Athol rolls past Narragansett
Julia Salmond had a monster night for Athol High School, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds to lead the Red Raiders to a 60-44 independent girls’ basketball win over Narragansett Regional High School on Monday night in Baldwinville.
Molly Cleveland added 10 points for the Red Raiders (2-0), Kiki Guerin pitched in with 9, and Tanner Favreau, Emily Casella and Hope Parker all contributed 7 points .
Favreau was also a defensive force for the Raiders, as she was assigned to cover the Warriors leading scorer Raegan Mulherin. While Mulherin led Gansett with 17 points, she was only 5-for-23 from the floor, and Raiders head coach Dan Bevis was thrilled with Favreau’s smothering defense.
“Tanner really played well tonight. Mulherin got her points, but Tanner held her to 21 percent shooting from the floor, and that’s just outstanding.”
Raegan Moulton put in 8 points for the Warriors, and Olympia Moulton added 7.
The Red Raiders can not rest on their laurels for long, as they put their 2-0 record on the line when they host Drury Wednesday night at 7.
FC Tech 30, Turners 19 — Brooke Meuse led all scorers with 10 points as Franklin County Technical School beat rival Turners Falls High School, 30-19, in an independent girls’ basketball match up Monday evening at Franklin Tech.
“I’m very happy,” said Eagles head coach Matt Llewelyn. “Whatever the final score turned out to be, our goal was simply to win, and we did that. We played a fabulous team game, all of our starters scored, and we played excellent team defense.”
Brittany Andrews added 8 points for Tech, and Alyssa Andrews and Melissa Vatalaro both added 4.
Defensively, Alexis Barrett was the standout for Tech, and the coach had high praise for the freshman.
“Alexis has been our best defender so far, she’s been very impressive,” he said. “The way she slides her feet, her form, and her intensity are the best I’ve seen. She’s a very disruptive presence on the floor.
Amber Caouette paced the Indians (0-2) with 7 points. Haleigh Bassett and Michelle Leh each had 3 points.
Wahconah 41 Frontier 22 — Frontier Regional School could not find a rhythm in any aspect of its game as the Red Hawks were defeated by Wahconah Regional High School, 41-22, in an independent girls’ basketball contest Monday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
Frontier shot just 19 percent from the field (8-for-42), but head coach Frank Keimig believes that’s an aberration, and not a reflection of what can be expected going forward.
“I don’t think that’s us, we’re better than we showed tonight,” he said. “We put up 48 the other night, so we know that we are capable of scoring. Wahconah played very good defense, and we just could never get it going.”
Amanda Calvo led the scoring for the Red Hawks with 11 points, including two 3-pointers. Olivia Riordan added 6 points .
For Wahconah, which shot only 27 percent from the field, Maddie Sprague led the way with 15 points, 11 of those coming on free throws. Katie Dumas added 8.
Mahar 59, Pioneer 33 — Mahar Regional School jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and rolled to a 59-33 independent win over Pioneer Valley Regional School in girls’ basketball play Monday night at the Grzesik Bixby-Conmplex in Orange.
Ally Parker led all scorers with 20 points for Mahar, including three 3-pointers, and also had 6 steals. Cassie Verheyen added 10 points for the Senators, and Caitriona Cronin contributed 9. Brandy Castillo had 7 rebounds, and Kaydie Jillson had 5 points and 6 assists .
Gabby Carpenter was the high scorer for the Panthers with 11 points, and Logan Anderson added 8.
Mahar visits Smith Academy Thursday night at 7.