Hickey closes in on record

  • GHS 5 Raegan Hickey looks to pass vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

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Published: 1/14/2019 11:25:33 PM

Raegan Hickey netted 24 points and closed to within seven points of tying Ann Brissette’s school record for career points in girls basketball and Greenfield High School knocked off Pope Francis, 63-47, in an independent girls game Monday in Greenfield.

Hickey will almost assuredly break Brissette’s record of 1,333 career points on Wednesday when Greenfield visits Mohawk. The record would give Hickey the school scoring record for both field hockey and girls basketball.

The game saw Pope Francis stay within striking distance for much of the first half. Greenfield (9-1) led 39-27 at halftime but used the final three minutes of the second quarter to open up the double-digit lead. The Green Wave poured it on in the third quarter, outscoring the Cardinals, 22-5, to pull away.

“They hit some shots in the first half, and we experimented with a little zone press,” Greenfield coach John Hickey said. “We buckled down in the last three minutes of the second quarter, and the third was where we really opened it up. We just dug in on defense a little deeper in the third. We took it a little more personal, I think.”

Hickey nearly had a triple-double on the night as she had a team-high 10 rebounds and nine assists to go with her game-high 24 points. Samantha Smith scored 20 points to go with seven rebounds, and Katie Haselton had 11 points and four steals. Olivia Joy and Tina Reed each added 4 points and four rebounds.

Julie Garvey netted 18 points to pace Pope Francis, and Jasmine Maldonado finished with 16.

Mahar 76, Turners 36 — A second-quarter offensive explosion was more than enough to help Mahar snag a road victory Monday night.

The visiting Senators put up 32 points in the second period and didn’t look back in a 76-36 thumping of Turners Falls in an independent girls basketball game in the Powertown.

“They couldn’t miss,” said Turners coach Ed Marvell of Mahar.

Twelve different players scored points for the Senators (5-4), which led just 15-10 after one quarter before outscoring the Thunder by a 32-7 margin in the second en route to a commanding 47-17 halftime advantage.

Mahar’s Micalyn Mailloux poured in 21 of her game-high 25 points in the first half. Abby Bonk and Delaney Parker each went for 10 points, while Courtney Page followed with 8 points.

Dabney Rollins paced Turners (0-9) with 18 points and Lindsay Whiteman registered 9 points.

Mahar hosts Palmer Wednesday and Turners heads to Lee Thursday night.

McCann Tech 52, Frontier 46 — Four players did all the scoring for McCann Tech Monday night. The host Hornets built a double-digit halftime lead and held on, getting past Frontier by a 52-46 margin in an independent girls basketball game in North Adams.

Kaylee Tatro led four McCann players in double figures with 16 points, followed by Izzy LaCasse with 14.

Frontier (4-4) trailed 30-20 at halftime but cut into the final margin with a 14-10 edge in the fourth quarter.

Amelia Sobieski put together another double-digit outing to pace the Red Hawks. She finished with 13 points, as did teammate Marie Diemand. Ariana Walker added 9 points and Kaitlyn Mackin tossed in 4.

The Hawks head home to play Ware Wednesday evening.

Southwick 46, Athol 43 — On the road in a tight game late, Athol was unable to snag an independent win Monday night.

The Red Raiders were unable to get into an offensive rhythm in the waning minutes, dropping a 46-43 decision to Southwick.

“We turned it over a couple times and just couldn’t recover,” said Athol coach Kelly Kaczmarczyk.

Angelica Baptista scored a team-high 15 points for the Red Raiders (2-7), which were tied 15-15 at halftime and trailed just 32-31 entering the fourth. Haley Bigwood went for 10 points — her eighth-straight double-digit scoring game — and Sophie Putnam added 6.

“Geca had a really good game,” lauded Kaczmarczyk of Baptista. “She pushed the ball up the court and did a great job controlling the floor.”

Maura Wurster led all scorers with 16 points for Southwick (3-4).

Ware 36, Mohawk 26 — Despite a stout defensive effort, visiting Mohawk was unable to upend high-powered Ware in an independent road contest Monday.

The Warriors were right in it until the end, holding the Indians to a season-low in scoring, but ultimately dropped a 36-26 decision in Ware.

