2017-2018 Girls Basketball Updates

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

 

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Staff Gymnasium, Brockton, Mass.

 

FINAL:                   BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 60, BROCKTON 49

BROCKTON, Mass. —  Junior Kaleigh Matulonis scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded four steals as Bridgewater-Raynham used a 21-10 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to post its first victory in Brockton in 20 years with a 60-49 non-league girls high school basketball triumph Friday evening at Staff Gymnasium.

The visiting Trojans (11-4), who have won nine straight and completed a perfect January after playing eight games in 14 days, overcame a three-point halftime deficit (24-21) to forge a 39-39 tie heading into the final eight minutes of action.  After the host Boxers (5-7) grabbed a pair of two-point leads early in the fourth stanza, Bridgewater-Raynham received a pair of buckets from junior Nina Morrison and a three-pointer from senior Shannon Lynch to score seven of the game’s next eight points and take a 51-44 edge with 5:04 remaining.  Brockton closed back to within five on a jumper by senior Analeesia Fernandes on the ensuing possession, but the Trojans scored nine of the final 12 points of the evening, as four free throws in the closing 1:09 of action from Kaleigh Matulonis and her freshman sister Kenzie iced the visitors’ triumph.

Junior Kylee Piche added 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received 10 points and three boards from Lynch.  Kenzie Matulonis added nine points, caroms, two assists and a pair of steals for the Trojans, who received six points and five rebounds from Morrison.  Junior Victoria Dacey chipped in with five points, five rebounds and three steals for the visitors, who shot 38 percent overall (19-50) and held a 16-9 scoring advantage at the foul line on the night.  Bridgewater-Raynham, which connected for six three-pointers as well, converted 26 Boxer turnovers into 14 points to post their second win over the hosts in a week’s time.

Junior Jade Wint led all scorers with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks in the setback for Brockton, which received a double-double effort of 16 points, 15 boards and three steals from Fernandes.  Sophomore Raybekah Tanis and freshman Naylani Monteiro each added five points for the Boxers, who shot 33 percent (17-51) from the field overall and held a 40-35 rebounding advantage in a contest that saw the teams combine to commit 40 fouls.

Bridgewater-Raynham will be idle until Tuesday, February 6th when the Trojans travel to Barnstable for an Old Colony League clash that tips-off at 5:30 p.m., while Brockton hosts Bishop Feehan in a non-league outing on Tuesday evening at Staff Gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

 

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 52, NEW BEDFORD 18

 

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Juniors Kylee Piche and Victoria Dacey each scored 10 points as Bridgewater-Raynham qualified for the MIAA tournament and extended its winning streak to eight straight with a 52-18 non-league girls high school basketball victory over New Bedford Wednesday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (10-4), who qualify for the post-season for the fifth straight year, spotted the visiting Whalers (7-6) a three-pointer 33 seconds into the game but scored the final 15 points of the opening quarter, as Bridgewater-Raynham held New Bedford without a field goal for nearly 15 minutes in building a 22-7 advantage at the break.  The Trojans, who received at least two points from nine different players on the evening, extended that edge to 20 (33-13) after three quarters of action and outscored the Whalers 19-5 in the fourth stanza to account for the final margin.

Piche added five rebounds and four steals in the win for Bridgewater-Raynham, while Dacey grabbed a pair of boards and also recorded a pair of steals.  Junior Kaleigh Matulonis scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, recorded four steals and dished out three assists for the Trojans, who received seven points, three boards and three assists from senior Shannon Lynch.  Junior Nina Morrison collected six points, three caroms and a pair of assists for the hosts, who received three points, seven rebounds and four blocks from senior Brooke Reagan.  Juniors Emily Newcomb and Kate Parady each had three points for the winners, who received three steals and a pair of boards from senior Cai-Lee Lopes along with four rebounds and two steals from freshman Kenzie Matulonis.  Junior Marisa Beauvais notched three steals and two assists for Bridgewater-Raynham, which shot 37 percent from the field overall (21-54) and connected for four three-pointers on the evening.  The Trojans held a 47-39 rebounding advantage and scored 15 points off 21 Whaler turnovers in sweeping the regular season series between the two teams.

Sophomore Chiron Rose scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in the setback for New Bedford, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped with the result.  Junior Monica Eires added five points and four boards for the visitors, who received three points and four caroms from junior Kelsey Martins.  Junior Janice Leao grabbed eight rebounds and recorded a pair of blocks for the Whalers, who shot just 10 percent (5-49) from the floor overall and missed their final 23 attempts from the field in the opening half.

