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Lions sweep Indian swimmers

Turners Falls High School had three individual winners but came up short as a team falling 65-30, to Ludlow High School in an independent girls’ swimming meet Friday in Turners Falls.

Nicole John won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 19.81 seconds. Mackenzie Phillips picked up a victory in the 100 freestyle in 1:07.55, and Mackenzie Salls earned a win in the 100 backstroke in 1:17.73.

On the boys’ side, Turners fell to Ludlow, 53-26.

Jay Fritz did swim to a pair of career-best times on the day, finishing second by a quarter of a second in the 100 free in 1:02.67, and placing third in the 50 free in 27.37 seconds.

The Indians return to action on Tuesday when they host Springfield School of Science & Technology.

Girls’ basketball

Frontier 56, Mohawk 25 — Frontier Regional School has been looking for some offense in recent weeks. On Friday, they found some.

The Red Hawks had their highest output of the young season and went on to a 56-25 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Franklin County League girls’ basketball game in Buckland.

Frontier (3-3 overall, 3-3 FCL) had broken the 40-point mark once in its past three games. While the Red Hawks defense has been sturdy this season, the offense has still been a work in progress. The team got things going early with an 18-1 lead after the first quarter and led 40-11 at the break.

Amanda Calvo scored a season-high 20 points in the win and is now averaging 14 points per game this season. Camilla Baronas added 8 points, and Olivia Riordan chipped in 7 points.

Laura Ward had a strong night for Mohawk with 8 points and 10 rebounds, and Danielle Hartnett tossed in 6 points.

Mahar 51, Turners 27 — Jill Valley moved one step closer to history on Friday night as she scored a game-high 19 points and Mahar Regional School knocked off Turners Falls, 51-27, in a FCL girls’ hoop game in Orange.

Valley now needs 30 points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for her career and she’ll work on that Tuesday when the Senators visit Greenfield High School.

The Senators raced out to a 24-4 lead after the first quarter and put it in cruise control after that. Natasha Patria finished with 11 points, while Ally Parker tossed in 7. Cassie Verheyen finished with 4 points and seven blocks for Mahar (5-2, 5-1), and Brandy Castillo pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.

Katelyn Dodge led the Indians (4-4, 2-4) with 10 points. Jenna Putala netted 8 points, and Brittany York dumped in 5.

Easthampton 64, Pioneer 19 — Easthampton High School shook off a slow start to earn a 64-19 win over Pioneer Valley Regional School in a FCL girls’ basketball game Friday night in Easthampton.

The game started as a defensive struggle, as the Eagles (7-1, 5-1) took a 5-2 lead into the second quarter, but their offense caught fire and they scored 28 points in the ensuing eight minutes to take a 33-6 lead into the break. Kate Windoloski led the offensive charge in the second quarter with three 3-pointers and went on to register 13 points for the game. Elizabeth Whitney led all scorers with 15 points on the night, and Ashley Sharp netted 11 points.

Madeline Scott and Katlyn Grover each finished with 5 points for the Panthers (4-4, 2-4), and Natalie Hale added 4 points.

Hopkins 54, Greenfield 26 — Mackenzie Sullivan scored 16 points on Friday and Hopkins Academy beat Greenfield, 54-26, in a FCL girls’ basketball game in Greenfield.

Olivia Mathieu and Madi Stevens each finished with 10 points in the win.

Tori Adams led Greenfield with 11 points. Siena Isotti tossed in 7 points, and Kelsey Roberts added 6.

Boys’ basketball

Turners 57, Athol 54 — Melvin Moreno scored five of his 9 points in the fourth quarter and Turners Falls came back from a fourth-quarter deficit to register a 57-54 victory over Athol in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball game Friday night in Turners Falls.

The teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 40-40, and it was the Red Raiders (2-5, 1-5 HL East) who grabbed the early lead in the final eight minutes.

Moreno helped the Indians (6-2, 5-2 West) erase that deficit with a runner in the lane and later a big 3-pointer that helped the Indians pull even.

Turners Falls was led by Wyatt Bourbeau, who finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Malcolm Smith added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Summer Forest-Bulley added a season-high 14 points.

Adrian Sexton had a huge night for the Red Raiders with 23 points, while Andrew Poor added 12 points, and Zack Dodge tossed in 11.

Putney 42, Four Rivers 33 — Jackson Reeves-Henning scored 22 points Friday but it wasn’t enough as Four Rivers Charter School suffered a 42-33 loss to Putney School in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ basketball game in Putney, Vt.

The Otters fell to 3-1 overall.

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