining to bring the Ephs within 67-60 and force a Smith timeout. Dauk scored again, but not until there were just 18 seconds on the clock, and after Jessie Ruffner made two free throws to keep the distance. Williams simply ran out of time.

Dauk finished with 17 points off the Williams bench, and fellow reserve Gabby Martin added 10, but that was it for double-digit Ephs. For Smith, Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each had 17 points.

Fitchburg State 65, MCLA women 49

NORTH ADAMS — MCLA put three scorers in double figures, and got a double-double from Erika Ryan, but it wasn't enough to overcome visiting Fitchburg State on Tuesday.

Angelina Marazzi scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) by MCLA. The Trailblazers (2-10, 0-2) were held to just five points in the decisive third quarter, and entered the fourth down 17.

Ryan had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 40-minute outing. Kylah Langston scored 15 points, while Hannah Mazzeo went for 11.

Friday's Basketball

Housatonic Valley 51, Mount Everett 45

SHEFFIELD — The Eagles engaged in a long-range battle with Housatonic Valley on Friday night, but didn't quite have the fire power to pull through.

Mount Everett managed 10, 3-pointers, including four from a healthy Pedro Rodrigo-Sierra, but couldn't contain Russ Sears.

Cooper Rothvoss had four of his eight points in the first half to put the Eagles up 10-6, but the lead was short-lived.

Sears finished with 22 points, as Housatonic overcame the early deficit to earn the win.

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HOUSATONIC VALLEY (51)

Pascasio 2-1-6, Sears 8-0-22, Shaw 3-1-8, Barry 3-0-6, Webb 4-1-9. Totals 20-3-51.

MOUNT EVERETT (45)

Foster 1-0-2, Rodrigo-Sierra 4-0-12, Carpenter 2-0-6, Monteleone 2-1-7, Henderson 0-2-2, Devoti 0-0-0, Bleau 1-0-2, Rothvoss 4-0-8, Ullrich 2-0-6. Totals 16-3-45.

Housatonic     6     17     11     16     —     51

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

3-point goals — P 10 (C. Jackson 4, Pringle 2, Brown 2, Wheeler, Harley); HV 3 (Stubbs 2, Desroches).

Phoenix Charter 50, Mount Everett 47

SPRINGFIELD — The Eagles (1-9) were neck-and-neck looking for their second victory of the season on Tuesday night out on the road, but couldn't quite get over the hump.

Phoenix Charter got 15 points from Jorge Nieves and 14 from Javis Gonzalez to overcome a rain storm brought in by Mount Everett's Michael Ullrich.

Ullrich connected six times from downtown for a game-high 18 points, but was held off the board in the fourth quarter.

Cooper Rothvoss stepped up in the final frame, scoring all 11 of his points, but Phoenix Charter did just enough to stay in front.

Mount Everett struggled from the foul line, shooting just 7 of 18 in the three-point loss.

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MOUNT EVERETT (47)

Foster 2-1-5, Rodrigo-Sierra 0-0-0, Carpenter 0-2-2, Monteleone 3-2-8, Henderson 0-1-1, Devoti 1-0-2, Bleau 0-0-0, Rothvoss 5-1-11, Ullrich 6-0-18. Totals 17-7-47.

PHOENIX CHARTER (50)

Nieves 5-4-15, Centero 1-0-2, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Garcia 1-0-3, Gonzalez 6-2-14, Nichols 5-1-11, Wiggins 1-1-3. Totals 20-8-50.

Everett     5     11     17     14     —     47

Phoenix     6     10     18     16     —     50

3-point goals — ME 6 (Ullrich 6); PC 2 (Nieves, Garcia).

Girls Basketball

Burr and Burton 51, Monument Mountain 26

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans were overpowered on Tuesday night by visiting Burr and Burton Academy. Monument Mountain drops to 2-4 overall. No further information was available at press deadline.

Swimming

Pittsfield girls 109, Taconic Hills 60

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — It was a big afternoon for the Bradford sisters of Pittsfield High.

Jordan Bradford took firsts in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while also serving at the front end (medley relay) and back end (400 free relay) of two winning relay teams. Emily Bradford won the 100 breaststroke, carded a second place in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay team.

