Thursday’s high schools: Granby coach Tim Sheehan notches 200th win
Will Halloran of Smith Academy, left, shoots on a break away ahead of Zach Kelley of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Smith.
Seaver Rickert of Smith Academy, right, shoots against Greg Pipczynski of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Smith.
David Longstreeth of Smith Academy, right, passes while defended by Andrew Omer of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Smith.
David Longstreeth of Smith Academy, right, shoots against Hopkins Academy defenders Greg Pipczynski, left, and Andrew Omer Thursday at Smith.
Derek McMahon of Smith Academy, top, shoots beside Greg Pipczynski of Hopkins Academy on a break away Thursday at Smith.
Mat Sulda of Smith Academy, front right, defends Spencer Butterfield of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Smith. Looking on in the background are, from left, David Longstreeth, Greg Pipczynski and Matt Pipczynski.
Zachary Liebenow of Smith Academy, right, looks for a shot against Greg Pipczynski of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Smith.
Granby boys basketball head coach Tim Sheehan
Andy Gifford and Jesse Molin each scored 22 points Thursday night as the Granby boys basketball team gave coach Tim Sheehan his 200th career victory with a 59-40 home win over Monson.
Liam Galloway enjoyed a strong all-around game with five points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists. Molin grabbed seven boards with three assists and three steals, while Brandon Cloutier posted a team-best 12 rebounds.
The Rams (3-0) limited Monson to just 10 free throw attempts, with the Mustangs (1-1) missing all of them.
Smith Academy 75, Hopkins Academy 27 — Mat Sulda poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Falcons (2-0, 2-0 Hampshire West) to a victory at home.
Sulda had five of the team’s six 3-pointers and also made five steals. Keith Natale scored 13 points with eight rebounds, while Seaver Rickert (six points) pulled down a team-best 10 boards and Derek McMahon (four points) dished out seven assists.
Greg Pipczynski led the Golden Hawks (1-2, 0-2) with seven points, and Brett Morrison added six.
Easthampton 59, Athol 46 — Chris Starcun had 24 points to lead the Eagles, who remained undefeated.
Easthampton (3-0, 2-0 Hampshire) turned a tie game after the first quarter into a 33-24 halftime lead and pulled away in Athol.
Belchertown 91, Holyoke Catholic 41 — Zach Parsons (24) and Eric Adzima (22) both surpassed the 20-point mark as the Orioles (2-1) won by 50 on the road.
Jake LaFleche scored nine points in the win, while Jake Bradway and Liam O’Brien added eight apiece.
Akhil Patel was the top scorer for the Gaels (2-1) with 10 points, while Jeff Laprade added nine.
Renaissance 68, Hampshire 36 — Adam Laroche had 14 points and Conor Cronin added 10 points but the Raiders (0-2) fell on the road.
South Hadley 70, Mahar Regional 51 — Four different Tigers scored at least 10 points as the Tigers pulled away at home.
Kelly Pouliot led South Hadley (2-1, 1-0 Franklin) with 19 points, while Tess Gauthier (12), Megan Lynes (11) and Meghan Ginley (10) joined her in the double-figure scoring club.
Holyoke Catholic 32, St. Joseph 22 — Katie Klejna had nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Gaels, who earned the win at Holyoke Community College.
Kyra Robins added six points and 10 rebounds for Catholic (2-1).
Sabis 58, Hampshire Regional 44 — Sarah Kober’s double-double wasn’t enough as the Raiders (2-1) fell in Springfield.
Kober had team highs with 18 points and 19 rebounds. Chelsea Moussette had eight points and eight assists for Hampshire, while Jess Kowal added eight boards.
Mohawk Regional 59, Smith Vocational 14 — Nashaelid Cintron scored a team-high six points for the Vikings (0-1) in their season-opening loss in Buckland.
Agawam 3, Amherst Regional 0 — Eddie Sablak made 52 saves but the Hurricanes (1-2, 0-1 Fay) were blanked by the western Mass. powerhouse at the Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield.
Prep schools Boys basketball
Williston 78, Postsmith Abbey 51 — Tyonne Malone had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Max Risch added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Wildcats won in the Rivers Tournament.
Ade Adams chipped in with 10 points, four assists and three steals.