Lady Canalmen Fall To The Bears
By: Dan Crowley
Quick passing in transition and an advantage in height allowed the Bears of Greater New Bedford Voke Tech to slip past the Lady Canalmen Wednesday handing Bourne (1-3) a 52-44 defeat.
“Their transition offense was better than our transition defense,” Coach Karl Armstrong pointed out. “They got some easy lay ups.”
Bourne opened with a good first quarter defensive performance taking a 13-11 lead. “We did a nice job in the first quarter,” Armstrong said, “but those things that we were doing well we stopped doing in the second quarter. We gave them six offensive rebounds that they put right back for points.”
At halftime the Bears held a 29-24 lead.
“We out-rebounded them in the third quarter,” Armstrong noted, “but we needed to be better offensively. They were forcing us to the perimeter and that’s not our strength.” Bourne cut GNBVT’s lead to four points at 45-41 with 4:30 to play in the final quarter. “We tried to put more pressure on them in those last minutes,” the coach noted, “but they were making their shots.”
Alison O’Kane led the scoring for the Lady Canalmen with 11 points that included two three-pointers. Ryann Chase had nine points, Hannah Gasper added eight and Caitlin Gilley and Lindsay Rice each finished with five.
“We have some things to work on, we have to execute better,” Coach Armstrong added, “but I see positive things that we’re doing well. Alison O’Kane did a nice job moving the ball and our bench is getting more comfortable.”
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