School Roundup: Greenfield boys basketball edges Mahar

  • Greenfield’s Mason Meadows, left, drives to the hoop to score over Mahar defender Jakob Carron in the final minute of the fourth quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield fans cheer as Mason Meadows basket counts after being foulded in the fourth quarter against Mahar on Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Aden Santana, top, and fights for a loose ball against Greenfield’s Sam Gibson in the fourth quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar head coach Chad Softic, middle, argues a call in the fourth quarter against Greenfield on Friday night. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Mason Meadows hits a foul shot to widen the lead against Mahar in the fourth quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Charlie Barnes (5) goes in for a breakaway layup over Greenfield’s Sam Gibson (2) in the third quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Zachary Notre (33) blocks a shot attempt from Greenfield’s Jake Sak (11) in the second quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Jakob Carron (22) goes up for a shot contested by Greenfield’s Maverick Ward (12) in the third quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s David Carey takes a shot against Mahar in the second quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Jacob Tenney (14) drives to the hoop over Greenfield’s Sam Gibson (2) in the third quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Henry Zwart (10) takes a shot over Mahar defender Jacob Tenney (14) in the second quarter Friday night in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 1/17/2020 10:39:19 PM
Modified: 1/17/2020 10:38:22 PM

It came down to the wire in a boys basketball game between Greenfield and Mahar on Friday.

A score and a bucket put the Wave up 60-55 with 49 seconds to play, but the Senators scored three points to close the gap to 60-58 late. 

A missed free throw by Greenfield allowed Mahar a shot to either tie or win the game, but the Senators were unable to get a basket, missing a layup at the buzzer to fall 60-58 in the independent game in Greenfield. 

Henry Zwart had a big game for the Green Wave in the win, scoring 20 points and knocking down four 3-pointers. 

Mason Meadows added 13 points and snagged 12 rebounds and freshman Mav Ward scored eight points and pulled down 15 rebounds for Greenfield (7-2). 

Jake Tenney led Mahar (4-5) with 19 points on seven field goals, with Charlie Barnes adding 13 points and Zack Notre putting in 11 points in the loss. 

Greenfield trailed by six in the first quarter, but a series of three point plays allowed it to hold a 20-10 lead after eight minutes. 

A 19-point second quarter by the Senators brought them back in the game, with a 17-point third quarter putting Mahar up 46-45 going into the fourth quarter. 

Boys Basketball

Turners 54, Smith Academy 40 — Chace Novak scored 17 points and Anthony Peterson had a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards to lead the Thunder to a 54-40 independent win at home. 

Marcus Sanders did a great job of running the offense for Turners, scoring nine points and dishing out seven assists. 

With the game tied at 33 going into the final quarter, the Thunder (4-7) outscored the Falcons 21-7 in the fourth to pull out the win. 

Caden Guimond led Smith Academy (1-7) with 18 points. 

Frontier 52, Belchertown 37 — The Red Hawks mustered just four points in the first quarter, but rallied to score 21 in the second quarter to pave the way to a 52-37 independent win over the Orioles on the road. 

“Ball security was the difference,” Frontier coach Ben Barshefsky said. “We can’t have quarters where everyone coughs it up. Our spacing was better after the first quarter, which opened things up and allowed us to create on offense.” 

Peter Carey was a force inside for the Red Hawks (7-2), scoring 22 points on eight field goals. Collin Boudreau chipped in eight points in the win while Donovan Hoffman and Brett Robinson each had six points. 

Pioneer 57, Mohawk 39 — Troy Emond continued his stellar season Friday, scoring 24 points on nine field goals to help the Panthers earn a 57-39 independent win over the Warriors in Buckland. 

It was a slow start to each half for Mohawk that proved to be the difference, with the Warriors scoring five points in the games first eight minutes and nine points in the third quarter.

“We didn’t come with energy tonight,” Mohawk coach Darren Schmidt said. 

Jared Hubbard dropped 15 points for Pioneer (3-6) in the win with Sam Glazier tacking on six points. 

Anthony Moffatt and Reuben Bassett each had nine points for the Warriors (1-8). 

Hopkins 63, Athol 51 — The Red Raiders led the Golden Hawks 27-18 with under two minutes to go in the first half, but Hopkins ended the half on a run which carried over into the third quarter where Athol was outscored 25-9. The Red Raiders fought to get back in the game but were unable to, suffering a 63-51 independent loss at home. 

“In the second half,” Red Raider coach Dan Bevis said, “we lost our heads and struggled to get stops. That was the difference in the game.”

Andrew Ciaglo was a key to the Golden Hawk (5-3) run, scoring eight points in the final two minutes of the first half. He finished with a game-high 26 points on six made 3-pointers. 

Vincent Gordon (12), Riley Paine (11) and Maysin Tarbell (10) all scored in double-figures for Athol (3-7). 

■ The Red Raider JV team came away with a 71-43 win over Hopkins behind 21 points from Connor Mahony. 

Girls Basketball

FC Tech 36, Pathfinder 20 — The Eagles have been a force to be reckoned with on the defensive end of the floor this season. 

Friday in Turners, Franklin Tech held the Pioneers to a mere six field goals en route to a 36-20 Tri-County League North league win. 

Jordan Hurlbert finished with six points and 13 rebounds, controlling the paint from start-to-finish. 

“She was tough inside tonight,” Eagle coach Joe Gamache said. 

Jocelyn Crowningshield led Tech (8-2, 3-0) with 14 points. Emily Ryan had two points and six rebounds in the win. 

Putnam 45, Mohawk 37 — Grace Poplawski scored 19 points, but the Warriors suffered a 45-37 independent loss on the road to the Beavers. 

Trailing 24-21 at the half, Mohawk (2-9) was outscored 21-15 in the second half to lead to the loss. Putnam knocked down five 3’s to the Warriors one. 

“My girls worked hard tonight,” Mohawk coach Larissa Harrison said. “Putnam was a very physical team but we stayed mentally and physically strong.”

Grace Ward added eight points for the Warriors and Mya Lesieur put in another six points. 




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