Jackie Roccabruna also picked up a pair of individual wins for the Generals, while Emma Avenia was victorious in the 200 and 500 free for Taconic Hills.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (J. Bradford, Snowise, Hall, Roccabruna) 2:10.92; 2. Pittsfield 2:15.95; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.92.

200 Freestyle — 1. Emma Avenia (TH) 2:15.81; 2. Caitlin Hall (P) 2:21.02; 3. Yael Snowise (P) 2:32.28.

200 IM — 1. Jordan Bradford (P) 2:30.88; 2. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:45.99; 3. Clare Howard (TH) 2:46.62.

50 Free — 1. Jackie Roccabruna (P) 27.02; 2. Keira Devine (P) 27.90; 3. Norah Miller (P) 30.05.

100 Butterfly — 1. Devine (P) 1:08.20; 2. Madsen (TH) 1:17.94; 3. Madeline Coco (P) 1:19.40.

100 Free — 1. Roccabruna (P) 59.82; 2. Howard (TH) 1:04.61; 3. Riley Steinman (P) 1:06.00.

500 Free — 1. Avenia (TH) 6:00.04; 2. Emily Bradford (P) 6:02.88; 3. Daisy Plaza (TH) 6:20.64.

200 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Snowise, Roccabruna, Miller, Devine) 1:55.58; 2. Taconic Hills 1:57.25; 3. Pittsfield 2:11.42.

100 Backstroke — 1. J. Bradford (P) 1:08.39; 2. Plaza (TH) 1:12.01; 3. Steinman (P) 1:15.33.

100 Breaststroke — 1. E. Bradford (P) 1:24.63; 2. Miller (P) 1:27.84; 3. Sydney Kiernan (TH) 1:35.76.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Steinman, E. Bradford, Devine, J. Bradford) 4:12.70; 2. Taconic Hills 4:14.73; 3. Taconic Hills 6:29.59.

Pittsfield boys 100, Taconic Hills 58

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — James Swanton, Conor Mooney and Connor Hayford all picked up two individual victories to drive Pittsfield by Taconic Hills. The three also joined with Christian Marchbanks to win the 400 freestyle relay. Marchbanks opened the meet with the lead leg of the medley relay and then hopped right back in to take first in the 200 freestyle, setting the stage for a PHS victory.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Marchbanks, Chard, Mooney, Hayford) 2:03.24; 2. Taconic Hills 2:07.18; 3. Pittsfield 2:30.73.

200 Freestyle — 1. Christian Marchbanks (P) 2:23.32; 2. Gary Zheng (P) 2:29.46; 3. Josh Sena (TH) 2:34.45.

200 IM — 1. James Swanton (P) 2:35.89; 2. Asa Chard (P) 2:44.00; 3. Eli Russo (TH) 3:19.02.

50 Free — 1. Connor Hayford (P) 25.50; 2. Dyan Foutch (TH) 25.88; 3. Neil Howard (TH) 26.10.

100 Butterfly — 1. Conor Mooney (P) 1:02.58; 2. Noah Elzner (P) 1:19.28.

100 Free — 1. Hayford (P) 55.56; 2. Foutch (TH) 1:01.59; 3. Howard (TH) 1:02.11.

500 Free — 1. Swanton (P) 6:03.97; 2. Zheng (P) 7:00.12; 3. Sena (TH) 7:20.01.

200 Free Relay — 1. Taconic Hills (Sena, Bonci,Howard, Foutch) 1:50.66; 2. Pittsfield 1:56.15; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.75.

100 Backstroke — 1. Mooney (P) 1:03.06; 2. Marchbanks (P) 1:11.33; 3. Russo (TH) 1:18.47.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Chard (P) 1:23.09; 2. Chris Russell (TH) 1:27.02; 3. Jasper Jarzonbek (TH) 1:50.07.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Swanton, Marchbanks, Hayford) 3:55.14; 2. Pittsfield 5:15.19; 3. Taconic Hills 6:08.07.

College Basketball

MCLA men 78, Fitchburg State 65

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers haven't lost since Nov. 26, and made it six straight victories on Tuesday with a double-digit win over conference foe Fitchburg State.

Local star Hayden Bird connected on three, 3-pointers to lead MCLA with 16 points off the bench. The Trailblazers (9-4, 2-0 MASCAC) put four scorers in double figures, with Noah Yearsley dropping 13 points and Mike DeMartinis and Chris Becker notching 10 a piece.

