H.S. Roundup: Lillia Kachelmeyer, Amber Bergeron power Greenfield girls past Frontier

  • Greenfield’s Eva Pruitt-Dahl goes in for a layup defneded by Frontier’s Alena Maes Polan during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier’s Kaitlyn Mackin splits Greenfield defenders Azemina Cecunjanin, left, and Katie Kaselton during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield’s Katie Haselton reaches in on Frontier’s Hannah Mackin during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield’s Katie Haselton drives to the hoop during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier’s Charlotte Doulette drives on Greenfiel’s Tess Rancourt during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier’s Kylie Laford goes for a loose ball with Greenfield’s Lillia Kachelmeyer also in pursuit during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Frontier’s Charlotte Doulette (13) and Greenfield’s Tess Rancourt (34) look on. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier’s Kylie Laford dribbles up court against Greenfield’s Lillia Kachelmeyer during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield’s Katie Haselton drives on Frontier’s Charlotte Doulette during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier’s Kaitlyn Mackin drives past Greenfield’s Tess Rancourt during action Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Writer
Published: 2/16/2021 8:49:33 PM
Modified: 2/16/2021 9:58:55 PM

Trailing 15-12 at the end of the first quarter, the Greenfield girls basketball team poured in 23 points in the second quarter to take a 35-24 lead into the half. 

That offensive run carried over into the second half, where the Green Wave erupted for 33 third-quarter points to pull away for an 81-39 victory over Frontier at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield on Tuesday. 

Lillia Kachelmeyer was on fire for Greenfield, finishing with 24 points – 17 coming in the second half. Freshman Amber Bergeron dropped 21 points and Katie Haselton added 18 points to the winning total. 

Rebecca Bridwell, Kylie Laford and Charlotte Doulette each finished with seven points for the Red Hawks, with Sierra Warren and Alena Maes-Polan both recording five points. 

It was senior night for Frontier, and though different than past ceremonies, the Red Hawk seniors said they appreciated having the opportunity to be honored.

“It was really fun despite the lack of people in the gym,” said senior Amelia Sobieski, who’s missing this season with an injury. “It was great to just have something and we’re happy we got to be recognized. It was different but it recognized our last few years of playing, what we’ve done and how we’ve grown which was cool.” 

Mahar 50, Turners 18 — A hot start from the perimeter propelled the Senators to a 50-18 victory over the Thunder on the road Tuesday.

Delaney Parker made plays on both ends of the court for Mahar, dropping 18 points and snatching 10 steals on the other end of the court. Saylor Kegans was a force on the glass, pulling down a whopping 21 rebounds to go along with two points in the win.

 “We were taking outside shots early and it seemed like they were all falling,” Senators coach Larry Fisher said.

Micalyn Mailloux once again had a strong game on the offensive end of the court with 15 points while Natalie Belloli scored five points in the win. 

Lily Spera led Turners with six points, with Brooke Thayer adding four points and Morgan Dobias scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds.

Boys basketball

Frontier 54, Greenfield 43 — Trailing 36-35 entering the fourth quarter, the Red Hawk offense came alive.

Joe Thomson scored eight of his team-high 19 points in the finale frame as Frontier outscored the Green Wave 19-7 in the quarter to earn a 54-43 win at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield on Tuesday.  

Sean Richter finished with nine points in the win, while Andre Widmer and Patrick Boyden each added eight points and Ethan Machon tossed in six points in the win. 

Mason Meadows led Greenfield with 11 points. Jake Sak had 10 points and Mav Ward added six points in the loss. 

Mahar 61, Turners 31 — The Senators offense was firing on all cylinders early, scoring 40 points in the first half while holding Turners to just 16 points to pull away with a 61-31 win over the Thunder on Tuesday in Orange. 

Jake Tenney led the way on offense for Mahar with 17 points, with Jake Carron finishing with a double-double, scoring 15 points and snagging 10 boards. 

"I was really pleased with our crisp execution in the first half,” Mahar coach Chad Softic said. “We really did a nice job against their zone and we ran our sets well against their man to man. I can't say enough about Jake Carron. He's really had a very nice career and he's finishing it off with style. He's very crafty at carving out space and playing with his back to the hoop. He is really a throwback and I've loved having him. We also got a nice effort from Jake Tenney who is as good as any player in the league this year.”

Connor Sluder finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win, with Matt Lyesiuk adding eight points. 

Marcus Sanders was the lone Turners player in double-figures with 11 points. Levin Prondecki had six points and Ryan Duclos scored four points in the loss. 

Hopkins 66, Franklin Tech 41 — A 17-point first quarter followed by a 24-point second quarter put the Golden Hawks ahead 41-21 at the half. That hot start led to a 66-41 win over the Eagles Tuesday in Hadley. 

“We played well despite the score,” Franklin Tech coach Tim Artus said. “They’re a good team but I loved the effort I got from my team tonight.” 

Andrew Ciaglo led Hopkins with 18 points, with Addison Phifer and Colin Earle joining him in double-figures – Phifer with 12 points and Earle with 11. 

Ty Sadoski recorded 11 points for the Eagles in the loss, with Ryan Artus and Dylan Demers both scoring 10 points. 

Athol 40, Mohawk Trail 30 — Noah Pottinger poured in 15 points and Vinnie Gordon added 11 as Athol picked up its first win of the season with a 40-30 win over the Warriors on Tuesday. 

“They brought the effort,” Mohawk Trail coach Darren Schmidt said of Athol. “They’re a scrappy team and brought it tonight.”

It was a close game throughout, with Athol taking a 24-18 lead into the final quarter of play. The team found its rhythm on offense in the fourth with a 16-point outing in the final stanza.

Beau Manning had five points in the win and Dilan Fountain finished with four points. 

Austin Sumner had a team-high 11 points for the Warriors, also pulling down seven rebounds. 

“He’s been consistent for us,” Schmidt said. “He’s doing more than just scoring, he’s really helped us on the glass."

Shawn Davenport had eight points, Tyler Dubreuil had seven points and Cam Lococo added 10 rebounds in the loss. 

Swimming

Taking on Renaissance Tuesday in its second virtual meet of the season on Tuesday, three Turners Falls girls came away with first-place finishes in their respective events. 

Jade Tyler took first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:18.35 and followed it up with a win in the 100 backstroke with a swim of 1:13.95. 

Olivia Whittier also took home a pair of first-place finishes, first in the 100 free (1:03.29) then in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.90). Isabella Licata competed in the 50 free and took first with a time of 38.71.

On the boys side, Nik Martin was the lone Thunder racer, taking first in the 50 free with a time of 27.58 and second in the 100 free (1:05.27). 


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