School Roundup: Turners Falls girls hoop avenges loss to Mohawk Trail

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Published: 1/15/2020 11:12:28 PM
Modified: 1/15/2020 11:11:37 PM

The Turners Falls and Mohawk Trail girls basketball teams have become familiar with each other this week. 

Turners Falls avenged Monday’s home loss to Mohawk with a 45-36 victory over the Warriors on Wednesday in Buckland. 

The Thunder (3-8) took a 21-16 lead into the half before exploding for 18 points in the third quarter, eight coming from Kendra Campbell, to hold a 39-27 lead going into the final eight minutes of action. 

Campbell led Turners with 14 points. Lily Spera had seven points while Steph Peterson, Taylor Greene and Hailey Bogusz each scored six points in the win. 

Grace Poplawski had a game-high 15 points for the Warriors (2-8), with Stella Clark putting in 11 points. Grace Ward had a big game for Mohawk, scoring six points, pulling down 10 rebounds and blocking nine shots. 

Boys Basketball

Northampton 55, Greenfield 47 — Mason Meadows knocked down two 3-pointers,finishing 16 points while also pulling down 17 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Blue Devils, as the Wave fell, 55-47, at home. 

Greenfield held the lead for the majority of the game, but it slipped away late in the fourth quarter, with Northampton knocking down 12 shots from free throw line in the final eight minutes, many coming late. 

“We competed very well,” Greenfield coach Angelo Thomas said. “The mental part is what we need to work on as a team.” 

Maverick Ward added seven points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the loss while Henry Zwart and Julius Brewington each had nine points for the Wave (6-2).  

Hockey 

Wahconah 4, Greenfield 3 — It was a wild second period between the Green Wave and the Warriors Wednesday in Pittsfield. 

Tied 1-1 after the first period, Greenfield and Wahconah combined for five goals in the second period, three for the Warriors and two for the Wave to give Wahconah a 4-3 lead going into the third.

Both teams had opportunities to score in the final 15 minutes of action, but were unable to find the back of the net, as Greenfield fell, 4-3, in the independent game. 

The loss snaps the Wave’s seven-game win streak. 

Bryan Baumann scored both goals in the second period for Greenfield (7-2). Shane Prusak scored in the first period off assists from Kyle Barnes and Jacob Bryant. 

Wrestling

Athol 36, Franklin Tech 30— Despite winning four of six wrestled matches, the Eagles fell to the Red Raiders, 36-30, due to multiple Franklin Tech forfeitures in a Suburban League North meet. 

The best match of the night came at 145 between Eagle Kyle Brunelle and Athol’s Caleb Cox. 

The two were tied 6-6 with 10 seconds left, but Brunelle pulled off a reversal and got the pin just before the bell rung. 

“They’re both tough kids,” Red Raider coach Brandon Jeffrey said. “It was a great match.” 

Franklin Tech  picked up wins at 132 and 138, with Peter Saledino pinning Riley Reed at 132 and Josh Brunelle getting a pin against Issac Dodge at 138. 

Ethan Corchesne also picked up six points for the Eagles with a pin at 182 against Cain Young. 

The two Athol wins came in the last two matches of the night, with Jon Hicks pinning Brooks Medeiros at 195 and Nate Torres pinning Brody Williams at 220. 




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