The defensive minded Generals held Pentucket to 19 points in the first half. Suz Rose had 10 points, 10 assists and eight steals, while Sam Charrette earned a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Molly Eagar finished with nine points and 10 steals in a complete team effort against the reigning CAL champions.
“We had a some girls get in foul trouble late, but everybody contributed,” said Hamilton-Wenham head coach Jon DeMarco after that win. “We didn’t miss a beat. We had 10 different girls that stepped up in a crucial point in the game.”
Bishop Fenwick (9-8)
The Crusaders, who need two more wins to clinch a playoff spot, had a tough two-point loss to Notre Dame Hingham earlier in the year. The Crusaders avenged it, though, returning the favor down in Hingham with a 64-37 blowout victory. It was the third win in as many games for Fenwick. Senior captains Kate Lipka and Gianna Pizzano each dropped in 16 points, while sophomore center Colleen Corcoran added 13 in the victory.
The Crusaders’ schedule as been packed with talented opponents, but they’ve held their own against their Catholic Central League foes.
The Tigers went through some big changes this season, starting with head coach Dot Stanley stepping down after the first game. Long-time softball coach and former boys basketball coach Doug Woodworth stepped in and has guided the young squad to just below .500.
They’ve had their stretches of tough games against Pentucket, Masconomet and Hamilton-Wenham, but Ipswich has made it through and even managed to string a few wins together along the way. Its most successful victory came against Amesbury at the end of last month after topping the Indians, 61-49.
The Tigers outscored Amesbury 23-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Sophomore Jenna Gagnon (14 points), junior Jordan Morrissey (14 points) and Nikki Pignone (16 points) did the bulk of the scoring in the win.