NEPSAC Championship: The Mariners Played Tough, but NYMA Pulled Away in the end.
- RHS 58, NYMA 72
In the opening game, the girls played an exciting game to maintain the lead and beat Paul Cuffy with no time left on the clock. The defensive pressure and the well executed offense made this a total team victory. It was an exciting game, and allowed us to continue to play on Thursday. Which was one of our original team goals in the beginning of the season. Franny McCaughey, Katie Kerachsky, Skye Connell, and Tina Greim, all contributed 4 points each, and Sydney Boss and Lexi Cote finished out the scoring.
The team started strong and kept BVP within reach. However, as the games pace picked up, our players just ran out of energy. They played hard, but couldn’t maintain the fast pace transition game to stop them. Even switching to man-to-man, didn’t give us the boost we needed to win. The highlight of the game was when the 6th grade squad went in to play at the end. They played hard and showed us what to expect next season! The key scorers were Skye Connell and Katie Kerachsky each with 4 points, Lexi Cote with 3 points and the other scorers were: Franny McCaughey and Tina Greim.
The girls started on a slow, non-energetic note in the first half and were down (5-10) at halftime. However, with the exciting shooting of Kristina Greim, Skye O’Connell and Franny McCaughey each contributing 6 points and the leadership of Katie Kerachsky, the team’s energy doubled! During the press and the defensive pressure of Franny McCaughey, Hannah Boss and Sydney Boss, Pennfield never had a chance. The real energy came from the 6th grade players who were amazing on the bench. They consistently cheered and pumped everyone up! This was a true total team victory!