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Tuesday’s high schools: Amherst boys basketball holds off Cathedral

Noris Cuevas-Nova had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks as the Amherst Regional boys basketball team edged Cathedral 53-48 at home Tuesday night.

Justin Carey added 16 points for the Hurricanes (12-5).

Junior guard Tyrell Jackson was eligible for the game but did not play. Jackson had been suspended since a Jan. 14 incident at South Hadley. An assistant coach had told Jackson to intentionally run into South Hadley coach Jeff Guiel. Following an investigation by the Amherst school administration, the assistant coach was relieved of his duties and Jackson was suspended. He missed seven games and returned to practice last week.

Cathedral fell to 10-5 with the loss.

Smith Academy 55, Turners Falls 52 — Seaver Rickert scored a game-high 19 points to go with 11 rebounds as the Falcons (16-2, 14-2 Hampshire West) clinched sole possession of a league title with the win on the road.

Keith Natale added 12 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, while Mat Sulda had 11 points and five assists.

South Hadley 57, Sabis 50 — The Tigers (11-7, 4-2 Central) shut down the Bulldogs (5-12, 3-2), led 30-14 at halftime and held on for the win at home.

T.J. Fitzell had 17 points, Avon White added 15 and Evan Marcus added 13 in the win.

The trio collectively held Nelson Zayas to seven points.

Northampton 50, Westfield 47 — Justin Burgos had 17 points and Connor Roach added eight points and 12 rebounds as the Blue Devils (10-6, 3-3 Suburban) qualified for the postseason with the road win.

Jake Ross added 16 points for Hamp.

Belchertown 55, Southwick 36 — Zach Parsons scored a game-high 24 points as the Orioles (9-8, 2-4 Bi-County North) moved to within one win of a qualifying for the postseason.

Tyler Verville added 12 points in the win.

Drury 48, Frontier 46 — Despite strong performances from Paul Decker (19 points) and Peter Watroba (13 points), the Red Hawks (10-7, 10-5 Hampshire West) were beaten by Drury when their last second shot attempt rimmed out at the buzzer.

Granby 69, Palmer 41 — Jesse Molin was dominant (22 points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists) in the Rams (15-3, 5-1 Bi-County North) win over the Panthers.

Corey Baker chipped in with 18 points in the win.

Mahar 55, Hampshire 42 — Shane Andrews (16 points), Adam Laroche (10) and Conor Cronin (10) all reached double figures but the Raiders fell at home.

Ware 69, Gateway 57 — Calvin Dowers scored 20 points but the Gators fell on the road.

Girls basketball

Northampton 59, Minnechaug 41 — Nine different players scored as the Blue Devils (15-3, 8-2 Valley Wheel) pulled into a first-place tie with Holyoke (13-4, 7-2), which lost to Ludlow Tuesday.

Anna Walther had 15 points and 10 assists, while Anna Moore added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Hamp.

Maya Kerstetter chipped in with 11 points in the win.

St. Mary 33, Smith Vocational 32 — Nashaelid Cintron scored a game-high eight points, but the Vikings (4-13, 4-12 Tri-County) fell at home.

Maddie Spencer-Orrell added six points in the loss, while Rita Whitney (five points, 12 rebounds) and Zully Ortiz (three, 13) had big nights on the glass.

Girls volleyball

Frontier Regional senior Cassidy Stankowski was named to the PrepVolleyball.com All-American team for a third straight season Tuesday.

Stankowski, the two-time state Gatorade Player of the Year, finished her career with 1,483 kills, 1,151 digs, 364 aces and a 122-0 record against teams from western Mass. During her time at Frontier, the program won six WMass titles and three state titles.

She headed to Division I Central Connecticut State in the fall.

Boys Basketball

South Hadley 57, Sabis 50

Bulldogs (5-12, 3-2 Central )

Garcia 7-1-15, Zayas 1-4-7, Beadle 1-0-2, Brown 4-3-11, Evans 3-0-6, Stamp 1-1-3, Collins 2-2-6. Totals: 19-11-50

Tigers (11-7, 4-2)

Marcus 5-2-13, White 5-5-15, T. Fitzell 5-2-17, Bullough 1-6-8, Flachs 1-0-2, G. Fitzell 0-1-1, Garbacik 0-1-1, Earle 0-0-0, Sears 0-0-0, Maryea 0-0-0. Totals: 17-17-57

Sabis 4 10 19 17—50

South Hadley 9 21 12 15—57

3-pointers: Sabis 1 (Zayas) South Hadley 6 (T. Fitzell 5, Marcus)

Drury 48, Frontier 46

Blue Devils (6-8, 0-0 Berkshire North)

Beckett 4-0-8, Tremblay 2-0-5, Girard 1-3-5, Baggs 1-0-3, Bird 4-2-11, Pantoja 6-0-16. Totals: 18-5-48

Red Hawks(10-7, Hampshire West 10-5)

T. Hoar 1-2-4, Watroba 6-0-13, Hickey 1-0-2, R. Hoar 1-3-5, Decker 7-1-19, Tillona 1-1-3, Ames 0-0-0, Ruddock 0-0-0, Pickunka, Kennedy. Totals: 17-7-46.

