ASHLAND -- The Mount Greylock boys' basketball team poured in 20 points in the opening eight minutes, but scored just 31 the rest of the way in a 61-51 loss to Ashland at the Clockers' own tournament on Thursday night.
Greylock and Ashland were tied, 41-41, after the third quarter, but the Mounties' Tyler Picard soon fouled out and they had no answer for Shane Pasquantonio. The 6-foot-5 center scored 12 of his game-high 29 points in the final frame to fuel Ashland's 20-point quarter and the win.
"We're here to compete and get better," coach Bob Thistle said. "We came out on the wrong side [Thursday night], but we're going to go right back at it [today] in a very tough tournament."
The Mounties play Weyland in the 3 p.m. consolation tournament.
Picard finished with 12 points, while Tyrell Thomas had a team-high 14 and Brett McCormack pitched in with 10.
St. Joseph's hockey
HOLYOKE -- St. Joseph's hockey team went 1-1 over the past 48 hours in the Chicopee Winter Classic in Holyoke, defeating Chicopee Comp 4-1 on Wednesday before falling 3-1 to Chicopee High School on Thursday.
Goalie Andrew Leitch, the Crusaders' game MVP Thursday at Fitzpatrick Arena, stopped 21 shots in the loss.
"Chicopee High was a little bit faster," St. Joe's coach Tim Kelly said. "They moved around pretty good and they had some good defense. We had some good shots, but their defense did a good job."
Eric Leitch scored the
Andrew Leitch stopped 19 shots in the win.
"Everyone realized that, even though we didn't come out on top [Thursday], we played a good game, and next time it will probably be different," Kelly said.