The Bourne girls’ basketball team bounced back with its first win in South Coast Conference Gold Division play this week.
Visiting the Warriors in Seekonk on Tuesday, January 7, the Canalmen took a third-quarter lead and used stiff defense to retain it en route to a 46-42 win.
Senior co-captain Kaya Fernandes sparked the second-half surge with three points in Bourne’s 9-0 run that gave the visitors the lead, 33-32. That was part of a 17-point, nine-rebound, six-assist performance for the Bourne point guard.
Sophomore guard Nora Barmashi added 11 points in the win, while freshman guard Haley McCarthy saved the brunt of her scoring for the fourth quarter. She scored five of her seven points in the final frame, helping the Canalmen pad their thin lead late in action.
Head coach Craig Davidson credited the combined defensive pressure of Emma Bourgault, Brooke Lunedei, Lexi Morisset, Grace Gobeil and Kendall Fortune in limiting Seekonk’s Mia DiBiase, a 1000-point scorer for the Warriors, to two points on two made free throws.
Fairhaven 41, Bourne 34
The Canalmen surged in the first half, but fizzled down the stretch in a hard-fought South Coast Conference Gold Division loss last Friday, January 3.
Fernandes and McCarthy combined to score 18 points in the first half, outscoring the entire Blue Devils’ team in the process, en route to a 21-17 halftime lead. But Fairhaven captured the lead in the second half and denied Bourne any points over the final 2:30 of action for the win, closing the game on a 5-0 run.
Bourne (3-4, 1-1 SCC-Gold) hosts Wareham tonighton Friday, January 10, in an SCC Gold Division meeting at 6:30.