Massachusetts State Champions
March 14th, 2010
New England Recruiting Report
Defense and Incredible shooting theme of the day
Division 1 Girls' Basketball
Andover not to denied - Andover 73, Longmeadow 37
An entire tema effort and incredible determination characterized Andover's crowning performance. Sophomore Ally Fazio hit four 3-pointers. Junior guard Natalie Gomez had 25 points and was able to get to the rim at will most of the day.
Seniors Dianna Bill and Alex Alois were outstanding inside as they combined for 15 rebounds. Nicole Bourdreau had 18 points in the rout of East Longmeadow.
Andover had 12 three points on the day and revenged their loss in the state finals two years ago.
Division 2 Girls' Basketball
Oliver Ames surge past Millbury - 50-31
After losing their first game of the season, Oliver Ames went on a 25 game win streak to win their second state championship in four years. Lauren Battista had a game high 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals.
Millbury in back to back state championship appearance who were led by the valiant effort of Julie Frankian and Chelsea Perkins were not sustain their initial wave and had only one field goal in the fourth quarter.
Tessa Dern was also key contributor inside with 10 points and Nicole Bostic played well off the bench with 6 points and some key buckets.
Division 3 Girls' Basketball
Lee completes run for seventh title - Lee 56, Pentucket 42
With a stifling defense, Lee was able to contain Pentucket explosive offense and held them just 14 points in the second half en route to winning the team’s seventh title.
Lee’s Katie Eckert (15 points) opened the scoring, following up a pair of free throws with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Wildcats an early lead. She ended the first quarter with 9 points and 15 for the fame.
Alex Young had a tremendous day on both sides of the court, putting 20 points on the board and pulling down 15 rebounds.
Ashley Viselli led Pentucket with 19 points and nine rebounds and teammate Tess Nogueira added nine reboundsin a losing Effort.