Looking back, how foolish it was to worry about the Mayan calendar. Still, the Gardner High girls' basketball team played Thursday night like there was no tomorrow, upsetting No. 10 St. Bernard's High, 32-29. The Wildcats (3-1) have only eight players. They traveled to Weston on Wednesday night and won. And they still never looked tired against the Bernardians. ‘‘Two big wins in a row,'' said senior Meagan Doiran, who led Gardner with seven points. ‘‘It's all about hard work in practice. We just don't stop and it pays off.'' Seniors Denise Della-Giustina and Jill Sauvageau added six points each. St. Bernard's was led by Tarah Crowe's 12 points and Sammie Battaini with six. ‘‘We knew coming in that St. Bernard's was the 10th-ranked team and we wanted to turn some heads in Central Mass.,'' Gardner coach Pete Gamache said. ‘‘We just hope we can keep up this intensity. We've got eight girls and they're all expected to play a lot.''
Gardner 32, St. Bernard's 29
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Gardner
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.