Jayhawks fly past Tigers

Westfield Tech’s Mark Klyuchits powers down the lane against Duggan Academy Wednesday night. (Photo by Bill Deren)

WESTFIELD – Three Duggan Academy boys basketball players scored in double digits – all 12 scored – and the Jayhawks blew past the Westfield Tech Tigers in a season opener Wednesday night.
Duggan Academy converted seven 3-pointers.
“They didn’t miss,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “Everything they shot went in. “
“They’re one of the better teams I’ve seen over the years,” Dulude added. “Just when we thought we broke press, a kid would come from behind and tap it away from whoever was ready to attack the hoop. …(Our players) didn’t quit. We played as hard as we could.”
Andrew Czeremcha led Westfield Tech with nine points. Tigers’ Dave Tikhonchuk finished with seven, and Tyler Starzyk and Ruvim Suprunchuk each had six.

Wells, Bombers turn back Brownies
Westfield 75, Agawam 41

Cam Wells (25 points), Gabe Santos (13), and Javy Santos (12) led the scoring barrage for Westfield (2-0).
“We played really hard, good defense, and pushed the ball well,” Westfield coach Josh Balestracci said.
Agawam’s Zach Moccio finished with a team-high 13 points.

Martin, Rams top Gators
Southwick 41, Gateway 9

Emily Martin scored a career-high 12 points as Southwick ran away with one in Huntington. Rams’ freshman Kayla Andrade recorded her first varsity points, finishing the game with six.

Bombers topple champs
Westfield 42, Franklin Tech 20

Senior captain Josh Iarriu set the tone for Westfield with a 38 second pin in the second period against Caleb Ellis at 113 pounds.
At 120, freshman Jack Demarinis took Peter Saladino the distance, losing by technical fall. Senor captain Isaac Santos defeated Kyle Brunlle 9-4 in a matchup of 126 pounders. At 138, junior Vitally Borodin won by fall in 27 seconds over Noah Guess. Junior Kirill Okhrimenko won by fall in 4:45 at 145 over Ian McGuire.
Sophomore Cam Foster (152 pounds) won by pin at 5:45 over Tom Fritz.
Senior Jack Yvon (170) defeated Brody Wood, 7-2. At 182, Vadim Kazimirov won by pin at 3:36 over Ayden Stacy. At heavyweight, freshman Jeremiah Masso made his wrestling debut and won by in over Cameron Tuttle in 1:45.
“It was a solid team effort win over the defending Suburban League champs,” said a jubilant Chris Malinowski, following Wednesday night’s victory.

Southwick 33, Gateway 11

Every Ram scored with Southwick’s Sophia Andrade (10 points) leading the way.

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