PITTSFIELD -- The Mount Greylock wrestling team won just one more match than Taconic, but the Braves left some valuable points on the mat, and that allowed the Mounties to take a 48-30 win back to Williamstown.
The Braves forfeited four matches, which meant it needed pins in their contested matches to keep pace, but two of the matches went by way of decision. Greylock’s wins were by pin and forfeit, giving it six points for each match.
"We know that when we walk into dual meet if we don’t win the vast majority of matches right now, we’re in a bad spot," Matt Chamberlain. "It hurts us right now. We got some kids out of the lineup [for various reasons]."
Greylock’s CJ Lillie picked up a key pin for the Mounties in the third period, just 36 seconds from overtime in the 138-pound class.
McCann girls’ basketball
PITTSFIELD -- St. Joe’s led until the Hornets exploded for 19 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 37-29 victory.
Emijah Barton had eight points to lead McCann while Virginia Goggins led the Crusaders with 11.
St. Joe’s coach Jack Quinn said his team was playing without two starters, which made it tough.
"We ran out of gas," Quinn said. "They’ve got kind of a big, physical team. They wore us down."
PITTSFIELD -- The Hurricanes had a rough day in the pool against Wahconah, dropping both the boys’ and the girls’ meets. The Warrior boys won 92-38, while the girls won 94-73.
For the boys, they again couldn’t overcome their low numbers. The Hurricanes’ lone win came from Keith Pero, who claimed first place in the 500 freestyle. His time of 5 minutes, 46.50 seconds was more than 40 seconds faster than second place. Pero also picked up a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:33.06).
Both teams picked up seven second- and third-place finishes, but the 10 first-place results for Wahconah were too much.
The girls’ meet proved to be far more even. Hoosac claimed seven events (five individual and two relay), but 18 second- and third-place Wahconah finishes propelled the Warriors to the lead.
Emily and Julia Whitney each won two individual events for Hoosac. Emily claimed the 500 free and 100 back, while her sister won in the 200 IM and 100 breast. Liz Bernardy had the other individual win for Hoosac.
The Warriors finished second and third in seven of the 11 races. They swept the 200 free.
St. Joe’s hockey
PITTSFIELD -- Brian Bonacquisti continued his hot start for the Braves, netting another four goals, while adding an assist in the win.
He opened the scoring just 42 seconds in and Nick Whittaker doubled the lead at the 5:04 mark.
"We just came out very flat," St. Joseph’s coach Tim Kelly said. "I know they weren’t underestimating Taconic. We just were not quite ready to get into the game."
Eric Leitch pulled St. Joseph’s to within 2-1 with a goal at the 1:12 mark of the second period, but three consecutive Taconic goals before the period expired pushed the lead to 5-1.