Fitchburg grabbed a 45-37 lead by opening the second half on an 11-0 run, before MCLA called timeout and got Bird back into the game. The Drury product hit a 3-pointer immediately to stem the tide. Yearsley's triple with 14:26 left put the Trailblazers back in front 49-47 and the hosts were back off to the races.

MCLA forced the Falcons into 23 turnovers and racked up 14 steals.

Xavier Betancourt had 21 points to lead Fitchburg.

St. Joseph 85, Williams 79

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ephs put up a fight on the road, but ultimately fell to coach Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays.

The teams were knotted at 35 after the first half and at 40-40 a few minutes into the second. That's when the Blue Jays cranked off a 9-0 run to take control.

Spencer Spivy responded with a 3-pointer, and the Ephs battled back to a 61-61 tie with 7:22 on the clock off a pair of Spivy free throws. By the 4-minute mark, though, St. Joseph led 74-63, and held on to close out the Ephs (7-7).

Delshawn Jackson Jr. led the way for the home squad with 24 points, while Jaecee Martin had 21. For Williams, Matt Karpowicz went for 18 points and 11 rebounds. Spivy finished with 14 points, while Alex Stoddard chipped in 17 off the bench. The Blue Jays took 38 free throws in the win, while Williams was just 10 of 13.

Smith 71, Williams women 64

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs rolled up 26 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't come all the way back against Smith.

The visitors built a 16-point halftime lead, and held it entering the final frame, when Williams (12-3) made its move. Morgan Dauk hit a layup with a minute and five seconds remaining to bring the Ephs within 67-60 and force a Smith timeout. Dauk scored again, but not until there were just 18 seconds on the clock, and after Jessie Ruffner made two free throws to keep the distance. Williams simply ran out of time.

Dauk finished with 17 points off the Williams bench, and fellow reserve Gabby Martin added 10, but that was it for double-digit Ephs. For Smith, Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each had 17 points.

Fitchburg State 65, MCLA women 49

NORTH ADAMS — MCLA put three scorers in double figures, and got a double-double from Erika Ryan, but it wasn't enough to overcome visiting Fitchburg State on Tuesday.

Angelina Marazzi scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) by MCLA. The Trailblazers (2-10, 0-2) were held to just five points in the decisive third quarter, and entered the fourth down 17.

Ryan had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 40-minute outing. Kylah Langston scored 15 points, while Hannah Mazzeo went for 11.

Friday's Basketball

Housatonic Valley 51, Mount Everett 45

SHEFFIELD — The Eagles engaged in a long-range battle with Housatonic Valley on Friday night, but didn't quite have the fire power to pull through.

Mount Everett managed 10, 3-pointers, including four from a healthy Pedro Rodrigo-Sierra, but couldn't contain Russ Sears.

Cooper Rothvoss had four of his eight points in the first half to put the Eagles up 10-6, but the lead was short-lived.

Sears finished with 22 points, as Housatonic overcame the early deficit to earn the win.

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HOUSATONIC VALLEY (51)

Pascasio 2-1-6, Sears 8-0-22, Shaw 3-1-8, Barry 3-0-6, Webb 4-1-9. Totals 20-3-51.

MOUNT EVERETT (45)

Foster 1-0-2, Rodrigo-Sierra 4-0-12, Carpenter 2-0-6, Monteleone 2-1-7, Henderson 0-2-2, Devoti 0-0-0, Bleau 1-0-2, Rothvoss 4-0-8, Ullrich 2-0-6. Totals 16-3-45.

Housatonic     6     17     11     16     —     51

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

Phoenix     6     10     18     16     —     50

3-point goals — ME 6 (Ullrich 6); PC 2 (Nieves, Garcia).

Girls Basketball

Burr and Burton 51, Monument Mountain 26

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans were overpowered on Tuesday night by visiting Burr and Burton Academy. Monument Mountain drops to 2-4 overall. No further information was available at press deadline.

Swimming

Pittsfield girls 109, Taconic Hills 60

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — It was a big afternoon for the Bradford sisters of Pittsfield High.

Jordan Bradford took firsts in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while also serving at the front end (medley relay) and back end (400 free relay) of two winning relay teams. Emily Bradford won the 100 breaststroke, carded a second place in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay team.

