The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on February 27, 1992 · 19
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 19

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Thursday, February 27, 1992
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Scoreboard C2 . Marketplace C4 TVRadio C6 Comics CI Lee boys 9 Wildcats r " erupt for a 89-77 win PORT C Thursday, February 27, 1992 four girls hoop I . Tp, 1 y '- - . ' " . . ,- , ; - -' 1 I : y - ''iy ; -t x ' vt l , .. - - - - ' ; . - , I ; I ' , .4 - . U . . "'"'"' r ii mi inini-Kiini 11 r P I inn ml 11 ni.ii i teams advance Wahconah, Mt. Everett, Hoosac Lenox all win 7, ! J Leslie Noyes Berkshire Eagle Staff Long reach by Wahconah's Kris Arthur, left, swats the ball away from Holyoke Catholic's Kristen Yarnell (32) during last night's Western Mass. tournament game in Dalton. Arthur scored 11 points in Wahconah's 65-31 win. By Brian Sullivan Berkshire Eagle Staff Don't tell Berkshire County girls' basketball coaches there's nothing to the home-court advantage. The foujL county teams that opened play in the Western Mass. tournament at home last night all won impressively. The one road team, however, was a first-round victim. In Division 2, Wahconah routed . Holyoke Catholic 65-31 while Hoosac Valley scored a 52-43 win against Athol. In Division 3, Lenox toppled Pioneer 49-28 while Mount Everett dropped Pathfinder 61-30. Elsewhere in Division 3, St Joseph's lost at Hopkins, 5241. . Action in the girls' tournament heats up again tomorrow, with two games to be played in Berkshire County. One will be a Division 2 contest that pits Wahconah at third-seeded Taconic. The host Braves won this year's Berkshire County Northern Division title. Also locally, defending three-time state Division 3 champion Lee hosts Mount Everett Tomorrow in Division 2, Hoosac travels to top seed Hampshire Regional while Lenox travels to Frontier for a Division 3 clash. In Division 1, Pittsfield visits Northampton. The Massachusetts Interscho-lastic Athletic Association has set ticket prices for the next round of games at $5 for adults and $3 for students. WM ass. Girls Wahconah 65, II. Catholic 31 DALTON Warriors coach Bob Powell chose to go with a small lineup against 11th seed Holyoke Catholic (6-15). The starting Wahconah quintet pressed and double-teamed the ball en route to a 32-13 halftime lead. "I don't think they see that kind of ball in the league they play out of," Powell said. . Wahconah (12-7) also received strong support off the bench as sophomore Mandy Price hit for a season-high 22 points and freshman Stacy Allegrone dropped in 10. Those contributions were extra important to the sixth-seeded Warriors, who were without the services of senior forward Tita Thompson, who was out with an ankle injury. Erin Pero added 14 points for the winners while Kris Arthur scored 11. Bridget O'Connor led Holyoke Catholic with 12 points. Hoosac 52, Athol 43 CHESHIRE - The eighth-seeded Hurricanes had the matchups they wanted inside. But it wasn't until the second half that the Hoosac guards were able to get the ball to center Nikki Filliault and forward Leighanne . Adams. TOURNAMENT, continued on C3 Red S ox owner Jean Yawkey dies at 83 . - y s k F i - i s iw Associated Press Special moment came in 1989 at Fenway Park when Jean Yawkey helped Carl Yastrzemski celebrate the retirement of his No. 8. Mrs. Yawkey 'never met a stranger' to the New England area and to baseball and to the sports world in general," Sullivan said. Tom Yawkey was owner of the team for 44 years until his death in 1976, when his wife took charge. Sullivan said services would be strictly private, and that some observance here by the team would be discussed. Those who knew her described Yawkey as a shy but gracious woman who attended most Red Sox games in Boston, seated in a private rooftop box and keeping score. Sullivan said there would be no change in the running of the club. Lou Gorman, general manager, was one of several executives who lamented the team never won a World Series under the Yawkeys. Boston's last World Series title was in 1918. "I feel badly she didn't see it," said Dick TRIBUTE, continued on C3 By Michael Bezdek ,' Associated Press WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The flag was lowered to half-staff at spring training camp here yesterday as the Boston Red Sox mourned owner Jean Yawkey as a generous person whose death brought an end to an era in New England. Yawkey, 83,ajority owner of the club, died at a Boston hospital six days after suffering a stroke. She was remembered by players and officials as a passionate baseball fan with a big heart. Haywood Sullivan, minority owner of the team who knew Yawkey since 1953, said her death was a loss to all of New England. ' "I would say that there has never been anything in Boston, or any place I have ever been in any area of this country, where one family has meant as much to sports as this family has Former fashion model known for philanthropy By Dave O'Hara Associated Press BOSTON - Jean R. Yawkey was a private person who particularly enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox from her private box at Fenway Park. Mrs. Yawkey, a onetime New York fashion model who married a wealthy businessman-sportsman and became majority owner of the Red Sox, died yesterday from the effects of a stroke suffered on Feb. 20. She was 83.. "This is the end of an era," Red-Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams said. "She was the most gracious, nicest, down-to-earth person. The only thing she shied away from was publicity." The widow of Thomas A Yawkey, the sole owner of the Red Sox for 43 years until his death in 1976, enjoyed a cigarette, a cocktail and casual conversation, but rarely in public. She was gracious, even friendly in exchanging greetings even on the public elevator to the roof at Fenway Park. But she seldom stopped on her way to the private box, where she'd watch batting practice before keeping a score-card during the game. Always "Mrs. Yawkey' While Mrs. Yawkey's husband enjoyed the friendship that went with his status as owner of the Red Sox, she remained in the background. He was called "Tom" by even casual acquaintances. She was known as "Mrs. Yawkey." Mrs. Yawkey died at Massachusetts General Hospital at 2:30 p.m., a spokesman for the hospital said. Word of her death came after most players and coaches had left Chain O'Lakes Park, at spring it .r - AP Workers at Chain O'Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla., lower flag to half-mast to honor the passing of Jean Yawkey. training in Winter Haven, Fla., for the day. But Butch Hobson, in his first season as manager, said that Mrs. Yawkey would "be missed very much by the Red Sox and all of baseball." "It's a tremendous loss to our organization. I'm very' sorry," Hobson said. "She w-as always very nice to me. She was a fine lady." Backup catcher John Marzano, who earlier this week remembered seeing Mrs. Yawkey always sitting in her private box at Fenway Park, spoke of how it YAWKEY, continued on C3 Hurley returns to spark Duke; Hoy as fall LEE After a postponement on Tuesday, the Lee High boys' basketball team opened play in the Western Mass. Division 3 tournament last night with an 89-77 home win over Mohawk Regional. r Lee, which is the eighth seed in the tournament, improved its overall mark to 12-9. Mohawk, which was the 17th seed, ended the year with a 5-15 record. The Wildcats get no rest, continuing play tonight at home against ninth-seeded Hampshire Regional, which defeated Smith Vocational 68-41 on Tuesday night The 89 points scored by Lee represented a season high. . Lee led 42-28 at halftime, but came unglued early in the second stanza when Mohawk went on a 10-2 run that cut the lead to 44-38. But Lee's Aaron Briglventi hit the first of his four second-half, three-point baskets and sparked the Wildcats to a 58-44 lead. Mohawk rallied again, cutting the margin to 69-61. But Jeff Puleri (19 points) hit a couple of jumpers to keep the Mohawk comeback at bay. Brighenti, who finished with a game-high 29 points, had six treys overall. Rich Wescott had 10 points for the Wildcats along with Kevin Burch and Mike Curtin, who scored their 10 points off the bench. Celtics roll past Pacers BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Gamble scored 24 points, leading a parade of seven Boston scorers in double figures, and the Celtics broke out of an offensive slump