Bulletin Board: UMass climbs to No. 13
The UMass men’s basketball team continued its ascension up the Top 25 poll on Monday.
Following a pair of road victories, UMass moved up three spots to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.
The Minutemen knocked off George Mason and Elon last week to move up three spots from No. 16 to No. 13, jumping Ohio State, Iowa State and Kentucky from last week’s poll. Kentucky, ranked one spot behind UMass at No. 14, is coached by former UMass coach John Calipari. UMass sits two spots back of No. 11 Oklahoma State, which is led by another former UMass coach in Travis Ford.
Arizona and Syracuse remained the top two teams in the poll for the seventh straight week.
UMass travels to Richmond Wednesday night at 7.
GMS girls win
Samantha Smith scored 12 points to lead Greenfield Middle School to a 37-20 win over Hopkins Academy in a girls’ basketball game Monday afternoon in Greenfield.
Audrey Bresciano added 9 points for Greenfield, which improved to 8-1 on the season.
GMS boys win
Colin Cloutier’s 11 points helped the Greenfield Middle School boys’ basketball team over Hopkins, 34-30, Monday evening in Greenfield.
Tarrod Dobbins added 8 points for the winners (6-4).
Turners Suburban wins
Anthony Peterson netted 15 points to lead Turners Falls over Southampton, 39-14, in a grades 5 and 6 Suburban Boys’ Basketball League game Saturday in Turners Falls.
Marcus Sanders added 10 points for the winners.
C’Quoya Haughton netted 16 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals to lead Stoneleigh-Burnham School to a 53-13 win over Putney School in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ basketball game Monday in Greenfield.
Ieva Jasponyte finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Owls (13-1), and Rosemary Ilang collected 6 points and 10 rebounds. Dorjee Dolma finished with 6 points, Emily Zraunig collected 5 points, and Sam Gwiza dumped in 4 points.
DRIVE Men’s League
Pat Luptowski erupted for 47 points Sunday to lead Taylor’s Tavern/ Snow & Son’s Landscaping to a 100-93 win over Team DRIVE in a DRIVE Hoops Men’s Basketball League game at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.
Cody Snow added 18 points in the win.
Angelo Thomas led Team DRIVE with 37 points. Jermey Thomas added 21.
• In other action, Walter Perry filled up the bucket to the tune of 36 points and Dunkin Donuts beat Noho, 97-74.
Mike Menard finished with 20 points for Dunkin. Ben Frutkin led Noho with 24 points.
• Finally, Shelburne Farm & Garden/Hilltown Tents earned a forfeit victory over Bruso Computer Solutions.
Kyle Barnes recorded a hat trick Sunday as the Franklin County Hockey Association Collura Chompers knocked off Springfield Capitals, 4-0, in a Greater Springfield League Squirt B Division hockey game at Cyr Arena in Springfield.
Trevor Parkinson stopped all six shots he faced to record the shutout. Chloe Cutting added a goal in the win. Hannah Roche tallied one assist.
The beginning levels of the Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers participated in a meet against the Westfield YMCA over the weekend.
The Level 1 team fell to Westfield, 105.5-95.2. Hannah Phillips won the beam (8.4), bars (9.0), vault (8.6) and all-around (34.50), and finished second on the floor (8.5) in the age 6 division, while Olivia Jones placed third on the floor and the vault in the ages 7 & over division.
The Level 2 team suffered a 103.825-101.65 loss to Westfield. Eleanor Herbert won the age 9 division with a first place finish on the beam (8.6), bars (8.1), floor (9.1) and the all-around (33.90). Samantha Scanlon tied for first on the vault (8.1), and placed second on the beam (8.5), bars, floor (8.75) and all-around (32.95) in the age 9 division, and Rowan Kehrer took third on the beam.
In the age 8 division, Zaday Fuentes won the bars (8.2) and placed third on the vault and all-around, Kameryn Dearborn came in second on the floor (8.9), and Kiana Hoffman placed second on the beam (9.1). In ages 7 & under, Avi Rowland-Roth placed second on the bars, and third on the beam, floor and all-around, while Svea Lawson came in third on the vault. Renee Reed placed second on the bars and third on the vault in the ages 10 & over division.