Roundup: Pittsfield girls basketball punches tournament ticket; Bay State Games continue in Williamstown
Pittsfield punched its ticket to the Western Massachusetts tournament with a 59-50 victory over Monument Mountain.
Playing a rare Sunday afternoon contest, which was their third in four days, the Generals (10-6) lit it up in the early going with four, first quarter 3-pointers on the way to a 21-14 advantage.
Monument (5-11) would not go quietly, as Meri Powell notched a game-high 27 points and the Spartans crashed to within 51-50, midway through the fourth quarter.
From there, though, coach Joe Racicot's squad battened down defensively and held the visitors off the board for the final four-plus minutes.
Garvey scored six of her 26 points over the final 2 minutes, 26 seconds, helping seal with win along with Sime. Making a rare start, Sime stepped up big time with a pair of 3-pointers and 15 points. She put down a baseline floater with 23 seconds left to make it 57-50.
Garvey added 21 rebounds and five blocked shots, while helping to hold Spartans center Fiona Horan to two points.
Destiny Brown added 12 points for Monument.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (50)
Powell 12-2-27, Horan 1-0-2, Kinne 0-1-1, Cooney 3-0-6, Brown 5-1-12, Pajeski 1-0-2. Totals 22-4-50.
Sime 5-3-15, Shade 2-0-5, Sondrini 2-0-5, Hines 1-0-3, Garvey 11-4-26, Lummus 1-2-5. Totals 22-9-59.
Monument 14 13 12 11 — 50
Pittsfield 21 17 11 10 — 59
3-point goals — MM 2 (Powell, Brown); P 6 (Sime 2, Shade, Sondrini, Hines, Lummus).
Bay State Games
WILLIAMSTOWN — The 2019 Winter Bay State Games continued at Lansing Chapman on Sunday.
Skating out of the Charter Oak Figure Skating Club in Connecticut, Sheffield's Paul Harden picked up a silver medal in the Pre Juvenile Well-Balanced Free Skate.
Williams women 4, Oswego State 1
OSWEGO, N.Y. — The Ephs swept a weekend double in New York, beating Oswego State on Saturday and then again Sunday.
Chloe Heiting got the win in both, stopping 10 of 11 shots in the Sunday victory. The Ephs (15-4-3) struck first with an Amanda Reisman tally in the first period.
After Oswego (9-10-3) had tied it up in the middle of the second stanza, Abby Brustad grabbed back the lead on a feed from Clair Mancheski and Annie Rush.
Williams punched in two more in the third. Anna Fucillo got her second strike of the weekend, before Reisman notched her second of the afternoon. Michaela O'Connor and Avery Dunn earned two assists a piece, getting the helpers on both of Reisman's goals.
Mount Greylock girls 52, Southwick 27
SOUTHWICK — It was a team effort to get Mount Greylock back to .500.
The Mounties (8-8) got points from eight different players, led by Brook Masse's 15 and Madison Ross' 13, while running away from Southwick.
Masse hit two of her three, 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Greylock to a 29-16 lead at halftime. Delaney Babcock put in five of her 11 points in the third quarter to put the Rams away.
That makes three straight victories for the Mounties, who have three scheduled games remaining to continue fighting for a postseason berth.
MOUNT GREYLOCK (52)
Ross 6-0-13, Schwarzer 2-0-4, Locklear 0-1-1, Babcock 4-3-11, Albert 1-2-4, Johnson 0-2-2, Masse 6-0-15, Stevens 0-0-0, Delorey 1-0-2. Totals 20-8-52.
Daley 0-1-1, Shea 2-0-4, Martin 0-1-1, Wurster 1-0-3, Gardner 0-2-2, Andrade 2-0-4, Burke 1-5-7, St. James 2-0-5. Totals 8-9-27.
Greylock 16 13 9 14 — 52
Southwick 5 11 2 9 — 27
3-point goals — MG 4 (Masse 3, Ross); S 2 (Wurster, St. James).
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