Jackie Roccabruna also picked up a pair of individual wins for the Generals, while Emma Avenia was victorious in the 200 and 500 free for Taconic Hills.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (J. Bradford, Snowise, Hall, Roccabruna) 2:10.92; 2. Pittsfield 2:15.95; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.92.

200 Freestyle — 1. Emma Avenia (TH) 2:15.81; 2. Caitlin Hall (P) 2:21.02; 3. Yael Snowise (P) 2:32.28.

200 IM — 1. Jordan Bradford (P) 2:30.88; 2. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:45.99; 3. Clare Howard (TH) 2:46.62.

50 Free — 1. Jackie Roccabruna (P) 27.02; 2. Keira Devine (P) 27.90; 3. Norah Miller (P) 30.05.

100 Butterfly — 1. Devine (P) 1:08.20; 2. Madsen (TH) 1:17.94; 3. Madeline Coco (P) 1:19.40.

100 Free — 1. Roccabruna (P) 59.82; 2. Howard (TH) 1:04.61; 3. Riley Steinman (P) 1:06.00.

500 Free — 1. Avenia (TH) 6:00.04; 2. Emily Bradford (P) 6:02.88; 3. Daisy Plaza (TH) 6:20.64.

200 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Snowise, Roccabruna, Miller, Devine) 1:55.58; 2. Taconic Hills 1:57.25; 3. Pittsfield 2:11.42.

100 Backstroke — 1. J. Bradford (P) 1:08.39; 2. Plaza (TH) 1:12.01; 3. Steinman (P) 1:15.33.

100 Breaststroke — 1. E. Bradford (P) 1:24.63; 2. Miller (P) 1:27.84; 3. Sydney Kiernan (TH) 1:35.76.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Steinman, E. Bradford, Devine, J. Bradford) 4:12.70; 2. Taconic Hills 4:14.73; 3. Taconic Hills 6:29.59.

Pittsfield boys 100, Taconic Hills 58

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — James Swanton, Conor Mooney and Connor Hayford all picked up two individual victories to drive Pittsfield by Taconic Hills. The three also joined with Christian Marchbanks to win the 400 freestyle relay. Marchbanks opened the meet with the lead leg of the medley relay and then hopped right back in to take first in the 200 freestyle, setting the stage for a PHS victory.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Marchbanks, Chard, Mooney, Hayford) 2:03.24; 2. Taconic Hills 2:07.18; 3. Pittsfield 2:30.73.

200 Freestyle — 1. Christian Marchbanks (P) 2:23.32; 2. Gary Zheng (P) 2:29.46; 3. Josh Sena (TH) 2:34.45.

200 IM — 1. James Swanton (P) 2:35.89; 2. Asa Chard (P) 2:44.00; 3. Eli Russo (TH) 3:19.02.

50 Free — 1. Connor Hayford (P) 25.50; 2. Dyan Foutch (TH) 25.88; 3. Neil Howard (TH) 26.10.

100 Butterfly — 1. Conor Mooney (P) 1:02.58; 2. Noah Elzner (P) 1:19.28.

100 Free — 1. Hayford (P) 55.56; 2. Foutch (TH) 1:01.59; 3. Howard (TH) 1:02.11.

500 Free — 1. Swanton (P) 6:03.97; 2. Zheng (P) 7:00.12; 3. Sena (TH) 7:20.01.

200 Free Relay — 1. Taconic Hills (Sena, Bonci,Howard, Foutch) 1:50.66; 2. Pittsfield 1:56.15; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.75.

100 Backstroke — 1. Mooney (P) 1:03.06; 2. Marchbanks (P) 1:11.33; 3. Russo (TH) 1:18.47.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Chard (P) 1:23.09; 2. Chris Russell (TH) 1:27.02; 3. Jasper Jarzonbek (TH) 1:50.07.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Swanton, Marchbanks, Hayford) 3:55.14; 2. Pittsfield 5:15.19; 3. Taconic Hills 6:08.07.

College Basketball

MCLA men 78, Fitchburg State 65

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers haven't lost since Nov. 26, and made it six straight victories on Tuesday with a double-digit win over conference foe Fitchburg State.

