With their 58-26 road victory over Middleborough on Thursday night, the ninth-ranked Scituate girls’ basketball team finished their Patriot League schedule at an undefeated 13-0.
“Winning the league was very important to our team,” coach Brian Buckley said. “But we don’t even talk about the undefeated thing. We are very proud of the way our team has played.”
Both teams came out strong, and Middleborough, which hasn’t won a game this season, played the Sailors tough in the first half. The teams went to the break with Scituate up by six points, 24-16.
“Middleborough played a very good first half,” Buckley said. “We didn’t shoot well. In the second half we got our game together and executed.
“[At halftime] I told them to do what we do all year long and do that and we will be successful.
What the Sailors have done all year long, and continued in the second half tonight, is play a team-minded game.
Junior point guard Kelly Martin led the offense, dishing out 12 assists as Scituate took control of the game in the second half.
“She is totally unselfish. She had a lot of opportunities where she could have scored, but it’s her attitude that makes her such a good passer,” said Buckley.
Senior forward Megan Otto led the Sailors with 22 points and eight rebounds.
“Megan is really becoming more efficient, she is taking better shots,” Buckley said. “Her
inside game and midrange shooting is strong.”
Senior Shannon Brady contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. Buckley said junior Annie Miller played one of her best games of the year, netting four points with a strong eight rebounds.
After finishing league play undefeated, Scituate heads to the Bridgewater Tournament, where they hope to close out their season with two more wins and a tournament championship.
“It has been a total team effort to get where we have so far,” Buckley said. “So many girls understand their roles and because of that we have been able to succeed.”
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