Local roundup: Wahconah girls basketball defeats Mount Greylock

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Balanced scoring led the Wahconah girls basketball team (3-4) to a 54-47 road win over Mount Greylock (7-2) on Tuesday.

The Warriors led throughout due to strong 3-point and free throw shooting. The visitors had a 5-2 advantage from 3, and a 21-11 advantage from the line.

Amelia Dougherty led Wahconah with 13 points. Ashley Zink had 12 points. McKenna McIlquham had 10 points.

Jenna Benzinger led Greylock with 19 points.

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WAHCONAH (54)

McMahon 1-3-5, Gamberoni 1-0-3, McIlquham 3-4-10, Zink 2-6-12, Cote 3-1-7, Pudlo 0-0-0, Dougherty 2-8-13, O'Connor 1-0-3, Tobler 1-0-2. Totals 14-21-54

GREYLOCK (47)

Ross 3-1-7, Schwarzer 0-0-0, Locklear 0-0-0, Albert 4-0-8, Masse 0-0-0, Stripp 1-0-2, Howard 3-4-11, Benzinger 6-6-19, Sheedy 0-0-0. Totals 17-11-47.

Wahconah 18 10 14 12 54

Greylock 15 12 14 6 47

3-point goals — W 5 (Zink 2, Gamberoni 1, Dougherty 1, O'Connor 1). M 2 (Howard 1, Benzinger 1).

Lee 55, Drury 38

LEE — Lee's strong defense led it to a commanding win over Drury (1-5) on Tuesday.

The Wildcats (8-1) held the Blue Devils to single-digit points in the first and third quarters. Coach Rick Puleri said the team executed well in transition, leading to fastbreak points.

Karli Retzel led Lee with 20 points. Shannon Finnegan scored 13 points. Kendra Williams added 12 points.

"Defensively, we defended pretty well," Puleri said. "We had a few too many turnovers, but all in all we played pretty well."

Brooke Digennaro led the Blue Devils with nine points.

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DRURY (38)

Digennero 3-2-9, Shook 2-0-6, Lamarre 3-2-8, Giron 1-0-2, Dix 2-0-5, Sondrini 0-1-1, Felix 3-1-7. Totals: 14-6-38.

LEE (55)

DeSantis 1-0-2, Finnegan 5-1-13, Hawley 2-0-4, Williams 6-0-12, Retzel 7-5-20, Fera 1-0-3, Macchi 0-1-1. Totals 22-7-55.

Drury     5     11     4     18          38

Lee     11     15     14     15          55

3-point goals —D 4 (Shook 2, Digennaro 1, Dix 1). L 4 (Finnegan 2, Retzel 1, Fera 1).

Lenox 43, Monument Mountain 40

LENOX — In a back and forth game, Lenox (5-5) prevented Monument Mountain (3-4) from equalizing late, holding on for a close win.

Alice Najimy's 3-pointer put the Millionaires ahead by one in the fourth. Jackie Hathaway split two pairs of free throws for Lenox's final points.

Coach Mike Nykorchuck said his players were settling for jump shots early, but made a concerted effort to attack the rim in the second half.

Hathaway had 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half. Najimy added 15 points. Kate Arace's rebounding helped Lenox close out the game. She had six of her 10 boards in the final quarter.

Emily Rada led Monument with 13 points.

"In the second half we did a much better job of penetrating, getting to the hoop and getting to the foul line," Nykorchuck said.

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MONUMENT (40)

McLaughlin 1-0-3, Troiano 3-0-6, Powell 2-2-6, Saporito 0-1-1, Higgins 2-2-7, Rada 3-7-13, Dupont 1-2-4.

LENOX (43)

Alward 0-0-0, Herrick 0-0-0, Parkington 1-0-3, Najimy 4-4-15, Hathaway 5-8-18, Gamberoni 2-0-5, Pehlert 0-0-0, Arace 1-0-2. Totals: 12-12-43


Monument     9     5     12     14     —     40

Lenox     9     5     12     17     —     43

3-point goals — M 2 (McLaughlin 1, Higgins 1). L 4 (Parkington 1, Najimy 2, Gamberoni 1).

High school swimming

St. Joseph, Taconic Hills split

CRARYVILLE, N.Y. — The St. Joseph girls defeated Taconic Hills 100-70 while the Taconic Hills boys outlasted St. Joe 56-41.

Michael Diperi and Jeffrey Hotaling won individual events for the Taconic Hills boys (5-1). Diperi won the 200 IM with a time of 2:38.51. St. Joe is 1-5. Full boxscore was not available at deadline.

On the girls side, St. Joe swimmers Ellie Field, Kendra Gallagher and Theresa Kirsimagi were two-time individual winners. The Crusaders improve to 4-2 while Taconic Hills is 2-4.

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GIRLS

200 medley relay — 1. St. Joseph (Jessie Tobin, Elizabeth Bartlett, Theresa Kirsimagi, Ellie Field) 2:05.58. 2. Taconic Hills 2:29.72. 3. Taconic Hills 2:32.09.

200 freestyle — 1. Meagan Conway (TH) 2:33.93. 2. Kat Wilson (SJ) 2:35.57. 3. Maya Manan-Singh (TH) 2:37.04.

200 IM — 1. Field (SJ) 2:26.95. 2. Bartlett (SJ) 2:44.46. 3. Lauren Madsen (TH) 2:56.85.

50 freestyle — 1. Kendra Gallagher (SJ) 29.64. 2. Grace Howard (TH) 30.39. 3. Madison Smith (TH) 31.28.

100 butterfly — 1. Kirsimagi (SJ) 1:02.28. 2. Madsen (TH) 1:19.95. 3. Kesley Charon (SJ) 1:35.16.

100 freestyle — 1. Field (SJ) 58.05. 2. G. Howard (TH) 1:08.36. 3. Kate Bernardy (SJ) 1:10.54.

500 freestyle — 1. Kirsimagi (SJ) no time. 2. Wilson (SJ) no time. 3. Conway (TH) no time.

200 freestyle relay — 1. St. Joseph (Field, Gallagher, Bartlett, Tobin) 1:53.19. 2. Taconic Hills 2:08.07. 3. Taconic Hills 2:12.00.

100 backstroke — 1. Gallagher (SJ) 1:11.62. 2. Salem Choquette (SJ) 1:26.41. 3. Natalie Mei (TH) 1:33.09.

100 breaststroke — 1. Bartlett (SJ) 1:18.93. 2. Elizabeth Beck (TH) 1:25.92. 3. Bernardy (SJ) 1:26.34.

400 freestyle relay — 1. St. Joseph (Wilson, Gallagher, Bernardy, Kirsimagi) 4:42.04. 2. Taconic Hills 4:42.07. 3. St. Joseph 5:52.00.

College hockey

Williams men 4, Brockport 1


WILLIAMSTOWN — In a matchup that pitted Williams coach Bill Kangas and his son, Brockport left wing Ryan Kangas, Williams responded from an early Brockport goal, scoring four unanswered goals for a win on Tuesday.

After Jake Taylor's power play goal, the Ephs' defense clamped down on Brockport. Four Ephs scored goals. Stephen Morrissey made 19 saves in the win.

Buffalo State 2, Williams women 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rachel Lenard's unassisted second-period goal proved to be the winner for Buffalo State.

The goal put the Bengals up 2-0. Sarah Lehman scored Williams' lone goal, but the Ephs could not score the equalizer.


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