High schools: Northampton cruises past Amherst, qualifies for girls basketball postseason

  • Jack Bacis, left, of Easthampton, shoots against Tanner Emelio, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jack Bacis, right, of Easthampton, shoots against Tanner Emelio, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Nate Morse, second from right, of Easthampton, shoots against Kyle Murdock, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jack Bacis, center, of Easthampton, keeps the ball away from Granby defenders Kyle Murdock, left, and Tanner Imelio, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Michael Brown, center, of Easthampton, eyes the basket while surrounded by Granby defenders Ryan Gaughan, from left, Connor Gaughan and Kyle Murdock, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. Nate Morse looks on. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Gabe Colenback, left, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Brandon Wishart, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ronan Mottor, front, of Easthampton, grabs a pass beside Kyle Murdock, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Drew Caires, center, of Easthampton, hits a three-point shot while defended by Connor Gaughan, of Granby, at the end of the first half, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ronan Mottor, right, of Easthampton, shoots against Mitchell L'Abbee, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ronan Mottor, top, of Easthampton, shoots amid Granby defenders Nate Breault, from left, Mitchell L'Abbee and Tanner Imelio, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ronan Mottor, front, of Easthampton, reaches for a pass beside Carrick Remillard, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kyle Murdock, left, of Granby, moves the ball against Gabe Colenback, of Easthampton, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ryan Gaughan, left, of Granby, passes away from Easthampton defenders Nate Morse, right, and Jack Bacis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Drew Caires, center right, of Easthampton, passes to Sam Colenback, left, amid Granby defenders Kyle Murdock, center left, and Connor Gaughan, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kyle Murdock, right, of Granby, begins a pass amid a group of Easthampton defenders Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Drew Caires, front, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Connor Gaughan, of Granby, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Easthampton High School. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 1/23/2019 11:21:57 PM

Jill McGrath scored a career-high 19 points as the Northampton girls basketball team won, 55-24, at Amherst Regional to qualify for the postseason Wednesday.

The Blue Devils played their fifth consecutive game on the road and went 4-1 in that stretch.

Amanda Mieczkowski hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points but focused her energy on defending Amherst guard Erin Klaes, who had six points.

Riley Allen scored eight points, while Emily Sledzieski added seven for Northampton (10-2).

Delaney MacPhetres scored six points for Amherst (4-7), while Mayouri Yath had five.

Wednesday’s win was Northampton’s second in two days, and the Blue Devils close out the week with a home game against Pittsfield at 7 p.m. Friday.

Boys basketball

Easthampton 70, Granby 57 — Ronan Mottor scored 22 points, including a game-high three 3-pointers, to give the Eagles (9-3) the edge over the Rams (7-5). Drew Caires added 10 points for the Eagles.

Granby was led by Ryan Gaughan with 21 points and Nate Breault with 16 points.

Belchertown 70, Greenfield 62 — Corey Lanoue caught fire after the first quarter and finished with a career-high 36 points in the victory at home.

Following a two-point first frame, Lanoue hit two 3-pointers and entered halftime with 15 points. The senior added nine points in the third and 12 in the fourth on two more 3s.

James Lawless and Jordan Lanoue each had six points for the Orioles (4-9).

Hopkins Academy 70, Mohawk 41 — Andrew Ciaglo led the Golden Hawks’ 3-point barrage, hitting six of Hopkins’ 12 triples and scoring 26 points.

Caleb Graves added 14 and made two 3s. Ryan Antes scored 12. Nate Waldon had 10 points and hit two 3s for the Golden Hawks (7-6).

Frontier Regional 70, Turners Falls 51 — Carsten Carey led a balanced effort with 19 points and 11 rebounds, as the Red Hawks won their 10th in a row.

Owen Morse hit three 2s and scored 16, while Peter Carey had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Alex Sharp added eight points and eight assists.

Frontier (11-1) trailed 17-8 after a quarter but shared the ball much better over the remaining three to outscore Turners 62-34.

Ware 80, South Hadley 52 — Hunter Carey scored 19 points and made two 3s. Liam Dawson added 10 points, while Hunter Borowski hit two 3s and had six points for the Tigers.

Mahar 64, Smith Academy 54 — The Senators (9-4) pulled away in the third quarter after the game was knotted up at the half. Mahar used a 23-8 third to take a 15-point lead.

The Falcons hung around on the strength of their 3-point shooting. Jack Zigmont (two 3s) finished with 22 points and Brett Gratz (three 3s) added 13 points.

Carter Woodward and Colin Ferrara each had nine points on three 3s for Smith.

