HS Wrap-up: Rams, Saints fall

Gateway’s Evan Cortis (5) breaks through St. Mary’s defense at Friday night’s game in the Gator Pit. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

MONSON – The stakes can not get any higher for the Southwick High School boys basketball team.
Four players scored in double digits and Monson cruised to a 68-50 win over Southwick Friday night. Chris Sisco led the Mustangs with 21 points, Colby Duggan had 12, Logan Gerry, 11, and Bobby McRae, 10.
Southwick actually led 15-8, but fell behind by three points in each of the second and third quarters. Monson pulled away late, thanks in large part to a 19-2 second half foul disparity.
Monson attempted 27 free throws to Southwick’s five. The Mustangs made 19-of-27 free throws.
Dan Scharmann led Southwick with 17 points. Connor Roy and Devin Parrow each finished with 10. Scharmann and Roy made three 3-pointers apiece.
Southwick (9-10) now faces a must-win on “Senior Night” Tuesday against Renaissance. Tip-off is at 7.
“We’re expecting a good crowd, a playoff atmosphere,” Southwick coach Peter Fiorentino said. “We feel pretty confident.”

Gators upend Saints
Gateway 44, St. Mary’s 37

Evan Cortis scored 12 points, Ben Hyjek netted a career-high 11, and Jaden Santiago-Lopez had 10 to lead Gateway past St. Mary’s on “Senior Night” in the Gator Pit.
St. Mary’s Brady Collins scored a game-high with 15 points.
“We have a bright future if we can stay together,” said Gateway coach Kevin McVeigh, whose team ended a 34-game losing streak this season and finished with two victories.

Mustangs stop Saints
Monson 69, St. Mary’s 21

Four players scored in double-digits – Sydnie DeVries (17 points), Kaitlyn Santos (13), Mia Krupczak (12), and MacKenzie DeVries (11) – to help Monson overwhelm St. Mary’s at Westfield Intermediate School.
Madie Donais led St. Mary’s with six points.
The game was close early as Monson led just 9-4 after the first eight minutes. Both teams scored nine apiece in the second quarter.
Monson exploded for 27 points in the third quarter; St. Mary’s had just six. The Mustangs closed out the game on a 24-2, fourth quarter run.

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