Leading by as many as six midway through the fourth quarter, the Tigers appeared to have the game locked up. Their shots were falling early on and they made stops on defense, but the final three minutes cost them the game.
“St. Mary’s is a good team,” said Zegarowski. “We felt good that we were in the game and we knew it was going to be close like this. Things just didn’t fall for us. It’s a chance for us to see what we need to do to get ready for the state tournament.”
Sophomore point guard Masey Zegarowski had an outstanding shooting night to finish with a game-high 26 points, including three treys. Zegarowski was selected to the all-tournament team and was recently named Cape Ann League Small Player of the Year.
“Zegarowski is a tremendous player,” said Newhall. “Anyone who can go to hoop with her left and right the way she does and be able to shoot from the range she can, it’s basically pick your poison. If you play her high, she’s going to the hoop and if you play off of her she’s going to hit NBA threes.”
Other than Zegarowski’s double figures, the Tigers were limited offensively. Senior captains Julia Davis (14 rebounds) and Brigid O’Flynn combined for 17 points, while Jenna Gagnon and Caroline Soucy each finished with five points.
Ipswich closes out its regular season on Thursday against a strong Arlington Catholic team.