Playoffs Set in Giorgi League
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Mount Greylock boys basketball team emerged as the winner of a three-way coin flip for the fourth and final seed in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League playoffs that get under way next week.
The Mounties ended up tied with Hoosac Valley and McCann Tech for a spot in the tournament. Mount Greylock's prize for winning the coin-toss tie-breaker is a date on Wednesday evening against top-seeded Drury. Wednesday's other semi-final will feature the High School Division's two Vermont schools: Bennington's Mount Anthony and Manchester's Burr and Burton.
The post-season starts on Sunday in the Open Division with games between MCLA/Deep Insurance and Key West at 6:30 and Flynn & Dagnoli and Moonlight Diner at 7:30.
On Tuesday in the Women's Division, the semi-final double-header will feature Williamstown Physical Therapy vs. Mount Anthony at 6:30 and Teddy's Pizza vs. Tony's Electric/Flynn & Dagnoli at 7:30.
The High School and Open Division finals are Thursday at 6:30 and 7:30, respectively. The Women's Division final is Sunday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.
All games are played on the outdoor court at Noel Field. In the event of rain, games are moved to the Armory.
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
On Thursday night, Mount Greylock just missed a chance to wrap up fourth place on its own and avoid the tie-breaker when McCann dealt the Mounties a 58-53 loss.
Shane Fuller scored 16, and Chriss Gajad scored 10 with 12 rebounds for the Hornets.
Mount Greylock's Eric Hirsch scored 28, and Emmet Shepard added 12 points and 16 boards.
In Thursday's other high school game, Cam Lesure and Hayden Bird each scored 14 points to lead Drury to a 56-50 win over Mount Anthony.
Damon Burgess scored 21, and Carson Cushman added 12 for the Patriots.
MCLA/Deep Insurance tuned up for the playoffs with a 77-55 win over Key West on Thursday evening.
Khalil Paul scored 25 points, and Koreen Kirksey had 22 for MCLA. Anthony Barbosa hit double figures with 13 for the winners.
Justin Daigle scored 12 for Key West. Paul Oparowski and Adam O'Neil had 12 and 10, respectively.
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