Saints, Rams get one

WESTFIELD – The St. Mary boys’ basketball team broke through in the win column in a big, big way.
St. Mary’s Sam Thresher scored 42 points, and the Saints doubled up Pathfinder 75-36 Friday night at Westfield Middle School South.
Jake Butler and Drew Collins tallied eight and seven points, respectively, for St. Mary (1-4).
“We finally got a win – that was nice,” St. Mary coach Joe Molta said. “We’re so young. We’ve got an eighth grader, a ninth grader, and a couple sophomores, but we’re getting better. We’re basically a JV team outside of Sam. We’re just trying to find the right combination.”
If that combo continues to produce, the Saints might unlock a few more victories in the near future.
Southwick-Tolland 55, Dean Tech 45
Chris Turgeon (18 points) and Matt Olson (15) each had monster efforts – Turgeon also corralled a bunch of key rebounds – to lift Southwick (1-5) to its first victory Friday night.
The Rams led by just two at the half, 24-22, before pulling away in the second half.
“We looked like a completely different team,” Southwick assistant coach Ryan Coburn said. “We played under control. Chris Turgeon played like an animal … and Matt came up big.”
Gateway Regional 65, Westfield Voc-Tech 47
Mike Arel led the Gateway offensive attack, and the Dowers’ brothers – Calvin and Curtis – combined for 33 points to defeat host Westfield Voc-Tech.
“(Gateway) did an excellent job pushing the floor and getting transition baskets,” Voc-Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “(We) also put in a great effort. Gateway’s athleticism and ability to run the floor was a big difference.”
Westfield 66, Amherst 34
Westfield’s Beka Santiago scored a game-high 17 points, Alicia Arnold chipped in 14, and the Bombers’ defense silenced Amherst in the team’s road victory Friday night.

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