Local star Hayden Bird connected on three, 3-pointers to lead MCLA with 16 points off the bench. The Trailblazers (9-4, 2-0 MASCAC) put four scorers in double figures, with Noah Yearsley dropping 13 points and Mike DeMartinis and Chris Becker notching 10 a piece.

Fitchburg grabbed a 45-37 lead by opening the second half on an 11-0 run, before MCLA called timeout and got Bird back into the game. The Drury product hit a 3-pointer immediately to stem the tide. Yearsley's triple with 14:26 left put the Trailblazers back in front 49-47 and the hosts were back off to the races.

MCLA forced the Falcons into 23 turnovers and racked up 14 steals.

Xavier Betancourt had 21 points to lead Fitchburg.

St. Joseph 85, Williams 79

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ephs put up a fight on the road, but ultimately fell to coach Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays.

The teams were knotted at 35 after the first half and at 40-40 a few minutes into the second. That's when the Blue Jays cranked off a 9-0 run to take control.

Spencer Spivy responded with a 3-pointer, and the Ephs battled back to a 61-61 tie with 7:22 on the clock off a pair of Spivy free throws. By the 4-minute mark, though, St. Joseph led 74-63, and held on to close out the Ephs (7-7).

Delshawn Jackson Jr. led the way for the home squad with 24 points, while Jaecee Martin had 21. For Williams, Matt Karpowicz went for 18 points and 11 rebounds. Spivy finished with 14 points, while Alex Stoddard chipped in 17 off the bench. The Blue Jays took 38 free throws in the win, while Williams was just 10 of 13.

Smith 71, Williams women 64

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs rolled up 26 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't come all the way back against Smith.

The visitors built a 16-point halftime lead, and held it entering the final frame, when Williams (12-3) made its move. Morgan Dauk hit a layup with a minute and five seconds remaining to bring the Ephs within 67-60 and force a Smith timeout. Dauk scored again, but not until there were just 18 seconds on the clock, and after Jessie Ruffner made two free throws to keep the distance. Williams simply ran out of time.

Dauk finished with 17 points off the Williams bench, and fellow reserve Gabby Martin added 10, but that was it for double-digit Ephs. For Smith, Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each had 17 points.

Fitchburg State 65, MCLA women 49

NORTH ADAMS — MCLA put three scorers in double figures, and got a double-double from Erika Ryan, but it wasn't enough to overcome visiting Fitchburg State on Tuesday.

Angelina Marazzi scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) by MCLA. The Trailblazers (2-10, 0-2) were held to just five points in the decisive third quarter, and entered the fourth down 17.

Ryan had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 40-minute outing. Kylah Langston scored 15 points, while Hannah Mazzeo went for 11.

Friday's Basketball

Housatonic Valley 51, Mount Everett 45

SHEFFIELD — The Eagles engaged in a long-range battle with Housatonic Valley on Friday night, but didn't quite have the fire power to pull through.

Mount Everett managed 10, 3-pointers, including four from a healthy Pedro Rodrigo-Sierra, but couldn't contain Russ Sears.

Cooper Rothvoss had four of his eight points in the first half to put the Eagles up 10-6, but the lead was short-lived.

Sears finished with 22 points, as Housatonic overcame the early deficit to earn the win.

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HOUSATONIC VALLEY (51)

Pascasio 2-1-6, Sears 8-0-22, Shaw 3-1-8, Barry 3-0-6, Webb 4-1-9. Totals 20-3-51.

MOUNT EVERETT (45)

Foster 1-0-2, Rodrigo-Sierra 4-0-12, Carpenter 2-0-6, Monteleone 2-1-7, Henderson 0-2-2, Devoti 0-0-0, Bleau 1-0-2, Rothvoss 4-0-8, Ullrich 2-0-6. Totals 16-3-45.

Housatonic     6     17     11     16     —     51

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

3-point goals — ME 6 (Ullrich 6); PC 2 (Nieves, Garcia).

Girls Basketball

Burr and Burton 51, Monument Mountain 26

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans were overpowered on Tuesday night by visiting Burr and Burton Academy. Monument Mountain drops to 2-4 overall. No further information was available at press deadline.

Swimming

Pittsfield girls 109, Taconic Hills 60

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — It was a big afternoon for the Bradford sisters of Pittsfield High.

