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Friday’s high schools: Northampton pulls away from rival Amherst in girls basketball

  • Amherst's Taylor Bartmon, left, and Northampton's Rachel Sheehan keep their eyes on the ball as it falls through the hoop during Northampton vs. Amherst's basketball game in Amherst Regional High School on January 11, 2013.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Amherst's Taylor Bartmon, left, and Northampton's Rachel Sheehan keep their eyes on the ball as it falls through the hoop during Northampton vs. Amherst's basketball game in Amherst Regional High School on January 11, 2013.

    SARAH CROSBY

  • Maya Kerstetter, front left, of Northampton, and Julia Fay, of Amherst Regional, battle for a rebound Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Anna Walther, back left, and Charlotte Maurer, back right, keep their eye on the play. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Maya Kerstetter, front left, of Northampton, and Julia Fay, of Amherst Regional, battle for a rebound Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Anna Walther, back left, and Charlotte Maurer, back right, keep their eye on the play.

    SARAH CROSBY

  • Amherst Regional's Julia Fay, center, reaches for the ball against Northampton Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Charlotte Maurer, right, keeps her eye on the ball.<br/> <br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Amherst Regional's Julia Fay, center, reaches for the ball against Northampton Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Charlotte Maurer, right, keeps her eye on the ball.

    SARAH CROSBY

  • Amherst Regional's Elena Valenzaela-Stookey (4) and Jamie Staples (3) collide with teammates while reaching for the ball against Northampton Friday. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Amherst Regional's Elena Valenzaela-Stookey (4) and Jamie Staples (3) collide with teammates while reaching for the ball against Northampton Friday.

    SARAH CROSBY

  • Amherst's Taylor Bartmon, left, and Northampton's Rachel Sheehan keep their eyes on the ball as it falls through the hoop during Northampton vs. Amherst's basketball game in Amherst Regional High School on January 11, 2013.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Maya Kerstetter, front left, of Northampton, and Julia Fay, of Amherst Regional, battle for a rebound Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Anna Walther, back left, and Charlotte Maurer, back right, keep their eye on the play. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Amherst Regional's Julia Fay, center, reaches for the ball against Northampton Friday in Amherst. Northampton's Charlotte Maurer, right, keeps her eye on the ball.<br/> <br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Amherst Regional's Elena Valenzaela-Stookey (4) and Jamie Staples (3) collide with teammates while reaching for the ball against Northampton Friday. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

The Northampton girls basketball team used a balance scoring attack to steadily pull away from rival Amherst en route to a 43-27 victory on the road Friday night.

Anna Moore and Anna Walther (five assists) each had nine points, while Charlotte Maurer (six points) had 13 rebounds and four steals for the Blue Devils (7-2).

The Hurricanes (0-6) packed it in defensively and Hamp struggled from the free-throw line, where it went 10 for 22.

Jamie Staples led the ’Canes with a game-high 10 points.

Easthampton 57, Greenfield 31 — Elizabeth Whitney posted 21 points and 10 rebounds in 13 minutes of play as the Eagles (9-1, 6-1 Franklin South) cruised on the road.

Kristen Windolowski added nine points on three 3-pointers for Easthampton, which is two wins from qualifying for the postseason due to a 21-game schedule.

The Eagles have won seven straight.

Frontier Regional 43, Turners Falls 23 — Amanda Calvo struck for a career-high 23 points on 9-of-21 shooting as the Red hawks (4-5, 4-4 Franklin South) won in South Deerfield.

Olivia Riordan had 10 points and Katherine Miner added 10 rebounds in the win.

Granby 59, New Leadership 13 — Rebecca Sapoukey had a game-high 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as the Rams (9-0) got an easy home win over New Leadership.

Gateway Regional 40, Pathfinder 26 — Brooke Fairman posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds as the Gators (5-2, 4-1 Tri-County) were victorious at home.

Chelsi Derrig added eight points in the win.

Hopkins Academy 74, Mohawk Regional 25 — Madi Stevens led all scorers with a career-high 24 points to help lead the Golden Hawks (6-4, 6-2 Franklin South) to an easy home win.

Olivia Mathieu had a strong all-around game with 15 points, nine steals, eight rebounds and six assists. Kayla Jacque added 10 points, her career best.

Mahar Regional 49, Smith Academy 16 — Olivia Cavanaugh scored a team-high five points for the Falcons (2-7, 0-5 Franklin South) in Orange.

Senior guard Jill Valley scored nine points, including the 1,000th of her career, for the Senators (7-2, 7-1 Franklin North).

