Bulletin Board: NMH dunks DA
Northfield Mount Hermon School upped its record to 10-0-0 overall as it defeated Deerfield Academy, 64-40, in a prep boys’ basketball game Wednesday in Deerfield.
The reigning prep national champion Hoggers, still ranked No.1, only led 32-26 at the half but scored extended its lead to 43-28 just 4 minutes into the second half.
Aaron Falzon led NMH with 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jerome Desrosiers collected 15 points and seven rebounds, while A.J. Brodeur chipped in 10 points, nine boards and two steals.
NMH has now won 13 straight games dating back to last season.
The Hoggers travel to Wolfeboro, N.H., on Saturday to face third-ranked Brewster Academy in a rematch of the National Championship game that NMH won, 78-72. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.
Kezzy Wingate scored 16 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to help Stoneleigh-Burnham School to 1 47-45 win over Watkinson School in a prep girls’ basketball game Wednesday in Hartford, Conn.
Rosemary Ilang finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and C’Quoya Haughton added 8 points and six steals for the Owls.
Elsewhere, NMH defeated the Williams College junior varsity, 66-49, at Forslund Gymnasium in Gill.
Vanessa Udoji had a game-high 17 points, Ruthann Zientek and Tayler White each added 11 and Opaul Morris contributed 10 for the Hoggers (7-3).
Ben Feeeman scored the lone goal for NMH in a 3-1 loss to Berkshire School in a prep boys’ hockey game Wednesday in Sheffield.
Conor O’Brien made 33 saves in goal for the Hoggers.
Lila Livingston had two NMH blanked Deerfied, 3-0, in a prep girls’ hockey game Wednesday at McCollum Arena in Gill.
Courtney Moriarty also scored for the Hoggers, while Kyra McDonald added two assists.
Yvonne Rondeau earned the shutout in goal, turning away all 16 shots she faced.
Four Rivers wins
Kyle Bergmann and Isaiah LaPierre scored 10 points each to lead Four Rivers Charter School to a 56-16 victory over White Oak School in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Westfield.
Jackson Reeves-Henning added 9 points and Oscar Gibbons threw in 8 for the Otters (2-2).
The Deerfield boys’ A team cruised to a 41-point team win over NMH A in the opening night of the Mt. Institute Ski League on Wednesday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont.
Deerfield recorded 424 points, followed by the Hoggers at 387.
Sam Armstrong of DA-A won the individual slalom with two-race combined time of 73.51 seconds. Teammate Henry Sanford was second in 82.22, Eaglebrook School A’s Zach Mooney placed third in 84.05, and DA-A’s Hunter Quigg came in fifth in 84.93.
NMH’s girls A squad outdistanced the competition in the team race, finishing with 255 points.
Elisabeth Grondin of NMH-A was the overall winner in 82.08, followed by Deerfield’s Alaina Chen (87.51). NMH-A’s Tory Dobbin was fourth (89.74).
Tigers open season
The Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers gymnastics team held an individual competition Saturday with Hampshire Regional YMCA, Twisters Gymnastics, and Westfield YMCA to open their season.
Level 8 had a strong performance for the Tigers. Kayla Hamer won vaulting (9.2), balance beam, floor exercise and All-Around (32.85), Erin Laffond won the uneven bars and finished second on beam and All-Around (31.25), Heidi Leeds was second on vault and floor, and Nora Roscoe placed second on bars and third All-Around.
In Level 9, Courtney Kimball won the bars and beam, and was second in vault, floor and All-Around.
Cynthia Roy-Clark led the Level Xcel Silver (ages 13 and up), as she was victorious in the beam (9.1), floor and All Around (33.95). Karma Phillips won the vault, placed second on beam and floor, and finished third All Around, while Anna Huggett won bars (9.05) and Chelsea Mass placed second on bars and All Around (33.10). For ages 9-12, Jalen Sullivan placed second on beam.
In Level Xcel Gold, Fiona Ferry placed first on vault and took third All Around, and Emily Keyes was second on vault.
Amber Taylor placed second on the beam in Level 5, while Hillary Leeds placed third All-Around and Allyson Unaitis placed second on beam in ages 9 and 10 of Level 4.
In Level 3, Addie Broady claimed top honors in the vault, finished second on bars and third All Around in ages 7-8, Cassie Cloutier was second on vault and tied for second on floor, and Josie Cloutier placed second on beam and All-Around (31.10) and tied for second on floor. In age 9, Emma Paulin won vault (9.0) and floor (9.15) and placed second on bars and All Around (35.40). Rory Cronen-Townsend placed second on vault. In ages 11 and 12, Madison Sevarino placed second on vault.
In Level 2, Renee Reed (age 10) grabbed a first in floor (9.2) and a second on vault, Samantha Scanlon (age 9) placed second on vault and floor, and Zaday Fuentes (age 8) placed second on bars.
Finally, in Level 1 (ages 6 and 7), Hannah Phillips was second on vault.