Jordan Bradford took firsts in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while also serving at the front end (medley relay) and back end (400 free relay) of two winning relay teams. Emily Bradford won the 100 breaststroke, carded a second place in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay team.

Jackie Roccabruna also picked up a pair of individual wins for the Generals, while Emma Avenia was victorious in the 200 and 500 free for Taconic Hills.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (J. Bradford, Snowise, Hall, Roccabruna) 2:10.92; 2. Pittsfield 2:15.95; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.92.

200 Freestyle — 1. Emma Avenia (TH) 2:15.81; 2. Caitlin Hall (P) 2:21.02; 3. Yael Snowise (P) 2:32.28.

200 IM — 1. Jordan Bradford (P) 2:30.88; 2. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:45.99; 3. Clare Howard (TH) 2:46.62.

50 Free — 1. Jackie Roccabruna (P) 27.02; 2. Keira Devine (P) 27.90; 3. Norah Miller (P) 30.05.

100 Butterfly — 1. Devine (P) 1:08.20; 2. Madsen (TH) 1:17.94; 3. Madeline Coco (P) 1:19.40.

100 Free — 1. Roccabruna (P) 59.82; 2. Howard (TH) 1:04.61; 3. Riley Steinman (P) 1:06.00.

500 Free — 1. Avenia (TH) 6:00.04; 2. Emily Bradford (P) 6:02.88; 3. Daisy Plaza (TH) 6:20.64.

200 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Snowise, Roccabruna, Miller, Devine) 1:55.58; 2. Taconic Hills 1:57.25; 3. Pittsfield 2:11.42.

100 Backstroke — 1. J. Bradford (P) 1:08.39; 2. Plaza (TH) 1:12.01; 3. Steinman (P) 1:15.33.

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100 Breaststroke — 1. E. Bradford (P) 1:24.63; 2. Miller (P) 1:27.84; 3. Sydney Kiernan (TH) 1:35.76.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Steinman, E. Bradford, Devine, J. Bradford) 4:12.70; 2. Taconic Hills 4:14.73; 3. Taconic Hills 6:29.59.

Pittsfield boys 100, Taconic Hills 58

CRARYVILLE. N.Y. — James Swanton, Conor Mooney and Connor Hayford all picked up two individual victories to drive Pittsfield by Taconic Hills. The three also joined with Christian Marchbanks to win the 400 freestyle relay. Marchbanks opened the meet with the lead leg of the medley relay and then hopped right back in to take first in the 200 freestyle, setting the stage for a PHS victory.

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200 Medley Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Marchbanks, Chard, Mooney, Hayford) 2:03.24; 2. Taconic Hills 2:07.18; 3. Pittsfield 2:30.73.

200 Freestyle — 1. Christian Marchbanks (P) 2:23.32; 2. Gary Zheng (P) 2:29.46; 3. Josh Sena (TH) 2:34.45.

200 IM — 1. James Swanton (P) 2:35.89; 2. Asa Chard (P) 2:44.00; 3. Eli Russo (TH) 3:19.02.

50 Free — 1. Connor Hayford (P) 25.50; 2. Dyan Foutch (TH) 25.88; 3. Neil Howard (TH) 26.10.

100 Butterfly — 1. Conor Mooney (P) 1:02.58; 2. Noah Elzner (P) 1:19.28.

100 Free — 1. Hayford (P) 55.56; 2. Foutch (TH) 1:01.59; 3. Howard (TH) 1:02.11.

500 Free — 1. Swanton (P) 6:03.97; 2. Zheng (P) 7:00.12; 3. Sena (TH) 7:20.01.

200 Free Relay — 1. Taconic Hills (Sena, Bonci,Howard, Foutch) 1:50.66; 2. Pittsfield 1:56.15; 3. Taconic Hills 2:21.75.

100 Backstroke — 1. Mooney (P) 1:03.06; 2. Marchbanks (P) 1:11.33; 3. Russo (TH) 1:18.47.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Chard (P) 1:23.09; 2. Chris Russell (TH) 1:27.02; 3. Jasper Jarzonbek (TH) 1:50.07.

400 Free Relay — 1. Pittsfield (Mooney, Swanton, Marchbanks, Hayford) 3:55.14; 2. Pittsfield 5:15.19; 3. Taconic Hills 6:08.07.

