“We’ve been to the ‘final four’ before,” said McDavitt. “Losing in double overtime [in 2008] was devastating and in 2009, I had my appendix out, and wasn’t there. . . . Every game we had to really earn it and we did.”
Here and there
The Franklin Pierce women’s basketball team is off to a strong start (2-1), thanks to the stellar play of freshman Kara Charette of Fairhaven. The 6-foot center was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week after scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds in her collegiate debut, an 81-54 win over Nyack. She added 22 points in a 69-54 triumph over the University of the Sciences and delivered 16 points, eight rebounds, a block, and a steal in a 63-60 loss to Merrimack. She is shooting 60 percent from the field and averaging 19.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. . . . The Duxbury Interfaith Council and Duxbury Gridiron Club are sponsoring a food drive during the Thanksgiving game between undefeated Duxbury (10-0) and Marshfield. Fans are asked to bring nonperishable food items to the game, which kicks off at 10 a.m. in Duxbury. . . . Four scholar-athletes from the Weymouth Club have signed national letters of intent: Canton’s Jill Rooney (Northwestern), the top-ranked junior female tennis player in New England; Hingham’s Emma Alderman (UConn), ranked in the top five in New England; from the Weymouth Club Waves swim team, Abington High senior Colleen O’Neil is headed to Louisiana State University, while backstroker Julie Coen (Notre Dame Academy) of Marshfield will attend Florida Institute of Technology. O’Neil emerged on the national scene last January at the junior national championships, where she turned in a stellar time of 2:01.38 in the 200-yard individual medley and became the first Weymouth Waves member to qualify for the Olympic trials.
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