SOUTHWICK – The Southwick High School boys’ basketball team’s latest opponent hit the pause button on the Rams’ chase for the postseason.
Granby escaped Southwick with a 55-49 victory Monday night. The Rams’ loss was not from a lack of effort.
Southwick trailed 23-22 at the half, and led by two points heading into the fourth quarter before falling just short at the end.
“We fought hard,” Southwick coach Dylan Dubuc said. “I think we have shown some growth over the last two weeks with some of the runs we had. They wouldn’t quit at all. That shows signs of maturity out of our guys. There are no moral victories but it’s nice to see them fight for 32 minutes.”
Three players finished in double digits for Southwick – Matt Daley (11 points), Ryan LeClair (11), and Nick Hough (10). Daley and Hunter Iglesias each converted three 3-pointers.
Southwick (6-8) will attempt to rebound when the Monson Mustangs come to town Thursday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
Wolves claw past Tigers
Hampden Charter School of Science 75, Westfield Technical Academy 44
Justin Felicano (22 points), Jonathan Rosemond (14), and Jason Feliciano (11) propelled HCSS to victory at home.
Tim Shevchenko and Alex Stepanchuk each finished with 11 points for Westfield Tech.
Blue Devils ground Bombers
Northampton 52, Westfield 46
Westfield’s John O’Brien scored a game-high 21 points. Brandon Huckins had 10 for the Bombers.
PVCS stop Saints
Pioneer Valley Christian School 45, St. Mary 24
Nick Ilnicki netted a team-high 11 points for St. Mary.
Gators suffer narrow loss
McCann Tech 48, Gateway 45
Colin Racette (15 points) led McCann Tech to a road victory. Peter Kowal scored 15 points to lead Gateway, and Gators’ Brad Moreau finished with 10.
GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY
Longmeadow (WHS Co-Op) 2, Algonquin 1
Madison Pelletier (1 assist) and Katie Joyal each scored one goal, and Mackenzie Pelletier had two assists for Longmeadow (WHS Co-Op).
Lancers goalie Kayla Brown collected 25 saves.