College Basketball

MCLA men 78, Fitchburg State 65

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers haven't lost since Nov. 26, and made it six straight victories on Tuesday with a double-digit win over conference foe Fitchburg State.

Local star Hayden Bird connected on three, 3-pointers to lead MCLA with 16 points off the bench. The Trailblazers (9-4, 2-0 MASCAC) put four scorers in double figures, with Noah Yearsley dropping 13 points and Mike DeMartinis and Chris Becker notching 10 a piece.

Fitchburg grabbed a 45-37 lead by opening the second half on an 11-0 run, before MCLA called timeout and got Bird back into the game. The Drury product hit a 3-pointer immediately to stem the tide. Yearsley's triple with 14:26 left put the Trailblazers back in front 49-47 and the hosts were back off to the races.

MCLA forced the Falcons into 23 turnovers and racked up 14 steals.

Xavier Betancourt had 21 points to lead Fitchburg.

St. Joseph 85, Williams 79

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ephs put up a fight on the road, but ultimately fell to coach Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays.

The teams were knotted at 35 after the first half and at 40-40 a few minutes into the second. That's when the Blue Jays cranked off a 9-0 run to take control.

Spencer Spivy responded with a 3-pointer, and the Ephs battled back to a 61-61 tie with 7:22 on the clock off a pair of Spivy free throws. By the 4-minute mark, though, St. Joseph led 74-63, and held on to close out the Ephs (7-7).

Delshawn Jackson Jr. led the way for the home squad with 24 points, while Jaecee Martin had 21. For Williams, Matt Karpowicz went for 18 points and 11 rebounds. Spivy finished with 14 points, while Alex Stoddard chipped in 17 off the bench. The Blue Jays took 38 free throws in the win, while Williams was just 10 of 13.

Smith 71, Williams women 64

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs rolled up 26 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't come all the way back against Smith.

The visitors built a 16-point halftime lead, and held it entering the final frame, when Williams (12-3) made its move. Morgan Dauk hit a layup with a minute and five seconds remaining to bring the Ephs within 67-60 and force a Smith timeout. Dauk scored again, but not until there were just 18 seconds on the clock, and after Jessie Ruffner made two free throws to keep the distance. Williams simply ran out of time.

Dauk finished with 17 points off the Williams bench, and fellow reserve Gabby Martin added 10, but that was it for double-digit Ephs. For Smith, Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each had 17 points.

Fitchburg State 65, MCLA women 49

NORTH ADAMS — MCLA put three scorers in double figures, and got a double-double from Erika Ryan, but it wasn't enough to overcome visiting Fitchburg State on Tuesday.

Angelina Marazzi scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) by MCLA. The Trailblazers (2-10, 0-2) were held to just five points in the decisive third quarter, and entered the fourth down 17.

Ryan had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 40-minute outing. Kylah Langston scored 15 points, while Hannah Mazzeo went for 11.

Friday's Basketball

Housatonic Valley 51, Mount Everett 45

SHEFFIELD — The Eagles engaged in a long-range battle with Housatonic Valley on Friday night, but didn't quite have the fire power to pull through.

Mount Everett managed 10, 3-pointers, including four from a healthy Pedro Rodrigo-Sierra, but couldn't contain Russ Sears.

Cooper Rothvoss had four of his eight points in the first half to put the Eagles up 10-6, but the lead was short-lived.

Sears finished with 22 points, as Housatonic overcame the early deficit to earn the win.

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HOUSATONIC VALLEY (51)

Pascasio 2-1-6, Sears 8-0-22, Shaw 3-1-8, Barry 3-0-6, Webb 4-1-9. Totals 20-3-51.

MOUNT EVERETT (45)

Foster 1-0-2, Rodrigo-Sierra 4-0-12, Carpenter 2-0-6, Monteleone 2-1-7, Henderson 0-2-2, Devoti 0-0-0, Bleau 1-0-2, Rothvoss 4-0-8, Ullrich 2-0-6. Totals 16-3-45.

Housatonic     6     17     11     16     —     51

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

Mount Everett     10     7     15     13     —     45

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).

3-point goals — HV 8 (Sears 6, Pascasio, Shaw); ME 10 (Rodrigo-Sierra 4, Carpenter 2, Monteleone 2, Ullrich 2).


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