Gittens, Zoito Earn Weekly Honors
This week's iBerkshires.com/Adams Commnity Bank Athletes of the Week helped lead their teams in big games that were closer than the final score indicates.
The Drury girls Saturday played the only intra-county game at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase at Hoosac Valley High School.
And although the Blue Devils came away with a 15-point win over Monument Mountain, it was a one-point game early in the third quarter.
That is when Tess Zoito hit a 3-pointer following a turnover forced by Drury's full-court press.
That triple gave the Blue Devils a 33-29 lead that quickly balooned to 39-31; she later added a free throw in a 12-2 Drury run that changed the complexion of the game.
Zoito ended up with 17 points in the win, Drury's fourth in a row and third of the week.
Drury has another county contest on Monday when it goes to Lee to face another team riding the momentum of a Coaches vs. Cancer win.
The Taconic boys have more momentum than anyone in the county, having won 10 games in a row after Friday's victory at Wahconah.
The final score there was a six-point margin, but most of that came from Taconic's 17-6 first quarter. After that, Wahconah played nearly evenly with the Berkshire County North Division leaders, who needed every bit of the game-high 17 points they got from Quentin Gittens.
"I thought Quentin did a great job penetrating," Taconic coach Bill Heaphy said. "He's just so active. We needed to get some offensive activity on the glass, and we did."
Taconic also needed a couple of tests after a string of mostly lop-sided outcomes.
"This one we knew was going to be tough," Heaphy said. "Wahconah's a good team. They've got good players and are well coached.
"It's actually good for us to be in this situation."
The iBerkshires.com Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Adams Community Bank.