Eagles get past PV Christian
Jasmine Farr-Marcum scored a season-high 14 points to help Franklin County Technical School edge Pioneer Valley Christian School, 30-27, in a Tri-County League girls’ basketball game Friday night in Springfield.
The teams were tied at 21-21 entering the fourth quarter and things remained close until Farr-Marcum 4 four points in the span of a minute to give the Eagles (6-9 overall, 6-5 TCL) some breathing room. From there, the visitors bore down and played tough defensively, including a notable final-minute defensive performance, to post the win.
Franklin Tech coach Ed Marvell credited Farr-Marcum with strong efforts on both ends of the court, adding that some of her points came as the result of numerous steals Farr-Marcum was part of a strong defensive performance. Marvell also noted that Brooke Meuse and Nicole Miller each played tough under the hoop.
Meuse finished with 9 points in the win.
Briana Porter led Pioneer Christian (6-8, 6-6) with 10 points.
Mohawk 37, Dean Tech 16 — It has been a trying season for the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ basketball team, but on Friday the Warriors made it two wins in a row as they knocked off Dean Technical High School, 37-16, in an independent match Friday in Holyoke.
Blaze Petko-Sands registered a double-double in the win with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Elizabeth Porter added 6 points, and Hannah Finck tossed in 5. Makayla Hicks and Sam Cairns each chipped in 4 points.
Daisha Serrano led Dean Tech with 6 points and 10 rebounds.
FC Tech 57, Monty Tech 0 — Franklin Tech used one final opportunity to tune up for the Western Massachusetts Division II wrestling tournament and the Eagles were virtually perfect with a 57-0 victory over Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School in an independent wrestling match in Fitchburg.
The WMass seeds will be announced Sunday morning at 11:30 at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington.
The Eagles won six matches by pin, one by decision, and took three forfeits en route to the win. Pat Lashway got things going at 106 pounds when he earned a 53-second pin over Alex Birri, and Aleks Giurgiu added a 45-second pin over Jon Lind at 120 pounds. Josh Lacosse earned a second-period pin over Carlos Valdez at 126, and David Weed pinned Evan Holliday in 1 minute, 13 seconds at 138 pounds.
The closest match of the night occurred at 145 pounds, when Monty Tech’s Matt Applin jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Franklin Tech’s Gabe Stafford before Stafford earned five straight points to force overtime. Stafford then won it, 7-5, in the overtime period. Jordan Valego followed that with a 50-second pin over Brendan Sheehan at 152 pounds, and Curtis Garey returned for his first match since suffering a concussion earlier in the season and showed no signs of rust as he closed out the match with a 24-second pin over Zack Bowers at 182 pounds.