CHESHIRE -- Corey Puccio had five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and overtime, helping the Hurricanes rally from seven down to force the extra session, but it wasn't enough. Belchertown outscored their hosts by three in overtime for a 64-61 win.
Belchertown's Eric Adzima got a 3-point play in the final 30 seconds of overtime to lead the Orioles to the win. Puccio could not get his sixth 3 to go down to tie the game again.
"Disheartening," said Hoosac coach Bill Robinson. "We're on life support now. You got to win four of your last five to make the tournament. ... We just couldn't get it done. I expect more from our guys."
Puccio had 15 points while Trevor Alibozek added 20. Adzima led Belchertown with 22.
The Hurricanes had battled back in the second half to erase a nine-point halftime deficit. The third and fourth quarters were their best in terms of offense. They scored 15 and 23, respectively. It was the 23-point fourth quarter took care of most of the deficit. They needed a big output in the final frame because the defense couldn't stop the Orioles for any extended period of time. Belchertown's offensive output never dipped through the first 32 minutes, as it had quarterly scoring of 11, 13, 13 and 16, respectively.
Drury girls' basketball
NORTH ADAMS -- Drury withstood a second-half run from Lenox, with Danielle Racette knocking down 9 of her 12 free throws in fourth quarter to preserve a
Racette and Shannon Garvey had 14 points each, while Emily Moulton added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hayden Zinchuk had 18 for Lenox -- including 14 in the second half.
"It was a good tournament type of game," said Drury coach John Franzoni. "Give Lenox credit. They really extended their pressure to full court. I thought Danielle had a huge game handling the pressure."
The Blue Devils used a solid first half to build a 12-point lead at the break. That helped lessen the impact of scoring only five in the third quarter. Their offense stepped up in the fourth, which it needed to do in order to secure the victory. Lenox put together its best offensive quarter with 17 points.
Greylock girls' basketball
PITTSFIELD -- The Braves rallied from a sluggish start to score 20 in the fourth and earn a 55-51 win over the Mounties.
Angela O'Neil had 17 points and went a perfect 8 for 8 at the foul line in the fourth quarter. Nyanna Slaughter added 15 and Brianna Rogers scored 10 for Taconic.
"We came out very sluggish, had no intensity and it showed on both ends of the court," said Braves coach Matt Mickle. "Made a little adjustment and we came out stronger. Girls played some good defense and I think that rolled over. I was proud of them for hanging in there and picking it up in the second half. We got to start games a little better."
The Mounties had their best night in a while with their 51-point output. They scored 17 in the second quarter to bump its lead to seven at halftime. A 14-point fourth quarter nearly earned them the win.
Lucy Barrett led the way with 20 points.