H.S. Roundup: Mahar boys basketball fends off late charge from Frontier

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Published: 12-15-2023 9:15 PM

Modified: 12-15-2023 9:38 PM

Following a big third quarter, it looked like the Mahar boys basketball team was going to cruise to a victory against Frontier on Friday. 

The Sens outscored the Redhawks 17-9 in the third to take a 48-36 lead going into the final eight minutes, but Frontier didn’t go away easily. 

The Redhawks put 24 points on the board in the fourth alone to make things interesting but Mahar held on late to walk away with a 66-60 Hampshire League South victory in Orange. 

“It wasn't the prettiest game but both teams left it out there on the floor,” Senators coach Chad Softic said. “I was really impressed with Frontier's toughness, tenacity and ball pressure. We couldn't put them away and were lucky to survive this one.” 

Lucas Isrow led the offensive charge for Mahar, finishing with 18 points while adding five rebounds and five assists. Jayden Delgado scored 15 points and pulled down 12 boards, Marshall Ames tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds, Will Barnes scored nine points and snatched 14 rebounds while Morgan Softic scored nine points and dished five assists for the Senators (2-0). 

Max Millette had the hot hand for Frontier (0-1), putting up 25 points. Caiden Manning scored nine points, Nico Fasulo finished with seven points while Sasha Dragicevich and Tatsuya Goodrow each scored five points in the loss. 

​​​​​​Girls basketball

Frontier 64, Ludlow 13 — The Redhawks defense limited the Lions to seven points in the first half and just six points in the second half to pull away with an independent win in Ludlow on Friday. 

Hailey Hutkoski and Skyler Steele each finished with 12 points for Frontier, with Hutkoski adding nine steals while Steele tallied three steals. 

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Harper Modestow recorded 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Jazzy Hayes scored seven points while Molly Gates had five points and 10 rebounds in the victory. 

Franklin Tech 57, Mohawk Trail 23 — Lea Chapman scored 19 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and snatched six steals as the Eagles pulled away with a Franklin County League South win over the Warriors on Friday in Buckland. 

Kait Trudeau (10 points, seven steals), Kyra Goodell (nine points, five rebounds) and Brayleigh Burgh (eight points) helped Franklin Tech in the victory. 

Rachel Pease scored 11 points, Natalie Lanoue tallied five points and Riley Giard finished with three points for Mohawk Trail. 

Boys swimming

Turners 57, Holyoke 47 — Liam Sibley came out with a victory in the 200-yard medley (two minutes, 34.78 seconds) and the 100 free (57.34) to help the Thunder snag a win over the Purple Knights in Holyoke on Friday. 

Tyler Galenski won the 50 free, Matt Sibley, Liam Sibley, Connor Glennon and Cody McDonough took the 200 medley relay while Galenski, McDonough, Liam Sibley and Matt Sibley won the 200 free relay for Turners. 

Girls swim

Holyoke 91, Turners 78 — Sophia McComb earned wins in the 100 free (104.40)and the 100 back (113.78) for the Thunder in a road loss to the Purple Knights on Friday. 

Madi Liimatainen came in first in  the 50 free (28.47), Alice Fortin cam e in second in the 200 free while Tristan Bliss came in second in the 100 fly and Ava Fortin, Alice Fortin, Bliss and Sylvie DiBartolomeo won the 400 relay for Turners.