Boys basketball

South Hadley 99, Holyoke Catholic 28 — The Tigers (6-3) placed five different players in double figures in the blowout home victory.

Evan Marcus led a balanced attack with 15 points, while Cam Earle (13), Eric Maryea (13), Kevin Garbacik (12), and TJ Fitzell (11) also enjoyed solid games.

Nathan Golob led the Gaels (0-8) with eight points.

Turners Falls 49, Frontier 47 — Peter Watroba scored 17 points and Ryan Hoar had a double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds) as the Red Hawks (5-4, 5-3 Hampshire West) dropped a close one on the road.

Paul Decker added 10 points for Frontier.

Girls basketball

Hampshire Regional 65, Palmer 43

Panthers (7-4, 1-1 Bi-County East)

Czaja 3-0-6, Burke 2-1-6, Jasak 2-0-4, Darling 4-1-10, Pedro 4-3-11, Sablak 1-0-2, Trybus 2-0-4. Totals: 18-5-43.

Raiders (7-2, 2-0)

Moussette 2-3-7, Waters 0-0-0, Buzzee 0-0-0, Kober 10-0-20, Miranda Boucher 0-2-2, Dziok 4-0-11, Madison Boucher 1-1-3, Whiteley 3-1-7, Kowal 0-0-0, Weltlich 3-0-6, O’Connor 0-0-0, Aldrich 4-1-9. Totals: 27-8-65.

Palmer 8 6 15 14—43

Hampshire 16 13 17 19—65

3-pointers: Palmer 2 (Burke, Darling); Hampshire 3 (Dziok 3)

Easthampton 57, Greenfield 31

Easthampton (9-1, 6-1 Franklin South)

Connell 1-0-2, Windoloski 3-0-9, Urban 2-0-4, Lewandowski 1-2-5, Reardon 2-0-4, Otis 1-0-3, Sharp 2-0-4, Whitney 9-3-21, Nelson-DeNucce 3-0-6. Totals 24-5-57.

Greenfield (1-8, 1-7)

Isotti 5-0-14, Adams 4-2-11, Roberts 0-2-2, Glabach 0-4-4. Totals 9-8-31.

Easthampton 11 21 16 9—57

Greenfield 5 6 5 15—31

3-pointers: Easthampton 4 (Windoloski 3, Lewandowski); Greenfield 5 (Isotti 4, Adams)

Frontier 43, Turners Falls 23

Indians (5-5, 3-5 Franklin North)

Campbell 1-0-2, Dodge 3-2-9, Putala 3-0-6, Sanders 2-0-4, York 1-0-2. Totals: 10-2-23

Red Hawks (4-5, 4-4 South)

Gagnon 0-0-0, Judge 0-0-0, Roberts 2-0-5, Rowe 0-0-0, Spencer 0-0-0, Calvo 9-3-23, Esposito 1-0-3, Poissant 0-0-0, Miner 0-0-0, Baronas 1-0-2, Riordan 4-2-10, Fournier 0-0-0. Totals: 17-5-43

Turners 5 6 5 7—23

Frontier 13 12 18 0—43

3-pointers: Turners 1 (Dodge) Frontier 4 (Roberts, Calvo 2, Esposito)

Gateway Regional 40, Pathfinder 26

Pioneers (4-2, 3-1 Tri-County)

Hess 2-1-6, Ciejka 2-1-5, Holmes 0-2-2, Plato 1-1-4, Becker 3-3-9. Totals: 8-8-26.

Gators (5-2, 4-1)

Boothe 0-0-0, Moreau 2-0-4, Arkoette 0-2-2, Walton 1-2-4, Derrig 3-0-8, O’Brien 1-0-3, Baillargeon 2-0-4, Williams 1-0-2, Mastello 1-0-2, Fairman 4-1-11. Totals: 15-5-40.

Pathfinder 4 4 12 6—26

Gateway 7 11 12 10—40

3-pointers: Pathfinder 2 (Hess, Plato), Gateway 5 (Derrig 2, Fairman 2, O’Brien)

Granby 59, New Leadership 13

Wildcats (5-3)

D. Nichols 1-0-2, N. Nichols 0-1-1, Gervais 4-0-8, Morrow 1-0-2. Totals: 6-1-13

Rams (9-0)

Mercier 3-0-6, Menard 1-0-2, Labrie 3-0-7, K. Sullivan 3-1-7, M. Sullivan 2-1-5, Bailly 1-0-2, Baran 2-2-7, Sapoukey 9-5-23. Totals: 24-9-59.

