High schools: Wahconah boys basketball rallies past Greenfield thanks to big fourth-quarter effort (PHOTOS)

Greenfield’s Jon Breor (11) pulls up for a shot against Wahconah during the Green Wave’s 62-47 loss on Saturday night in Dalton.

Greenfield’s Jon Breor (11) pulls up for a shot against Wahconah during the Green Wave’s 62-47 loss on Saturday night in Dalton. PHOTO BY MIKE WALSH

Greenfield’s Grayson Thomas (5) dribbles against Wahconah during the Green Wave’s 62-47 loss on Saturday night in Dalton.

Greenfield’s Grayson Thomas (5) dribbles against Wahconah during the Green Wave’s 62-47 loss on Saturday night in Dalton. PHOTO BY MIKE WALSH

Staff Reports

Published: 12-30-2023 10:44 PM

Modified: 12-30-2023 10:59 PM


On the road in the Berkshires, the Greenfield boys basketball team found itself in the driver’s seat after three quarters on Saturday night.

The Green Wave led Wahconah 42-38 entering the fourth quarter, looking to snag what would be an impressive road win. But the host Warriors flipped the switch over the final eight minutes, outscoring Greenfield by a 24-5 margin en route to a 62-47 independent victory in Dalton.

Jon Breor paced the offensive output for Greenfield (3-2) with 14 points, while Caleb Thomas was right behind with 13 points. 

The Wave led 30-28 at halftime.

Pat McLaughlin led all scorers with 27 points for Wahconah (4-3).

Hockey

Greenfield 7, McCann Tech 2 – Jake Jurek tallied a pair of goals and assisted on two others, helping the Green Wave cruise to a 7-2 Wright Division win on Saturday night at Collins-Moylan Arena.

Greenfield (5-2) led 3-1 after one period and 5-2 after two.

Jack Laurie, Shawn Beckwith, Hunter Smith (assist), Shawn Baumann and Porter Hall also tallied for the Wave, while Brodie Gagne assisted on three goals. Also notching helpers were Brady Poreda, Will Petrin and Derek Wissmann.

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Cooper Smith stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced in the Greenfield net, and Logan Caron also recorded a save in relief. The hosts held a 51-27 edge in shots en route to the lopsided victory.

Next up for Greenfield is a huge Wright Division matchup with Easthampton (6-1) on Wednesday at Lossone Rink on the campus of Williston Northampton School (7 p.m.).

Girls basketball

Bromfield 47, Athol 35 – Olivia Horrigan notched 11 points for the Bears in a 47-35 independent loss on Saturday afternoon.

Jenna Bonenfant added seven points for Athol (1-4), and Emily King drained a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six points.

The Bears now turn their attention to a matchup with rival Mahar on Wednesday night in Athol.