Sophomore Lisa Gifford (13 points) carried the Crusaders (4-1) to the finish line, scoring the final five points of the game as they came back from a late deficit. Gifford had a block and finished a fast break layup at the other end to tie it, 37-37, with 1:25 to go. She followed with a defensive rebound and a jumper in transition and then a free throw in the closing seconds. Lydia Felt (12 points) and Elena Shand (11 points) also stood out for SLA, while Brianna Kollie and Jami Alonzo each scored 11 points for the Polar Bears (2-1).
South Lancaster 40, Worcester North 37
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at South Lancaster
Updated: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 10:53 a.m.