High school roundup: Mount Greylock boys basketball stages big rally to upend Hoosac Valley

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Mount Greylock boys basketball team overcame a strong Hoosac Valley start to pull out a 63-58 win on Monday night.

Hoosac Valley jumped all over the Mounties (4-4, 2-2 Berkshire South) from the jump, building up a quick 20-5 lead. That's when coach Bob Thistle made some defensive adjustments with his side, and everything started to click.

The Mounties trailed 23-10 after a quarter, and at halftime the deficit was trimmed to 35-32. After three it was 47-46 Hoosac, and in the final stanza Greylock outscored the Hurricanes (5-5, 3-2 North) 17-11 to get the win.

"They came out and really took it to us at the beginning of the game," Thistle said. "We switched up our defense on them, made some adjustments.

"At the end of the day, our guys dug down deep to get the 'W.'"

Part of Greylock's success was getting a hold of Keagan McGrath. The Hoosac forward went for a game-high 16 in the loss, with 14 of the points coming in the first half and a further 10 coming in just the first eight minutes.

Izaha Stubbs had 13 for Hoosac, and Collin Rousseau had 11.

The Mounties were powered by a foursome in double figures. Pat Storie — playing his first full game back from injury — tied McGrath with 16 points. Sean McCormack and Cam Hadley each had 13, and Sam Dils chipped in with 12. Greylock also helped its own because by going 17 for 18 at the line, while Hoosac shot 7 of 9.

Thistle said all four were keys to the win, but he pointed out Hadley's effort as a key one.

"The big night was Cam Hadley," Thistle said. "He's been getting boards for us, but he hasn't hit double digits yet."

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HOOSAC VALLEY (58)

Rousseau 3-2-11, Levesque 1-0-2, Lancia 2-0-6, Eugene 0-0-0, Waterman 3-1-7, Hall 0-0-0, McGrath 7-1-16, Mendel 1-1-3, Stubbs 4-2-13. Totals 21-7-58.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (63)

Dils 4-4-12, Storie 5-2-16, B. Foehl 1-2-5, McCormack 4-5-13, Hadley 5-4-13, T. Foehl 1-0-2, Wojtkowski 1-0-2. Totals 21-17-63.

Hoosac     23     12     12     11          58

Greylock     10     22     14     17          63

3-point goals — HV 9 (Rousseau 3, Stubbs 3, Lancia 2, McGrath). MG 5 (Storie 4, B. Foehl 1).

Monument Mountain 66, Wahconah 53

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain handed Wahconah its first loss of the season.

David Riegel scored 19 points for the Spartans (4-5, 2-3 Berkshire South) while Joe Aberdale and Graham Herrick each chipped in 13 points.

"We played a good game against a quality team," Monument coach Mike Saporito said. "We've had glimpses this year where we've played quality teams for a half or even three quarters, but not for the full 32 minutes.

"We cleaned up the glass and played pretty good defense overall. It's a good team win, we moved the ball around really well. This was the best distribution of scoring that we've had."

Brandon Roughley led the Warriors (6-1, 2-1 North) with 14 points.

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WAHCONAH (53)

Washburn 2-1-5, Girard 0-0-0, Genaway 2-1-5, Bracci 2-1-5, Noyes 0-0-0, Roughley 6-2-14, Burris 1-0-2, Howes 0-0-0, O'Connor 5-0-10, Clayton 0-0-0, Steinman 4-2-12. Totals 17-11-53.

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (66)

Newey 1-1-3, Powell 1-1-3, Riegel 6-3-19, Prince 0-2-2, Troiano 4-0-10, Piepho 1-0-2, Aberdale 3-5-13, Herrick 6-1-13, Tinker 0-1-1, Henry 0-0-0, Goreti 0-0-0. Totals 22-14-66.

Wahconah     13     8     14     18          53

Monument     15     12     17     22          66

3-point goals — W 2 (Steinman 2). MM 8 (Riegel 4, Troiano 2, Aberdale 2).

Taconic 84, Lee 43

LEE — Taconic (8-1, 5-0 Berkshire North) put on a display of long-distance shooting on Cinella Court, making 10 3-point baskets in a decisive win over Lee (1-7, 0-5 South).

"They were hot," Lee coach Tom Finnegan said. "They didn't miss many. We played a zone because of their quickness. We didn't close off quick enough."

Brett Murphy had 14 points to lead Taconic, and he had four of Taconic's 10 3-point hoops, while Deonte Sandifer had 11 and Antwaun Fye had 10 off the bench. Ben Harding led Lee with 11 points.

