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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony girls got a pair of wins from Bridget Ahearn in the 50 and 100 freestyle to beat the Pittsfield girls 61-33 at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club.

Zach Williams picked up a pair of wins and the Pittsfield High relay teams all won as the PHS defeated Mount Anthony 71-23 in the boys meet.

Freshman Greg Fournier also had a pair of wins for the Generals.

"I got what I expected from my girls tonight," said Mount Anthony coach Anna Swierad. "Bridget and Kate Ahearn, Emily Barlow and Phebe Hall all came though. I think Bridget was the only double winner tonight, but we got a good effort from everyone."

Swierad also praised her best male swimmer, Ryan Spencer, a double winner in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke.

"Ryan was his consistent self," she said.

"Zach [Williams] had a very good night, and Greg Fournier, a freshman, got his first two wins of his career tonight," said PHS coach Jim Harrington. "Overall, everybody swam pretty well."

On the girls’ side, the Patriots trailed Pittsfield after two races, 11-7. But Hall and Kate Ahearn finished 1-3 in the 200 IM and Bridget Ahearn and Jena Staab were 1-3 in the next race, the 50 free, to give the visitors a little breathing room.

The Pittsfield girls were still hanging around, down 30-20, when Emily Barlow and K.C. Tiffany finished first and second in the 500 freestyle to pull away for good.

In the boys meet, the Generals took commaned with a quartet of consecutive 1-2 finishes in the 50 free, 100 butterfly, the 100 free and the 500 free.

That pushed the score from 23-11 to 44-14 and the home team was in charge.

The best race of the night for the boys side was the 500 freestyle, with Maxwell Spence edging teammate Cian Troy, 6:53.51 to 6:53.94.