Brewington helps Wave put halt to losing streak

  • Greenfield's Julius Brewington (24) goes in for a layup defended by Hopkins' Caleb Graves (31) earlier this season. Brewington scored 20 points to help the Wave beat Turners, 64-60, in action Friday night. Staff file Photo/Dan Little

Staff Writer
Published: 1/25/2019 11:08:38 PM

After losing four straight games, Greenfield High School found itself desperate for a win as it traveled across the river to Turners Falls High School on Friday night. 

Behind a 20-point effort from Julius Brewington, the Green Wave ended its losing streak and climbed one game closer toward qualifying for the postseason as it defeated the Thunder, 64-60, in an independent boys basketball game.

The game was very much back-and-forth between the two teams. Turners led 12-10 after the first quarter but the Green Wave outscored the Thunder 24-15 in the second to take a 34-27 lead into the break. Turners responded by outscoring the Wave 25-16 in the third for a 52-50 lead, but the Wave clamped down defensively and used a 14-8 edge in the fourth to win it late.

Greenfield (7-6) now needs three wins in its final seven games to clinch a postseason berth.

“We played the way I know we are capable of playing,” Greenfield coach Angelo Thomas said. “The effort was there, the attention to detail and doing things with a purpose, it was all there tonight. Turners and has guys that can score. It was a great game.”

Brewington scored 20 points and has been on fire of late. After averaging 3 points per game through his first seven games of the season, Brewington is averaging 12.5 points per game over the past six contests.

“He’s a big, strong kid and if he starts to realize some other things, he could be one of the better players in the league,” Thomas said.

Hunter Campbell netted 12 points in the win, Mason Meadows notched 9 points, Owen Phelps chipped in 8 points, and Nate Haselton had 7 points.

Anthony Peterson finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Turners Falls (7-7), and Chace Novak notched 18 points. Tyler Lavin added 12 points.

Mahar 56, Mohawk 30 — Mahar limited Mohawk to just two points in the first quarter as the Senators raced out to a huge lead and went on to defeat the Warriors, 56-30, in an independent tilt Friday night in Buckland.

The Senators (10-4) clinched a postseason berth in convincing fashion as they led 19-2 after the first quarter and 32-13 at the break.

The Mahar offense was spread out as 10 players found the score sheet. Jordan Desrosiers led Mahar with 13 points, and Deven Patch netted 11 points. Zack Notre, who had scored five points all season, finished with 8 points, and Charlie Barnes added 8 points. 

Jackson Hicks was one of just four players to record a point for Mohawk (4-9) as he poured in a game-high 16. Owen Cross netted 6 points, and Anthony Moffatt netted 5 points.

Belchertown 62, Athol 41 — Corey Lanoue scored 23 points on Friday night at Belchertown defeated Athol, 62-41, in an independent game in Belchertown.

Owen Raines finished with 7 points for the Orioles (5-8), and Evan Burton notched 8 points.

Mark Ferrari led Athol with 20 points, while Keegan Lutz and Jaycob Lamarche each added 6 points.

Girls’ basketball

Mahar 61, McCann 50 — The full-court press made all the difference for Mahar on Friday night.

The Senators trailed by four points entering the second quarter but used the press to outscore visiting McCann Tech, 39-13, over the next two frames and Mahar went on to a 61-50 victory in an independent girls game in Orange.

The Hornets (7-5) led 18-14 after the first quarter but Mahar’s press helped the team outscore the Hornets 22-8 in the second quarter to take a 36-26 lead at the break. Mahar continued to pour it on in the third, outscoring McCann 17-5 to take a 53-31 lead after three. McCann tightened the gap in garbage time.

“The full court pressure created a lot of turnovers which led to transition baskets,” Mahar coach Larry Fisher said.

Jazmyn Vautour finished with 13 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists for the Senators (8-4), and Courtney Page netted 10 points. Micalyn Mailloux collected 9 points, Delaney Parker added 8 points, and Jordan Fournier finished with 7 points.

Grace Towler led McCann with 25 points.

Girls swimming

Turners 72, Renaissance 34 — Three swimmers won a pair of events apiece as Turners Falls defeated Renaissance, 72-34, in a girls swimming & diving meet Friday in Springfield.

