Local roundup: Monument Mountain boys basketball upends Drury

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NORTH ADAMS — David Riegel scored 21 points for the Monument Mountain boys basketball team as the Spartans defeated Drury 73-60. The win knocked the Blue Devils (8-1, 2-1 Berkshire North) from the ranks of the unbeaten.

For the Spartans (5-5, 3-3 South), Graham Herrick scored 15 points.

Meanwhile, for Drury, Hayden Bird led the way with 20 points.

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MONUMENT (73)

Newey 4-1-9, Powell 1-2-4, Riegel 5-6-21, Prince 2-2-8, Troiano 3-1-7, Aberdale 2-3-7, Herrick 6-3-15, Tinker 1-0-2. Totals 24-18-73.

DRURY (60)

Harrison 4-0-8, Bird 9-0-20, Racette 5-2-14, Woodson 1-0-3, Meehan 1-3-5, Clark 3-0-6, Webb 2-0-4. Totals 25-5-60.

Monument     10     18     21     24          73

Drury     12     16     13     19          60

3-point goals — MM 7 (Riegel 5, Prince 2). D 5 (Bird 2, Racette 2, Woodson).

Mount Everett 56, St. Mary's 40

SHEFFIELD — St. Mary's came out as the hotter of the two sides, but the Mount Everett defense got its act together to help the Eagles roll to a win at home.

St. Mary's led 17-13 after a quarter, but coach Jowe Warren said his team finally started to settle into the game, and that's when the momentum started shifting.

"We just had to put more of an effort in," Warren said. "I thought St. Mary's came out strong at the beginning pushing the ball up and down.

"It took us a little while."

Cassius Conaway led the Eagles (4-5) with 18 in the game, while Jimmy Gulotta added 12 and Dan Litchfield had 13.

"Cassius stepped up tonight," Warren said. "Jimmy got us going at the beginning of the game. We've been waiting all season to get him going a little bit.

"If we can spread the ball around and work as a team, I think that's going to help out our game a little bit."

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ST. MARY'S (40)

Willendorg 0-0-0, Rockwal 2-0-6, Buther 10-0-21, Haquin 0-0-0, Bepergola 1-1-3, Collins 3-2-9, Ilinicki 0-1-1, Qui 0-0-0. Totals 16-4-40.

MOUNT EVERETT (56)

Conaway 7-2-18, Rodriguez 0-0-0, Silk 2-3-7, Carpenter 0-0-0, Brady 1-0-2, Gulotta 4-0-12, Litchfield 5-2-13, Aitchison 1-0-2, Chretien 0-0-0. Totals 20-7-56.

St. Mary's     17     8     5     10          40

Everett     13     13     15     15          56

3-point goals — SM 4 (Rockwal 2, Buther, Collins). ME 7 (Gulotta 4, Conaway 2, Litchfield).

Girls Basketball

South Hadley 50, Taconic 29


PITTSFIELD — South Hadley topped another team from Berkshire County on Wednesday, knocking off Taconic.

Sophie Gatzounas led the way with 18 points for the Tigers.

For Taconic (3-5), Jazz Rodriguez led the team with eight points while Maddie Quinto and Aubrey Lazits each had six.

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SOUTH HADLEY (50)

A. Edge 1-0-3, M. Edge 4-0-8, Blaney 1-0-3, Gatzounas 7-4-18, Fitzgerald 3-0-7, Medina 3-3-11. Totals 19-7-50.

TACONIC (29)

Walker 0-0-0, Henault 1-0-3, Conyers 2-0-4, Quinto 3-0-6, Gittens 0-0-0, Rufo 1-0-2, Rodrgiuez 3-2-8, Paris 0-0-0, Lazits 3-0-6. Totals 13-2-29.

S. Hadley     11     14     14     11          50

Taconic     8     8     9     4          29

3-point goals — SH 5 (Medina 2, Fitzgerald, A. Edge, Blaney). T 1 (Henault).

Pioneer 53, McCann Tech 30

NORTH ADAMS — McCann Tech had trouble dealing with Pioneer's height on Wednesday, and the mismatch inside led to a win for the visiting Panthers.

Jess Scoville had 14 points and Brianna Jobst added 13 for Pioneer in the win.

For McCann (2-5), Aimee Dowling had 14 points.

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PIONEER (53)

Vergobbe 1-0-2, Scoville 7-0-14, Rewe 4-1-9, Jobst 5-0-13, Marchand 1-3-5, Merkle 1-3-5, Flagg 1-0-2, Tyson 1-0-3.

MCCANN TECH (30)

Budaj 1-0-2, Diesz 2-0-4, Dowling 5-4-14, Boucher 0-0-0, Quinones 1-1-3, Cellana 0-0-0, Foley 0-0-0, Dean 0-1-1, Gibeau 1-0-2, Malloy 2-0-4. Totals 12-6-30.

Pioneer     21     9     15     8          53

McCann     6     7     8     9          30

College Basketball

MCLA women best Salem State


SALEM — The MCLA women moved one game closer to the .500 mark with a 57-46 win over Salem State on Wednesday night.

The Trailblazers (6-7, 1-2 MASCAC) and Vikings were in a tight contest through three quarters, but in the fourth MCLA outscored Salem 24-13 to pull away for the win.

Kayla Hotaling did a little bit of everything for MCLA in the win, scoring 17 points while hauling down 19 rebounds — 10 offensive — with three blocks and three steals. Karina Mattera led the team with 19 points.

Salem was led by Norma Waggett, who had 14 points.

MCLA men fall to Vikings

SALEM — Visiting MCLA fell to Salem State in a MASCAC contest on Wednesday, 99-64.

The loss drops the Trailblazers to 2-11 on the season, and 0-3 in the league.

Joe Wiggins did his best to keep MCLA in the game, going for 19 points to lead the Trailblazers. Keiland Cross added 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds while Joe Murray had 10 points and Dahandray Sistrunk came off the bench to score nine.

Salem (9-6, 3-0) led 59-31 at halftime.

For Salem, Marcus Faison had a team-high 18 points, and was one of five Vikings to reach double figures. Faison and Drew Healy each had nine rebounds.


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