Bridgewater-Raynham travels to Brockton for a non-league outing on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., while New Bedford heads to Barnstable for a non-league clash on Friday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

 

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 62, DURFEE 51

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Senior guard Shannon Lynch scored a season-high 21 points and connected for five three-pointers to lead three players in double figures, as Bridgewater-Raynham held off a late charge to notch its seventh straight victory with a 62-51 non-league girls high school basketball triumph over Durfee Monday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (9-4), who have now posted their longest winning streak since a 12-gamer that opened the 2008-09 campaign, trailed by the visiting Hilltoppers (4-8) by one (14-13) after the opening quarter of play, but Bridgewater-Raynham used a 25-point second quarter outburst that included a 12-2 run over a 3:24 stretch to take a 38-25 advantage at the break.  Durfee closed back to within 10 (51-41) at the end of the third stanza on the strength of 13 combined points from seniors Shaelyn Carreiro and Katera James, and the Hilltoppers crept back to within four on a pair of occasions, the last coming with 2:40 remaining (53-49) on a putback by freshman Nicole Parks.  The Trojans received a lay-in by junior Nina Morrison and a key Lynch three-pointer to extend its edge back to nine (58-49) with 1:42 to play, as the hosts scored nine of the game’s final 11 points to collect their second win over the visitors in a five-day span.

Junior Kylee Piche added 13 points and a pair of steals in the win for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals from Morrison.  Junior Kaleigh Matulonis chipped in with eight points, eight steals and six assists for the Trojans, who received six points, four assists, three boards and two steals from freshman Kenzie Matulonis.  Senior Cai-Lee Lopes grabbed six rebounds on the night for the winners, who received three points from junior Marisa Beauvais as well as seven combined boards from senior Brooke Reagan and junior Victoria Dacey.  Bridgewater-Raynham shot 46 percent (24-52) from the field overall, including a 52 percent effort in the opening half of action, as the Trojans recorded 18 assists and 17 steals while scoring 12 points off 23 Hilltopper turnovers.

Carreiro scored 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded a pair of steals in the setback for Durfee, which also received 16 points and five boards from James.  Parks added eight points and a game-high 18 rebounds (10 offensive) for the visitors, who received a combined 11 points (including a trio of three-pointers) from the sister combination of senior Alis and junior Anoush Alemian.  The Hilltoppers shot 29 percent (14-66) from the floor overall and canned six three-pointers, as Durfee held a 44-33 rebounding advantage and converted 18 offensive rebounds into 11 second chance points.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts New Bedford in a non-league outing on Wednesday evening at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Durfee entertains Dartmouth in a non-league clash on Wednesday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 55, BROCKTON 45

 

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Kylee Piche scored 16 points (14 in the second half) and grabbed nine rebounds as Bridgewater-Raynham ran its winning streak to six straight with a 55-45 non-league girls’ high school basketball victory over Brockton Friday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (8-4) built a five-point lead (17-12) after the opening quarter of action and extended that margin to eight (31-23) at the break on the strength of 10 points from junior Kaleigh Matulonis, and Bridgewater-Raynham took a double-digit lead on a pair of occasions in the third stanza before the visiting Boxers (5-5) whittled that margin to five on a three-pointer by junior Jade Wint.  Piche connected for a pair of three-pointers to close out the frame and give the Trojans a 44-33 cushion heading into fourth quarter, and after Brockton cut its deficit to six on a three-pointer from junior Jaila Smith to trail 51-45 with 1:29 remaining, freshman Kenzie Matulonis iced the hosts’ triumph with four free throws in the final 38 seconds of action.

Piche added two assists and two steals to her team-high scoring total in the win for Bridgewater-Raynham, while Kaleigh Matulonis added six assists and four steals to her 10 points.  Senior Shannon Lynch collected seven points and three boards for the Trojans, who received six points, four caroms, three assists and a pair of steals from Kenzie Matulonis.  Junior Nina Morrison notched six points and five rebounds for the hosts, who received five points and three boards from fellow junior Victoria Dacey along with three points from junior Marisa Beauvais.  Senior Brooke Reagan grabbed six rebounds for Bridgewater-Raynham, which shot 34 percent (20-59) from the field overall and connected for seven three-pointers, as the Trojans held a 45-40 rebounding advantage and converted 22 turnovers in 12 points.

