Coughlin, Cameron lift Bombers

Westfield’s (Riley Coughlin 22) wins the tip-off against Agawam Friday night. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – Will Cameron scored a team-high 21 points, and delivered the game-winning assist on a shot from Riley Coughlin (12 points) with 3.9 seconds on the clock to help Westfield slip past host Agawam in a comeback thriller Friday night, 60-58.
Westfield rallied from 12 points down with less than four minutes remaining. Agawam heaved a half-court shot that went harmlessly awry.
“The kids just worked really hard, pressed, were on the ground getting loose balls, and making steals,” Westfield coach Josh Balestracci said.
Agawam’s Jarod Durecher scored a game-high 25 points.
“Hopefully we can string this into something,” coach Balestracci said. “We’re starting to grow as a team, and look to continue to improve.

Bombers chase Spartans
Westfield 117, East Longmeadow 60

Alexa Richter (200 freestyle, 2:06.65), Allie Russell (50 free, 27.87), Claudia Tosi (diving, 216.40), Emily Mihalek (1:07.68), Lizzie Fraser (500 free, 5:35.27), and Emilie Pease (100 backstroke, 1:10.04) won one individual event apiece to lead Westfield.
The Bombers medley relay (Pease, Emily Langlois, Mihalek, Catherine O’Connor) and 400 free relay (Richter, Mihalek, Kaitlyn Thompson, Fraser) placed first in 2:05.68 and 4:14.68, respectively.
“We were a much larger, much stronger team than their girls so it really wasn’t much of a contest,” Westfield swim coach Tom Lewis said.

Spartans upset Bombers
East Longmeadow 97, Westfield 83

Tommy Russell won two events to lead Westfield, winning the 50 freestyle (22.50) and 100 free (51.17). Matt Morash (200 individual medley, 2:13.44), Kevin Hayes (diving, 250.70), Jack Beaulieu (100 fly, 59.95), Cole Viamari (500 free, 5:40.39), and the 200 free relay team – Beaulieu, Morash, Viamari, Russell (1:34.58) – each placed first.
“We should have won this meet, but East Longmeadow out swam us,” coach Lewis said. “They seemed to be doing best times in most of the races. Westfield was a little flat … and we were missing a couple of swimmers.”
Westfield returns to action Tuesday on “Senior Night” against Northampton at 6.

Dickson, Red Raiders get past Tigers
Commerce 32, Westfield Technical Academy 21

Johanesty Dickson scored a game-high 16 points to lead Commerce past Westfield Tech. Tigers’ Jaymee Hall had 10.

LATE RESULTS – Thurs., Jan. 18

The St. Mary High School boys ski team won the division yet again, and proved to be the fastest team on the slopes at Berkshire East in Charlemont.
Two St. Mary skiers – Jack Masciadrelli (2nd overall, 1st division) and Hayden Lussier (10th overall, 5th division) – led the pack. Saints’ Collin Freeman placed 16h overall and seventh division.
“We were strong,” St. Mary’s coach Andy Lussier said. “They all skied with confidence and attacked.”
St. Mary’s Chloe Lussier won the division with a third place overall division.
Gateway’s Zach Ames (6th overall, 24.86), Westfield’s Ethan Flaherty (13th, 26.03), and Southwick’s Aiden Mapel (17th, 26.44) led their respective teams on the slopes for the boys teams.
In the girls race, Gateway’s Jessica Garriepy (10th overall, 41.11), Westfield’s Emma Renaudette (17th, 44.31), and Southwick’s Ruby Francis (38th overall, 60.21) were tops for their teams, as well.

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