Wahconah outlasts Frontier in overtime
Wahconah Regional High School outscored Frontier Regional School 10-2 in the overtime period Saturday to earn a hard-fought 61-53 independent girls’ basketball victory in Dalton.
The Warriors outscored the Red Hawks, 13-10, in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime tied 51-51.
Gabby Lavinio led Wahconah with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, while Shannon Lussier added 18 points and Maddie Sprague added 11.
Amanda Calvo led Frontier (10-9) with 18 points. Olivia Riordan added 14 and Jordan Rowe threw in a dozen.
Chicopee 7, Greenfield 5 — Brendan Baker and Nico Facchini each scored twice on Saturday to lead Chicopee High School to a 7-5 independent hockey win over Greenfield High School at Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke.
After the two teams potted two goals apiece in the first period, Chicopee (15-4-0) took the lead in the second with three goals for a 5-4 edge entering the third. The hosts scored twice in the third to thwart any chances of a Green Wave comeback.
Jourdan York-Welcome paced Greenfield (10-8-0) with three goals on the day. Dillon Dodge registered one goal and one assist and Josh Brandl added one goal. Jake Ewell notched two assists, and Cam Woodward and Mike Duclos each added one helper. Noah Foster-Marquis finished with 38 saves in the loss.
Christian Salamon stopped 30 shots in the win for the Pacers.
South Hadley 6, Turners Falls 1 — Trevor Peduzzi scored in the first 30 seconds of the game for Turners Falls High School, but South Hadley High School responded with six unanswered goals the rest of the way to take a 6-1 Wright Division victory Saturday night at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
The Tigers (13-2-2 overall, 9-0-0 Wright) scored three times with an empty net late in the third period to seal the game. At the time, the Indians trailed 3-1 with two minutes left and went on the power play. The Indian coaching staff pulled goalie Will Miller to set up a 6-on-4 advantage. The Tigers managed to score into the empty net early in the power play, but the Indian coaches wanted to continue working on the 6-on-4, so Miller stayed on the bench, allowing the Tigers to get two more goals.
“We wanted to work on some things,” Indian coach Kevin Brennan said. “Losing 19-1 is the same as 6-1. We played well, but I was a little disappointed with our effort in the last minute.”
Jeff Beauregard scored twice for South Hadley, while Nick Watkins, Tom Dowd, Alec Plotnikiewicz and Evan Sullivan each netted one goal.
Devin Hoagland made 24 saves for the Tigers to secure the win. Will Miller finished with 25 saves for the Indians.
Turners Falls (8-8-1, 5-4-0 Wright) goes right back to work today at Orr Arena in Amherst when it takes on Amherst Regional High School.