WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Mount Greylock girls' basketball team got off to a great start against Wahconah on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Mounties, they couldn't keep the same level of play up throughout four quarters in a 58-42 home loss to the Warriors.
Greylock (4-7) jumped out of the gates with a 7-0 lead, but the visitors rallied back to tie the game at 10 all by the end of the first quarter. The game remained even until halftime, with Wahconah (5-6) leading 24-21 at the break. June Blake's squad then started pulling away in the second half, increasing its lead by nine by the end of the third quarter and putting the game away with a 19-point outburst in the fourth.
"This was a very close game throughout, but we were able to pull away in the fourth by capitalizing on opportunities we had in transition," Blake said. "We had a very balanced attack with eight players getting into the scoring column. Katherine Lewis was a big contributor in the fourth, scoring six of her nine points during that span. Maddie Sprague had another big night for us as well, and I was happy with the way we finished this game."
Sprague led the Warriors with team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Gabby Lavinio added 10 points, six rebounds and three assists, while classmate Shannon Lussier helped out with eight points and a game-high 11 boards.
The Mounties got a standout performance from sophomore Lucy Barrett, who netted a season-high 26 points in defeat. Barrett sank an impressive five 3-pointers on the night while adding four rebounds and two assists. Greylock also received five points, 10 rebounds and four assists from senior forward Margot Besnard.
The Mounties next play at Lee at 7:30 on Thursday, while Wahconah hosts Hoosac Valley at the same time that day.