H.S. Roundup: Ty Sadoski drops 32 to lead Franklin Tech past Smith Vocational

  • Turners Falls' Alex Quesada is hounded by Franklin Tech's Dylen Shinal and Noah Ausikaitis last week in Turners. The Eagles defeated Smith Voke on Tuesday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

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Published: 1/18/2022 9:36:42 PM

A blistering opening quarter, and a whole lot of Ty Sadoski propelled the Franklin Tech boys basketball team to an impressive 66-57 independent win over Smith Vocational Tuesday night in Northampton.

Franklin Tech (5-4) jumped out to a 25-9 lead after one quarter, and Sadoski finished with a whopping 32 points in the win.

“We got off to a great start,” Franklin Tech coach Tim Artus said. “Ty was so balanced out there. His inside/outside game was really working and that helped set up his teammates because of it.”

Tech led 40-23 at halftime, and while the Vikings cut that deficit to just 48-44 entering the fourth quarter, the visitors held on to score the victory. Noah Ausikaitis poured in 16 points in the victory, while Robby Murphy added six points and Gabe Tomasi tossed in five.

Frontier 69, Renaissance 61 — It’s not how you start, but how finish. If you need proof, look no further than Goodnow Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Host Frontier trailed 19-5 late in the first quarter against Renaissance, and appeared destined for a lopsided defeat in South Deerfield. But that’s not how things progressed, not even remotely. The Hawks turned the game on its head in a hurry, ultimately taking the lead just before halftime and running away from the Phoenix with a dominant third quarter en route to a 69-61 independent victory.

Frontier (7-3) answered the early deficit with a 7-0 run to close out the first quarter, thanks to eight points from Iain Spearance. Dante Ruggiano’s 3-pointer with 30 seconds left before halftime put the hosts on top, 31-29, heading to intermission.

The third quarter was all Redhawks, as they built a 55-40 lead thanks to a dominant 24-11 edge in the stanza.

Spearance finished with 27 points in the win. Erich Brown had 15 points, Tyler Dubreuil scored 11 points and Dylan Martin tacked on nine points in the victory. 

Pioneer 70, Turners 35 — Another balanced scoring night powered the Panthers to a 70-35 victory in an independent contest Tuesday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.

Pioneer led 19-10 after one and 37-17 at halftime before a 20-7 edge in the third really put things out of reach.

Ryan Potter led all scorers with 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while fellow Panther Jayden Fox went for 14 points. Brayden Thayer and Sean Allen followed with 10 apiece.

Turners’ JJ Charles paced the visitors with 13 points, including a pair of 3’s, while Levin Prondecki joined him in double figures with 10 points.

Chicopee Comp 57, Athol 53 — Despite 20 points from the Bears in the final quarter, the hosts were unable to rally past the Colts on Tuesday at Mallet Gymnasium.

Comp led 44-33 after three quarters.

Athol's Vinny Gordon led the way with 16 points, followed by Beau Manning with 13 points. Also chipping in offensively were Aedan Erickson (seven points) and Angel Castillo (six).

• In JV action, Ben Kearney had 15 points in Athol’s 57-34 loss to Chicopee Comp on Tuesday. 

Girls basketball

Frontier 28, Lenox 26 – Madison McKemmie certainly made it a memorable trip to the Berkshires Tuesday night.

Trailing 26-25, McKemmie drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Redhawks to an impressive road win.

It was a defensive battle throughout. Frontier led 17-16 at halftime and the teams combined for just five points total in the third quarter – the Hawks led 20-18 entering the final eight minutes.

McKemmie led the way with seven points, including the game-winning triple, while Claire Kirkendall hit a pair of 3’s and finished with six points. Kylie Laford added five points.

Frontier (6-2, 4-0) stayed atop the Franklin County League North with the win, while Lenox dropped to 1-3, 1-3.

Mohawk Trail 44, Pathfinder 29 — The visiting Warriors set the tone from jump street, outscoring Pathfinder by a 12-1 margin in the opening quarter en route to the victory.

Mohawk Trail improved to 5-4 overall with the victory.

Mya Lesieur paced the visitors with 22 points, while Stella Clark notched eight points in the win. Isabelle Pettengill (five points) and Octavia Crawford (four) also aided the cause offensively.

Easthampton 60, Pioneer 32 — Hailey Ring went for 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, but the visiting Panthers fell to high-powered Easthampton, 60-32, in an independent contest on Tuesday.

Easthampton led 18-4 after  one quarter and 36-11 at the half. Lauren Morse led all scorers with 20 points for the hosts.

Caroline R ing tossed in six points for Pioneer while Fota Ndiaye added four.


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