NEWTON – In a contest between two unbeatens, Bishop Feehan got here out with a defensive depth that was felt within the opening finish.
The Shamrocks used a robust defensive recreation plan with a late offensive run to knock off Newton North on the highway 67-47 in a non-league tilt.
“Our ladies got here out with a number of depth,” Bishop Feehan coach Amy Dolores stated. “I used to be slightly involved that on the primary day again in school from trip, with the lengthy drive and the wet day, they might have low vitality ranges. They normally have a method of peculiar me. They undoubtedly got here out and introduced the depth from the beginning. “
Bishop Feehan (5-0) led 8-0 as Newton North (5-1) made discipline objectives late within the first quarter as they trailed 15-5 after one. The Tigers had been held with no discipline purpose within the first jiffy in three of 4 frames.
“We’re fairly a small group. However I feel we are the hardest working group,” senior Sammy Reilly stated of his group’s efforts on protection. “I actually suppose we took our time. We bought off to a really early begin this offseason. Even now, in season, we’re nonetheless lifting and dealing arduous out and in of the gymnasium. Simply working collectively, which I feel is what’s going to make our group nice.”
The Shamrocks bought a giant lead because of sophomore Madeline Steele (20 factors), who knocked down 5-of-7 from lengthy vary within the first half. Bishop Feehan led 30-16 at halftime.
“(Steele) did an awesome job of wounding us within the first half,” Dolores stated. “The opposite ladies additionally acknowledged the new hand and made certain we discovered it and bought the ball.”
Newton North discovered methods to attain within the third as Harvard-bound Abigail Wright went seven of her 20 within the body. The Shamrocks’ lead was lower to 41-34 with a few minute left within the third earlier than a layup by junior Julia Webster made it a 43-34 contest after three.
From there, Reale took over on each ends of the ground.
“On the finish of the third interval, we stated (Newton North) made their run and that may be their final run,” Dolores stated. “Sammy (Actual Madrid) is the captain and he is accepted that and actually put the group on his again. It was fairly a person efficiency in our group ambiance. It was nice.”
Actual (23 factors) scored 17 straight factors, together with two 3-pointers and an old style three-point play, as Bishop Feehan ran away with a 60-40 benefit heading into the fourth.
“(The lead) bought down to 6 or seven and I knew we actually needed to kick it into gear and get going,” Reilly stated of his mindset to begin the fourth. “My mindset is principally I do know our group is nice and we work so properly collectively and we’re having an awesome season. Simply work collectively and play properly and good issues will occur.”