GREAT BARRINGTON -- If there was any doubt that the Drury girls' basketball team was a candidate for the No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division II tournament, they put an end to it with a resounding 52-25 win over Monument Mountain on Wednesday.
The Blue Devils raced out to a quick 17-2 lead after one quarter, holding Monument scoreless from the field. Both points came on free throws from Hannah Rolf.
"You couldn't ask for a better start both offensively and defensively," Drury coach John Franzoni said. "I thought our defense was really playing well all night."
Danielle Racette led the charge offensively, scoring a game-high 12 points. Shannon Garvey also continued her hot shooting, despite playing just four minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. She finished the game with 10 points.
Kasha Wissman and Olivia Carlson split time filling in for Garvey and Franzoni was happy with both their contributions. Wissman finished with four points, but collected five rebounds. Carlson also had five rebounds and finished with three points.
"That's the key in the tournament," Franzoni said. "You can't win just playing five kids. You need the whole bench."
The win extends Drury's streak to eight games. It will finish a game behind Lee for the North title.
Greylock girls' basketball
LENOX -- Lenox took early control of the game and never looked back, topping the Mounties
"We did what we needed to do," said Millionaires' coach Nicole Patella. "Everybody played and all but two of our players scored."
Lucy Barrett's 17 was tops for the Mounties.
McCann boys' basketball
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets put an end to the season by playing sound offense and defense on their way to beating Pathfinder, 47-35.
Josh Superneau led the way scoring a game-high 11 points.
Toby Alves also contributed solid playing time. The senior got the start on senior night for the Hornets. He contributed four points and added sound defense.
"We played really well," coach Mike Nykorchuck said. "It's a pretty satisfying win for us to end the year, especially the way the last month has been."
The Hornets end the season at 8-12 and 7-7 in the Tri-County.
CHICOPEE -- After the Warriors 9-4 drubbing of Chicopee Comp., they have scored 22 goals in their last two victories. Clearly, going into the Western Mass. tournament, the offense does not concern Wahconah coach Don Disbrow.
"We kind of knew [it was good] all season," he said. "Right now, we're trying to work on tightening up our defense."
And how did that go Wednesday?
"It was OK," Disbrow said. "There were some good things out there that we saw. We've got a big test Friday against East Longmeadow. We're trying to get ramped up for the speed which we'll be playing against [in Western Mass.]."
Ryan Ouimet had a hat trick for the victors, with Nick Montferret and Lane Grogan adding two goals each. Roger Stedman made 16 saves for Wahconah.