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BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Opening Round – 2017 MIAA D1 South Sectionals

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Herget Gymnasium, Braintree, Mass.

 

FINAL:                   BRAINTREE 73, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 30

 

BRAINTREE, Mass. —  Senior guard Keelah Dixon scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack as seventh-seeded Braintree posted a 73-30 victory over 10th-seeded Bridgewater-Raynham in opening round play of the 2017 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Girls Basketball South Sectionals Tuesday evening at Herget Gymnasium.

The host Wamps, who improve to 17-4 on the season, advance to the quarterfinal round of the D1 South Sectionals to face second-seeded Bishop Feehan in a re-match of last year’s Eastern Massachusetts championship game on either Friday evening or Saturday afternoon in Attleboro, Mass.  The visiting Trojans, who claimed their fourth straight Old Colony League championship en route to earning their fourth straight berth in the MIAA tournament, end their season at 11-10.

Braintree scored the first 15 points of the contest en route to a 27-4 advantage after the first quarter of play, as the Wamps blistered the nets at a 60 percent clip in the opening eight minutes.  Seven different players scored in the first half that saw the hosts shoot 54 percent (13-24) overall in building a 41-13 edge at the break, as Bridgewater-Raynham was held to an 11 percent (3-27) shooting effort overall and connected on just one of 16 three-point attempts in that time.  Braintree continued its torrid pace after intermission, as all 12 Wamps scored at least one point in the contest to set up Friday’s re-match at Bishop Feehan.

Senior Madeline Fay joined Dixon in double figures with 10 points and six rebounds for Braintree, which also received nine points from junior Jenna Roche as well as eight points from sophomore Adriana Timberlake.  Junior Rachel Tutkus chipped in with seven points for the Wamps, who received six rebounds from fellow junior Molly Moore as well as three assists from senior Isabella Tonetti.  The hosts finished the night shooting 54 percent (26-48) overall while canning five three-pointers, as Braintree also converted 16-of-22 (73 percent) attempts from the foul line for the evening.

Senior Ashley Rose closed out her career with eight points in the setback for the Trojans, who also received seven points, three rebounds and two assists from fellow senior Kelly Page.  Sophomore Nina Morrison added four points for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received six rebounds from senior Mikayla Seavey to go with five boards, four assists and a pair of steals from sophomore Kylee Piche.  The visitors shot 17 percent (10-60) from the field and connected for four three-pointers (two by Rose), as Braintree outrebounded Bridgewater-Raynham by a 39-31 margin for the contest.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Monday, February 13, 2017

FHS Gymnasium, Foxboro, Mass.

FINAL:                   FOXBORO 56, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 44

 

FOXBORO, Mass. —  Junior guard Ashley Sampson scored 29 points and grabbed six rebounds as Foxboro extended its winning streak to eight straight with a 56-44 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham Monday evening at FHS Gymnasium.

In a match-up of two of the region’s hottest teams, the host Warriors (14-2) overcame an early five-point deficit to grab a one-point edge (15-14) an opening quarter of play that saw Sampson and fellow junior Lily Sykes combine for 13 points.  Foxboro held the visiting Trojans (10-8) to just one field goal in the second stanza, as the hosts received 11 points from Sampson, Sykes and junior Grace Tamulionis to extend their advantage to 10 (26-16) at the break.  Bridgewater-Raynham, which brought a six-game winning streak into the contest, used a 15-8 run over the opening 5:27 of the third quarter to close back to within three (34-31) on a lay-in by sophomore Nina Morrison, but Foxboro answered back with a 9-2 run of its own over the final 2:33 of the stanza to take a 43-26 lead into the final frame, as the visitors got no closer than eight points in the final eight minutes of action.

Sampson scored 16 of her points in the second half for the Warriors, as she, Sykes (15 points, six steals, five rebounds, four assists) and Tamulionis (11 points, eight steals, six rebounds) accounted for all but one of Foxboro’s scoring output on the evening.  Senior Lauren Flahive collected the other point on a free throw while grabbing five rebounds for the hosts, who shot 37 percent (22-59) from the field overall and connected for four three-pointers (including two by Tamulionis) to complete a regular-season sweep of Bridgewater-Raynham.

Senior Kelly Page paced the Trojans with 19 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals in their first setback in exactly a month, while sophomore Kylie Piche was also in double figures with 10 points and four boards for the visitors.  Morrison chipped in with a near double-double effort of nine points, nine rebounds and three steals for Bridgewater-Raynham, which also received nine caroms from senior Danielle Wabrek to go with four assists and four steals from sophomore Kaleigh Matulonis.  The Trojans shot 33 percent (18-54) from the field and also canned four from behind the arc (including three by Page), as the visitors held a 44-35 rebounding advantage but hurt themselves with 19 turnovers, including 11 alone in that decisive second quarter.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Barnstable in an Old Colony League match-up on Friday evening at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Foxboro entertains Canton in a Hockomock League clash tomorrow evening at FHS Gymnasium that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Nice and tidy.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

First Round – Abington Holiday Tournament

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gliniewicz Gymnasium, Abington, Mass.

