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McGuire Scores 45 in Drury's Giorgi League Win

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Scott McGuire Jr. scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Thursday to lead Drury to a 68-45 win over Hoosac Valley in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
 
McGuire also blocked a couple of shots for the Blue Devils in the win at the Armory.
 
Izaha Stubbs scored 25 points for Hoosac Valley.
 
Thursday's other scheduled game, between McCann Tech and Monument Mountain, resulted in a win by forfeit for the Hornets.
 
On Wednesday in the men's division, Waterman's Excavating beat Maselli/Bedard Bros., 61-55, and iBerkshires.com picked up a forfeit win against Rivers Lawn Care/Timeless Training.
 
Waterman's got 16 points from Casey Meczywor and a double-double from Lukas Zelazo, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
 
Anton Wright tied for game-high honors with 16 points for Maselli. Devon Walker scored 12, and Doug Sigsbury had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.
 
On Sunday at Noel Field, it will be men's division play with Fortitude Strength & Conditioning against Swish at 6:30, followed by Rivers Lawn Care/Timeless Training against Central Radio.
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