Jade Tyler captured the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 10.61 seconds and also won the 500 freestyle in 6:07.59. Olivia Whittier won the 50 free in 28.55, and the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.03, and Allison Wheeler captured the 200 individual medley in 2:53.35 and the 100 free in 1:08.59. Abigail Johnson captured the 200 free in 2:54.75, and Lillian Poirier added a win in the 100 backstroke in 1:24.30.

Wheeler, Whittier, Tyler and Poirier won the 200 medley relay in 2:16.40, while Johnson, Poirier, Whittier and Tyler won the 200 free relay in 2:10.28.

Boys swimming

Renaissance 92, Turners 58 — Jack Putala won a pair of events but Turners Falls fell to Renaissance, 92-58, in a boys swimming & diving meet.

Putala won the 50 free in 29.31, and the 100 backstroke in 1:26.22. Dom Carme won the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.53, and Cameron Bradley won the 200 IM in 2:23.25.

Greenfield 64, Turners 60

Greenfield (64)

Vega 0-1—1, Haselton 2-2—7, Phelps 4-0—8, Sak 2-0—4, Meadows 3-3—9, Campbell 4-1—12, Cote 1-0—3, Brewington 9-2—20. Totals 25-9--64.

Turners (60)

Lavin 4-1—12, Campbell 1-0—2, Russell 0-2—2, Kucenski 3-1—7, Novak 7-0—18, Peterson 6-7—19, Dodge, Politis, Whiting. Totals: 21-11--60.

3-Point Goals: (G) Haselton, Cote, Campbell 3. (TF) Lavin 3, Novak 4.

Score by quarters:

Greenfield

10

24

16

14

64

Turners

12

15

25

8

60

Mahar 56, Mohawk 30

Mahar (56)

Desrosiers 5-1—13, Barnes 3-1—8, Tenney 1-0—2, Chabot 1-0—2, Carron 1-0—2, Lyesiuk 2-0—5, Patch 5-0—11, Notre 3-2—8, Gonzalez 1-0—2, Watson 1-1—3, Lupien, Wilson. Totals 23-5--56.

Mohawk (30)

Moffatt 2-0—5, Hicks 7-2—16, Cross 3-0—6, Bassett 1-1—3, Sumner, Guyette, Matthews, Lococo, Dubreuil, Davenport. Totals: 13-3--30.

3-Point Goals: (Ma) Desrosiers 2, Barnes, Lyesiuk, Patch. (Mo) Moffatt.

Score by quarters:

Mahar

19

13

12

12

56

Mohawk

2

11

8

9

30

Belchertown 62, Athol 41

Athol (41)

Edwards 2-1—5, Lutz 2-0—6, Stevens 0-1—1, Lamarche 2-0—6, Ferrari 5-9—20, Gordon 1-0—3, Tarbell, O’Lari. Totals 12-11--41.

Belchertown (62)

Shiffer 2-2—6, Burton 4-0—8, Bechtold 1-0—2, Wrona 1-1—3, Lawless 0-1—1, Wright 2-0—4, C. Lanoue 8-3—23, Raines 3-1—7, Grissom 1-0—2, J. Lanoue 2-2—6. Totals: 24-10--62.

3-Point Goals: (A) Lutz 2, Lamarche 2, Ferrari, Gordon. (B) C. Lanoue 4.

Score by quarters:

Athol

5

10

11

15

41

Belchertown

23

13

16

10

62

GIRLS HOOP

Mahar 61, McCann 50

McCann (50)

Lesure 0-1—1, Lacasse 2-3—7, Towler 7-7—25, Deane 1-0—2, Tetlow 2-0—4, Tatro 5-1—11. Totals 17-12--50.

Mahar (61)

Parker 3-0—8, Prescott 1-0—2, Mailloux 2-5—9, Apteker 1-2—4, Davis 2-1—5, Page 4-2—10, Bonk 1-0—3, Fournier 3-1—7, Vautour 5-2—13, Graeff. Totals: 22-13--61.

3-Point Goals: (MT) Towler 4. (Mah) Parker 2, Bonk, Vautour.

Score by quarters:

McCann

18

8

5

19

50

Mahar

14

22

17

8

61




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