Wint and senior Analeesia Fernandes each posted double-double efforts for Brockton, as both players scored 17 points in the setback.  Fernandes grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded three steals for the Boxers, who received 10 boards and a pair of steals from Wint.  Smith connected for a pair of three pointers to finish with six points for the visitors, who received five points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds from sophomore Elizabeth Williams.  Brockton shot just 24 percent (11-45) from the floor overall and canned six three-pointers, as the Boxers outscored the Trojans by a 17-8 margin at the charity stripe for the contest.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Durfee in a non-league outing on Monday evening at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Brockton travels to Medway for a non-league contest on Tuesday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Skip Karam Court, Fall River, Mass.

 

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 67, DURFEE 54

 

FALL RIVER, Mass. —  Senior guard Shannon Lynch scored 18 points (including four three-pointers), while junior guard Kaleigh Matulonis added 16 points, six assists and five steals as Bridgewater-Raynham extended its winning streak to five straight with a 67-54 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Durfee Wednesday evening on Skip Karam Court.

The visiting Trojans (7-4) jumped out to a one-point lead (16-15) after the opening quarter of action, but the host Hilltoppers (4-6) used a pair of three-pointers by seniors Alis Alemian and Katera James in the opening 92 seconds of the second stanza to take a 21-16 advantage.  Lynch scored eight of Bridgewater-Raynham’s next 11 points and sparked a 19-6 run that closed the frame and gave the visitors a 35-27 edge at the break, and after Durfee crept back to within six (37-31) on buckets by Alemian and James once again in the opening 1:22 after intermission, the Trojans scored 16 of the quarter’s final 20 points to take a 53-35 lead into the final stanza.  Bridgewater-Raynham used four points each from Matulonis and junior Kylee Piche to build a pair of 20-point advantages in the fourth quarter, as the hosts got no closer than the final margin.

Lynch and Matulonis combined to score 25 points in the first half for the Trojans, who received nine points, four rebounds and three assists from junior Nina Morrison along with eight points, two assists and a pair of steals from Piche.  Senior Brooke Reagan scored six points for the winners, who received five points and three boards from junior Victoria Dacey.  Freshman Kenzie Matulonis chipped in with four points, six assists and five steals for Bridgewater-Raynham, which shot 44 percent (26-59) from field overall and connected for nine three-pointers on the night.  The Trojans recorded 20 assists and 13 steals while converting 23 Hilltopper turnovers into 15 points.

Senior Shaelyn Carreiro posted a double-double effort of 21 points and 10 rebounds in the setback for Durfee, which also received a double-double effort of 12 points and a game-high 19 rebounds from freshman Nicole Parks.  James was also in double figures with 10 points and five boards for the hosts, who received a pair of three pointers from Alemian.  The Hilltoppers shot 33 percent (18-54) from the floor overall but connected on just 4-of-17 attempts from behind the arc, as Durfee held a 46-29 rebounding advantage for the contest.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Brockton in a non-league outing on Friday evening at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Durfee travels to New Bedford for a Big Three clash on Friday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monti Gymnasium, Bridgewater, Mass.

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 67, WHITMAN-HANSON 47

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  The sister duo of junior Kaleigh and freshman Kenzie Matulonis combined for 29 points, five three-pointers, 13 assists and eight steals as Bridgewater-Raynham used a 26-6 second quarter scoring outburst to post a 67-47 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Whitman-Hanson Monday afternoon at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (6-4) extended their winning streak to four straight by blistering the nets at a 59 percent clip (19-32) in the opening 16 minutes of action, as Bridgewater-Raynham built a 16-13 lead after the first quarter and extended that margin to nine (25-16) on a Kenzie Matulonis three-pointer with 4:18 remaining in the second stanza.  After a timeout by visiting Panthers (8-2), the Trojans forced a steal on the ensuing inbounds pass that sparked a 12-0 run and extended their advantage to 23 points (42-19) at the break.  Bridgewater-Raynham led by as many as 29 in the final 11 minutes of play, as the hosts handed Whitman-Hanson its second loss in the last three games overall and its first series defeat between the two schools in over a decade.

