DALTON -- Danielle Racette’s 15 points and solid defense led the Drury girls’ basketball team past North Division rival Wahconah, 42-32 on Thursday night.
The Blue Devils led by just five points entering the final quarter, but were clutch from the free-throw line to help clinch the win. Drury made 5 of 6 free throws in the quarter.
Racette, along with Shannon Garvey and Ali Tatro, took over in the final eight minutes.
"It’s nice to have that senior leadership in the fourth quarter," Drury coach John Franzoni said. "I like the way we’re closing out games down the stretch here at the most important time of the year."
Garvey, who had two fouls early in the first half, finished with 10 points. Ali Tatro also found herself in early foul trouble, so Emily Moulton stepped in. She took over in the second half, collecting seven of her nine rebounds and scoring all six of her points.
Hoosac girls’ basketball
CHESHIRE -- The Hurricanes led by 16 at halftime, but coach Ron Wojcik wasn’t very happy.
"I thought we weren’t as intense defensively as we could be, and I let them know," he said.
The result was a 19-0 third quarter for the home side secured a 62-25 win for the Hurricanes.
Amber Lesure led the Hurricanes with 13, while the Eagles Deseraye Conaway led her squad with 11.
McCann girls’ basketball
SPRINGFIELD -- The Hornets had no answer for Justice Wallace in the third quarter and it cost them a win.
McCann led by a point at halftime, but Wallace scored 10 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter to fuel a 39-33 Putnam win.
"She just couldn’t miss," McCann coach Mike Dowling said. "We were chasing her all over the place. She has a nice soft touch inside."
Putnam outscored the Hornets 16-5 in the third.
Mary Nguyen tried to keep pace, as she finished with 24 points, but once Eileen Zajac and Emijah Barton fouled out in the fourth quarter, the comeback attempt was much harder.
McCann remains tied for first in the division, though, giving itself a chance for a tournament berth.