Tuesday's high school games: Corey Baker scores 34 points for Granby boys basketball
Corey Baker scored 34 points to pull to within two of the career 1,000-point mark as the Granby boys basketball team went on the road to defeat Ware 61-49 Tuesday night.
The junior guard hit five 3-pointers and added eight rebounds. Andy Gifford had 10 points in the victory.
Both Jesse Molin (six assists, five rebounds, two steals) and Brandon Cloutier (13 rebounds) scored six points for Granby.
The Rams (13-1) host Renaissance Friday at 7 p.m.
Smith Academy 70, Easthampton 36 — Keith Natale put in a game-high 18 points to lead the Falcons (13-2, 11-2 Hampshire West) to the blowout road victory.
Mat Sulda (15) and David Longstreeth (10) also reached double figures for Smith Academy.
Chris Starcun scored 15 points for the Eagles (7-8, 5-8 Hampshire East).
Pioneer Regional 56, Hopkins Academy 51 — Andrew Omer and Zach Kelley each scored 10 points, but the Golden Hawks (2-12, 0-12 Hampshire West) dropped a tight one at home.
Greg Pipczynski had eight points and a team-high 15 rebounds for Hopkins, while Brett Morrison added five points and seven assists.
Hampshire Regional 52, Gateway Regional 44 — Adam Laroche scored 16 points to help power the Raiders (7-4) past Gateway for the road win.
Conor Cronin (14 points) and Shane Andrews (11) also reached double-digits in scoring for Hamphire.
Brothers Curtis (19 points) and Calvin Dowers (11 points) each scored in double-figures and Justin Edinger recorded four blocks for the Gators (1-13).
Greenfield 39, Frontier Regional 32 — Peter Watroba and Ryan Hoar each had eight points, but the Red Hawks (8-6, 8-5 Hampshire West) couldn’t hand the Green Wave (13-0, 13-0) their first loss.
Frontier struggled from the free-throw line, making only 4-of-19 attempts in the loss.
Smith Vocational 44, McCann Tech 42 — Anthony Karch’s only basket was a game-wining layup at the buzzer as the Vikings (6-6, 6-2 Tri-County) won in North Adams.
Sam Sharpe scored 17 points and recorded four blocks, including a rejection on McCann’s final possession to help set up Karch’s layup.
Jordan Castillo added 16 points in the win.
South Hadley 64, Chicopee Comp 44 — Kara Callahan scored a game-high 15 points as the Tigers (10-3) took care of Chicopee Comp on the road.
Kelly Pouliot added 12 points in the victory.
Northampton 52, Central 50 — Anna Walther scored a game-high 21 points for the Blue Devils (13-2, 6-1 Valley Wheel) in the road win over Central.
Anna Moore recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Northampton.
Frontier Regional 42, Greenfield 20 — After trailing by a point after the first quarter, the Red Hawks (8-6, 8-5 Franklin South) went on a 27-6 run during the middle quarters to run away with a home win.
Jordyn Roberts scored a game-high 11 points for Frontier. Sydney Judge had eight points, while Amanda Calvo added six points and six steals.
Smith Vocational 31, Dean Tech 25 — Kelly Lampron’s 10 points were a team high as the Vikings (3-8, 3-7 Tri-County) earned a home victory.
Zuleika Ortiz and Madeline Spencer-Orrell grabbed 16 and 10 rebounds, respectively, for Smith Voke.
Easthampton 59, Smith Academy 14 — Led by Elizabeth Whitney’s 19 points, the Eagles (12-3, 10-3 Franklin South) won in convincing fashion on the road.
Kristen Windoloski also chipped in with 12 points, knocking down four 3-pointers.
Emi Barker scored four points for the Falcons (3-12, 2-11).
Longmeadow 61, Amherst Regional 29 — Jamie Staples led the Hurricanes (1-12, 0-3 Suburban) with 13 points in the road loss.
South Hadley 8, Belchertown 2 — The four-time defending Western Massachusetts Division 3A champions punched their ticket into the postseason with the victory at Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke.
Evan Sullivan scored twice with three assists to lead the Tigers (9-2-2), who are unbeaten in their last nine contests.
Tom Crotty and Beau Kass had two goals and an assist apiece, while Jeff Beauregard (two assists) and Ben Kravetz (assists) added a tally each. Joe Whalen picked up three assists, with one apiece for Nick Watkins and Mark Kelleher.
Patrick McCarthy and Thomas Tharion each scored for the Orioles (1-10-2), while Alex Bachand, Jordan Auffrey and Ryan Dupont each assisted once.
Devin Hoagland (22 saves) and Steve Mathes (three) split time in net for South Hadley. Kyle Mikulski stopped 42 shots for Belchertown.