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PITTSFIELD -- Mount Greylock and Monument Mountain’s boys got their Alpine ski seasons off to a fast start on Wednesday at Bousquet Ski Area.
Each pocketed a team win in the double feature. The Mounties won the first race, delayed after several lights went out on Monday, while the Spartans took the nightcap. The Taconic girls earned their second win of the year in the girls race won by Pittsfield/St. Joe’s Emma Peplowski.
The Mounties won the opener behind top-five finishes from Ryan Kuhn (third in 45.37 seconds) and Nick DiSanti (fourth in 45.85). The two finished in the same spot in the second race.
"I put together a nice, solid run," Kuhn said. "I’m excited to see how we’re going to do as a team."
Taconic’s Eamon Connor won the first race in 43.79 and took the second in 43.22.
The Spartans took the nightcap with Trent Pfeiffer finishing third in 44.38. Lenox’s Will Dyer-Kloman (44.2) was second.
"It looks like our rebuilding years are over," said Monument coach Peter Dunham.
The Taconic girls cruised in the girls second race of the season, with five in the top-10 led by Maria Giacoletto in second. Giacoletto won the first GS of the season on Monday, but finished behind Peplowski (45.65) this time.
Second-place Monument was led by a third from Emily Martin (46.57). The first eight skiers behind Peplowski were from either Monument or Taconic.
Drury boys’ basketball
HOLYOKE -- A young Drury team was out played by a more experienced and athletic Holyoke team, 70-47 Wednesday night.
It was the final game of a tough stretch for the Blue Devils.
"It was our fourth game in seven days and it really showed tonight," coach Jack Racette said. "No excuses, but we’re just young and inexperienced tonight."
Holyoke took control in the second quarter and never let go. Justin White scored a game-high 19 for Holyoke.
According to Racette, Holyoke outplayed his team from the opening tip. The Blue Devils have three starting sophomores and couldn’t find an answer for Division I Holyoke.
Nolan Bird had 18 points for the Blue Devils.
"We’ve played some quality teams and we’re just not at that level yet," Racette said. "We’re 1-4 and staring 1-6 right in the face with St. Joseph’s [on Tuesday.
"We just need to find a way to get a couple wins under our belts."