Crowingshield nets 33 as Eagles soar

St. Mary’s Catie Seklecki (10) stretches to control the ball against Franklin Tech Wednesday at Westfield Intermediate School. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

WESTFIELD – What do Eagles typically do? Soar.
Franklin Country Technical’s Jocelyn Crowningshield soared high above the defense time and again Wednesday, scoring a whopping 33 points as the Eagles posted a convincing 54-20 win over the St. Mary Saints in a high school girls basketball game at Westfield Intermediate School on Southampton Road.
Franklin Tech went on a blistering 14-3, first quarter run. The Eagles later outscored St. Mary’s 17-2 in the third quarter.
Emma Goodreau led St. Mary’s with seven points. The Saints return to action Mon., Feb. 3 when they welcome the Gateway Gators at Westfield Intermediate School. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.

Iglesias, Rams chase Eagles
Southwick 5, Easthampton 3

Southwick’s Evan Iglesias scored two goals and three other Rams scored one apiece to fuel the team’s latest victory.
Teagan Stannard, Noah Jubb, and Bryce Russ each tallied a goal. Russ had two assists. Paul Whalley and Noah Durfey each had one.
Southwick goalie Jack Cashman collected 28 saves.
“(Our) kids played really well and were creative with the way they moved the puck tonight while working together with good communication,” Southwick boys ice hockey head coach Chris D’Angelo said.

Eagles rally past Saints
Franklin Tech 39, St. Mary’s 35
St. Mary’s suffered a tough-luck loss. After leading for much of the game, the Saints fell at the end.

Tues., Jan. 28
O’Connor, Bombers prevail on “Senior Night”
Westfield 102, Longmeadow 84

On senior night, Westfield’s seniors defeated Longmeadow for the first time in their career.
“It was a great showing,” said Westfield swim coach Tom Lewis, whose team pulled away late with a strong finish.
Kathryn O’Connor won two events – the 200 freestyle (2:11.98) and 500 freestyle (5:55.50) – to pace the attack. Ally Russell won the 100 backstroke with a Western Massachusetts qualifying time of 1:07.07. Alexa Richter finished first in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.00).
Westfield also won the 200 medley relay with a team of Emilie Pease, Richter, Emily Mihalek, and Alley Russell (2:03.68).
Westfield’s Jordan Bannish recorded a personal best 220-point outing in diving, just six points shy of the school record.
The Bombers finish the regular season 10-1.

Final relay nets Lancers’ victory
Longmeadow 93, Westfield 87

Longmeadow used a final relay victory to grab a team win over Westfield (8-3) in the final meet of the regular season.
Westfield’s Tommy Russell won the 50 freestyle (21.94) and 100 backstroke (1:00.65). Matt Morash (200 individual medley, 2:09.34) and Jack Beaulieu (100 fly, 58.90) won individual events for the Bombers.
Russell, Anton Bonacci, Beaulieu and Matt Morash won the medley relay in 1:44.22. Morash, Beaulieu, Jaden Noel, and Russell finished first in the 200 free relay (1:33.61).
Morash was just touched out in the 100 free, placing second with a D1 state qualifying time of 51.35.

Rams deal Cards a loss
Southwick 41, Pope Francis 37

Emily Martin and Hannah Burke led the way for Southwick with 13 and 11 points, respectively, and Kathleen Shea grabbed 14 rebounds against the Pope Francis Cardinals.
“We have turned our season around as now we are playing close games with playoffs still alive,” Southwick girls basketball assistant coach Nick Tosoni said.
Maura Wurster finished with four steals.

Rios paces Tigers
Renaissance 49, Westfield Technical Academy 23

C’Aliyah Hines scored a game-high 16 points and Jakiya Wearing chipped in 12 in leading Renaissance to victory.
Jeika Rios led Westfield Technical Academy with 11 points. Tigers’ Ashley Torres had eight.

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