Haselton’s second half leads Wave past Div. 1 West Side

  • GHS 32 Samantha Smith shoots vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • GHS 32 Samantha Smith shoots vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • GHS 4 Katie Haselton dives for a loose ball vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • GHS 4 Katie Haselton drives vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Greenfield guard Bryanna Rivera is fouled as she goes toward the basket Friday night during the Green Wave’s 64-54 win over West Springfield at Nichols Gym in Greenfield. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • GHS 10 Oliva Joy looks to pass vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • GHS 5 Raegan Hickey looks to pass vs West Springfield. December 14, 2018 Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Above, Greenfield guard Katie Haselton slashes to the basket during the first half of Friday night’s 64-54 win over West Springfield. Haselton had a huge second half, scoring all 25 of her points after the break. Below, Samantha Smith is fouled as she puts up a shot. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writers
Published: 12/14/2018 11:36:10 PM

As far as challenging games on the schedule go, things don't get much tougher than Friday night’s tussle at Nichols Gymnasium.

Greenfield High School passed one of its huge early-season independent tests, riding a monster second-half offensive performance from sophomore Katie Haselton to knock off Div. 1 West Springfield, 64-54.

Haselton scored all 25 of her points in the second half, drilling five 3-pointers after sitting for most of the second quarter due to foul trouble.

“We switched up offenses at halftime and allowed her to get more perimeter looks,” Greenfield coach John Hickey said of Haselton. “She’s a scorer. It’s in her nature. She only had six (points) against Chicopee Comp (in the opener) and zero in the first half tonight. She had a little coming out party.”

West Springfield, which returns key pieces from last year’s WMass Div. 1 semifinal squad, led 21-20 at halftime. The Terriers played a box-and-one defense on Greenfield star Raegan Hickey. The senior guard finished the night with just 6 points, though she dished out seven assists to go with eight rebounds and four steals.

Senior Samantha Smith did the bulk of Greenfield’s damage in the first half, scoring 11 points before halftime to help keep the hosts within striking distance with Haselton on the bench with the foul trouble.

Haselton took over after the break. She dropped 10 points in the third quarter, as Greenfield pulled even, 38-38, entering the fourth.

That set up a huge fourth frame, where the sophomore exploded for 15 of her team’s 24 points in the period. She hit a trio of 3s in that span, and nearly matched West Springfield’s team total of 16 points.

“They were going full-court denial on Raegan so when gets denied, we got the ball to Katie and cleared it out,” Hickey said. “To have someone like Katie be able to do that, it really adds a dimension to our team. It’s a great sign when your leading scorer doesn’t score and you still win. That’s going to happen some nights to our best players.”

Smith also had a big night for the Green Wave (2-0), finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds. She was 7-for-10 from the free throw line despite sitting with some foul trouble in the third quarter. Smith and Haselton had four fouls apiece but managed to hold off picking up No. 5.

West Springfield (0-1) was led by Angela Czeremcha’s 26 points. The junior, who averaged nearly 18 points per game last year, was the only Terrier in double figures.

“That’s a great win for us, especially when we have foul trouble all night,” said Hickey. “Everyone stepped up and contributed. Our role players did the little things and did what they had to do for us to win.”

Racquel Provost, Olivia Joy and Bryanna Rivera all played well, and the trio had 2 points apiece. Tina Reed also gave the Wave quality minutes.

Greenfield begins Franklin County League North play Tuesday night when it hosts Athol.

Athol 56, Turners 55, OT — Kendall DeLeo hit a free throw with 0.8 seconds to play in overtime and Athol defeated Turrners Falls, 56-55, in an independent girls basketball game Friday night in Turners.

Athol came from nine down in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then took advantage of foul trouble by the Thunder as Turners finished with just four players on the court to end the game after losing six players who fouled out.

Turners took a four-point lead in overtime but played down a man for roughly three minutes. Athol took a 55-53 lead before Turners' Aly Murphy was fouled with 8 seconds to play and hit both shots to tie the score. Athol went down the floor and Turners was whistled for a foul with under a second to play. DeLeo hit her first free throw and missed the second to win it.

"The girls worked so hard but we did not rebound the ball and that's what burnt us," Turners coach Ed Marvell said. "Hopefully we will learn from this and be ready for 18 more games."

Turners led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter but was outscored by Athol, 21-12, in the frame.

Haley Bigwood shot 31 free throws for Athol, knocking down 10 en route to a game-high 24 points. Angelica Baptista added 19 points.

Dabney Rollins finished with a team-high 16 points before becoming the first victim to foul-out for Turners. Karissa Fleming had a big night for Turners with 15 points, Lily Spear added 8 points, and Murphy finished with 7.

