Bombers hit road block

Westfield’s Kaela Mochak (20) shows determination while trying to squeeze a shot off in between the Chicopee Comp defense Thursday night. (Photo by Chris Putz)

CHICOPEE – The Westfield High School girls basketball team has hit a road block in its quest for the postseason.
Westfield lost its fourth straight game, falling one game below .500 at 6-7 with a 55-49 loss to Chicopee Comp on the road Thursday night.
“It was a tough loss, but the girls played hard and created many turnovers,” Westfield High School girls basketball head coach Cyndi Fillion said. “(The) cards just didn’t fall our way at the end.”
Westfield produced three double-digit scorers – Chandler Pedolzky (16 points), Kaela Mochak (16), and Olivia Hadla (13).
Westfield will seek to end their recent slide on Monday when the Bombers travel to East Longmeadow to take on the Spartans. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Herbert, Crowninghield sink Saints
Franklin Tech 44, St. Mary’s 28
Franklin Tech’s Jordan Herbert (19 points) and Jocelyn Crowninghield (15) combined for 34 points in downing host St. Mary’s. The Eagles raced out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back.

Gators fall
Renaissance 41, Gateway 29

Desiree Crawford scored 15 points, Sydney Dodds chipped in 10, and Dasha Wilson had seven as Renaissance toppled host Gateway.
Peyton Bucko scored a team-high 10 points for Gateway. Gators’ Becca Herman had nine.

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy 35, Westfield Technical Academy 17

Molly Connor scored 18 points, and Sarah Emerson and Ella Nicoll netted seven apiece to lead PVCA past WTA.
Westfield Tech’s Leilani Marsh scored a team-high six points.

Falcons rally to net tie
Westfield 2, Minnechaug 2

Westfield outshot Minnechaug 20-12 but the Falcons rallied from a 2-0 deficit, scoring the game-tying goal with four minutes remaining in regulation.
Ryan Moorhouse scored a goal and had an assist on a goal by Connor Fitzgerald.

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