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UMass hoops stuns BC

Cady Lalanne scored a career-high 27 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks Sunday, and Chaz Williams had 15 of his 20 points in the second half as UMass won its 2013-14 men’s basketball season opener, 86-73 over Boston College, in the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader at TD Garden in Boston.

The Minutemen (1-0) rallied from a 45-36 deficit early in the second half with a 33-9 run, featuring four 3-pointers by Williams. Sampson Carter added 12 points and eight rebounds and Maxie Esho scored nine points. UMass held a 44-27 rebounding advantage and outscored Boston College 54-37 in the second half.

Ryan Anderson had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead BC (0-2) and Olivier Hanlan (19 points) and Patrick Heckmann (11) also reached double figures for the Eagles.

UMass plays its home opener against Louisiana State tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Mullins Center, part of ESPN’s 24-hour Basketball Marathon coverage.



Northfield Mount Hermon School and Williston Northampton School played to a 0-0 draw in a girls’ prep soccer game Saturday in Gill.

Field hockey

Williston defeated NMH, 3-1, in a prep field hockey game Saturday in Gill.


Beauchemin’s big day

Senior Brian Beauchemin rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday to help Westfield State University to a 38-20 victory over Worcester State University in a MASCAC football game Saturday at Coughlin Field in Worcester.

The Athol native and former Mahar Regional School running back now leads the Owls in rushing yards (563) and rushing touchdowns (five) on the season.

Worcester State quarterback and former Pioneer Valley Regional School player Pat Viencek finished 23-for-45 passing for 267 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions.

Youth hockey

Squirts fall

Aidan Roche scored three goals on Sunday but it wasn’t enough as Franklin County Hockey Association suffered a 8-5 loss to Holy Name Black in a Greater Springfield League Squirt Division game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Kyle Barnes scored on a penalty shot for FCHA, and Hunter Haughey added one goal. Both players also had one assist apiece. Trevor Parkinson recorded 20 saves in the loss.

Peewees tie

Jacob Smith scored on an assist from Maggie Roche to help FCHA Dillon Chevrolet to a 1-1 draw against Springfield Capitals in a GSL Peewee Division hockey game at Cyr Arena in Springfield.

Riley Drew made 21 saves in the FCHA net.


Bluefish fall

Hazel Reeder won the 100 yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 23.93 seconds and also won the 25 yard butterfly (34.03) in the girls 8 & under division but the Montague Bluefish dropped a 433-355 decision to Chicopee Amberjacks in a Pioneer Valley Swim League meet Saturday at Chicopee High School.

Sadie Rowan won the 25 backstroke (26.47) in the 8 & under division, while Taryn McDonough won the 25 breast (34.39). Ainslee Flynn took second in both the 50 free and the 25 breast, and Lucia Doulette came in second in the 25 free.

Henry Stephenson-Ryan won both the 25 free (23.29) and the 25 (26.44) in the boys’ 8 & under, while Ben Tardif placed second in the 25 back.

Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won the 50 breast (50.51) in the girls’ 9-10 division, and Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 back (50.56). Justice Alexander won the 50 fly in 46.96, Lucy Brock took second in the 100 IM and the 50 fly, Charlotte Doulette took second in the 100 free, and Jillian Scott placed second in the 50 breast. Rowan McKeon won both the 50 free (37.56) and the 100 free (1:26.30) in the boys’ 9-10 division.

Karlie Porter picked up a win in the 200 free (2:51.35) and took second in the 50 fly in the girls’ 11-12 division. Olivia Whittier won the 50 back (41.56) and came in second in the 50 free, while Jade Tyler took first in the 200 IM (3:04.26). Ella Potee-Martin won the 50 breast (46.80), Karissa Olson took second in the 100 free, and Lily VanBaaren came in second in the 50 breast.

Cameron Bradley took first in both the 200 IM (2:59.87) and the 50 fly (35.31) in boys’ 11-12 division action, while Jiro Roma won the 200 free (3:42.70) and took second in the 50 breast. Jason Albanese won the 100 free (1:13.68) and came in second in the 50 fly, while Riley Porter took first in the 50 breast (45.73). Gray Davidson won the 50 back (54.60), and Eric Albanese took second in the 50 free.

Nick Dragicevich won both the 50 free (33.41) and the 100 breast (1:34.68) in the boys’ 13-14 division, Lizz Saulnier won the 50 free (30.49) and came in second in the 100 breast in the girls’ 15-18 division, and Jay Fritz won the 50 free (26.54) and took second in the 100 free in the boys’ 15-18 division.


Thomas Memorial

Wendy Kendrick, Marty Kendrick, Troy Miller, Tom Akey and Chris Austin shot a 60 to win the Joel Smith Memorial Cross Country Tournament at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls over the weekend.

Elaine Barnard, Paul Barnard, Jeff Jackman and Billy Betsold took second with a 61.



Registrations are now being accepted for the DRIVE 2 ASPIRE Thanksgiving Clinic to be held Nov. 29 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will be run by Angelo Thomas, Adam Harrington and Ben Barshefsky and will be separated into two groups with boys and girls in grades 4 through 8 in one group, and boys and girls in grades 9 through 12 in another.

Cost is $40 if signed up in advance, and $45 on day of signup. Space is limited.

For more information go to www.drivehoopsbasketball.com.


IAS openings

Indoor Action Sports is accepting registrations for a variety of upcoming programs.

• The Under-8 Youth Soccer League is still looking for interested players. Session runs from Nov. 23 until Dec. 21 and costs $50 per player. For more info, call Bill Buck at 772-8665 or visit www.indooraction.com.

• The Skills & Drills Lacrosse Session I is open to kids in grades 3 through 6 and runs from Nov. 17 until Dec. 15. Cost is $100 per player. For more info, call Charlie Edwards at 772-8665 or visit www.indooraction.com.

• The Lacrosse Winter Arena League is open to high school boys and adults and runs from Nov. 23 until Dec. 21. Cost is $450 per team. For more info, call Charlie Edwards at 772-8665 or visit www.indooraction.com.


Westfield State clinic

The Westfield State University baseball program is hosting a winter clinic for players ages 9 to 18 on Jan. 4 & 5 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Woodward Center in Westfield.

Position specific instruction will be provided by the Westfield State coaching staff and current college players. The focus of the clinic will be on offensive and defensive skill development via individual instruction, drill work and competitions.

Cost is $35 per day or $60 for both days and helps support the Owls’ spring training trip to Florida. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Dec. 27.

For more information contact Westfield State head coach Nathan Bashaw at nbashaw@westfield.ma.edu or call (413) 572-8155.

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