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North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest

Finding his path to the basket blocked by the wingspan of North Adams’ Logan Rogers, Northwest center Kyle Leslie (24) is stymied during action from Saturday night in Seaman. Rogers and the Green Devils were victorious, getting their seventh win of the year, 61-45 over the visiting Mohawks.

Seven treys lead Devils to victory –

Story by Mark Carpenter –
Photos by Mark Carpenter and Timothy Daulton –

It was Homecoming Night on Saturday at North Adams High School and amidst all the pomp of circumstance that comes with that special night, Coach Nathan Copas and his Green Devils were looking for their second victory of the week, hosting the Northwest Mohawks.  After squeaking past Portsmouth West earlier in the week, the Devils had an easier time of it on Saturday, downing the visiting Mohawks 61-45 to improve their record to 7-5 on the season.
“We came out and played tonight with focus,” said Coach Copas in a post game radio interview.  “Sometimes that is hard with all the Homecoming stuff but I thought we handled it well.”
“We had a little different rotation tonight and I subbed more than usual to keep fresh legs since we had some time off.  The first four subs I put in really gave us some energy.”

North Adams’ Ryan Shupert hooks his way around a Northwest defender in action from last Saturday night. Shupert gave his team a spark off the bench with 11 points as the Devils claimed a 61-45 victory

In a very rapidly played first quarter that saw only one foul called, neither team exploded on offense with the Mohawks beginning the scoring with a three-pointer by Dustin Taylor which was matched right away by North Adams’ Patrick England.  After a stick back by the Devil’s Austin McCormick, the Hawks got another trey from point guard Mason Campbell, but a jumper by Isaiah Anderson, a bucket by Seth Daulton inside, and a three from Ryan Shupert closed the first period on a 7-0 North Adams run, giving the home team a 12-6 advantage, a lead they would never relinquish.
The Devils opened the second stanza with two quick scores, a bucket by Colt Shumaker and another England three to open up a 17-6 lead.  Northwest got a nice reverse layup from Leslie, breaking a six-minute scoring drought, but the home team kept rolling, finishing off a 13-2 run with three-point goals from Shupert and England to lead 25-8.
The Mohawks regained their composure long enough to score the next five but two buckets by the Devils’ Logan Rogers and another Shupert trey gave North Adams a 32-16 lead at the intermission.
The second half began with a three by Northwest’s Kaleb Smith, but North Adams answered with scores by Anderson and Shumaker, and continued to pile it up later with baskets by Rogers and then a nifty steal and layup by Anderson.
Later in the third, a 6-0 run keyed by four points from Justin Knechtly gave the Devils a 19-point lead and after a Northwest three, North Adams led 46-30 as the third quarter came to an end.
A second consecutive three-pointer by Smith opened the fourth quarter scoring for the Mohawks, but again the Devils had an answer, with two quick buckets by England and another by Anderson to push the lead back to 19.  Northwest got the next five, answered for North Adams by a pair of Dylan Ison free throws and a bucket by Daulton that made it 56-38 with 1:10 to play.

Opening the night on Saturday was a freshman game and here, North Adams’ Hunter Rapp makes his move to the basket as the Green Devils’ ninth graders topped Northwest 29-20.

The Devils finished off their seventh “W” of the campaign with a three-pointer by Bryant Lung and a steal and lay-in by Ison, capping off a big Homecoming night for the home team and their fans, with a 61-45 win over the Mohawks.
In the win, the Devils placed 10 players in the scoring column, two in double figures, England with 13 and Shupert with 11.  Anderson added 8, with Shumaker and Rogers chipping in 6 apiece.
Northwest was led in scoring by Smith’s 15 points, all coming on three-point goals.  The two teams combined to hit 14 shots from beyond the arc in the game, 7 by each squad.
The Devils now set their sights on three consecutive Southern Hills Athletic Conference games, looking to improve on a 1-4 conference mark.  North Adams traveled to Whiteoak on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and will host Fayetteville this coming Friday night and then travel to Manchester on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Northwest
6  10  14  15  –45
North Adams
12  20  14  15  –61

Northwest (45): Spencer 0 3-6 3, Campbell 1 0-0 3, Smith 5 0-2 15, Webb 1 0-3 2, Speer 1 1-2 3, Taylor 4 0-0 9, Rowe 1 0-0 2, Leslie 3 2-5 8, Team 16 6-18 45.
N. Adams (61): Anderson 4 0-0 8, Lung 1 0-0 3, England 5 0-0 13, Shupert 4 0-1 11, Ison 1 2-2 4, Knechtly 1 2-2 4, Daulton 2 0-0 4, Shumaker 3 0-0 6, Rogers 3 0-0 6, McCormick 1 0-0 2, Team 25 4-5 61.
Three-Point Goals:
Northwest (7): Smith 5, Campbell 1, Taylor 1
N. Adams (7): Lung 1, England 3, Shupert 3

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