H.S. Roundup: Athol girls pull away to defeat Mohawk Trail; Frontier boys hand Hopkins 1st loss

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Published: 1/30/2023 9:34:56 PM
Modified: 1/30/2023 9:34:43 PM

A big second quarter enabled the Athol girls basketball team to pull away from Mohawk Trail on Monday night. 

Leading 8-7 after the first period, the Bears put up 13 points in the second quarter — eight from Emma Bacigalupo, three from Ally Robertson and two from Sammy Mailloux — to take a 21-12 lead into the half. Athol then outscored the Warriors 18-7 in the second half to pull away with a 39-19 Franklin County League South win at Mallet Gymnasium. 

Bacigalupo led the way with 16 points in the win, with Mailloux adding six points. Robertson tossed in five points and Lizzy Mailloux tacked on four points for the Bears. 

Kaylin Sumner had a team-high eight points for Mohawk Trail, with Rachel Pease scoring seven points and Bella Pettengill adding four points in the loss. 

Stoneleigh-Burnham 45, Berkshire Art 15 — Gabby Frangie and Faline Zinn-Keane each scored 13 points while Avi Rowland-Roth added six points and seven rebounds as the Owls picked up a win on Monday. 

Boys basketball

Drury 67, Greenfield 64 — It came down to the wire at Nichols Gymnasium Monday. 

The Blue Devils held a 46-44 lead going into the final eight minutes of action when both teams came alive on the offensive end. Drury scored 21 points in the fourth while Greenfield had 20, with the Blue Devils hanging on for a Hampshire League South win. 

Caleb Murray put up 23 points for the Green Wave, 12 coming in the fourth quarter. Jon Breor tossed in 14 points, Jackson Campbell knocked down three 3’s to finish with 11 points, Jacob Blanchard recorded eight points while Noah Murray and Oli Postera each tallied four points in the defeat.

Louis Guillotte led Drury with 29 points. 

Frontier 70, Hopkins 63 — The Redhawks handed the Golden Hawks their first loss of the season, outscoring Hopkins 20-12 in the third quarter and 26-24 in the fourth to come away with a Hampshire League South win at Goodnow Gymnasium Monday. 

The Golden Hawks entered the game 12-0. 

Nico Fasulo (18), Danny Fellows (17), Owen Babb (14) and Aleks Carey (11) finished in double figures for Frontier (7-8) in the victory. 

FC Tech 63, Lee 53 — Have a night, Ty Sadoski.

The Franklin Tech senior guard poured in a game-high 34 points, his second 30-plus scoring outing of the season, and the host Eagles secured a season sweep of the Wildcats thanks to a 63-53 victory on Monday night in Turners Falls.

"Ty had total control of the offensive end of the floor," Franklin Tech coach Tim Artus said. "He was pretty much able to get what he wanted. And one of the nice things was a lot of the scoring that other players had were assists from him. And he had six rebounds."

Franklin Tech led 22-12 after one quarter and 33-20 at halftime. Robert Belval added nine points for the Eagles, while Robbie Murphy tossed in six for the winners.

Athol 53, Turners 40 — The Bears held a 28-24 lead at the half but outscored the Thunder 13-7 in the third quarter and 12-9 in the fourth quarter to earn a Hampshire League North win in Turners Monday. 

Angel Castillo and Conall Tontodonato finished in double figures for Athol, Castillo scoring 13 points and Tontodonato adding 10 points. Ben Kearney tallied eight points while Colby Goodwin and Ethan Bacigalupo each put in six points in the victory. 

Logan Addison had a game-high 22 points for Turners, nine coming from the charity stripe. JJ Charles recorded seven points, Jake Lavin had four points and Devin Sloane added three points in the loss. 

Pioneer 66, Lenox 36 — Following its close loss to Paulo Freire on Thursday, the Panthers showed up ready to play on Monday against the Millionaries, taking a 30-17 lead into the half before outscoring Lenox 25-4 in the third quarter to run away with a Hampshire League South triumph in Northfield.

Kurt Redeker tossed in 17 points for Pioneer. Brayden Thayer chipped in 15 points, Josh Wood put in 14 points, Hugh Cyhowski totaled six points and Alex McClelland added five points in the victory. 

Girls swimming

Holyoke 104, Turners Falls 39 — Kylee Gamache captured the lone individual win for the  Thunder on Monday, as she won the 500-yard freestyle (9:21 . 45) in an away meet at Holyoke.

Avery Heathwaite was the runner-up in the 200 individual medley (3:09.48), while Sophia McComb took second in the 50 freestyle (28.67 seconds) and second in the 100 breaststroke (1:27.13). Addy Wood nabbed second in the 100 butterfly (1:44.52), and Sylvie DiBartolomeo was also second in the 100 backstroke (1:20.71).

Boys swimming

Holyoke 64, Turners 53 — Nik Martin won a pair of events for the Thunder in a tight road loss to Holyoke on Monday.

Martin won the 50 freestyle (25.50 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (1:12.45) for Turners.

Liam Bliss was the winner in the 200 IM (2:39.08) and Cody McDonough captured the 100 breaststroke victory (1:34.03).


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