Saints, Tigers struggle

WESTFIELD – Based on last night’s results, this evening’s matchup will be a war of attrition between the Westfield Voc-Tech and St. Mary’s High School boys’ basketball teams.
Both local teams struggled Tuesday night.
St. Mary’s suffered a tough road loss at Pathfinder, 84-45, and Westfield Voke got into foul trouble before losing to Dean Tech 63-50.
Four players – Jessie Bishop (19 points) Tyler Judicki (16), Brad Lord (15), and Cody Hess (11) – hit double digits scoring in a big-time victory for Pathfinder. St. Mary’s Alex Jez and Anthony Garde scored 11 points apiece as the Saints fell to 1-3.
Three starters picked up three fouls apiece before the second quarter, hampering Voc-Tech for much of the game. Henry Deaza finished with 14 points, while Logan Vanveldhuizen had 13.
The Tigers, who had a 21-day break in between games, and are now in the midst of six games in eight school days are still winless at 0-4 but look to gain some footing against their city rival.
“I expect a good game,” Voc-Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We are equally balanced teams. It’s an in-town rivalry. We’re going to pick up where we finished (against Smith) and just keep going with it. We have zero fouls to start.”
Said Saints coach Tom Sheridan: “Hopefully it will we a good game.”

Commerce 55, Westfield 50
Senior guard Alex Lopez scored a game-high 24 points to keep Commerce unbeaten at 8-0. Lopez made two big 3-pointers late to lift the Red Raiders.
In contrast, Westfield (4-4) made only 1-of-7 free throws in the fourth quarter. Joe Meade and Justin Crosby scored 12 apiece to lead the Bombers. Devin Wills had 10.
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Bombers swim to 5-0
AMHERST – The Westfield swim program is still without a blemish. The boys and girls’ teams won easily Tuesday to keep their undefeated seasons intact.

Westfield girls 136, Amherst 49
A handful of Westfield female swimmers captured first-place finishes, many of which met Division I state qualifier status. The Lady Bombers improved to 5-0.
The Lady Bombers individual winners consisted of Jordan Jacobson (200 free, 2:03.43; 100 free, 58.40), Erin Lewis (200 IM, 2:21.28; 100 breast, 1:13.15), Hope Walsh (50 free, 27.51; 500 free, 5:26.68), Taryn Hamel (diving, 136.05), Lauren Longley (100 fly, 1:05.01), and Hannah Plourde (100 back, 1:08.19).
Two of Westfield’s 200-yard medley relay teams – Bridget Lewis, Erin Lewis, Hannah Plourde, and Jennifer Rowbotham; and, Danielle Charette, Nicole Charette, Genna Senecal, and Kiersten Rosso – finished first (2:03.78) and second (2:04.84), respectively. Both times were state qualifiers.
A pair of 200 free relay teams also took first and second. Jacobson, Erin Lewis, Walsh, and Rowbotham swam a first place 1:50.83. Rosso, Longley, Plourde, and Senecal were second in 1:51.65. Both also met state qualifications.
Ditto for the 400 free relay teams. Jacobson, Rowbotham, Senecal, and Walsh swam a D1 qualifying time of 3:59.64, while Longley, Rosso, Ali Johnstone, and Bridget Lewis finished second (4:10.05).

Westfield boys 110, Amherst 68
Brendan Day (200 free, 1:51.27; 100 free, 51.90), Jimmy Stinehart (50 free, 23.38; 100 breast, 1:05.44), Evan Fouche (diving, 159.95), and Matt Labombard (100 fly, 59.79; 100 back, 1:00.14) won their respective races for unbeaten Westfield (5-0).
The Bombers’ 200-yard medley relay team (Matt Jacobson, Jimmy Stinehart, Matt Labombard, Allen Whitlock) swam a winning time of 1:47.81, also a state qualifier.
Whitlock, John Dolan, Labombard, and Chris Tu took the 200-yard free relay in 1:40.35.

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