New Leadership 4 1 4 4—13

Granby 17 16 13 13—59

3-pointers: Granby 2 (Labrie, Baran)

Northampton 43, Amherst Regional 27

Blue Devils (7-2)

Harris 2-0-5, Bell 1-2-5, Ramirez 1-0-3, Maurer 3-0-6, Moore 3-3-9, Gladding-DiLorenzo 0-1-1, Walther 3-3-9, Kerstetter 2-1-5, Sheehan 0-0-0. Totals: 15-10-43

Hurricanes (0-6)

Staples 3-2-10, Valenzula-Stookey 1-4-6, Mangles 2-0-5, Fay 1-0-2, Tarren 2-0-4, Squitiero 0-0-0, Bartmon 0-0-0, Bohl 0-0-0, Dunn 0-0-0, Ciesielska 0-0-0. Totals: 9-6-27

Northampton 9 9 16 9—43

Amherst 8 4 12 3—27

3-pointers: Northampton 3 (Harris, Bell, Ramirez) Amherst 3 (Staples 2, Mangles)

Hopkins Academy 77, Mohawk 25

Warriors (1-8, 0-8 Franklin North)

Hartnett 1-5-7, Petco-Sands 3-1-8, Hicks 1-4-6, Finck 2-0-4. Totals: 7-10-25.

Golden Hawks (6-4, 6-2 Franklin South)

Morrison 2-1-5, Jacque 5-0-10, Stevens 9-3-24, Waskiewicz 3-0-8, Michalak 2-0-4, Mathieu 6-3-15, K. Sullivan 1-5-8, Cristoforo 0-0-0, Tudryn 1-1-3. Totals: 29-13-77.

Mohawk 8 7 3 7—25

Hopkins 18 23 19 17—74

3-pointers: Mohawk 1 (Petco-Sands), Hopkins 6 (Stevens 3, Waskiewicz 2, K. Sullivan)

Mahar 49, Smith Academy 16

Falcons (2-7, 0-5 Franklin South)

Cavanaugh 2-0-5, Duseau 1-0-3, Yagodzinski 1-0-2, Adamites 1-0-2, Barker 1-0-2, Higgins 1-0-2. Totals: 7-0—16.

Senators (7-2, 7-1 Franklin North)

Parker 2-2-6; Bardsley 1-0-2; Valley 4-0-9; Juskiewicz 4-0-12; Patria 3-2-8; Verheyen 2-0-4; Gaudette 1-0-2; Whitmore 1-0-2; Perea 1-0-2; Johnson 1-0-2. Totals 20-4-49.

Smith 2 2 5 7—16

Mahar 19 18 7 5—49

3-pointers: Smith 2 (Cavanaugh, Duseau); Mahar 5 (Juskiewicz 4, Valley)

Boys basketball

South Hadley 99, Holyoke Catholic 28

Gaels (0-8)

Sullivan 1-0-2, McConnell 2-0-6, A. Patel 2-0-5, Golob 3-0-8, Laprade 2-0-6, Lukomski 0-1-1, Limoges 0-0-0, Egan 0-0-0. Totals: 10-1-28.

Tigers (6-3)

Marcus 4-5-15, White 4-1-9, TJ Fitzell 3-3-11, Flachs 0-3-3, Bullough 3-0-6, Earle 4-2-13, G. Fitzell 2-1-6, Garbacik 5-2-12, Sears 4-1-9, Maryea 4-2-13, Ford 1-0-2. Totals: 34-20-99.

Catholic 8 7 11 2—28

South Hadley 41 25 19 14—99

3-pointers: Holyoke Catholic 7 (McConnell 2, Golob 2, Laprade 2, A. Patel), South Hadley 11 (Earl 3, Maryea 3, Marcus 2, TJ Fitzell 2, G. Fitzell)

Turners Falls 49, Frontier 47

Red Hawks (5-4, 5-3 Hampshire West)

Watroba 7-3-17, Hickey 2-0-5, R. Hoar 4-3-11, Decker 3-2-10, Tillona 2-0-4, T. Hoar 0-0-0, Ames 0-0-0, Ruddock 0-0-0. Totals:18-8-47

Indians (7-4, 3-1 Hampshire West)

Bourbeau 4-1-10, Marino 4-0-11, Ellis 2-0-6, Forest-Bulley 0-1-1, York 1-0-2, Charbonneau 1-1-3, Smith 6-3-16. Totals: 18-6-49.

Frontier 17 6 12 12—47

Turners Falls 10 15 7 17—49

3-pointers: Turners Falls 7 (Marino 3, Ellis 2, Bourbeau, Smith); Frontier 2 (Decker 2, Hickey)

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