Bombers run into buzzsaw ‘Cats

Westfield’s Mike Hall (0) serves up a basket as he slices through the Sci-Tech defense Monday night in the Whip City. (MARC ST.ONGE / THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School boys basketball team ran into another buzzsaw Monday night, falling to the High School of Science & Technology (Springfield) 65-48.
Sci-Tech built a commanding 41-24 lead through the first half. After three quarters, the Cybercats held an insurmountable advantage, 53-31.
Chris Spears (19 points) and Daysian Banks (18) combined for 37 of Sci-Tech’s total 65 points. Cybercats’ Joey Thomas had eight points, and Trent Smith and Kailen Aaron finished with six apiece.
Mike Hall (14) and David Tirrell (10) each had double-digits scoring for Westfield (3-11). Bombers’ Niko Kapsanis netted nine.
Westfield returns to action Thursday when the Bombers travel to East Longmeadow to take on the Spartans. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Saints hold off Gators
St. Mary’s 33, Gateway 31

St. Mary’s Emma Goodreau scored a team-high 11 points and the Saints (7-4) managed to hold off Gateway for a victory Monday night.
Jessica Crosby (8 points), Paige Hutkowski (5), Amelia Willenborg (5) and Anna Kosinski (4) also scored for the Saints.
Peyton Bucko led Gateway with a game-high 17 points.
St. Mary’s next travels to Springfield to battle Commerce Thursday at 6 p.m.

Gordon skies high for Tigers
Hampden Charter School of Science 46, Westfield Technical Academy 33

Rylie Sheehan led Hampden Charter School of Science with 10 points as a team-balanced scoring approaching – 10 players graced the scoring column – determined the outcome of Monday’s high school girls basketball game.
Angalece Quinones tallied eight points for Hampden Charter, which used an 18-6, first quarter run to fuel its victory. Teammates Kylie Pothier and Catherine Reynolds each had six.
Westfield Tech’s Skye Gordon scored a team-high nine points. Jenna Folson chipped in seven.
Next up for Westfield Tech (2-10): Smith Voke Thursday night at home at 6.

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