TURNERS FALLS – It was a good night for the Southwick-Tolland Regional High School basketball program.
At Turners, the Lady Rams (4-0) continued their surprising start by defeating Turners Falls 48-34. Melissa O’Neill scored a game-high 20 points, followed by teammates Mariah Collins (12 points) and Lindsey Wilcox (10).
At Ware, the Southwick boys’ hoops team rallied from a 6-point halftime deficit to escape with a 61-56 victory. Tommy Mahoney led the Rams (4-2) with 25 points, and Mike Pabon had 12.
The Southwick junior varsity team also excelled, nearly doubling up Turners, 40-21. Jacqui Richard finished with a team-high 14 points for the Rams.
Southwick’s wrestlers were also under the spotlight, Tuesday, at the annual Agawam holiday tournament classic, alongside other local teams, such as Westfield and Gateway. Official results were not available as of press time. The Bombers were in third place entering the semifinal round yesterday afternoon.
Pioneer Valley Christian 35, Westfield Voc-Tech 29
Voc-Tech nearly overcame a 19-6 halftime deficit, rallying to within 3 points late but fell short at the end.
Amber Rode helped fuel the Lady Tigers’ late run, scoring 13 of her 15 points all in the second half.
DIGGING FOR GOLD: A special night is on tap when the Westfield Bombers and Central Golden Eagles tip off in a boys’ hoops marquee matchup this evening at Westfield High at 7.
Westfield (2-1) is coming off a pair of thrilling victories, highlighted by a pair of buzzer-beaters from Devin Wells and monster efforts from low-post warrior Joe Meade.
Central, on the other hand, has punished the opposition in its two prior efforts. The Golden Eagles (2-0) torched Chicopee Comp in their opener 97-34 behind 25 points from Tyrell Springer, and manhandled Agawam 82-36. Springer had 15 in the latter effort, a game that produced four other double-digit scorers from his team.
It figures to be an electrifying night so arrive early.