Central 62, Northampton 57 — The Blue Devils missed two 3-pointers that could have tied the game just before the buzzer. They led for a majority of the game and never allowed the Golden Eagles to pull away.

Anthony DeJesus hit four 3s and scored a career-high 25 points that also included nine made free throws.

“He was awesome on both ends,” Northampton coach Rey Harp said.

Dillon Diemand also hit four 3s and scored 12 points, while Michael McCarthy had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Northampton (6-6, 0-2 Valley).

Central chipped away at the lead from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

“We’re still trying to get to a point where we execute down the stretch the way champions do,” Harp said.

Smith Vocational 64, St. Mary 42 — The Vikings (6-4) made 12 3-pointers to sink the Saints. Jayvon Cordova (six assists) led the attack with all seven of his baskets coming from behind the arc for a career-high 21 points.

Andrew Pierce (15 rebounds) added a career-high 20 points for the Vikings.

Hockey

Easthampton 5, Ludlow 1 — Garren Fugiel scored three goals with one assist as the Eagles (8-5) skated away from the Lions at Lossone Rink.

Jake Batchelder and Ely Boyle each had one goal and one assists. Jake Delisle and Mike McColgan had one assist apiece.

Tyler Cortis made 17 saves in the win.

Boys basketball

Easthampton 70, Granby 57

Easthampton (9-3)

Soucy 0-0-0, Mottor 7-5-22, Caires 4-0-10, S. Colenback 2-2-7, Morse 2-2-7, Bacis 6-0-12, Brown 1-1-3, Sabourin 1-0-2, G. Colenback 2-2-7. Totals 25-12-70.

Granby (7-5)

Torres 0-0-0, Breault 6-2-16, Murdock 2-0-6, Wishart 2-1-6, C. Gaughan 1-0-2, L’Abbee 2-0-5, Imelio 0-0-0, White 0-0-0, R. Gaughan 7-4-21, Hart 0-0-0, Remillard 0-1-1. Totals 20-8-57

Easthampton

9

21

23

17

—70

Granby

13

13

13

18

—57

3-Pointers—Easthampton 8 (Mottor 3, Caires 2, S. Colenback, Morse, G. Colenback 1), Granby 9 (R. Gaughan 3, Breault 2, Murdock 2, Wishart, L’Abbee)

Hopkins Academy 70, Mohawk 41

Hopkins Academy (7-6)

Waldon 3-2-10, Beck 2-0-6, Ciaglo 9-2-26, Verdi 0-0-0, Zina 0-0-0, Graves 5-2-14, Pipczynski 1-0-2, Tudryn 0-0-0, Antes 5-2-12. Totals 12-3-28

Mohawk (4-8)

Moffatt 3-0-7, Davenport 1-0-2, Hicks 5-0-10, Dubreuil 5-0-11, Lococo 2-0-5, Matthews 1-0-3, Guyette 1-1-3. Totals 18-1-41

Hopkins Academy

21

13

24

12

—70

Mohawk

9

10

12

10

—41

3-Pointers—Hopkins Academy 12 (Waldon 2, Beck 2, Ciaglo 6, Graves 2), Mohawk 4 (Moffatt, Dubreuil, Lococo, Guyette)

Frontier Regional 70,
Turners Falls 51

Frontier Regional (11-1)

Sharp 3-0-8, Barrington 1-1-4, Felton-Emrick 1-0-3, Robinson 1-0-3, P. Carey 5-0-10, Morse 7-0-17, C. Carey 8-3-19, Walkowicz 3-0-6, Gochinski 0-0-0, Nuerminger 0-0-0. Totals 29-4-70

Turners Falls (6-7)

Lavin 9-7-29, Campbell 0-4-4, Wilson 0-2-2, Whiting 1-0-2, Novak 2-1-5, Waldron 1-0-2, Peterson 3-0-6. Totals 16-15-51

Frontier Regional

8

23

16

23

—70

Turners Falls

17

3

17

14

—51

3-Pointers—Frontier Regional 8 (Sharp 2, Barrington, Felton-Emrick, Robinson, Morse 3), Turners Falls 4 (Lavin 4)

Belchertown 70, Greenfield 62

Greenfield (6-6)

Vega 1-0-3, Phelps 4-3-11, Sak 1-1-3, Meadows 6-6-19, Campbell 2-1-6, Cote 3-0-8, Brewington 4-4-12. Totals: 21-15-62

Belchertown (4-9)

Schiffer 2-0-4, Burton 0-0-0, Wrona 1-3-5, Lawless 2-1-6, Wright 5-2-13, C. Lanoue 13-6-36, Raines 0-0-0, J. Lanoue 1-4-6. Totals: 24-16-70