Kenzie Matulonis finished with a game-high 15 points (12 in the first half), five assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals for the Trojans, while Kaleigh Matulonis added 14 points, eight assists and six steals for the winners, as the sisters combined to shoot 12-of-19 from the floor overall and 5-of-8 from behind the arc.  Junior Kylee Piche was also in double figures with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received eight second half points from senior Shannon Lynch along with five points and five boards from junior Victoria Dacey.  Juniors Nina Morrison and Emily Newcomb combined for nine points for the winners, who also received a combined six points from seniors Cai-Lee Lopesand Kiye Collins and junior Marisa Beauvais.  Senior Brooke Reagan and sophomore Gina Ricciotti each grabbed three caroms for the Trojans, who shot 51 percent (28-55) from floor overall and 41 percent (7-17) from three-point range.  The hosts held a 40-34 rebounding advantage on the afternoon and converted 15 visitor turnovers into 24 points.

Junior Kathryn Dunn led a trio of Panthers with eight points on the day, as sophomores Olivia Martin and Brittany Gracicia also scored eight points each and combined for five rebounds.  Junior Samantha Smith added five points, three boards and a pair of assists for Whitman-Hanson, while junior Erin Leahy collected four first quarter points along with a game-high eight rebounds.  The Panthers shot 28 percent (15-53) overall that included just a 4-of-19 effort from behind the three-point line for the afternoon.

Bridgewater-Raynham travels to Durfee for a non-league outing on Wednesday evening that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Whitman-Hanson hosts Quincy in a Patriot League match-up on Friday evening that also begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Carlin Lynch Center, Dartmouth, Mass.

 

FINAL:                  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 72, DARTMOUTH 51

DARTMOUTH, Mass. —  Senior Shannon Lynch scored 15 points and dished out four assists to lead four players in double figures as Bridgewater-Raynham overcame an early 13-point deficit to notch a 72-51 Old Colony League girls basketball victory over Dartmouth Friday evening at the Carlin Lynch Center.

The visiting Trojans (5-4, 2-0 OCL) trailed 16-3 just 2:53 into the contest after the host Indians (3-4, 0-1 OCL) converted four turnovers into 11 points during that opening run, but Bridgewater-Raynham scored the final eight points of the first quarter to close back to within five.  Lynch and freshman Kenzie Matulonis combined for six three-pointers in the second stanza to spark a 28-point outburst in the frame by the visitors, as the Trojans used a 12-2 midway through the quarter en route to a 39-29 advantage at the break.

Dartmouth closed back to within seven (44-37) on freshman Laura Mendell’s lay-in with 4:16 to play in the third quarter, but Bridgewater-Raynham received a combined 12 points from juniors Nina Morrison and Kaleigh Matulonis to close the frame on a 13-6 run and take a 57-43 edge into the final stanza.  Lynch and Kenzie Matulonis helped ice the visitors’ triumph by combining for nine of the Trojans’ final 15 points of the night, as Bridgewater-Raynham sizzled at a 54 percent clip (13-24) from behind the arc on the evening.

Kaleigh Matulonis finished with 14 points (including four three-pointers), seven rebounds and seven assists for the winners, who received 12 points, five assists, four boards and three steals from Kenzie Matulonis.  Morrison rounded out the quartet of Trojans in double figures with 10 points, while fellow junior Victoria Dacey added eight points and five caroms for the visitors.  Senior Brooke Reagan grabbed eight rebounds as well for Bridgewater-Raynham, which shot 45 percent (25-56) from the field overall and recorded 20 assists.  The Trojans held a 38-30 rebounding advantage and converted 12 offensive rebounds into 10 second chance points in earning their six straight OCL win dating back to February 2016 and improving to 16-2 in their last 18 league games dating back to January 2014.

Mendell finished with a game-high 16 points, five rebounds and four steals in the setback for the Indians, who received a double-double effort of 14 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three assists from sophomore Lindsey Oliveira.  Sophomore Ashlyn Silvia was also in double figures with 11 points, five boards and three assists for Dartmouth, which received six points and three assists from sophomore Erin Good.  The hosts shot 48 percent (20-42) from the floor and canned five three-pointers, but after forcing the four early turnovers, the Indians only created 10 more takeaways while turning the ball over a total of 19 times in the contest.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Whitman-Hanson in a non-league outing on Monday afternoon at Monti Gymnasium that tips-off at 2:00 p.m., while Dartmouth hosts New Bedford in a non-league clash on Wednesday evening at the Carlin Lynch Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
VS. BARSTABLE

FINAL:
56   BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM
29   BARNSTABLE

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Junior Kaleigh Matulonis scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists to lead Bridgewater-Raynham to a 56-29 victory over Barnstable in the Old Colony League girls high school basketball opener for both teams Tuesday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (4-4, 1-0 OCL) scored the first 13 points of the game and built a 15-2 advantage after one quarter of action, as Bridgewater-Raynham forced nine turnovers by the visiting Red Raiders (1-5, 0-1 OCL) in that first frame.  The hosts scored seven of the final nine points of the second stanza to extend their edge to 20 (30-10) at the break, as the Trojans built that margin to as much as 36 points (55-19) in the fourth quarter.

