MCLA Women Fall to Fisher College

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Fisher College women's basketball team placed three players in double figures as the Falcons used a strong second half to pull away from MCLA for a 67-46 win on Tuesday night.
 
After one quarter of action it was tied at 17-17. Fisher (7-5) owned a 32-27 edge at halftime, but then outscored MCLA 35-19 over the final two quarters to pull away.
 
With the score at 34-29 after trading baskets to open the half, the Falcons outscored MCLA, 8-2, over the next few minutes to take a 42-31 lead.  Eventually the Falcons led, 49-38, heading to the final quarter of play.  MCLA (2-4) got no closer than 10 points over the final quarter as Fisher continued to build their lead and cruise home.
 
Fisher was paced by Jenny-Lynn Eggers' team best 17 point night. Vivian Lara collected 15 points while Lauren Allen ended with 12.
 
MCLA was paced by Kylah Langston's team-best 17-point night. The Trailblazers were hurt by 24 turnovers and shot just 32% from the floor in defeat.
 
MCLA is back in action on Sunday at noon when it hosts Trinity.
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Berkshire Food Project Recognizes Hours Put in by Volunteers

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

Three generations of volunteers with Linda Palumbo, left, Cindy Bolte, Alicia Rondeau and Cassandra Shoestack.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five days a week a troop volunteers helps the small staff of the Berkshire Food Project feed hundreds of people. 
 
On Monday night, the tables were turned. 
 
More than 30 volunteers and attending family members were served up a choice of beef wellington and potato, salmon and rice, or a vegetarian meal, along with appetizers, dessert and beverages.
 
"Just from 2018 to 2019, [we served] 10,000 more meals, right, a 28 percent increase in 2019. So the numbers on the stove, same amount of counterspace. The only thing that changed is the capacity of our volunteers. So thank you, guys," said Executive Director Kim McMann. 
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