FINAL:                   ABINGTON 52, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 30

 

ABINGTON, Mass. —  Senior Jenny Worden scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded seven steals and dished out five assists to lead Abington to a 52-30 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham in opening round play of the 2016 Abington Holiday Tournament Wednesday evening at Gliniewicz Gymnasium.

The host Green Wave (5-1) will take on Pembroke in Friday night’s championship game at 6:30 p.m., as the Titans posted a 62-54 triumph over Norwell in Wednesday’s other first round contest.

Abington scored the first nine points of the game before settling for a 15-8 advantage after the opening quarter, and Worden scored eight of the hosts’ 10 points in the middle stanza to extend the Green Wave lead to 25-16 at the break.  The visiting Trojans (1-4) sliced that margin to seven on the opening possession after intermission on a lay-in by senior Ashley Rose, but Worden keyed a 15-0 run with seven unanswered points that pushed Abington’s advantage to 24 (45-21) after three quarters of play and extend the hosts’ winning streak to five straight.

Worden was the only Green Wave in double figures, as freshman Lauren Keleher added nine points on the night.  Junior Marissa Golden chipped in with five points for Abington, which also received a combined 11 rebounds from sophomores Kristyanna Remillard and Maddie O’Connell.  The hosts shot 36 percent from the field and held a 48-39 rebounding advantage on the night.

Rose scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which also received five points from senior Kelly Page.  Senior Danielle Wabrek added four points and seven rebounds for the Trojans, who shot just 18 percent from the field and hurt themselves with 30 turnovers that the Green Wave converted into 17 points.

Bridgewater-Raynham and Norwell square off in the third place game of the Abington Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Laker Gymnasium, Kingston, Mass.

FINAL:                   SILVER LAKE 68, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 57 (OVERTIME)

 

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Sydney Kehoe notched a double-double effort of 25 points and 14 rebounds as Silver Lake outscored Bridgewater-Raynham by a 13-2 margin in overtime to notch a 68-57 non-league girls high school basketball victory Wednesday evening at Laker Gymnasium.

The host Lakers (2-2) trailed by five at the break (28-23) before using a 17-9 third quarter edge to grab a 40-37 lead heading into the final eight minutes of regulation, and Kehoe’s lay-in with 2:42 remaining gave Silver Lake a 53-47 cushion.  The visiting Trojans (1-3) then forced four consecutive turnovers in a 42 second span to take a 55-53 lead on sophomore Kaleigh Matulonis’s lay-in, and that score held up until the closing seconds when the hosts failed to capitalized on a trio of offensive rebounds but forced a turnover that resulted in freshman Holly Reeder-Morning’s game-tying lay-in with 12.4 seconds to play. Bridgewater-Raynham missed a potential game-winning jumper with three seconds remaining, and the Lakers took control of the overtime period by scoring the first eight points of the frame en route to their triumph.

Reeder-Morning added 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in the win for Silver Lake, which also received 10 points from senior Madi Gillen.  The Lakers outscored the Trojans by an 18-4 margin from the foul line and shot 43 percent from the field for the evening in overcoming 23 turnovers.

Junior Shannon Lynch scored 16 points, including four three pointers, to lead the scoring column for Bridgewater-Raynham, which also received 13 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists from senior Kelly Page.  Matulonis was also in double figures with 10 points, seven assists and five steals for the Trojans, who shot 28 percent from the floor but canned seven treys.  The visitors held a slim 50-48 rebounding edge for the contest, as each team had 19 offensive rebounds on the night.

Bridgewater-Raynham will be idle until next Wednesday, December 28th when the Trojans square off with host Abington in opening round play of the Abington Holiday Tournament at 5:00 p.m, while Silver Lake travels to East Bridgewater for a non-league outing on Thursday, December 29th at 12:30 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

FINAL:                   BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 49, NEW BEDFORD 28

 

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Shannon Lynch scored 14 points, including 10 during a decisive 23 point third quarter run, as Bridgewater-Raynham overcame a cold first half shooting performance to notch a 49-28 non-league high school girls basketball victory over New Bedford Monday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (1-2) trailed by 11 points (16-5) with 4:28 remaining in the opening half before closing to within five (18-13) at the break, and five quick points by Lynch and senior Ashley Rose evened matters at 18-18 in the opening minute after intermission.  Bridgewater-Raynham completed a 9-0 run to take a 22-18 edge just 52 seconds later, and after sophomore Janice Leao’s lay-in sliced the visiting Whalers (0-3) deficit back to a bucket, the hosts scored the first 18 points of the third quarter and the first five of the final frame to take their largest lead of the night (45-20) on senior Kelly Page’s lay-in with just under six minutes to play.

The Trojans connected at just a 14 percent clip (4-28) in the first half but forced 18 New Bedford turnovers in the final 16 minutes of action, converting 16 points off those Whaler miscues during that time frame.  Bridgewater-Raynham held the visitors to just three field goals over the final 20-plus minutes of play while shooting 42 percent from the field in the second half, as the hosts recorded 19 steals on the night.

