2017-2018 Girls Basketball Updates

Updates are provided to FOBRA primarily by the coaching staff of each team.


Thursday, December 21, 2017
vs.  East Bridgewater (AWAY)


 EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Kylie Piche scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded three steals as Bridgewater-Raynham used a pair of second half runs to post a 49-35 non-league girls high school basketball victory over East Bridgewater Thursday evening at East Bridgewater Gymnasium.

The two teams battled to a 20-20 tie at the break before the visiting Trojans (2-2) grabbed a 24-22 lead 2:15 after intermission on a lay-in by senior Brooke Reagan, and after the host Vikings (1-1) evened matters on a bucket by junior Cassie Hall 27 seconds later, Bridgewater-Raynham took the lead for good when Piche scored seven of the final nine points of the third quarter as part of the first 9-0 that gave the Trojans a 33-24 cushion heading into the final frame.  West Bridgewater closed back to within five (35-30) on a lay-in and free throw by Hall with 5:58to play in the contest, but the visitors extended their advantage back to nine (41-32) on back-to-back three-pointers by Piche and junior Kayleigh Matulonis.  Piche sparked a closing 8-3 Bridgewater-Raynham run in the final 2:49 of action with her third three-pointer of the night, and a Reagan steal and lay-in that came in the closing minute iced the Trojan triumph.

Kayleigh Matulonis joined Piche in double figures with 14 points (including a trio of three-pointers) while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists in the win for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received eight points from Reagan as well as five points each from juniors Nina Morrison and Victoria Dacey, who also collected five boards on the night.  Freshman Kenzie Matulonis added five rebounds and a pair of assists off the bench for the Trojans, who shot 36 percent from the field overall (18-50) but connected at a 40 percent clip from behind the arc in the final 16 minutes of play.

Junior Peri Snow scored 10 points (eight in the first half) and grabbed seven rebounds in the setback for East Bridgewater, which received nine points and a game-high 10 boards from Hall.  Junior Kirsten Smith added four points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Vikings, who also collected four points, four caroms and four steals from junior Sydney Bradbury.  The hosts shot 17 percent (10-59) from the floor overall and were limited to a 14 percent clip (4-28) in the second half alone, as East Bridgewater held a 43-35 rebounding advantage (25-8 on the offensive glass alone) but only converted six second chance points for the contest.

Bridgewater-Raynham takes on Pembroke in opening round play of the Abington Holiday Tournament on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 5:00 p.m., while East Bridgewater hosts Middleboro in a South Shore League outing tomorrow evening that tips off at 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017
vs. Silver Lake (HOME)


 BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Senior forward Sydney Kehoe notched a double-double effort of 15 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks to lead Silver Lake to a 51-43 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham Tuesday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The visiting Lakers (3-1) jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter advantage and built their edge to 10 points (19-9) with 5:38 remaining in the half on a jumper by sophomore Holly Reeder-Morning, but the host Trojans (1-2) overcame a cold shooting start and sliced their deficit to a bucket (25-23) at the break, as senior Brooke Reagan’s offensive rebound putback capped a 14-6 BR run.  Silver Lake used a Kehoe lay-in and a three-pointer by senior Annabelle Boudreau to take a 32-29 cushion with 2:17 to play in the third stanza, and after Bridgewater-Raynham evened matters on a trey by junior Kayleigh Matulonis, the Lakers took a 37-34 advantage to the final frame and quickly extended that margin to 10 (44-34) on a Boudreau three and a pair of Kehoe lay-ins in the opening 43 seconds of the fourth quarter.  The Trojans cut their deficit to five (46-41) on a lay-in by junior Nina Morrison with just over two minutes to play, but a jumper by senior Alexandra Bachelor, coupled with a Boudreau free throws, iced the visitors’ triumph in the final 53 seconds of action.

Boudreau joined Kehoe in double figures with 12 points in the win for Silver Lake, which received nine points, four rebounds and three assists from Reeder-Morning.  Senior Allie Crawford added four points, five steals, three boards and three assists for the Lakers, who received eight rebounds from junior Stephanie Bennett to go with four points and six caroms from senior Alyssa Nelson.  The visitors shot 43 percent (20-46) from the field overall, including a 52 percent effort after intermission, as Silver Lake held a 44-34 rebounding advantage on the night.

Freshman Kenzie Matulonis scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds and recorded a pair of steals in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received six points each from Morrison and senior Shannon Lynch.  Reagan added five points and seven rebounds for the Trojans, who received five points each from junior Marisa Beauvais and sophomore Gina Ricciotti.  Junior Kylie Piche chipped in with four points and nine boards for the hosts, who received three assists and three steals from Kayleigh Matulonis.  Bridgewater-Raynham shot 27 percent (18-66) from the floor overall but connected on only five of 33 attempts from beyond the arc for the evening.

Bridgewater-Raynham travels to East Bridgewater for a non-league outing on Thursday evening that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Silver Lake hosts North Quincy in a non-league contest on Thursday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, December 15, 2017
vs. New Bedford (AWAY)


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. —  Junior Kayleigh Matulonis scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds, recorded six steals and dished out five assists as Bridgewater-Raynham used a 9-0 run top start the fourth quarter to post a 46-40 non-league girls high school basketball victory over New Bedford Friday evening at Ed Rodrigues Court.

