Witek, Winn Lift Adams in Battle with Boys & Girls Club
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Rylynn Witek and Kaylee Winn Sunday led the Adams girls basketball team to a 49-43 win over the Boys and Girls Club in the championship game of the seventh- and eighth-grade North Division Berkshire County tournament at McCann Tech.
Winn scored 16, and Witek added 13 as Adams pulled away late in a back-and-forth battle.
Winn did most of her damage from outside, hitting four 3-pointers.
Both came up big in the decisive fourth quarters, accounting for 12 of Adams' 17 points between them in the frame, which started with their team clinging to a 32-31 lead.
Neither team led by more than four points throughout the first three quarters, which saw the lead go back and forth several times.
Ciany Conyers (11 points) gave the Boys and Girls Club a 33-32 lead at the start of the fourth quarter when she stole the ball in the back court and went the other way for a transition basket.
She later scored in transition to give B&G Club a 35-33 lead with about 6 minutes, 15 seconds to go.
It was 39-38 for the Pittsfield squad after Randi Duquette (eight points) hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with about four minutes to play.
But Witek got to the line and ied it. And with about 2:30 on the clock, Averie McGrath sank a 3-pointer to give Adams a 42-39 lead it never relinquished.
It took the game's biggest lead at 49-41 when Winn converted a pair of free throws with 56 ticks left.
Ahliya Phillips led the Boys & Girls Club with 15 points.
Ellie Hull scored 19 points to lead the Golden Knights of Great Barrington to a 42-26 win over CYC in the seventh- and eighth-grade girls South Division title game.
Hull scored 15 in the first half as the Knights built a 27-13 lead.
Abby Dohoney hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter and finished with eight points in the win. Natalie Lewis scored five for the Knights.
CYC's Faith Cross scored a team-high 15, and Isabelle Daniello added four, all in the fourth quarter.