The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders (17-4) outscored the 20th-seeded Bulldogs, 22-2, in the second quarter to take control of a first-round game in Hopedale. Hopedale hosts Douglas in a quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Saturday. Senior guard Anna Siefring and senior forward Jessica Messier each scored 13 points over just three quarters - both scoring 11 in the first half, with Messier hitting three 3-pointers as Hopedale took a 41-10 halftime lead. Senior center Kara Bresciani had five points and 16 rebounds for the Blue Raiders. Sophomore Nicole Apicella added five assists and four steals, and sophomore Leah Hyland scored six points in her first varsity game, all in the fourth quarter. Monica Pucko led Monty Tech (11-11) with 11 points.
Hopedale 64, Monty Tech 18
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Hopedale
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 10:23 p.m.