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Eagles no match for Jenks, Hawks

  • Jocelyn Crowningshield (22) drives down the court defended by Hopkins' Gabriella Dyjach (3) in the second half Thursday in Turners Falls, Dec. 6, 2018. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Tech's Jordan Hurlbert (3) shoots over Hopkins' Gabrielle Palmisano. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Franklin Tech's Jordan Hurlbert (3) takes a shot guarded by Hopkins' Gabrielle Palmisano (12) in the second half Thursday in Turners Falls, Dec. 6, 2018. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Jocelyn Crowningshield (22) drives down the court against Hopkins in the second half Thursday in Turners Falls, where her Eagles fell to Hopkins, 52-24. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Isabelle Duga (24) takes a foul shot in the second half against Hopkins Thursday in Turners Falls, Dec. 6, 2018. Staff Photo/Dan Little



Staff Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2018

Franklin County Technical School had no answer for Samantha Jenks on Thursday.

The Hopkins Academy sharpshooter nearly outscored the entire Eagles’ squad as she drained four 3-pointers en route to 23 points and the Golden Hawks opened the season with a 52-24 victory over the Eagles in the semifinals of the Eagles Holiday Classic Girls Basketball Tournament in Turners Falls.

Franklin Tech will face Smith Voke in the third-place game of the four-team, two-day tournament this afternoon at 3:30 after Smith Voke lost to Mt. Everett, 54-18, in the other girls’ semifinal on Thursday. Hopkins will face Mt. Everett in the championship game today at 6:30.

The Golden Hawks jumped out to a 23-5 lead after the first quarter and were never threatened. Thea Hanscomb and Allison Kowal-Safron each finished with 6 points in the win, while Sara Beauchamp, Hailey Boisvert and AJ Mitchell each finished with 5 points.

Jocelyn Crowningshield led the Eagles with 8 points, while Isabelle Duga and Jordan Hurlbert each had 7 points.

Boys hoop

FC Tech 55, Mohawk 40 — Garret Cole made quite the first-impression on first-year Franklin Tech coach Tim Artus.

Cole finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Franklin Tech defeated Mohawk, 55-40, in the semifinals of the Eagles Holiday Classic Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday evening in Turners Falls.

Franklin Tech will face Ware in the championship game tonight at 8 after Ware beat Mt. Everett, 56-16, in the other semifinal on Thursday. Mohawk and Mt. Everett will face off for third place at 5.

It was a great start to the season for the Eagles, who opened up a 15-3 lead after the first quarter and increased the advantage to 29-9 at halftime.

“It was driven by our defense,” Artus said. “They played very good defense for their first time out and that defense created offense.”

Cole’s big night came on 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw stripe and included 11 rebounds and two blocked shots to give him the triple-double. Cole fell one point shy of matching his career-high 21 points, which he scored last year as a sophomore, when he averaged 8.5 points per game.

“He has grown physically, and he has a complete, all-around game,” Artus said. “Defensively, he plugs our middle, and on offense, he can shoot from the outside. He really worked hard in the offseason and it really showed tonight. He is creating some havoc.”

Jared Bergmann finished with 10 points, three steals and one block for the Eagles, and Max Charest added 8 points. Cole Littlewood chipped in 6 points and two steals, and Jared Vielmetti-Perusse added 5.

Anthony Moffatt drained a pair of 3-pointers en route to a team-high 15 points for the Warriors, who were playing their first game for new coach Darren Schmidt. Jackson Hicks collected 10 points, and Tyler Dubreuil dumped in 6 points.

Hopkins 52, FC Tech 24

Hopkins (52)

Hanscomb 2-2—6, Kowal-Safron 2-0—6, Palmisano 0-2—2, Beauchamp 2-0—5, Mitchell 2-1—5, Basvert 2-1—5, S. Jenks 8-3—23. Totals 18-9—52.

FC Tech (24)

Hurlbert 3-1—7, Doane 1-0—2, Crowningshield 3-2—8, Duga 2-3—7, Jackson, Cruz, Kucinski, Eastman, Churchill, Ryan. Totals: 9-6—24.

3-Point Goals: (H) Jenks 4, Kowal-Safron 2, Beauchamp.

Score by quarters:

Hopkins

23

9

18

2

52

FC Tech

5

8

3

6

24

FC Tech 55, Mohawk 40

Mohawk (40)

Moffatt 4-5—15, Davenport 0-2—2, Hoff 1-0—3, Hicks 4-2—10, Dubreuil 3-0—6, Guyette 1-0—2, Sumner 1-0—2, Sauceda, Lococo, Bassett. Totals 14-9—40.

FC Tech (55)

Maniatty 1-1—3, Hastings 1-0—3, Bergmann 4-2—10, Vielmetti-Perusse 2-0—5, Cole 5-7—20, Littlewood 3-0—6, Charest 3-1—8, LaClaire, Wozniak, Brown. Totals: 19-11—55.

3-Point Goals: (M) Moffatt 2, Hoff. (FT) Cole 3, Vielmetti-Perruse, Hastings, Charest.

Score by quarters:

Mohawk

3

6

14

17

40

FC Tech

15

14

5

21

55