Published: 2/10/2021 9:04:04 PM
Modified: 2/10/2021 9:04:02 PM
Going into Wednesday night’s game against Mohawk Trail, Franklin Tech girls basketball coach Joe Gamache challenged his post players to play big.
They did just that, with Gemanaia Cruz scoring 10 points and pulling down nine rebounds and Emily Ryan snagging five boards as the Eagles pulled away with a 30-27 victory in Turners.
“Overall, we played well defensively,” Gamache said. “We had some good performances on the boards and players came in off the bench and gave us good minutes.”
With Ryan getting into foul trouble early, Tech received good play from Lea Chapman, Emily Merritt and Emily Eastman off the bench to keep the hosts afloat.
The Eagles opened up a 21-13 lead at the half, but the Warriors didn’t go away easy, as Hannah Gilbert scored 15 points while Grace Ward and Stella Clark each recorded four points to get the visitors back in the game in the second half.
Desiree Doane scored six points in the win, with Kendra Campbell and Kaitlin Trudeau each adding five points for Franklin Tech.
Mahar 58, Frontier 36 — A stellar defensive effort propelled host Mahar to a convincing 58-36 win over Frontier in a battle of two of the top girls basketball teams in Franklin County Wednesday night in Orange.
Mahar (4-1) led 14-6 after one quarter and 27-18 at halftime before using a 17-8 edge in the third to create some separation.
Micalyn Mailloux’s 24 points led all scorers, as the Senators’ leading scorer drilled a pair of 3s. Mailloux got her team off on the right foot, scoring the game’s first nine points as Mahar led 9-0 after four minutes.
Delaney Parker went for nine points, followed by Kendrah Doane who had seven points and a whopping 15 rebounds. Saylor Kegans pulled down 14 boards to go with four points, while Natalie Belloli (six points) and Abby Henne (five) also aided the offensive effort.
Frontier’s Charlotte Doulette scored in double figures for the visitors, as she hit a pair of 3s and finished with 12 points. Kaitlyn Mackin and Kylie Laford tossed in seven points each.
Turners 52, Hopkins 33 — The Thunder defense showed up in big fashion Wednesday in the Powertown, holding the Golden Hawks to just seven points in the first half and six in the third quarter en route to a 52-33 victory.
“We played well,” Turners coach Jim Cadran said. “We had a lot of energy to begin with. It was a good all-around game for us.”
Lily Spera poured in 16 points and Emily Young dropped in 15 points in the victory, with Steph Peterson adding in eight points and Dylan Burnett finishing with three points for Turners.
Sara Beauchamp led Hopkins with 10 points, Gabriella Dijack and Tia Fyden each had six points and Chloe Jekanowski and Cassidy Fyden each had four points in the loss.
Greenfield 59, Pioneer 21 — Freshman Amber Bergeron poured in a game-high 22 points and Katie Haselton dropped in another 14 points as the Green Wave picked up a 59-21 victory over the Panthers Wednesday inside Nichols Gymnasium.
It was a fast start from Greenfield, which raced out to a 23-0 lead at the end of the first quarter before taking a 37-4 lead into the half.
Lillia Kachelmeyer had nine points in the win, with Azemina Cecunjanin and Tess Rancourt each chipping in four points.
Caroline Ring had a team-high six points for Pioneer, with Laura Kahler adding five points and Sophia Walker scoring four points in the loss.