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February 28, 2013

Masco survives Cambridge in Division 1 North win

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“We told the team coming in that Cambridge plays a very city-style, physical basketball,” Romeo said. “We thought we could run on them and we did early, but they stopped us from running in the second half.”

Fountain really went to work in the fourth quarter and started converting from the charity stripe the way she had been from long range. Fountain hit five three-pointers, four of them contested and finished with a game-high 28 points.

The only player who matched Fountain’s offensive aggressiveness was the girl tasked with covering her. When Masco couldn’t score for

stretches in the second half, Collins took the initiative and drove to the hoop possession after possession.

Collins scored 13 of the Chieftains’ 28 second half points.

“She never comes off the floor and you can see the kind of competitor she is,” Romeo said of Collins. “She wants to go to the rim and she wants to make plays. You need kids who want to make plays. They don’t make them all, but you need kids who want to make plays.”

It was a big confidence boost for a sophomore that’s showing more and more of it every time on the court. The win was also a boost for the team’s confidence, which will need to be sky-high for Saturday’s quarterfinal matchup against second-seeded Billerica.

agateHed:Masconomet 64, Cambridge 62

agate_boldCentered:at Masconomet

agate_lineQuarters:Cambridge@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Fountain 8-7-28, Berhe 4-0-12, Jeanty 4-0-8, Davis-Daniels 2-2-6, Gbenebor 2-2-6, Harrison 1-0-2. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 21-11-62@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Masconomet@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Marsh 9-3-21, Collins 5-8-18, Femino 7-0-16, Kiernan 3-1-9. @SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:Totals@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters: 23-12-64@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:.

agate_lineQuarters:Halftime@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: Masco, 36-28.

agate_lineQuarters:3-pointers@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: C, Fountain 5, Berhe 4; M, Femino 2, Kiernan 2.

agate_lineQuarters:Records@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: C, 14-7; M, 16-5.

 

 

 

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