Tigers’ seniors shine in convincing victory

Westfield Technical Academy’s Emil Sevostyanov (0) goes high to make a basket against Pioneer Valley Christian Academy on Monday night. (MARC ST.ONGE / THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

WESTFIELD – “Senior Night” was more than a success for the Westfield Technical Academy High School boys basketball team.
Every senior scored in a great team effort as Westfield Technical Academy downed Pioneer Valley Christian 60-30 Monday night. Senior Mateo Sanchez and senior Bodhi Hall scored 13 points apiece to lead Westfield Tech. Tigers’ senior Darryl Reopel and Jordan Otero each had eight points while senior Emil Sevastyanov added a bucket in the third quarter.
With the victory, Westfield Tech remains in contention for the league title and a tournament berth. The Tigers, who are now tied with the Pathfinder Pioneers, for second place in the Tri-County League with two league losses apiece will square off against the Pioneers Thursday on the road at Pathfinder. TIp-off is at 7 p.m.
“We will have our hands full and will need to bring our ‘A’ game,” Westfield Technical Academy boys basketball head coach Kyle Dulude said. “They are full of seniors and am sure they will be pumped up for their ‘Senior Night’. Hopefully the winning streak we are on right now will carry on.”

Saints rally, stun Pioneers
St. Mary’s 64, Pathfinder 56

St. Mary’s rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit to stun the Tri-County’s league leader, Pathfinder. The Pioneers made nine 3-pointers in the fist half.
“It was a great comeback – maybe the best one we’ve had in eight years,” St. Mary’s High School boys basketball head coach Joe Molta said. “The kids played unbelievable. The kids just kept fighting back and coming back.”
Jack Lamirande led St. Mary’s with 24 points. Brady Collins (15 points), Nick Montenero (12) and Mike Pepe (8) also contributed for the Saints.
Said Molta: “It was a really good day today for St. Mary’s basketball.”

Hoffman’s eight 3-pointers lift Lancers
Longmeadow 64, Westfield 50

Colin Hoffman scored a game-high 24 points, all on 3-pointers as Longmeadow went on to defeat Westfield (3-12). Lancers’ Cam Rodriguez-Shaw chipped in 10 points.
Brian Strange led Westfield with 12 points.

Molta paces Rams
Wahconah 55, Southwick 23

Ryan Molta scored a team-high 10 points for Southwick (2-14). The Rams led 11-9 early.

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