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Warriors third in Eagles’ Classic



Staff Writer
Friday, December 07, 2018

After a tough season-opening loss on Thursday night, Mohawk Trail Regional High School was looking to rebound in the third-place game of the Eagles’ Holiday Classic boys’ basketball tournament on Friday and a strong second-half performance got the job done for the Warriors.

Anthony Moffatt scored 10 points and Jackson Hicks added 9 to lead a balanced-scoring effort as the Warriors pulled away from Mt. Everett in the second half to claim a 43-30 victory in Turners Falls.

Mohawk jumped out to a 16-7 lead after the first quarter but Mt. Everett outscored the Warriors, 11-2, in the second quarter to pull into a 18-18 tie at halftime. Mohawk came out and outscored the Eagles, 16-8, in the third quarter to take control of the game.

“Our defense picked up in the second half,” first-year coach Darren Schmidt said of his team. “Offensively, we were getting similar looks in the first half, but our shots started dropping in the second.”

Shawn Davenport netted 7 points in the win, and Will Guyette had 6 points.

Ware 70, FC Tech 23 — It was a night to forget for the Franklin Tech boys basketball team.

Ware jumped all over the Eagles early and never let off the gas as it thumped the hosts in the championship game of the Eagles’ Holiday Classic, 70-23, Friday night in Turners Falls.

Devin Slattery finished with 18 points in the win, and Keith Smith and Colin Doty each added 13 points. Ware led 14-3 after one quarter and took a 37-10 lead into the break.

Jared Bergmann finished with 9 points in the loss, and Max Charest added 7 points and six rebounds. Cole Littlewood had 1 point and a team-high three steals.

North Brookfield 55, Athol 52 — Tyler Patchin took over in the second half and North Brookfield came from behind to edge Athol, 55-52, in an independent boys’ game Friday night in North Brookfield.

The eighth-grader scored a game-high 24 points in the win, 19 of which came in the second half. The Red Raiders led 22-18 at the break, but Patchin scored 11 points in the third quarter as North Brookfield tied the score at 35-35 after three, and then poured in eight points in the fourth to help the hosts to the win.

“He made us look silly,” Athol coach Dan Bevis said. “They made their shots down the stretch and we didn’t execute. We are not going to hang our heads, though, we are going to get back in the gym and get ready for St. Mary’s on Thursday.”

Mark Ferrari had a huge opener for the Red Raiders with 22 points, while Noah Pottinger dumped in 10. Maysin Tarbell chipped in 7 points, and Bryce King added 6.

Girls’ hoop

Pioneer 43, Easthampton 24 — Olivia Rowe registered 15 points, 11 rebounds and two steals and Pioneer opened the season with a resounding 43-25 victory over Easthampton in an independent girls’ game in Easthampton.

The Panthers made life tough for the Eagles’ offense all night, as Pioneer led 14-3 after one quarter and 22-10 at the break and were never threatened in the second half. Pioneer coach Meg Burrington was pleased with the team effort.

“It was a decent game for the young group,” she offered. “Every girl, one through 13, worked hard on the floor with no letdown. We saw a lot of great things, and we’ve learned what we need to work on.”

Paige Loughman finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and three assists, and Steph Scoville added 9 points, five rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots.

Emma Downer led Easthampton with 10 points, and Val Murphy chipped in 9.

Smith Voke 36, FC Tech 25 — Franklin Tech had no answer for Sydney Cyr on Friday.

The Smith Voke senior scored 31 of her team’s 36 points to lead the Vikings to a 36-25 victory over the Eagles in the third-place game of the Eagles’ Holiday Classic girls’ basketball tournament in Turners Falls.

Ella Sherman was the only other scorer for the Vikings with 5 points in the win.

Jordan Hurlbert led Franklin Tech with 14 points and was named Most Valuable Player for her team in the tournament. Jocelyn Crowningshield added 5 points.

Hampshire 67, Mahar 40 — Maddie Pond scored 16 points and Hampshire defeated Mahar, 67-40, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of UMass Friday in Amherst.

Mahar led 13-11 after the first quarter but Hampshire came back to outscore the Senators, 26-13, in the second quarter and then limited the Senators to just 14 points in the second half.

“We lost our composure in the second quarter against their pressure,” Mahar coach Larry Fisher said. “We had 35 turnovers in the game and I think 20 of them were in the second quarter. We just didn’t play strong.”

Lila Labrie finished with 15 points in the win, and Jackie Babyak added 7.

Micalyn Mailloux led Mahar with 13 points, while Sophia Apteker netted 7, and Abby Bonk chipped in 5. Jasmine Vautour did not score a point in the loss but did have 17 rebounds.

Lenox 61, Mohawk 32 — Jade Alward scored 12 points to lead a balanced-scoring effort and Lenox beat Mohawk, 61-32, in the season-opener in Lenox on Friday.

Grace Poplawski had 10 points for the Warriors, and Mya Lesieur finished with 8 points. Grace Ward chipped in 5 points.

Smith Voke 36, FC Tech 25

Smith Voke (36)

Sherman 2-1—5, Cyr 12-1—31. Totals 14-2—36.

FC Tech (25)

Hurlbert 6-2—14, Cruz 1-0—2, Crowningshield 2-1—5, Duga 1-0—2, Castagna 1-0—2, Jackson, Kucinski, Eastman, Doane. Totals: 11-3—25.

3-Point Goals: (SV) Cyr 6.

Score by quarters:

Smith Voke

12

6

7

11

36

FC Tech

5

9

3

8

25

Hampshire 67, Mahar 40

Mahar (40)

Parker 1-1—4, Tenney 1-0—2, Prescott 1-0—2, Mailloux 5-2—13, Apteker 2-3—7, Page 2-0—4, Bonk 2-0—5, Fournier 1-1—3, Vautour, Davis. Totals 15-7—40.

Hampshire (67)

L. Labrie 3-9—15, Taylor 0-1—1, S. Labrie 1-0—2, B. Salomao 0-4—4, Babyak 3-0—7, Rubek 1-0—2, Labreque 1-0—2, M. Pond 7-0—16, Golasinski 2-2—6, Marek 2-2—6, J. Salomao 2-2—6. Totals: 22-20—67.

3-Point Goals: (M) Parker, Mailloux, Bonk. (H) Pond 2, Babyek.

Score by quarters:

Mahar

13

13

7

7

40

Hampshire

11

26

13

17

67

Pioneer 43, Easthampton 24

Pioneer (43)

Rowe 5-5—15, Loughman 5-0—11, Scoville 3-3—9, Ellis 2-0—4, Tibbetts 1-0—2, Faille 1-0—2, Flagg, Kahler, Cecunjanin, Ackerman. Totals 17-8—43.

Easthampton (24)

Downer 4-2—10, Murphy 4-1—9, Damon Damon 1-1—3, Massa 1-0—2. Totals: 10-4--24.

3-Point Goals: (P) Loughman.

Score by quarters:

Pioneer

14

8

6

15

43

Easthampton

3

7

2

12

24

Lenox 61, Mohawk 32

Mohawk (32)

Lesieur 3-2—8, Ward 2-1—5, DuPree 0-1—1, Clark 2-0—4, Poplawski 2-6—10, Reynolds 1-2—4. Totals 10-12—32.

Lenox (61)

Alward 5-0—12, Gamberoni 5-0—10, Patella 4-0—8, Pellard 4-0—8, Reese 1-0—2, Paul 3-0—6, Nichols 1-0—2, Najimy 3-0—6, Jardina 2-3—7. Totals: 31-6--70.

3-Point Goals: (L) Alward 2.

Score by quarters:

Mohawk

3

10

7

12

32

Lenox

25

11

12

13

61

Boys Games

Mohawk 43, Mt. Everett 30

Mohawk (43)

Moffatt 4-1—10, Davenport 2-2—7, Hicks 3-3—9, Dubreuil 1-0—2, Lococo 1-1—3, Cross 1-2—4, Bohonowicz 1-0—2, Guyette 3-0—6, Sumner. Totals 16-9--43.

Mt. Everett (30)

Foster 2-2—6, Casibant 0-5—5, Silk 4-1—9, Carpenter 3-0—6, Monteleon 1-2—4. Totals: 10-10—30.

3-Point Goals: (M) Moffatt, Davenport.

Score by quarters:

Mohawk

16

2

16

9

43

Mt. Everett

7

11

8

4

30

Ware 70, FC Tech 23

Ware (70)

Viera 2-1—5, Solty 1-1—3, Di. Slattery 3-2—9, De. Slattery 6-2—18, Balicki 2-0—4, Velasquez 2-1—5, Smith 5-2—13, Doty 5-3—13. Totals 26-12—70.

FC Tech (23)

Bergmann 3-3—9, Maniatty 0-1—1, Brown 1-0—2, Cole 1-0—3, C. Littlewood 0-1—1, Charest 2-2—7, LaClaire, Hastings, Vielmetti-Perusse, J. Littlewood. Totals: 7-7—23.

3-Point Goals: (W) Di. Slattery, De. Slattery 4, Smith. (FT) Cole, Charest.

Score by quarters:

Ware

14

23

12

20

70

FC Tech

3

7

9

4

23

N. Brookfield 55, Athol 52

Athol (52)

King 2-2—6, Lutz 1-0—2, Payne 1-0—2, Ferrari 8-5—22, Pottinger 3-1—10, Bousquet 0-1—1, Tarbell 2-3—7, Heath 1-0—2, Lamarche. Totals 18-12—52.

North Brookfield (55)

Patchin 7-5—24, M. Valencuort 4-2—11, Lareau 2-1—5, J. Valencourt 2-2—6, Jolin 1-0—2, Gilbert 1-0—3, Duszak 1-0—3. Totals: 18-10—55.

3-Point Goals: (A) Ferrari, Pottinger 3. (NB) Patchin 5, M. Valencourt, Gilbert, Duszak.

Score by quarters:

Athol

8

14

13

17

52

North Brookfield

7

11

17

20

55