WA Girl’s Basketball is Victorious Against Wachusett Regional

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WA Girl’s Basketball is Victorious Against Wachusett Regional

Senior Amanda Smith at the foul line

Senior Amanda Smith at the foul line

Chloe Morbelli

Senior Amanda Smith at the foul line

Chloe Morbelli

Chloe Morbelli

Senior Amanda Smith at the foul line

Kavya Desikan, Staff Writer

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On January 3rd, WA’s Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team went head to head with Wachusett Regional, winning 61-50.

The first quarter started off strong with WA forcing a turnover in the first minute and shooting a basket, establishing the lead they would keep throughout the game. WA continued to dominate the court, making great interceptions throughout the first quarter, keeping their lead 14-9 halfway through the first quarter. With two minutes and 45 seconds left in the first quarter, Wachusett called a timeout. WAGB continued to make great shots through the first quarter ending at 21-17 with WA in the lead.

The second quarter started off great with Taylor Pillsbury making a shot in the first minute, advancing their lead 24-17. WA continued to make great turnovers and maintained their lead, despite Wachusett making steps to close their lead, and WA managed to maintain their lead 38-32.  WA played a great defensive game against Wachusett and closed the first half up 36-27.

During the second half, Wachusett attempted to close WA’s lead, but WA played great defense, securing the third quarter at 45-34 . WA’s offense shined during the fourth quarter, winning the game 61-50, while their defense makes great blocks against Wachusett.

In a statement from Coach Russ Coward, he said “We played probably our best game of the season” and that “We did a good job, especially on defense and I thought that our offense worked very well in the second half.”

 

 

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