Drury 7 15 10 14—48

Frontier 10 13 13 12—46

3-pointers: Drury 7 (Pantoja 4, Tremblay, Baggs, Bird,) Frontier (Decker 4, Watroba)

Belchertown 55, Southwick 36

Rams (6-10, 2-3 Bi-County North)

O’Neill 2-2-6, Shea 1-2-4, Grunwald 2-0-4, Fortini 3-0-9, Johnson 1-1-4, Massarelli 1-0-2, Hebert 1-2-4, Frasco 1-0-3. Totals: 12-5-36

Orioles (9-8, 2-4)

Verville 4-2-12, Adzima 1-0-2, Ryan 3-1-7, Pellerin 1-0-2, Parsons 8-8-24, Lussier 1-2-4, O’Brien 1-0-2, Levigne 1-0-2, Aldrich 0-0-0, Henson 0-0-0. Totals: 20-13-55

Southwick 7 8 7 14—36

Belchertown 11 20 15 9—55

3-pointers: Southwick 5 (Fortini 3, Johnson, Frasco); Belchertown 2 (Verville 2)

Smith Academy 55, Turners Falls 52

Falcons (16-2, 14-2)

McMahon 3-0-6, Rickert 9-1-19, Longstreeth 3-0-6, Natale 5-2-12, Sulda 3-4-11, Halloran 0-1-1, Smiarowski 0-0-0. Totals: 23-8-55.

Indians (12-6, 11-5)

Bourbeau 3-2-8, Marino 4-0-10, Ellis 2-0-4, Forest-Bulley 3-0-6, Fisher 3-0-6, Smith 7-0-18. Totals: 22-2-52.

Smith 11 13 17 14—55

Turners 9 24 11 8—52

3-pointers: Smith 1 (Sulda); Turners 6 (Marino 2, Smith 4)

Granby 69, Palmer 41

Panthers (11-7, 4-2 Bi-County North)

Ingram 4-0-9, Stafiowski 2-2-6, Garant 3-0-6, Siddle 2-3-8 , Doucette 1-0-3, Murphy 1-0-3, Remillard 1-0-2, Marsh 1-0-2, Russo 1-0-2. Totals 16-5-41.

Rams (15-3, 5-1 Bi-County North)

Sheehan 0-0-0, Williams 2-0-5, Monaco 2-0-5, O’Shea 0-0-0, Gifford 3-0-9, Duxbury 0-1-1, Galloway 0-0-0, Baker 8-2-18, Molin 10-2-22, Mikalchus 1-0-2, Cloutier 3-1-7. Totals: 29-6-69.

Palmer 18 2 8 13—41

Granby 13 19 19 18—69

3-pointers: Granby 5 (Gifford 3, Williams, Monaco) Palmer 4 (Ingram, Siddle, Doucette, Murphy)

Amherst 53, Cathedral 48

Panthers (10-5)

Callahan 1-0-2, Boyd 9-5-23, Burke 3-1-8, Garcia 6-1-15. Totals: 19-7-48

Hurricanes (12-5)

Cuevas-Nova 7-3-18, Carey 6-2-16, Sowers 1-1-3, Farah 2-0-4, Peake 0-0-0, Johnson 0-0-0, Cook 3-1-7, Ford 0-1-1, Hird 2-0-4, Bixby 0-0-0. Totals: 21-8-53

Cathedral 6 14 14 14—48

Amherst 16 10 13 14—53

3-pointers: Cathedral 3 (Burke, Garcia 2) Amherst 3 (Cuevas-Nova, Carey 2)

Northampton 50, Westfield 47

Blue Devils (10-6, 3-3 Suburban)

Feldman-Schwartz 0-0-0, Burgos 5-4-17, Mam 0-0-0, Christopher 0-0-0, Konowitch 0-0-0, Ross 6-1-16, Hirsch 1-0-3, Warner 1-0-2, Hannigan-Page 2-0-4, C. Roach 4-0-8, Hale 0-0-0. Totals: 19-5-50

Bombers (7-8, 1-4)

Wiley 1-0-3, Murphy 1-3-5, Florek 3-4-10, Wells 6-3-16, Sullivan 2-0-4, Kear 1-0-2, Sas 2-1-5, Hebert 1-0-2. Totals: 17-11-47

Northampton 13 21 5 11—50

Westfield 10 12 14 11—47

3-pointers: Northampton 7 (Burgos 3, Ross 3, Hirsch) Westfield 2 (Wiley, Wells)

Girls basketball

St. Mary 33, Smith Vocational 32

Saints (3-10, 3-7 Tri-County)

Foley 2-0-5, Hunter 2-3-7, Statewicz 1-0-2, Arena 0-1-1, Lincoln 1-3-5, Chapplaine 1-0-2, Peretti 2-3-8, Sullivan 0-3-3. Totals: 9-13-33.

Vikings (4-13, 4-12)

Natasha Cintron 0-1-1, Yunga 0-0-0, Sepulveda 0-2-2, Lampron 2-0-4, Ortiz 1-1-3, Clark 0-0-0, Spencer-Orrell 2-2-6, Whitney 1-3-5, Nashaelid Cintron 2-3-8, Pierce 1-1-3. Totals: 9-13-32.

St. Mary 4 5 13 11—33

Smith Voke 8 7 8 9—32

3-pointers: St. Mary 2 (Foley, Peretti); Smith Voke 1 (Nashaleid Cintron)

Northampton 59, Minnechaug 41

Falcons (4-14, 1-9 Valley Wheel)

Granger 2-0-4, Bruce 1-0-3, McWilliams 3-3-9, Murphy 4-0-8, Modestow 7-1-15, Nehmer 1-0-2. Totals: 18-4-41

Blue Devils (15-3, 8-2)

Harris 1-0-2, Bell 2-0-5, Finley 1-0-2, Ramirez 3-2-8, Maurer 2-0-4, Moore 4-2-10, Sheehan 0-0-0, Glading-DiLorenzo 0-0-0, Baldwin 1-0-2, Walther 4-6-15, Kerstetter 3-5-11. Totals 21-15-59

Minnechaug 7 12 6 16—41

Northampton 10 15 17 17—69

3-pointers: Minnechaug 1 (Bruce) Northampton 2 (Walther, Bell)

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