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Northampton hands Avon boys first loss

CP basketball graphicSPRINGFIELD, Dec. 21 – The offense for the Avon High boys basketball team hasn’t found its rhythm yet. The Falcons scored 40 points in a six-point win over Granby on Friday night. They scored just 34 on Saturday.

At Western New England University in Springfield, Northampton, Mass., held Avon to just 14 points in the first half and handed the Falcons their first loss of season, Saturday afternoon, 43-34.

Jake Sartain led the way for Avon (1-1, 1-0 NCCC) with nine points while Jared Rosenblatt had eight, including a pair of three-point goals. Freshman Nate Laszewski had six points, including a pair of three-point goals off the bench.

Avon reduced a nine-point deficit to two, 27-25, thanks to a strong third period. But Northampton (3-0) played well in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Jake Ross led the winners with 25 points.

Avon gets right back out on the floor Monday night when they host Glastonbury in the first home of the season at 7 p.m.

Northampton 43, Avon 34
At Springfield, MA
Northampton MA (43): Aiden Hirsch 1-2-4, Jake Ross 11-2-25, Joe Warner 1-4-6, Steve Roach 1-0-2, Tyler Hannigan-Page 2-2-6. Totals 16-10-43
Avon (34): Sean Herrmann 0-1-1, Patrick McKearney 2-0-4, Jake Sartain 2-4-9, Justin Reicher 1-0-2, Jared Rosenblatt 3-0-8, Zach Stirling 2-0-4, Nate Laszewski 2-0-6. Totals 12-8-34
Northampton (3-0)    11  12  4  16  — 43
Avon (1-1)                  5    9  11  9  — 34
Three-point goals: Ross (N), Sartain (A), Rosenblatt (A) 2, Laszewski (A) 2

ICE HOCKEY
Bolton/Coventry/Rockville 6, Farmington Valley 1
AVON, Dec. 21 – Six individuals scored goals for Bolton/Coventry/Rockville as BCR dominated the Avon/Farmington/Windsor co-op ice hockey team, 6-1, Saturday night at Avon Old Farms. Jimmy Miceli made 37 saves for the Avon co-op team, which has adopted the name Farmington Valley Generals. Dan Rider had the lone goal for Farmington Valley (1-1).

Farmington Valley opened the season last Wednesday with a 4-2 win over Wethersfield.

 

 

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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