“We fought hard all the way until the end,” said Mohawk coach Larissa Harrison.

Mohawk (3-7) led after the first quarter and stayed within shouting distance for most of the night. Ware (8-2) led 24-18 entering the fourth and held on.

Grace Poplawski went over her scoring average to pace the Mohawk offense with 17 points. Mya Lesieur and Ashley Reynolds both had 4 points, with Reynolds registering a whopping 12 blocks in a busy night inside. Grace Ward pulled down 19 rebounds to go with eight blocks.

Mahar 76, Turners 36

Mahar (76)

Parker 4-0—10, Tenney 2-0—4, Moore 1-0—2, Prescott 1-1—3, Mailloux 10-3—25, Apteker 1-0—2, Page 4-0—8, Bonk 4-0—10, Fournier 0-1—1, Vautour 1-3—5, Graeff 1-0—2, Belloli 2-0—4, Davis. Totals 31-8--76.

Turners (36)

Johnson 1-0—3, Fleming 1-0—3, Whiteman 4-0—9, Murphy 1-0—3, Rollins 8-2—18, Moreno, Waldron, Li. Spera, La. Spera, Lu. Spera, Bogusz. Totals: 15-2--36.

3-Point Goals: (M) Parker 2, Mailloux 2, Bonk 2. (TF) Johnson, Fleming, Whiteman, Murphy.

Score by quarters:

Mahar

15

32

13

16

76

Turners

10

7

11

8

36

McCann Tech 52, Frontier 46

Frontier (46)

Walker 4-1—9, Roberts 0-2—2, Mackin 1-2—4, Sobieski 6-1—13, Doulette 0-1—1, King 1-0—2, Deane 1-0—2, Diemand 5-3—13, Warren. Totals 18-10—46.

McCann Tech (52)

LaCasse 4-6—14, Towler 2-6—10, Tetlow 6-0—12, Tatro 6-1—16. Totals: 18-13—52.

3-Point Goals: (F) none. (MT) Tatro 3.

Score by quarters:

Frontier

12

8

12

14

46

McCann Tech

11

19

12

10

52

Greenfield 63, Pope Francis 47

Greenfield (63)

Hickey 11-0—24, Haselton 5-1—11, Smith 9-2—20, Joy 2-0—4, Reed 2-0—4, Rivera, Provost, Kuchieski, Pruitt-Dahl, Richardson. Totals 29-3--63.

Pope Francis (47)

Garvey 6-2—18, Maldonado 6-1—16, Simms 1-1—3, Cavanaugh 1-0—2, Shannon 1-1—3, Green 1-0—2, Turmel 1-0—2. Totals: 17-6--47.

3-Point Goals: (G) Hickey 2. (PF) Garvey 4, Maldonado 3.

Score by quarters:

Greenfield

19

20

22

2

63

Pope Francis

15

12

5

15

47

Southwick 46, Athol 43

Athol (43)

Cleveland 1-0—2, Deleo 0-5—5, Baptista 5-4—15, Polana 1-0—2, Bigwood 4-2—10, St. Cyr 0-1—1, Putnam 3-0—6, Wrigley 1-0—2. Totals 15-12--43.

Southwick (46)

Dailey 1-0—3, Shearer 2-3—7, Martin 1-2—5, Wurster 6-1—16, Andrade 1-0—2, Burke 3-3—9, Haseltine 1-2—4. Totals: 15-11--46.

3-Point Goals: (A) Baptista. (S) Dailey, Martin, Wurster 3.

Score by quarters:

Athol

4

11

16

12

43

Southwick

8

7

17

14

46

Ware 36, Mohawk 26

Mohawk (26)

Lesieur 2-0—4, Ward 0-1—1, Taylor, Allen, Clark, Poplawski 6-5—17, Reynolds 1-2—4, Rancourt. Totals 9-8--26.

Ware (36)

Wadnais 3-0—7, Welsh 4-2—12, Orszulak 1-0—2, LaValley 1-2—4, Tweedie 2-3—7, Burke 1-2—4. Totals: 12-9--36.

3-Point Goals: (M) none. (W) Welsh 2, Vadnais.

Score by quarters:

Mohawk

6

6

6

8

26

Ware

4

11

9

12

36




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