All 14 Bridgewater-Raynham players dressed for the contest scored at least one point on the night, as junior Nina Morrison added seven points for the winners, who received a pair of three-pointers from senior Shannon Lynch as part of the game-opening run.  Junior Victoria Dacey added six points and four rebounds for the Trojans, who received six points, four steals and three boards from freshman Kenzie Matulonis.  Senior Brooke Reagan chipped in with four points and nine caroms for the hosts, who received four points, two blocks and a pair of steals from senior Kiye Collins along with four points and three assists from sophomore Gina Ricciotti.

 Junior Kate Parady hauled in five rebounds for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received four boards and three steals from junior Kylee Piche as well as three caroms from junior Marisa Beauvais.  Junior Carly Burch collected three rebounds for the Trojans, who received two points and a pair of steals from senior Cai-Lee Lopes along with two offensive boards from junior Emily Newcomb.  The hosts shot 33 percent (23-69) from the field overall and held a 58-40 rebounding advantage on the night, as Bridgewater-Raynham converted 25 Barnstable turnovers into 22 points.

 Freshman Dorian Funk scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in the setback for the Red Raiders, who received five points and six boards from fellow freshman Emily Robinson.  Sophomore Kaleigh O’Donnell-Birch chipped in with four points and four caroms for the visitors, who received four points each from freshmen Nikaya Bland and Phoebe Gibson along with eight rebounds from senior Maggie Murray.  Barnstable shot 23 percent (11-48) from the field overall on the night, as the Red Raiders also hurt themselves by allowing 18 Trojan second chance points.

 Bridgewater-Raynham heads to Dartmouth for an Old Colony League clash on Friday evening that tips-off at 6:30 p.m., while Barnstable hosts Falmouth Academy in a non-league outing on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
VS. BOURNE

FINAL:
48   BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM
29   BOURNE

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —  Senior Shannon Lynch scored 16 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to lead Bridgewater-Raynham to a 48-29 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bourne Tuesday evening at Monti Gymnasium.

The host Trojans (3-4) forced nine first quarter turnovers by the visiting Lady Canalmen (0-5) to race out to a 20-2 advantage after the opening eight minutes of action, as Lynch led the way with eight points in the frame.  Bridgewater-Raynham extended that margin to as much as 22 in the second stanza before settling for a 28-12 edge at the break, as the hosts connected for nine three-pointers overall on the night in maintaining no less than a 17-point lead after intermission.

Junior Kaleigh Matulonis chipped in with seven points, three assists and four steals to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Trojans, who received five points and five rebounds from senior Brooke Reagan along with five points, four assists and three steals from junior Kylee Piche.  Freshman Kenzie Matulonis chipped in with four points, five caroms and a pair of steals for Bridgewater-Raynham, who received three points each and a combined seven rebounds from juniors Victoria Dacey and Kate Parady.  Sophomore Gina Ricciotti also scored three pointers for the winners, who received six rebounds and a pair of blocks from junior Nina Morrison.  The Trojans shot 38 percent (16-42) overall and held a 41-30 rebounding advantage for the contest.
Junior Emma Fenton registered a double-double effort with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in the setback for Bourne, which received four points each from junior Emma Leach and freshman Harlee Groezinger as well as three-points from sophomore Kaya Fernandes.  The Lady Canalmen shot just 22 percent (10-45) from the floor and hurt themselves with 25 turnovers on the night.

Bridgewater-Raynham hosts Barnstable in its Old Colony League opener next Tuesday evening at Monti Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m., while Bourne heads to Seekonk for a South Coast Conference match-up tomorrow evening that also tips-off at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, December 29, 2017
Third Place Game – Abington Holiday Tournament

FINAL:
51  ABINGTON
47  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM

ABINGTON, Mass. —  Senior Courtney McCabe and junior Maureen Stanton each scored 11 points, including a combined 17 in the fourth quarter alone, as Abington held off a furious second half comeback to post a 51-47 non-league girls high school basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raynham in the third place game of the 2017 Abington Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon at Morey Gymnasium.

