Roundup: Williams men's basketball team tops Springfield to improve to 9-0
The Ephs finish off the first part of their schedule with a 9-0 mark. The team is now on winter break until it returns on Dec. 30 against Montclair State at Moravian College.
Williams got off to a hot start, breaking out to a 13-2 lead on a James Heskett 3-pointer with just over four minutes played. At halftime, Williams led 38-25.
Bobby Casey was the lead man in the win, scoring 24 points and adding four assists. Heskett had 15 points, while Kyle Scadlock had a double-double of 12 points and 13 boards.
Williams shot 50 percent from the floor (26 of 52) and made seven 3-pointers — with three each by Heskett and Casey.
For Springfield, Heath Post and Jake Ross matched Casey's 24 points each. Post also had eight rebounds.
Deonte Sandifer, a former Taconic player in high school, started the game for Springfield and had two points, four assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals in 32 minutes of action. Only Post and Ross played more in the loss.
Williams 67, Wesleyan 49
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs bounced back from their loss to Vassar with a lopsided decision over their Little Three rival.
The Ephs (5-4) won in a non-conference contest between the NESCAC rivals.
Williams led 19-12 after a quarter, and outscored Wesleyan 19-13 in the second to take a 13-point lead into the break.
Emily Chang went off for 20 points and six rebounds in the win, while Maggie Meehan added 12 points and Lauren Vostal hauled down 13 rebounds.
Caleigh Ryan had 13 points for Wesleyan in the loss.
Williams 3, Hamilton 0
WILLIAMSTOWN— Williams defeated Hamilton 3-0, improving to 5-2-1 in the process.
After a scoreless first period, Roberto Cellini scored his third goal of the season on an assist from Marcus Mollica, putting the Ephs on the board.
The score remained 1-0 until late in the third period when Tyler Scott scored on an assist from Max Flud and Myles Cunningham.
With just over two minutes left in the game Flud scored an empty-net goal, giving the Ephs a 3-0 lead.
The Ephs will be off until December 29 for winter break. They will try to push their winning streak to three on Dec. 29 when they travel to Oswego to play the Lakers.
Western New England 79, MCLA 61
NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers dropped a non-league contest to the Golden Bears.
WNE had three players score in dobule figures in the win, and rode a 24-10 third quarter to the lopsided result.
Emily Farrell had 14 points and six assists in the win, while Meghan Orbann had 13 points and Emily Scurka scored 11 off the bench.
For MCLA, Kylah Langston matched the game-high with 14 points, Courtney Pingelski had 13 points and four rebounds, and Samantha Gawron scored 13 points off of the bench.
MCLA falls to 3-5 with the loss, while WNE is now 8-2.
Hoosac Valley boys basketball 77, Pioneer 67
NORTHFIELD — The Hoosac Valley boys opened their season with an overtime win over the Panthers.
Casey Meczywor led the way with 15 points for Hoosac, while Izaha Stubbs and Joe Delmolino each had 14, and Carson Meczywor had 13. Josh Paree rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 for Hoosac Valley.
Hoosac took a 38-27 lead into halftime thanks to a 26-point second quarter, but Pioneer put up matching 19-point quarters in the third and fourth to force OT. Once in the extra frame, though, Hoosac dominated with a 12-2, period-spanning run to get the 10-point victory.
"I thought my guys showed a lot of character and didn't give up," Hoosac coach David Harte told the Greenfield Recorder. "We let (Pioneer) hang around and they got back into the game. But we hung on and we'll take the win."
Garrett Cote had a game-high 30 points, but was ejected in the overtime period for an altercation away from the ball with Justin Meczywor, according to The Recorder.
HOOSAC VALLEY (77)
Larabee 2-1-6, Paree 4-2-10, Delmolino 5-2-14, Stubbs 2-8-14, Car. Meczywor 5-1-13, Krol 2-0-5, Cas. Meczywor 2-9-15. Totals 22-23-77.
Fuller 1-0-2, Z. Fox 7-2-16, Cote 6-13-30, Hubbard 2-0-6, Emond 2-0-4, Underwood 1-1-3, J. Fox 2-1-5, Bradley-Curtis 0-1-1. Totals 21-18-67.
Hoosac 12 26 10 17 12 — 77
Pioneer 14 13 19 19 2 — 67
3-point goals — HV10 (Delmolino 2, Stubbs 2, Car. Meczywor 2, Cas. Meczywor 2, Larabee, Krol). P 7 (Cote 5, Hubbard 2).
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