School Roundup: Defense leads Franklin Tech boys hoop over Pathfinder

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Published: 1/10/2020 10:53:11 PM
Modified: 1/10/2020 10:52:29 PM

Several Franklin Tech players filled up the stat sheet, especially on the defensive end, and the Eagles rolled to a 45-24 home victory over Pathfinder in an independent boys basketball game played Friday night in Turners Falls.

Garret Cole paced Franklin Tech (5-4) with 19 points, 17 rebounds and 8 steals, and Bailey Young sank five 3-pointers en route to 16 points.

The Eagles received contributions from Ryan Artus (5 points, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 2 rebounds) and Justin Littlewood (4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block).

“Our defense was real aggressive, and they were working together as a unit,” said Tech coach Tim Artus, whose team outscored the Pioneers by a 16-0 margin in the second quarter. “We turned them over quite a bit.”

Nick Beaulieu led Pathfinder with 13 points.

Hopkins 72, Pioneer 57 — Despite 18 points from Jared Hubbard, host Pioneer fell 72-57 to Hopkins on Friday in a Hampshire League South game at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.

Troy Emond added 13 points for the Panthers (2-5).

Andrew Ciaglo scored a game-high 22 points for Hopkins (4-3).

Mahar 51, Belchertown 40 — The Senators went on the road and picked up a victory over the Orioles behind a double-double from Jake Tenney.

Tenney scored 18 points with 11 rebounds. Backcourt partner Charlie Barnes led Mahar with 19 points. 

Mahar jumped ahead 16-10 in the first quarter.

Aden Santana scored six points with eight rebounds.

Girls Basketball

McCann Tech 49, Pioneer 40 — The Panthers kept it close but fell on the road after the Hornets made the necessary free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

Paige Loughman was a force for Pioneer with 19 points, 16 rebounds and five assists.  

Steph Scoville also scored in double-figures for the Panthers with 11 points. Alina Cecunjanin chipped in with eight.


Four Turners Falls girls swimmers raced to first place finishes as the Thunder cruised past Sci-Tech, 55-3, at home on Friday. 

Jade Tyler took first in the 100 fly (1:09.43) while Allison Wheeler’s time of 1:09.50 earned her a first place finish in the 100 free. 

Gracie Rosenburg took first in the 500 free with a swim of 8:56.20 and Olivia Whittier came in first in the breaststroke with a time of 1:19.14. 

Wheeler, Whittier, Tyler and Hannah Marchefka earned the Turners team a first place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Hannah Dziedzic also had a strong day, taking second in the 200 free (3:17.30). 

■ The Turners boys pulled out a 20-14 win over Sci-Tech on Friday. 

Nik Martin came in first in the 200 IM (2:38.22), Camden Bonnett’s time of 51.21 gave him a first place finish in the 50 free and Cameron Bradley swam to a first place finish in the 100 Fly (1:01.50) to lead the Thunder to victory.

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