Burke boosts Rams

While the Turners player was focused on Morgan Grill (44), Hannah Burke (35) comes from behind and strips the ball Monday night at Southwick High School. (Photo by Bill Deren)

SOUTHWICK – While it was another hard day on the courts for several local high school basketball teams, one squad managed to come away with a win in large part to a history-making moment for one ball player.
Southwick’s Hannah Burke scored a career high 19 points to fuel a 53-35 drubbing of visiting Turners Falls Monday night.
Kathleen Shea and Maura Wurster finished with 10 apiece for Southwick, which evened its mark of 7-7. The Rams will look to next the step above .500 when they travel to Pioneer Thursday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
In JV action, Southwick doubled up Turners, 40-21. Michelle St. Jacques and and Sophia Andrade led the Rams with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Terriers chase Bombers
West Springfield 82, Westfield 47

Three players scored in double digits for Westfield – Kaela Mochak (14 points), Chandler Pedolzky (11), and Olivia Hadla (10).

Pioneers turn back Tigers
Pathfinder 37, Westfield Technical Academy 13

Tiffany Papesh scored 10 points and 10 other Pathfinder players scored at least two points, spreading the ball around to down Westfield Technical Academy.
Jenna Folsom led Westfield Tech with four points.

Lamirande, Collins pace Saints
Mohawk 65, St. Mary 37

Mohawk outscored St. Mary 43-15 in the second half to pull away. Both teams had battled to a 22-22 tie at the halftime break.
Jack Lamirande and Brady Collins scored 15 points apiece to lead St. Mary.
“We ran out gas,” St. Mary High School boys basketball head coach Joe Molta said. “We kept playing. We just didn’t have the horses to finish it.”

Stephens glides into second

Three local skiers – Westfield’s Jacob Stephens, St. Mary’s Hayden Lussier, and Gateway’s Zachary Ames – cracked the top 10 on the slopes at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Stephens claimed second (32.72), Lussier placed fifth (33.93), and Ames was seventh (34.03) in the boys’ race.
St. Mary’s Chloe Lussier (25.12) finished fifth overall in the girls’ competition. Westfield’s Emma Renaudette finished just outside the top 10, claiming 11th in 26.36 seconds.

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