Rams top Gaels

SOUTHWICK – Three players reached double-digits scoring – Morgan Harriman (14 points), Ashley Shea (12), and McKinley White (11) – to lift Southwick to a 50-34 win over visiting Holyoke Catholic, and an 11-3 record.
The Rams exploded out of the gate in the second half, outscoring the Gaels 31-15 to seize control of the game. The two teams were tied at halftime.
“We had a big third quarter run – it’s something we wanted to do all game,” Southwick assistant coach Rick Harriman said. “I don’t think Catholic was able to keep up.”
The Rams shut down Holyoke Catholic’s top three scorers, keeping each of them under double-digits in the scoring column.

Westfield's Alicia Arnold (22) hoists a shot up in between the teeth of the Falcons' defense Wednesday night at Minnechaug Regional High School. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Alicia Arnold (22) hoists a shot up in between the teeth of the Falcons’ defense Wednesday night at Minnechaug Regional High School. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WHS streak snapped
Minnechaug 34, Westfield 29

The good times stopped rolling, at least for the moment, for Westfield.
Minnechaug pumped the brakes on Westfield’s six-game winning streak, handed the Bombers (9-6, 4-1) their first league loss, and kept them from punching a tournament ticket on the Falcons’ home court.
“It was a big win for (Minnechaug),” Westfield coach Ralph Loos said. “We need to bounce back a bit. We have to get back to work.”

Westfield Voc-Tech's Katie Nesmelova, right, dribbles past Smith Voke's Shannon Ryan during Wednesday night's game. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield Voc-Tech’s Katie Nesmelova, right, dribbles past Smith Voke’s Shannon Ryan during Wednesday night’s game. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Start, Smith finish Voke
Smith Voke 39, Westfield Voc-Tech 18

Stephanie Start singlehandedly matched the production of her opponent, leading Smith Voke with 18 points. Heather Lannon led Westfield Voc-Tech with eight.

Bombers close out West Side, close in on tourney
Westfield 65, West Springfield 56

Westfield went on a 16-4 run to close out the game, and shut the door on West Springfield.
Isaiah Headley led the Bombers with 24 points. Headley made four 3-pointers.
Westfield’s Manny Golob finished with 16, John O’Brien had eight – “He was everywhere,” Daley said – and Colin Dunn chipped in seven.
The Bombers at 9-5 are now just one win away from earning a trip to the postseason.

Collins leads STM
Granby 58, St. Mary 30

Drew Collins led St. Mary with 11 points, and Jake Butler had six.

Sullivan, WHS pound Tigers
Westfield 9, South Hadley 3

Chris Sullivan recorded a hat trick in Westfield’s rout of South Hadley. The Bombers improved to 9-3-2.

Southwick 34, Pathfinder 7

Esther Kang (8 points) and McKenna Leary (5) led Southwick to a relatively easy victory Tuesday. The Rams’ JV unit improved to 10-1.

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