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TACONIC (84)

Cooney 3-2-9, Sandifer 5-1-11, Mestre 3-2-9, Osorio 3-0-6, Walker 1-0-2, Stracuzzi 3-0-7, Whiteley 0-1-1, Murphy 5-0-14, DeMartino 2-0-6, Fye 4-1-10, Pfeiffer 0-1-1, Council 4-0-8, Abel 0-0-0. Totals 33-8-84.

LEE (43)

Nejaime 2-2-6, Zia 1-0-2, Finnegan 3-2-9, Harding 5-1-11, Lohbauer 2-2-6, Wellspeak 4-1-9, Rivera 0-0-0, Castegnaro 0-0-0, Loehr 0-0-0, Jiminez 0-0-0, Roosa 0-0-0, Comalli 0-0-0, Thomas 0-0-0. Totals 17-8-43.

Taconic     29     20     19     16          84

Lee     14     8     12     9          43

3-point goals — T 10 (Murphy 4, DeMartino 2, Fye, Stracuzzi, Mestre, Cooney). L 1 (Finnegan).

Pittsfield 62, Lenox 24

PITTSFIELD — Host Pittsfield (6-3, 5-1 Berkshire North) scored 34 points in the first half and never looked back in a win over Lenox (1-7, 1-4 South).

It was 17-5 after one quarter and PHS pulled away by outscoring the Millionaires 17-2 in the second.

Edwin Rodriguez scored eight of his team-high 12 points in the first two quarters for the Generals. Eleven of the 12 players for Pittsfield got into the scoring column.

Mike Downer had six to pace Lenox.

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LENOX (24)

S. Steinman 2-0-5, Shepard 0-2-2, Parkinson 0-0-0, Collins 0-0-0, Farevaag 1-0-3, Abdalla 2-0-5, Hurley 0-0-0, J. Steinman 1-0-3, Downer 2-0-6. Totals 8-2-24.

PITTSFIELD (62)

Purry 2-0-4, Manns 2-0-4, C. Matthews 2-1-5, Higuera 3-1-7, Q. Matthews 2-0-5, Jackson 1-0-2, Rodriguez 5-2-12, Te. Boire 2-0-4, Ty Boire 4-0-9, Frinks 0-0-0, Driscoll 1-2-5, Peterson 2-0-5. Totals 31-6-62.

Lenox     5     2     11     6 —     24

Pittsfield     17     17     18     10          62

3-point goals — L 6 (Downer 2, S. Steinman, J. Steinman, Abdalla, Farevaag). P 4 (Q. Matthews, Ty. Boire, Driscoll, Peterson).

Girls basketball

Belchertown 62, Taconic 45


PITTSFIELD — Belchertown's Kayla Henry came to Valentine Road needing 38 points to reach 1,000. She put 30 in against the Braves (3-4), and that gave the Orioles enough of a cushion to beat Taconic.

"We played better than the score showed," said Taconic coach Matt Mickle, who added his team missed a number of layups. "To be honest, we could have kept the game a little closer."

Cara McKenzie, Belchertown's 6-foot-3 center, chipped in with 20 points.

Taconic was led by Maddie Quinto's 16 points, while Shalee Conyers had 11.

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BELCHERTOWN (62)

Henry 13-2-30, Pikup 1-0-2, Birks 1-2-4, McKenzie 9-2-20, Geroux 1-0-2, White 2-0-4. Totals 27-6-62.

TACONIC (45)

Walker 1-0-3, Henault 1-1-3, Conyers 4-2-11, Quinto 7-2-16, Gittens 0-2-2, Rufo 2-0-4, Rodriguez 1-1-3, Paris 0-1-1, Lazits 1-0-2. Totals 17-9-45.

Belchertown     19     17     14     12          62

Taconic     12     14     8     11          45

3-point goals — B 2 (Henry 2). T 2 (Walker, Conyers).

Hockey

Wahconah 5, Mount Everett 0


NORTH ADAMS — Mitch Andrews and Corbin Rumbolt each scored a pair of goals and Corey Callender registered the shutout for Wahconah (3-2-0).

The Warriors scored three goals in the first period, and Callender made them stand up. Andrews got his first goal at 3:45 and then made it 2-0 54 seconds later.

Mount Everett is 2-3-1.

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Mount Everett     0     0     0          0

Wahconah     3     1     1          5

First Period

W—Mitch Andrews (Vinny Orlandi), 3:45. W—Andrews (UA), 4:21. W—Corbin Rumbolt (UA), 14:00.

Second Period

W—Rumbolt (UA), 8:51.

Third Period

W—Isaac Anello (UA), 14:44.

Goalies—W: Corey Callender. ME—Cole Duval.

Local colleges

Williams squash

WILLIAMSTOWN — On Sunday, the Williams women beat Bates 7-2 in squash.

Williamstwon's Melissa Swann needed four games to beat Charlotte Cabot 11-6, 2-11, 11-3, 11-3.


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