Ipswich continued its scoring rhythm into the third quarter and led by 18 to start the final stanza (46-28), but were thrown of their game once Bedford instituted the full-court press.
The Buccaneers held Ipswich to just seven points in the fourth quarter and in turn had put up their highest scores of the game.
“We didn’t do a good job breaking the press,” said Carter-Zegarowski. “Sometimes it’s tough if you don’t see a press the whole game and someone puts it on you at the end. We already weren’t moving well, so we definitely had a harder time. The bigger concern is that they converted three-pointers off of our turnovers.”
Senior captain Julia Davis controlled the boards for the Tigers, grabbing 13 rebounds to go along with her 10 points. Sophomore Caroline Soucy hit a pair of treys to finish with 11 points, while Jenna Gagnon (seven points) and Brigid O’Flynn (six points) also contributed to the scoring.
Ipswich senior Courtney Eramo (four points) recently moved into the starting lineup, giving the team solid height and another long body in the paint.
“She’s been working hard all year and has really come along for us,” added Zegarowski.