WESTFIELD – Franklin Tech spoiled a key home contest for the Westfield Technical Academy High School boys’ basketball team.
Franklin Tech made 30 trips to the foul line, converting 20 free throws en route to a 54-40 win over host Westfield Tech Thursday night. The Tigers attempted just five free throws.
“We had great effort tonight, but we still came up short,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “The story of the game is that they got the line … We couldn’t get anything going down low.”
Westfield Tech’s Luis Ruiz came off the bench to score eight points off of putbacks, and 10 different Tigers scored against Franklin.
Westfield Tech rallied from a 20-point deficit to within 10 points, but could not close the gap further.
“We just couldn’t find that right connection,” coach Dulude said. “Their height in the paint caused us a lot of problems and didn’t allow us to go on that bigger run we needed.”
O’Brien nets 39
Chicopee 80, Westfield 61
Jake Midura (19 points), Milan Harrison (18), and Chevon Cote (14) fueled an 80-point outburst for Chicopee.
John O’Brien had a monster game for Westfield, scoring an astounding 39 points.
Saints’ “O” soars in loss
Hampden Charter School of Science 66, St. Mary 50
Jake Butler (15 points) and Nick Ilnicki (13) led a balanced attack for St. Mary at Westfield Middle School South. Saints’ Drew Collins finished with seven points, and, Giovanni DePergola and Alex Qiu had six points apiece.
“It was a nice game for us offensively,” St. Mary coach Joe Molta said. “Unfortunately, we had a tough time stopping them.”
Gators net victory
Gateway 62, Pathfinder 58
Three players scored in double digits – Shane Mastello (19 points), Brad Moreau (16), and Peter Kowal (15) – to propel Gateway on the road.
Mustangs edge Rams
Monson 66, Southwick 62
Bahu Abdul-Wadud scored a game-high 22 points, and Mike Tranghese chipped in 14 as Monson escaped with a big road victory.
Ryan LeClair scored 21 points to lead Southwick. Rams’ Matt Daley had 11.
GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY
Lancers deliver victory
Longmeadow (WHS Co-Op) 3, Belmont 1
Madison Pelletier, Katie Joyal, and Bailey Tymeson scored one goal apiece to lead Longmeadow (WHS Co-Op) on the road.
Mackenzie Pelletier earned two assists, and, Karalyn Jones and Taylor Low each had one.
Lancers’ goalie Lexi Levere collected 22 saves.