Greenfield

8

14

21

19

—62

Belchertown

14

23

17

16

—70

3-Pointers—Greenfield 5 (Cote 2, Campbell, Meadows, Vega) Belchertown 6 (C. Lanoue 4, Wright, Lawless)

Ware 80, South Hadley 52

Ware (12-1)

Soltys 5-2-14, Di. Slattery 0-1-1, DiLone 3-0-6, De. Slattery 9-1-23, Velazquez 5-0-13, Smith 2-4-8, Doty 3-9-15. Totals 27-17-80

South Hadley (2-14)

Braithwaite 1-0-2, Borowski 2-0-6, Robinette 0-1-1, Marion 1-0-3, Carey 7-3-19, Casolari 1-0-2, Dawson 3-4-10, Johnson 2-0-5, Cottingham 1-1-4. Totals 18-9-52

Ware

23

18

20

19

—80

South Hadley

11

13

15

13

—52

3-Pointers— Ware 9 (Soltys 2, Devin Slattery 4, Velazquez 3), South Haldey 7 (Borowski 2, Marion, Carey 2, Johnson, Cottingham)

Mahar 64, Smith Academy 54

Mahar (9-4)

Desrosiers 5-0-16, Barnes 4-0-14, Chabot 1-0-2, Carron 3-1-7, Patch 6-2-17, Notre 1-0-2, Gonzalez 3-0-6. Totals 23-3-64.

Smith Academy (4-8)

Gratz 5-0-13, Ferrara 3-0-9, Zigmont 7-6-22, Bartlett 0-1-1, Guimond 0-0-0, Baranoski 0-0-0, Cavanaugh 0-0-0, Moynihan 0-0-0, Woodward 3-0-9, Marcinowski 0-0-0. Totals 18-7-54.

Mahar

18

11

23

12

—64

Smith Academy

14

15

8

17

—54

3-Pointers—Mahar 5 (Desrosiers 2, Barnes 2, Pareh 1), Smith Academy 11 (Gratz 3, Ferrara 3, Woodward 3, Zigmont 2)

Central 62, Northampton 57

Central (8-2, 2-0 Valley)

Davis 3-0-7, Martinez 4-9-17, Key 2-4-8, Morse 1-0-2, Ward 1-0-2, Rosario 2-0-5, Rodriguez 0-1-1, Crichton 5-4-14, Omot 3-0-6. Totals 21-18-62

Northampton (6-6, 0-2)

Diemand 4-0-12, Johndrow 0-1-1, McCarthy 4-2-10, Cronk 1-0-2, Watts 0-0-0, James-Salus 0-0-0, Power 1-0-3, DeJesus 6-9-25, Brittain 1-1-4. Totals 17-13-57

Central

7

16

18

21

—62

Northampton

16

10

15

16

—57

3-Pointers—Central 2 (Davis, Rosario), Northampton 10 (Diemand 4, DeJesus 4, Brittain, Power)

Smith Vocational 64, St. Mary 42

Smith Vocational (6-4)

Cordova 7-0-21, Top 1-0-2, Venne 2-0-5, Adorno 0-0-0, Pierce 10-0-20, Earle 3-0-9, Rivera 0-0-0, Zink 1-0-3, Minor 1-0-2, Rodriguez 1-0-2. Totals 26-0-64.

St. Mary (1-11)

Willenborg 2-0-7, Lamirande 3-0-6, Blanchard 0-0-0, Pepe 8-3-19, Nelson 1-0-2, Collins 1-0-8, Lio 0-0-0, Nelson 0-0-0. Totals 15-3-42.

Smith Vocational

19

14

19

12

—64

St. Mary

9

4

20

9

—42

3-Pointers—Smith Vocational 12 (Cordova 7, Earle 3, Venne, Zink), St. Mary 3 (Collins 2, Willenborg)

Girls basketball

Northampton 55, Amherst 24

Northampton (10-2)

Sledzieski 3-0-7, McGrath 6-6-19, Mieczkowski 4-2-13, Allen 2-2-8, Jones 1-0-2, Lewandowksi 3-0-6, Kesin 0-0-0, Moreau 0-0-0. Totals 19-10-55

Amherst (4-7)

Klaes 2-1-6, Nolan 1-1-3, Yath 1-3-5, MacPhetres 2-2-6, Mukimba 1-2-4, Shay 0-0-0, Bumgarden 0-0-0, Siegel 0-0-0. Totals 7-9-24

Northampton

17

16

6

16

—55

Amherst

9

3

5

7

—24

3-Pointers—Northampton 7 (Sledzieski, McGrath, Mieczkowski 3, Allen 2), Amherst 1 (Klaes)




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