Friday’s results: Hampshire girls basketball overwhelms Monson
One year after starting the season with five straight losses, the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team headed into the Christmas break at 3-2 against the same five teams following a 67-51 victory over Monson in Westhampton Friday night.
Sarah Kober had a game-high 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Anna Dziok and Brianna Weltlich had 12 and nine points, respectively. Chelsea Moussette finished with eight points, five assists, five steals and four rebounds for Hampshire, which led 58-31 entering the fourth quarter.
Easthampton 47, Smith Academy 16 — The Eagles (5-1, 2-0 Franklin South) allowed just four points in each quarter in a blowout home win.
Elizabeth Whitney had team highs with 16 points and 10 rebounds and added four assists. Ali Dabek scored 11 points with nine boards and four steals.
Ashley Higgins scored six points to lead the Falcons (1-4, 0-4).
Hopkins Academy 56, Pioneer Regional 33 — The Golden Hawks took a 29-14 lead at halftime and cruised to victory in Hadley.
Kyra Michalak led Hopkins (4-1, 4-0 Franklin South) with nine points and 11 rebounds. Madison Stevens was the Hawks’ top scorer with 13 points, while Kate Sullivan added 10.
Smith Vocational 22, Dean Technical 15 — Zuleika Ortiz had four points and 12 rebounds to lead the Vikings to their first win of the season.
Ericka Golaski added four points and 10 rebounds for Smith Voke (1-2, 1-1 Tri-County), while Miranda Clark was the Vikings’ leading scorer with five.
Pittsfield 54, Northampton 42 — After leading 31-28 at halftime, the Blue Devils struggled to score in the second half and fell on the road.
Maya Kerstetter led Hamp (3-2) with 15 points, while Anna Walther and Anna Moore each added seven.
Gateway Regional 59, St. Mary 19 — Brooke Fairman had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Gators (2-1) to the home victory.
Chelsi Derrig also reached double figures with 12 points, while Casey McKittrick added nine.
Arielle Baillargeon made seven steals to spearhead a defensive effort that allowed no points in the third quarter.
Central 52, Amherst Regional 33 — Jamie Staples scored a team-high eight points, while Xin Xin Tarren added seven in the home loss for the Hurricanes (0-4).
Frontier Regional 47, Greenfield 16 — The Red Hawks (2-2, 1-2 Franklin South) allowed just five points through three quarters and dominated the paint in an easy road victory.
Amanda Calvo led Frontier with 14 points and Jordan Rowe added nine.
Granby 54, Commerce 10 — The Rams led 22-2 after the first quarter and stayed undefeated in Springfield.
Rebecca Sapoukey led Granby (4-0) with nine points and seven rebounds, all in the first quarter. Meghan Sullivan added seven points, five assists and three steals.
Sabis 54, Holyoke Catholic 10 — Despite coming out on the short end of a long score, Gaels coach Terry Murphy was proud of his team.
“These kids played hard for 32 minutes and kept trying to get better. I was proud that they didn’t hang their heads and played hard throughout,” said Murphy, whose team fell to 3-3. “It’s a sign of good things to come.”
Kyra Robins led Catholic with six points.
St. Joseph 5, Belchertown 0 — Kyle Mikulski made 26 saves for the Orioles (0-3-1) in the independent loss at the Mullins Center practice rink.