Fibbe, Leslie Bynum and Catherine Ecker all pulled down 10 rebounds a piece for the Generals and dominated the glass as a team. Hamilton-Wenham limited any second chance opportunities for Masco, which was one of difference makers in the game.
”We’re a lot better defensively than we were at the beginning of the year,” Demarco said of the first meeting between the teams. “This time we boxed out better and knew our rotations a lot better. We did a great job at not giving them open looks and we made our free throws.”
Masco made a late push in the fourth quarter, causing three straight H-W turnovers, which transitioned into baskets for the Chieftains. Meghan Collins hit a layup with under five minutes to play and cut the deficit to 12 points, but it was the closest Masco would come in the final stanza.
Junior Nicole Femino finished with a team-high 11 points for the Chieftains, while senior captain Claudia Marsh added eight points and grabbed 13 of her team’s 36 rebounds.
”We only took 48 shots, that’s a sign that we’re not playing well,” added Romeo. “We’re usually somewhere around 60 shots. After the Pentucket loss on Friday, plan A was to win six in a row — now plan B is to win five in a row.”