The visiting Trojans (1-1) scored 10 of the game’s first 12 points, including six on lay-ins by senior Brooke Reagan, to open up an early eight-point advantage, but the host Whalers (0-2) closed back to within three (12-9) at the end of the first quarter and grabbed a 19-17 edge at the break on free throws by sophomores Kyara Almeida-Sylvia and Chiron Rose.  After the teams traded the lead three times in the first five possessions after intermission, New Bedford grabbed a 28-26 advantage on junior Monica Eires’ three-pointer with 2:07 to play in the frame, but the hosts were held scoreless over the next seven plus minutes of action as Bridgewater-Raynham scored 11 unanswered points over that span and capped the outburst on senior Shannon Lynch’s three-pointer with 4:54 remaining.

The Whalers crept back to within five on an Eires trey and a lay-in by junior Janice Leao, but the Trojans took their largest lead (42-32) with just over three minutes to play on five quick points from junior Victoria Dacey.  New Bedford got back to within four (44-40) on another Eires three-pointer with 34 seconds left, but Matulonis iced the visitors’ triumph with a pair of free throws in the closing 23 seconds of play to account for the final margin.

Lynch scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received eight points from Reagan to go with seven points from Dacey.  Junior Kylie Piche added six points and nine rebounds for the Trojans, who received eight rebounds and three assists from junior Nina Morrison along with seven boards from junior Emily Newcomb.  Freshman Mackenzie Matulonis came off the bench to dish out three fourth quarter assists for the visitors, who overcame a 29 percent shooting effort (18-61) from the floor by outrebounding the hosts 46-38 and forcing 20 turnovers that resulted in 11 points.

All of New Bedford’s scoring in the contest was generated by four players, led by Rose’s 13-point. Five rebound, three assist effort.  Eires finished with 11 points for the Whalers, who received a double-double effort of 10 points and 10 rebounds from Leao.  Almeida-Sylvia collected six points and grabbed 10 caroms for the hosts, who shot 24 percent (12-50) from the field and scored 13 points at the foul line on the night.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Silver Lake in a non-league outing on Tuesday evening at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while New Bedford heads to Fairhaven for a non-league contest on Tuesday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
vs. Whitman-Hanson (AWAY)

FINAL SCORE (Double Overtime):

 WHITMAN, Mass. —  Sophomore Brittany Gacicia’s lay-in with 12.8 seconds remaining snapped a late tie in the second overtime period as Whitman-Hanson held on to post a 67-64 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham in the season opener for both teams Tuesday evening at Whitman-Hanson Gymnasium.

The host Panthers (1-0) overcame a six-point halftime deficit (22-16) to take a 34-31 third quarter lead on a lay-in by junior Erin Leahy, but the visiting Trojans (0-1) forged a 35-34 edge heading into the final frame of regulation on a three-pointer by senior Shannon Lynchand a lay-in by junior Kylie Piche.  The squads traded the lead on four occasions in the final 3:05 of regulation, as freshman Reese Codero gave Whitman-Hanson a 49-47 lead with 23.9 seconds to play with a fast break lay-in only to see Piche force the first extra session with a game-tying lay-in 14 seconds later.

Lynch’s three-pointer on the opening possession of the first overtime staked the Trojans to a 52-49 lead, and the visitors built a four-point advantage before the Panthers used a 7-2 run to take a 57-54 edge with 1:05 to play on a bucket by sophomore Olivia Martin.  Junior Marissa Beauvais connected on a game-tying three-pointer for Bridgewater-Raynham with 33.7 seconds left, and following a Whitman-Hanson miss on the other end, Beauvais’ three-pointer as time expired in the first extra frame fell short.

The Trojans again took the lead to start the second overtime on a pair of free throws by junior Kaleigh Matulonis, but five quick points by Leahy, coupled with a Gacicia lay-in, enabled the Panthers to forge a 64-63 lead with 21 seconds to play.  Matulonis converted another free throw to forge a 64-64 tie and set up Gacicia’s go-ahead basket, and senior Alyssa Nicholson extended the hosts’ lead with a free throw conversion that came with 6.9 seconds remaining.  Bridgewater-Raynham had one last chance to send the game to a third overtime period but was unable to get a tying shot off in the final seconds of action.

Leahy scored all 17 of her points in the second half and overtime periods while adding eight rebounds in the win for Whitman-Hanson, which received 14 points, nine boards, five assists and three steals from junior Kathryn Dunn.  Martin finished with 10 points and seven caroms on the night for the Panthers, who received nine points for Cordero to go with a combined nine points from Gacicia and junior Leah Badger.  The hosts shot 39 percent (22-56) from the field and held a 19-6 scoring advantage at the charity stripe on the night.

Lynch scored a game-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received 12 points, eight boards and five assists from junior Nina Morrison.  Piche posted a double-double effort of 10 points, 10 caroms and four assists for the Trojans, who received nine points (all on three pointers) from Beauvais along with six points and five rebounds from senior Brooke Reagan.  Matulonis chipped in with 10 rebounds and six assists for the visitors, who shot 38 percent (25-66) from the field and canned seven treys while holding a 46-41 rebounding advantage for the contest.

Bridgewater-Raynham travels to New Bedford for a non-league outing on Friday evening that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Whitman-Hanson heads to Silver Lake for its Patriot League opener on Friday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.


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