NORTH ADAMS -- Danielle Racette started her senior year in fine fashion Monday night, as the Drury girls’ basketball team opened with a 52-18 win over Taconic.
Racette scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added four assists and four steals to fuel the victory.
Drury held Taconic to two points in the second quarter and led 29-6 at halftime.
"We have four returning starters. We got some good, veteran play," said Drury coach John Franzoni. "It’s not midseason [defensive] form. For two weeks into the season, it’s pretty darn good."
Nyanna Slaughter led Taconic with nine points.
BENNINGTON -- The depth of both Mount Anthony swim teams proved too much for the visiting Hoosac Valley Hurricanes. The Patriot girls won 95-75, while the boys cruised to a 105-34 victory.
On the boys’ side, the Hurricanes won just three events, Keith Pero claimed two of those. He was tops in the 200 freestyle by more than 10 seconds (2:29.05) and matched it with another win in the 500 free (7:00.27). Mike DiSanti’s win in the 50 free rounded out the Hoosac victories.
Ryan Spencer was the only Patriot to win multiple individual events, claiming both the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.
On the girls’ side, Hoosac actually won the majority of the events, taking six (four individual and two relays), but wasn’t able to pick up the second- and third-place points to earn the win. Mount Anthony picked up 11 combined second- and third-place finishes in the individual events compared to just five for Hoosac.
Hoosac’s Liz Bernardy won both the 200 free (2:13.14) and the 100 breaststroke (1:17.34) to lead the individual efforts. The Whitney sisters, Emma and Julia, each picked up a win to complete the individual wins for Hoosac. The 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams each won for the Hurricanes.