Saints knock back Red Raiders

St. Mary’s Anna Kosinski (12) battles for possession in Monday’s game against Commerce at Westfield Intermediate School on Southampton Road. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

WESTFIELD – The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team produced three double-digit scorers Monday night – and nearly added a fourth – in a convincing 41-17 home victory over the Commerce Red Raiders at Westfield Intermediate School.
St. Mary’s Anna Kosinski scored a game-high 12 points. Saints’ Emma Goodreau and Paige Hutkoski each had 10, followed by Jessica Crosby, who finished with eight.
Although Danajah Stokes led Commerce with 10 points, no other Red Raider had more than three points.
St. Mary’s (2-0) returns to action Wednesday night at Renaissance School in Springfield. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

Bombers rally falls short
Granby 42, Westfield 37
Granby overwhelmed Westfield in the first half, building a 28-12 lead through the first two quarters and senior Nora Young went on to finish with a game-high 23 points in the Whip City Monday evening.
“We laid an egg in the first half,” Westfield girls basketball head coach Dylan Willey said. “Credit to them coming out strong in the first half and taking care of business.”
Westfield (5-2) went on a second half run, but was up against the clock. Foul trouble also slowed the Bombers’ momentum.
“In the second half, we came out firing,” coach Willey said. “We just kind of ran out of time.”
Chandler Pedolzky scored a team-high 14 points for Westfield. Bombers’ Olivia Hadla had 12, all in the second half.
“It was nice to see we had some fight and weren’t just going to roll over,” Willey said.
Defensive-minded freshman Claire Griffiths delivered solid minutes for Westfield, also scoring three points.
“Claire is putting herself in the right position at the right time,” Willey said.
Westfield fell to 5-2.

Rios scores game-high 14
Smith Vocational 31, Westfield Technical Academy 25
Haleigh Pensivy led Smith Vocational, which closed out the second half with a 20-11 run.
Jeika Rios scored a team-high 14 points for Westfield Technical Academy, which led 14-11 at the halftime break.

Rams overwhelmed
Wahconah 57, Southwick 15
Southwick suffered a hard loss to a solid opponent at home. Hannah Burke (5 points), Julia Gardner (4), Emily Martin (3), and Kathleen Shea (3) accounted for all of the Rams points.
“(We) learned a lot from this loss,” Southwick girls basketball assistant coach Nick Tosoni said. “(We’re) looking to bounce back.”
Southwick will look to rebound against visiting Hopkins Academy Thursday at 7 p.m.

Pepe, Lamirande pace Saints
St. Mary’s 62, Paulo Friere 25

Mike Pepe (12 points) and Jack Lamirande (9) led St. Mary’s at Paulo Friere Social Justice Charter School.

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