HS basketball: Mahar can’t catch Hopkins Academy

  • Coach Larry Fisher discusses strategy with the Mahar girls basketball at halftime against Hopkins Academy, Thursday in Hadley STAFF PHOTO/ADAM HARGRAVES

Staff Writer
Published: 2/7/2019 11:32:26 PM

The Mahar girls basketball team almost came back to beat Hopkins Academy, but the Golden Hawks held for a 48-46 win in Hadley, Thursday night.

Down 48-44 with less than a minute left, Delaney Parker picked up a mid-court steal on Samantha Jenks and shot down the court for a layup to close the gap to two points.

After Hopkins Academy missed foul shots the Senators had a chance to win or tie with four seconds left.

Parker took a pass from below the hoop and dribbled toward the foul line to take a shot, but Jenks swooped in to get a block to end the game.

Parker had 10 points for Mahar.

Micalyn Mailloux led the Senators with 14 points.

Mahar was down by as many as 13 points in the second quarter, but got closer and closer going into the final minutes.

The Senators held Hopkins Academy to six points in the final quarter.

The score at the end of one quarter was 11-11.

The Golden Hawks started the second quarter on a 13-0 run with most of the points coming from the 3-point line.

The Senators (11-7, 4-3 Franklin North) finished the quarter strong going into the half down 29-21.

Jenks scored 22 points for the Golden Hawks (12-5, 2-3) while Allison Kowal-Safron scored nine points on three 3-pointers.

Frontier Regional 56, Athol 30 — The Red Raiders got 10 points from Haley Bigwood but lost to the Red Hawks in South Deerfield.

Taylor Cleveland and Geca Baptista added eight points each for the Red Raiders (3-14, 0-8).

The Red Hawks (9-8, 5-2 Franklin North) moved to within one win of a playoff berth. Marie Diemand led Frontier with 16 points.

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