Williamson named MASCAC women's hoop Co-Player of the Week

Feb. 6, 2013
BUZZARDS BAY – Ludlow native Jenna Williamson, a junior guard on the Bridgewater State University women's basketball team, was named the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week, it was announced on Feb. 3.

Williamson averaged 15 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 2-0 week for the Bears, including 16 points in the team's 49-46 victory at Westfield State University to go with 14 points, eight boards and five assists in 95-63 triumph over Framingham State. She shot 52 percent (11-for-21) from field and connected for six three-pointers on week.

Local swimmers set records for Elms College

CHICOPEE – Senior Emalee Furtek of Ludlow clocked an individual school record during the Elms College women's swimming and diving team's 150-111 loss to the University of New England on Feb. 2.

Furtek touched the wall first in the 50-meter butterfly (32.92) and set a new school record with a third place mark in the 200-meter butterfly (2:56.66). She also placed third in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:09.16.

Furtek was also part of the 200-meter medley relay team that clocked a first place time of 2:15.25.

On the men's side, freshmen James Grippo of Longmeadow and Andrew Pioggia of East Longmeadow were part of relay teams that set new school and pool records in a 146-80 victory.

Grippo was part of the 200-meter medley relay that powered to a time of 1:56.05, while Pioggia anchored the 800-meter freestyle relay team that swam to a time of 9:27.80.

Grippo also won the 50-meter backstroke (31.13) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:39.67) and placed second in the 100-meter backstroke (1:07.16).

Kelly helps pace WSU to win

NORTH ADAMS – Hampden's Briana Kelly netted 11 points as the Westfield State University women's basketball team clamped down defensively, holding MCLA to 24 percent shooting en route to a convincing 65-43 victory on Feb. 5.

Medina wins at Springfield City College Championships

SPRINGFIELD Senior tri-captain Anthony Medina of Springfield won a 3-1 decision at the 149-pound weight class during the Western New England University wrestling team's 37-12 victory over American International College as the Golden Bears came in second place Tuesday at the Springfield City College Championships on Feb. 5.

Springfield College went 3-0 to capture the team title, while Western New England and Springfield Technical Community College both ended at 1-1, and host AIC came in last at 0-3.

Skiffington continues hot shooting

LONGMEADOW – The Bay Path College women's basketball team's Kayla Skiffington of East Longmeadow led all scorers with 27 points and stuffed the stat sheet with 12 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in a 75-56 loss to Mitchell College on Jan. 31.

Skiffington also scored 16 points and finished with a team-high nine rebounds, but Bay Path fell to local New England Collegiate Conference rival Elms College 81-63 on Jan. 29.

On Feb. 2, Bay Path was led by Skiffington, who scored 13 points and a game-high three blocks in a 67-43 loss to Newbury College and on Feb. 5, she recorded a double-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in a 59-53 win over Southern Vermont College.

Moriarty records 12 assists in WIT victory

BOSTON – Tyler Moriarty of Wilbraham had a dozen assists as the Wentworth Institute of Technology men;s volleyball team cruised to its fourth straight win, a 3-0 triumph over Lesley on Jan. 29.

Ferrentino records another double-double in AIC loss

RINDGE, N.H. – East Longmeadow's Krista Ferrentino recorded game-highs with 12 points and 18 rebounds, but the American International College (AIC) women's basketball team was held scoreless for a span of 7:29 in the second half, allowing host Franklin Pierce University to record a 50-43 come-from-behind win on Jan. 29. It was Ferrentino's fourth-straight double-double and eighth of the season.

Ferrentino fell just short of her fifth consecutive double-double after scoring eight points and grabbing 10 boards as the AIC women's basketball team beat Southern New Hampshire University 58-42 on Jan. 2.

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