FC Tech 40, Easthampton 30 — Isabelle Duga scored a career-high 19 points to lead Franklin Tech to its first win of the season with a 40-30 victory over Easthampton in an independent game Friday night in Turners Falls.

"She played the best game she has ever played in her basketball career," Franklin Tech coach Sean Knightly said. "She was excellent on defense and even better on offense."

Franklin Tech led 20-11 at halftime but struggled in the third quarter as Duga ran into foul trouble and was one of three starters on the bench, which allowed Easthampton to cut the deficit down to 24-21 entering the fourth quarter. The Eagles regrouped in the final eight minutes, outscoring Easthampton, 16-9, to pull away.

"I was pleased with them the whole game," Knightly said. "I felt like the team came together for the first time this year and it was based on heart and hustle."

Jordyn Hurlbert and Gem Cruz each finished with 6 points in the win.

Leominster 49, Mahar 40 — Host Leominster outscored Mahar by an 18-8 margin in the fourth quarter, overcoming a deficit to hold on for a 49-40 independent victory Friday night.

Division 1 Leominster trailed 32-31 after three before rallying to sneak past the Div. 3 Senators.

“That’s the best these kids have played so far this year,” lauded Mahar coach Larry Fisher of his team. “We’re fortunate to be able to play them and get this experience against (a Div. 1 team).”

Micalyn Mailloux hit four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 16 points for the Senators (1-2). Jazmyn Vautour was also in double figures with 10 points and Courtney Page tossed in 6 points.

“We were patient throughout the game with our shot selection but in the fourth quarter we got a bit impatient and made some bad passing decisions,” Fisher said.

Mahar heads to Frontier Tuesday to open Franklin County League North action.

Boys basketball

Mahar 49, Hampshire 36 — It may not have been pretty, but Mahar got the job done on Friday night as it turned in a solid defensive effort against Hampshire en route to a 49-36 victory in independent boys action in Westhampton.

The Senators (2-1) led 24-17 at halftime and then pulled away in the third quarter as they outscored the Raiders, 14-5.

"We did a pretty good job on defense tonight," Mahar coach Chad Softic said.

While Softic was pleased with his team's defensive effort, he said the offense still has a ways to go as it shot just 17-for-57 from the field. Softic said that he wanted to get more shots at the basket, so the team played more up-tempo than it has been, but shooting 30 percent from the field is not the recipe for winning.

Charlie Barnes had a strong all-around game in the win, scoring a team-high 13 points to go with six rebounds, seven steals and four assists. Matt Lyesiuk netted 9 points, and Eli Gonzalez finished with 8 points. Jakob Carron finished with 4 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

Leominster 82, Athol 44 — Sophomore Nathan Heath dropped a team-high 17 points, but host Athol fell in the title game of the Red Raider Invitational to Div. 1 Leominster, 82-44, Friday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.

Leominster put four players in double figures, led by Liam Connacher’s 17 points. The Blue Devils stormed out to a 24-9 lead after one quarter and carried a 51-24 advantage into intermission.

Bryce King drilled a pair of 3s and finished with 14 points. Maysin Tarbell had 6 points and Keegan Lutz added 4.

Monson 70, Mohawk 41 — Three players scored in double figures on Friday night and Monson pulled away from Mohawk, 70-41, in an independent boys basketball game in Monson.

Chris Sisco led Monson with 18 points. Jadon Messina finished with 16 points, and Cam Kratodil added 14 points. 

Monson led 19-15 after the first quarter but the Mustangs stepped it up on defense, outscoring Mohawk 21-11 in the second quarter before pulling away in the third with a 21-7 edge in scoring.

"We were playing with them in the first quarter," Mohawk coach Darren Schmidt said. "In the second quarter, they started getting into the passing lanes and got some steals that led to easy buckets. But I'm proud of our guys, they stuck with it and tried hard."

Owen Cross had a big game for the Warriors with 15 points as he played well in the low post. Reuben Baseett finished with 8 points, Jackson Hicks added 6 points, and Anthony Moffatt added 5 points.

Mohawk (1-2) heads to Granby on Monday.

Greenfield 64, West Side 54

West Side (54)

Andrewj 4-1—9, Beliveau 1-1—3, Bolduc 2-0—4, Conway 1-0—3, Hastings 1-0—2, Bailey 1-3—5, Peabody 0-2—2, Czeremcha 10-6—26. Totals 20-13--54.

Greenfield (64)

Rivera 0-2—2, Provost 0-2—2, Haselton 9-2—25, Hickey 1-4—6, Joy 1-0—2, Smith 10-7—27, Reed. Totals: 21-17--64.

3-Point Goals: (WS) Conway. (G) Haselton 5.