with a 130-109 victory last night over the Indiana Pacers. NBA Dee Brown scored 21 points, Kevin McHale 18, Robert Parish 15, Reggie Lewis 14, Ed Pinckney 12 and Rick Fox 10 as the Celtics surged to just their third victory in the last 10 starts. Boston had been held to less than 100 points by Indiana and New Jersey in its previous two games. Beaten 102-95 in Indiana on Sunday night, the Celtics avenged the setback as every player got into the act while cheered on by injured Larry Bird from the bench. Bird, sidelined since early January with a bad back, is expected to return to action Sunday. Micheal Williams led Indiana with 23 points. Detlef Schrempf had 20, Chuck Person 17 and Reggie Miller 14. With Brown scoring 10 points and Gamble and Parish . nine each, the Celtics charged to a 38-21 first-period lead. A 15-2 surge, including nine points in a row, highlighted the explosive opening quarter. The Pacers, who had won five of six previous games but are 8-21 on the road, scored the last seven points of the first half, but it had little effect as the Celtics owned a 65-50 lead at halftime. Bulls 122, Bullets 103 CHICAGO (AP) - Michael Jordan scored 26 points and Scottie Pippen added 24 as the Chicago Bulls coasted past the Washington Bullets 122-103 last night. The win was the Bulls' seventh in their last nine games and improved their home record to 25-3. They are 46-11 overall. Washington is 10-18 on the road and 18-37 overall. Ladell Eackles paced the Bullets with 19 points, Harvey Grant had 18 and A.J. English 17. Rockets 118, Warriors 116 HOUSTON (AP) - Hakeem 01-ajuwon scored 33 points, including the game-winner at the buzzer, rallying Houston from an 18-point halftime deficit to a 118-116 win over Golden State last night, snapping the Warriors' eight-game winning streak. It was the Warriors' first loss since the All-Star break. Houston outscored Golden NBA, continued on C2 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke point guard Bobby Hurley made a surprise return to the lineup and had four assists in a second-half surge that sent the top-ranked Blue Devils to a 76 67 victory over Virginia last night Hurley's nine-assist performance overshadowed what was supposed to have been a marquee night for teammate Christian Laettner, who had his jersey retired before the game. Laettner shook off a slow start and wound up with 32 points and 13 rebounds. College Basketball But the game and especially the second half belonged to Hurley, who broke the second metatarsal bone in his right foot Feb. 5. He put in a solid 26 minutes as the Blue Devils (22-2, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Virginia for the 19th time in their last 21 meetings. Bryant Stith had 17 points to become Virginia's all-time scoring leader. He now has 2,322, five more than Jeff Lamp had from 1978-81. Seton Hall 73, Georgetown "1 t EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Bryan Caver dribbled the length of the floor and scored a layup with three-tenths of a second left in overtime to give Seton Hall a 73-71 Big East Conference win over No. 18 Georgetown last night Caver, who had hit only two free throws all game, took an in-bounds pass, drove up the left side of the court and flashed to the basket for a finger-roll layup that gave Seton Hall (17-7, 9-6) its eighth victory in 10 games. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Georgetown (17-7, 10-5) and knocked it out of first place in the Big East. The. Hoyas, now half a game behind St John's, played almost the entire overtime without center Al-onzo Mourning, who fouled out just 12 seconds into the extra period. Seton Hall, which got 30 points from Terry Dehere. had several chances to win in the extra session but choked at the free throw line, hitting just 5 of 12. Arturas Karnishovas hit one of two free throws with 45 seconds to play to put the Pirates ahead 69-68. Gordon Winchester made one of two with 27 seconds to go, and then Karnishovas made one of two with 13 seconds led, leaving the Pirates ahead 71-68. The Hoyas rushed the ball up-court, and Irvin Church nailed a three-pointer from the left corner to tie the game. Caver then won it COLLEGES, continued on C2

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