After the teams battled to an 8-8 draw after the opening quarter, the host Green Wave (3-2) jumped out to a 16-12 lead midway through the second stanza before junior Maddie O’Connell sparked a 10-3 run over the final 2:29 of the half with six points that gave Abington a 26-15 edge at the break.  O’Connell’s bucket on the opening possession gave the hosts their largest advantage of the night, but the visiting Trojans (2-4) responded by scoring 13 of the final 14 points of the third quarter (including nine alone by junior Kaleigh Matulonis) to close back to within a point (29-28) heading into the final eight minutes of play.  Five quick points by McCabe in the opening minute of the fourth stanza extended Abington’s lead back to six, but Bridgewater-Raynham again crept back to within one on a pair of lay-ins by junior Nina Morrison.  The Green Wave, who never trailed in the contest, held a 41-40 lead with 57 seconds remaining and converted an offensive rebound into a key three-pointer from junior Kristyanna Remillard to extend that margin to four, and the hosts used four free throws by Stanton in the final 28 seconds of action to ice their triumph after the Trojans closed back to within three with 12 seconds to play.

O’Connell finished with 12 points and six rebounds in the win for Abington, which received seven points from Remillard, nine rebounds and a pair of assists from senior Marissa Golden as well as nine boards from sophomore Lauren Keleher.  Stanton dished out four assists for the Green Wave, which shot 31 percent (16-52) from the field and converted 12 offensive rebounds into 11 second chance points.

Kaleigh Matulonis led all scorers with 17 points to go with six rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received 13 points, seven boards, three assists and three steals from Morrison.  Junior Victoria Dacey chipped in with five points and six caroms for the Trojans, who received four points and a game-high 10 rebounds from senior Brooke Reagan.  Senior Shannon Lynch collected three points and four assists for the visitors, who also collected three points and six boards from freshman Kenzie Matulonis.  Bridgewater-Raynham shot just 22 percent (15-69) from the field and hurt itself with 11 missed free throws on the night despite converting 21 Abington turnovers into 12 points.

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

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
First Round – Abington Holiday Tournament

FINAL:
54  PEMBROKE
45  BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM

ABINGTON, Mass. —  Sophomore Katie Galligan scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists to lead Pembroke to a 54-45 victory over Bridgewater-Raynham in opening round play of the 2017 Abington Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament Wednesday evening at Morey Gymnasium.

The Titans (2-3) advance to face East Bridgewater in Friday’s championship game at 6:30 p.m., as the Vikings earned a trip to the title game with a 49-46 overtime victory over host Abington in Wednesday’s other opening round match-up.  The Green Wave will face the Trojans (2-3) in Friday’s third place game beginning at 5:00 p.m.

After a high scoring opening quarter that saw Pembroke jump out to a 19-15 lead, the two teams combined for just 14 points in the second stanza as the Titans took a 25-23 advantage at the break.  Bridgewater-Raynham forged a pair of ties in the opening minutes after intermission and trailed 34-31 with 3:27 remaining in the third quarter, but Pembroke received a pair of Galligan three-pointers that ignited an 8-0 and extended the Titan edge to 11 (42-31) heading into the final stanza.  The Trojans responded with an 11-4 run of their own sparked by a pair of buckets by junior Nina Morrison along with a steal and lay-in from freshman Kenzie Matulonis that cut the B-R deficit to four (46-42) with 4:17 remaining, but a combined six points from Galligan and sophomore Bella Pizzi in a 1:29 stretch helped ice Pembroke’s triumph.

Galligan scored 18 of her game high point total in the second half for the Titans, who received a double-double effort of 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks from junior Jayne Howe.  Pizzi was also in double figures with 10 points for the winners, who shot 48 percent (23-48) from the field overall and held a 43-35 rebounding advantage for the contest.

Morrison scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the setback for Bridgewater-Raynham, which received nine points, three assists and three steals from Kenzie Matulonis.  Junior Kaleigh Matulonis added eight points and three assists for the Trojans, who received seven points and seven boards from junior Kylee Piche along with four rebounds from junior Victoria Dacey.  B-R shot 30 percent (19-64) from the floor overall and canned five three-pointers on the night.

 

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

FINAL:
49    BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM
35    EAST BRIDGEWATER

 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)

FINAL:
51    SILVER LAKE
43    BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM

 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)

FINAL SCORE:
46    BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM
40    NEW BEDFORD

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):
67    WHITMAN-HANSON
64    BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM

 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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