Score by quarters:

West Side

9

12

17

16

54

Greenfield

15

7

18

24

64

FC Tech 40, Easthampton 30

Easthampton (30)

Roy 0-1—1, Downer 4-0—8, Murphy 4-4—12, Massa 3-1—7, McDermotty 0-2—2. Totals 11-8--30.

FC Tech (40)

Hurlber 3-0—6, Jackson 1-0—2, Cruz 3-0—6, Doane 0-2—2, Duga 8-3—19, Crowningshield 1-3—5, Kucinski, Jobst, Castagna, Ryan. Totals: 16-8--40.

3-Point Goals: None

Score by quarters:

Easthampton

2

9

10

9

30

FC Tech

8

12

4

16

40

Leominster 49, Mahar 40

Mahar (40)

Parker 1-0—2, Tenney 1-0—2, Mailloux 5-2—16, Davis 1-0—2, Page 2-1—6, Bonk 1-0—2, Vautour 4-0—10, Prescott, Apteker, Graeff. Totals 15-3--40.

Leominster (49)

S. Finnegan 5-0—11, Smith 1-0—2, Akochere 2-3—7, Adams 5-2—13, P. Finnegan 2-0—4, Vivoamore 1-0—3, Mondville 3-3—9. Totals: 19-8--49.

3-Point Goals: (M) Mailloux 4, Page, Vautour 2. (L) S. Finnegan, Adams, Vivoamore.

Score by quarters:

Mahar

17

5

10

8

40

Leominster

17

6

8

18

49

Athol 56, Turners 55, OT

Athol (56)

Cleveland 1-0—2, Deleo 1-1—3, Baptista 6-6—19, Polana 2-0—4, Bigwood 7-10—24, St. Cyr 2-0—4, Putnam, Wrigley. Totals 19-17--56.

Turners (55)

Johnson 1-2—4, Moreno 1-0—2, Fleming 5-4—15, A. Murphy 2-2—7, Rollins 6-4—16, Waldron 0-3—3, Li. Spera 3-2—8, Garcia, La. Spera, Lu. Spera Totals: 18-17--55.

3-Point Goals: (A) . (TF) .

Score by quarters:

Athol

7

13

6

21

9—

56

Turners

11

15

9

12

8—

55

BOYS BASKETBALL

Leominster 82, Athol 44

Leominster (82)

Thomas 1-2—4, Kionga 6-1—14, LeBlanc 4-3—14, Ramirez 2-0—4, Perez 1-0—2, Paulino 3-1—9, Rodriguez 1-0—3, Pierre-Louis 5-0—10, Connacher 8-1—17, Huertas 2-0—4. Totals 33-8--82.

Athol (44)

King 2-8—14, Lutz 1-1—4, Pottinger 1-0—2, Stevens 0-1—1, Tarbell 1-3—6, Heath 7-3—17, Paine, Bousquet, Lamarche, Gordon. Totals: 12-16--44.

3-Point Goals: (L) LeBlanc 3, Paulino 2, Kionga, Rodriguez. (A) King 2, Lutz, Tarbell.

Score by quarters:

Leominster

24

27

13

18

82

Athol

9

15

13

7

44

Mahar 49, Hampshire 36

Mahar (49)

Barnes 4-4—13, Softic 1-1—3, Tenney 1-0—2, Chabot 2-1—5, Carron 2-0—4, Lyesiuk 3-0—9, Patch 2-0—5, Gonzalez 2-4—8, Lupien. Totals 17-10--49.

Hampshire (36)

Kraus 1-0—3, McCarson 1-0—2, Lewiski 2-4—8, Pellegrini 3-3—9, Forest 4-0—11, Gaskins 1-0—3. Totals: 12-7--36.

3-Point Goals: (M) Barnes, Lyesuik 3, Patch. (H) Kraus, Pellegrini, Forest 3, Gaskins.

Score by quarters:

Mahar

10

14

14

11

49

Hampshire

10

7

5

14

36

Monson 70, Mohawk 41

Mohawk (41)

Moffatt 1-2—5, Hoff 1-0—2, J. Hicks 3-0—6, Lococo 1-1—3, Cross 6-3—18, Guyette 1-0—2, Bassett 3-2—8, Sauceda, Davenport, Dubrieul, Matthews, Sumner, Bohonowicz. Totals 16-8--41.

Monson (70)

Gerry 3-1—7, Messina 7-2—16, Fiester 1-2—5, Duggan 1-0—2, Sisco 8-0—18, Malo 1-0—2, Kratodil 5-4—14 Totals: 27-9--70.

3-Point Goals: (Moh) Moffatt. (Mon) Fiester, Sisco 2.

Score by quarters:

Mohawk

15

11

7

8

41

Monson

19

21

21

9

70




Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261
Fax: (413) 772-2906

 

© 2019 Greenfield Recorder
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy