Upper Cape Tech Girls Qualify For State Tournament

UCT point guard Krystle DiBona drives to the net for the Rams.DAN CROWLEY/ENTERPRISE - UCT point guard Krystle DiBona drives to the net for the Rams.

Monday wasn’t a holiday for the Upper Cape Tech girls’ basketball team as they traveled to Taunton to face Bristol-Plymouth. Once again it was all business for the Rams as they turned a 15-5 lead at halftime into a 43-24 win.

“The girls got off to a slow start, having a morning game and not having practice since last Wednesday, as we’ve had three games in a row,” coach Robin Davidson said. “In the first two quarters we only had two baskets, but we made 10 foul shots. We started making baskets in the third and fourth quarters. It wasn’t one of our better games, but a win is a win.”

Good teams can oftentimes find a way to win, even when having an off day and, with a record of 11-0, the Rams definitely fall in the category of a good team.

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UCT finished the day 21-for-34 from the free throw line. Amber DiBona led the scoring with 13 points, nine of which came from the free throw line. Alexandra Hill had nine points, Dasia Green tossed in seven and Michaela McDuffy finished with six.

The quickest way to qualify for the state tournament is to win all your games. That’s just what the Rams did in the first half of the season, winning 10 straight. They earned their spot in the tournament Friday night with a 57-19 victory over South Shore Voc.

Alexandra Hill had a big night off the glass for UCT, while putting up a dozen points. Amber DiBona added 10 points to the winning effort, while Amelia Weare was strong underneath the net rebounding and adding another nine points to the winning effort.

Krystle DiBona and Alexa Gelson each finished the night with eight points.

The Rams took the game away in the second half, as they outscored the Vikings 34-6.

A day earlier the Rams defeated Sturgis East 54-23, behind the one-two punch of Krystle (16) and Amber DiBona (14), who combined for 30 points. Michaela McDuffy did a nice job getting inside on the Storm for 11 points.

Last Tuesday’s game at Avon, postponed because of the weather, will be made up February 3. The Rams return to the court Monday, when they’ll travel to Blue Hills.

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