Basketball: Bourne Girls Win Fourth Straight
By: Dan Crowley
The Bourne Lady Canalmen (6-4, 5-3 SCC) made it four in a row yesterday with a 42-15 victory over Cape Cod Tech.
BHS had 10 players finish in the scoring, led by Amanda Wright with 11 points, including a three-pointer and three rebounds. Allie Stone finished the night with seven points and 10 rebounds and Brie Girouard had six points and eight rebounds in the winning effort.
“Amanda Wright played with a lot of confidence,” Coach Mike Tierney said. “Mackenzie Hydlburg got a lot of minutes running the point and looked comfortable. She’s starting to settle in.”
The Lady Canalmen led for most of the game Tuesday night. Bourne held an 11-7 advantage after the opening quarter and was up 21-16 by the half. At the end of the third quarter the BHS lead was 33-27. But Dighton-Rehoboth staged a comeback taking the lead by a point in the final minute. Trailing 38-37 with 22 seconds on the clock, freshman Chelsea Doucette launched a long bomb from outside the arc that went in, landing the Lady Canalmen a 40-38 victory.
“It was a tough night,” Coach Tierney explained. “Because of illness we were missing a couple of players; then we got into foul trouble.”
Tierney turned to his short bench and it came up big.
“Mackenzie Hydlburg hit two, huge field goals in the third quarter,” the coach pointed out. “She just went out there and took control and we needed that.”
Amanda Wright also came off the BHS bench and turned in a strong performance.
“Brie Girouard was outstanding,” Coach Tierney pointed out. “She is just a rebounding machine. She is as steady as they come and controls the tempo. Brie played the entire game and was tremendous underneath. She held their top scorer, Miranda Garcia, to just four points.”
Girouard also hauled down eight rebounds.
Lindsay Rice lead the Bourne scoring with 13 points and seven assists. Doucette had 11 points and five rebounds. Alison O’Kane finished with nine points, six assists, and five rebounds. Shelby Corsano had four rebounds and was 3-for-3 from the line.
“Dighton-Rehoboth is a tough place to play,” the coach added. “But we got them at their place and that’s a big win for us. The last two games we’ve controlled the tempo most of the game and held the lead most of the way, then lost it. In both cases we came back to win. You can’t teach that. The kids have done a tremendous job.”
Bourne defeated Seekonk on Friday by a score of 47-12.
O’Kane led the scoring with 13 points, Rice had nine, and Doucette and Allie Stone each finished with seven.
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