Page joined Lynch in double figures with 10 points and four rebounds in the win for the Trojans, who also received seven points from Rose to go with six points and eight rebounds from fellow senior Danielle Wabrek.  Sophomore Kaleigh Matulonisrecorded nine steals and dished out six assists for the winners, who also received four points and five boards from senior Cassie Wells.

Freshman Chiron Rose scored 15 points, including 11 in the opening quarter alone, and grabbed five rebounds in the setback for New Bedford, which also received five points from junior Erin Rezendes.  Senior Devyn Antunes collected seven boards for the Whalers, who shot 25 percent (8-32) from the field overall and were outrebounded by Bridgewater-Raynham by a 54-32 margin on the evening.

Bridgewater-Raynham travels to Silver Lake for a non-league outing on Wednesday evening that tips off at 6:30 p.m., while New Bedford heads to Taunton for a non-league contest on Thursday evening that also tips off at 6:30 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

 

FINAL:                   MARSHFIELD 48, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 31

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Cassie Caldwell scored 15 points, dished out three assists and recorded three steals as Marshfield used a 17 point third quarter outburst to pull away with a 48-31 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham Thursday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The visiting Rams (2-0) scored seven of the first 11 points after intermission to break a 17-17 deadlock at the break en route to a 34-25 advantage after three quarters of play, as Caldwell netted nearly half (eight) of her squad’s points in the frame.  Marshfield outscored the host Trojans (0-2) by a 14-6 margin in the final eight minutes of action, as the visitors overcame a cold shooting first half by blistering the nets at a 57 percent clip (12-21) in the second half while holding Bridgewater-Raynham to a 28 percent (7-25) effort from the field over that time span.

Senior Kristina Sargent chipped in with a double-double effort of 11 points (10 in the second half) and 10 rebounds in the win for the Rams, who also received nine points and six boards from junior Hannah Peterson as well as six points from senior Kelly Wheeler.  Senior Danielle Wabrek scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds in the setback for the Trojans, who also received a pair of three pointers from junior Shannon Lynch.  Sophomore Kaleigh Matulonis collected six rebounds, four steals and three assists for Bridgewater-Raynham, which scored just 19 points over the final three quarters of play after taking a 12-8 edge after the opening frame.  Marshfield outrebounded Bridgewater-Raynham by a 38-35 margin and converted 23 Trojan turnovers into 12 points.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts New Bedford in a non-league outing on Monday evening at Monti Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m., while Marshfield entertains Barnstable on Tuesday evening in a non-league contest that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Whitman-Hanson Gymnasium, Whitman, Mass.

 FINAL:                   WHITMAN-HANSON 54, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 50

 WHITMAN, Mass. —  Senior Chloe Roberts’ lay-in with 15.2 seconds remaining snapped a 50-50 tie and lifted Whitman-Hanson to a 54-50 non-league high school girls basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham in the season opener for both teams Tuesday evening at Whitman-Hanson Gymnasium.

 The host Panthers (1-0) trailed 50-48 with 40 seconds to play before evening matters on a pair of free throws by sophomore Erin Leahy, and after a turnover by the visiting Trojans (0-1) with 28 seconds left, Roberts drove in from the right side for the go-ahead bucket.  Bridgewater-Raynham had a chance to tie with 10.2 seconds remaining but missed a pair of free throws, and senior Taylor McVeigh canned a pair from the charity stripe with 8.6 seconds to play to ice Whitman-Hanson’s triumph.

The Trojans raced out to an early 8-0 advantage before settling for a 13-11 edge after the opening quarter of action, and the Panthers used a combined seven points from McVeigh and senior Sophie O’Brien in the second stanza to take a 24-22 lead at the break.  Roberts ripped off five quick points after intermission to help stake the hosts to a seven-point lead at 31-24, but Bridgewater-Raynham closed the quarter on an 11-3 run to take a 35-34 advantage on a pair of free throws by senior Devin Burns with 4.6 seconds to play in the third.  The lead changed seven times in the final eight minutes of action and a total of 14 times for the contest, as Whitman-Hanson received all but three points from Roberts, McVeigh and Leahy in the final frame.

Roberts netted a team-high 13 points in the win for the Panthers, who also received a double-double effort of 12 points and 12 rebounds from O’Brien.  McVeigh and Leahy each added 10 points and combined for 14 rebounds for Whitman-Hanson, which shot 34 percent from the field but connected at a 77 percent clip (20-26) from the foul line on the evening.

 Burns notched a double-double effort of 15 points and 11 rebounds in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which also received 10 points from junior Shannon Lynch and nine points from sophomore Kaleigh Matulonis, as the duo combined for six three-pointers.  Senior Kelly Page added seven points and four rebounds for the Trojans, who shot 30 percent from the field overall but canned eight from behind the arc overall.

 Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Marshfield in a non-league outing on Thursday evening at Monti Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m., while Whitman-Hanson entertains Silver Lake in a non-league match-up on Friday evening at Whitman-Hanson Gymnasium that also tips off at 6:30 p.m.

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