“We take a lot of pride in our defense,” noted Lomasney. “It was very important to us that we weren’t going to give up just because we were ahead. We’re looking to give 100 percent the entire game.”
Unfortunately for the Rams, they had no answer for Peabody’s dominance on the glass. Scacchi owned the boards with 12 rebounds, while Summit (nine rebounds) and Amanda Matthews (seven rebounds) contributed to second chance scoring opportunities for the Tanners.
Chenysse Hill scored a team-high 10 points for the Rams. Jaida Santos finished with eight and Francesca Galeazzi added six for the visitors.
Scacchi, who added three assists and two blocks, scored a team-high 16 points. Summit looked poised with 15 points, while junior Courtney Bua dropped in nine points. Freshman guard Melissa Gray finished with two-three’s, good for six points along with three assists.
“It’s about playing your best and getting it right,” added Heil. “We’re 15 games in and we should be getting it right. We shouldn’t be winning because of other teams mistakes. We should be winning because we’re playing good basketball.
“We did a lot of things right tonight. I was very pleased with the ball movement and finding the opening player. Our defense has been stepping up a lot, going from good to better. It’s the type of basketball you want to be playing heading into the tournament and that starts with a little more effort at practice.”