State tourneys: Greenfield hockey falls on the road to Stoneham, 6-1, in Div. 4 Round of 32

  • Greenfield’s Shawn Beckwith (21) fires a shot on goal against Easthampton earlier this season. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 3/1/2023 11:17:02 PM
Modified: 3/1/2023 11:17:05 PM

No. 9 Stoneham came to play on Wednesday in its MIAA Div. 4 Round of 32 contest against No. 9 Greenfield. 

The Green Wave dug themselves in an early hole, trailing 3-1 at the end of the opening period. The Spartans didn’t relinquish that early lead, adding two goals in the second and tacking on another in the third to knock off Greenfield with a 6-1 victory at O’Brien Rink in Woburn. 

The Green Wave closed out their season with a 16-6 record. Stoneham (6-14-1) moves on to face No. 8 Martha’s Vineyard in the Round of 16. 

Cam Shinnick, Conor Day and Mike Taranto tallied in the opening period for the Spartans. Matt Lavoine provided the lone Greenfield goal in the first period. 

Harry Scheel and Mike Taranto scored in the second to add to the Stoneham lead. 

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Stoneham Arena, but was shifted to Woburn due to a massive car accident that knocked out power throughout the Stoneham area on Wednesday morning.

Boys basketball

Whittier 90, Frontier 54 — The Frontier season came to an end on Wednesday in Haverhill. 

The Redhawks won their final two games of the regular season to secure a spot in the MIAA Div. 4 tournament, coming in as the No. 36 seed and taking on No. 29 Whittier Tech on Wednesday in the preliminary round. 

The Wildcats put together a huge second half to make sure Frontier wouldn’t spring the upset on the road. Leading 40-30 at the break, Whittier outscored the Redhawks 24-17 in the third quarter and 26-7 in the fourth to pull away with a 90-54 victory to knock Frontier out of the bracket. 

“It was a tough night but a great learning experience,” Redhawks coach Josh Morse said. “We had two freshmen contribute, we have an amazing athlete who’s a sophomore in Owen Babb and a bunch of skilled returners which means we’ll have opportunities next year. These are some of the best, quality men you’ll find anywhere on this team.” 

Frontier finished its season with a 10-11 record. Whittier Tech (11-10) advanced to play at No. 4 Bourne in the Round of 32 on Friday.

Danny Fellows finished with 13 points for Frontier, with Babb adding in 11 points. Luke Howard scored nine points, Sasha Dragicevich and Max Millette both scored eight points, Nico Fasulo knocked down a 3 while Jack Carey scored two points in the loss. 

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