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February 28, 2013

Ipswich topples North Reading, next up Winthrop in quarterfinals

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Sophomore Caroline Soucy controlled the pace of the game for the Tigers in the opening quarter and set the tone with her two three-pointers in the first three minutes of the game. Soucy, who finished with 11 points, also played strong defensively with six steals.

Carter-Zegarowski was also able to get most of her bench involved in the game, something the Tigers haven’t been able to do a lot of during the regular season.

“I’m really pleased that other girls were able to get in,” noted Carter-Zegarowski. “It’s a new environment for them to play in and they’ve worked so hard all season and deserve it.”

Zegarowski scored 10 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter alone and dished out six assists. Freshman Jenna Gagnon added eight, while senior Brigid O’Flynn had six assists and three points.

The 13th seeded Hornets (10-11) are a young squad with just two seniors on the team. They were led by 6-foot-4 freshman center Jessica Lezon (11 points) and sophomore Francesca Elliot (10 points).

“We thought the being down by 10 points at halftime wasn’t bad,” said head coach Hank DeSantis. “I thought we played really hard and really well in the first half. (But) when you shoot the three’s like Ipswich can and struggle to score like we do, it takes the wind out of our sails.”

agateHed:Ipswich 68, North Reading 34

agate_boldCentered:Division 3 North first round

at Ipswich

agate_lineQuarters:North Reading@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Elliot 4-2-10, Swartz 3-0-6, Makowski 1-1-3, Maiola 1-2-4, Lezon 4-3-11. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 13-8-34@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Ipswich@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Zegarowski 9-2-24, Soucy 4-0-11, O’Flynn 1-1-3, Curran 0-2-2, Davis 6-2-14, Gagnon 3-0-8, Morrissey 1-1-3, Pignone 0-3-3. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 26-11-68@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Halftime@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: I, 30-20

agate_lineQuarters:3-pointers@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: NR, None; I, Zegarowski 4, Soucy 3, Gagnon 2.

agate_lineQuarters:Records@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: I, 18-3; NR, 10-11.

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