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February 28, 2013

Fenwick rallies late for victory

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“We came into this game ready and took over in the fourth quarter,” said Lipka, who had struggled early with the long bombs but hit two in the second half to spark her team’s comeback. “I just told Amy Pelletier, ‘This is our revenge.’”

Pelletier, who starred for Fenwick two years ago and was on hand to cheer her former team on last night, is now a standout at Stonehill. DeBaggis and his team went to see Pelletier when they upset Bentley last weekend.

Bramante had 15 points for the Spartans in the first half, but sat down in foul trouble for long stretches in the second half. Fenwick’s Pizzano, freshman Colleen Corcoran and Fantozzi all had four fouls, but DeBaggis took a chance and kept them in the game.

“We rotate Bramante, Olivia Gaughan (6 points), and Britney Fucci (8) equally,” said Stoneham coach Sara Mills. “We were getting inside early, but we rushed our shots all game. We didn’t settle and play our game.

“Fenwick wanted it more than we did. They went for it offensively, boxed out, and got rebounds. That No. 12 (Fantozzi) and 23 (Pizzano) drove to the hole and were getting layups in that fourth quarter.”

Fantozzi had a team high eight rebounds, two blocks, and two steals to go along with her seven points. Kelsey Wilkinson had eight points, and Borelli added five points and six rebounds. Corcoran gave Fenwick a spark with her inside shooting and finished with six points.

The Crusaders will travel to top-seeded Pentucket for a quarterfinal game Saturday at 4 p.m. in West Newbury.

agateHed:Bishop Fenwick 54, Stoneham 48

agate_boldCentered:Division 3 North first round

at St. John’s Prep Gymnasium, Danvers

agate_lineQuarters:Stoneham@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Macura 2-2-7, Buono 0-0-0, Norton 2-0-5, Trant 0-0-0, Walsh 0-0-0, Gaughan 3-0-6, Bramante 6-10-22, Fucci 4-0-8. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 17-12-48@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Bishop Fenwick@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Rose 0-0-0, Fantozzi 3-1-7, B. Corcoran 0-0-0, Wilder 1-0-2, Borelli 2-1-5, Wilkinson 4-0-8, Pizzano 2-1-5, C. Corcoran 3-0-6, Brennan 1-2-4, Lipka 7-0-17 @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 23-5-54@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Halftime@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Stoneham, 25-19.

agate_lineQuarters:3-pointers@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: S, Macura, Norton; BF, Lipka 3.

agate_lineQuarters:Records@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: BF, ; S, .

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