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Girls Basketball end season with back-to-back wins

The Girls Basketball team ended their season on a high note, beating Randolph 57-19 on their Senior Night, and then beating Quincy 38-29 on Saturday afternoon.

After coming out of the gate slow against Randolph on Friday Night, the Wildcats held the Blue Devils to just 8 second half points to give seniors Lucy Crawford and Joanna Needham a win on their final home game of their career.  Team Manager Amanda DelConte and National Anthem Singer Julia Butler were also honored before the game with a rose.  After another victory on Saturday against the Quincy Presidents, the girls ended their season 7-13.  Congratulations to the girls on their season, and as Coach Donovan would say, “back to work tomorrow”.

Girls Basketball plays well but suffers 3rd straight defeat

Girls Basketball started the game off very well against, playing very aggressive defense and staying patient on offense.  They had 4 steals in the first 5 minutes of play, highlighting their solid defensive play.  Shannon Middleton played very well, working extremely hard on defense and helping transition to attack.  In the second quarter, trailing 10-7, Megan Bernardi shorted a layup and Jean-Marie Fallon flew in and tipped it in. Bernardi, on the next possession, scored a tough bucket as the shot clock expired.  With 6:42 left in the half, Joanna Needham took a charge and momentum started to swing.  Just a minute later, Bernardi sunk a 3 to drag the Wildcats within 5 at half.

The second half started off brightly, but for some good 3-point shooting from the Raiders.  Wellesley hit 4 3s in the third quarter, but the Wildcats scored 14 points of their own, led by Needham’s 7.  The game remained close until the end. Final Score: Wellesley 47-38 Milton.

Needham (10), Bernardi (9), Fallon (7), Crawford (5), Miliken (5), Shea (2).

Girls and Boys Basketball beaten by Rebels

Both the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams were beat by Walpole this evening.  The Boys lost on the road 70-64 while the Girls were dealt a 61-34 loss by a very talented side.

Walpole’s captain, Fogarty, finished with 25 points, including 15 from downtown.  Milton’s J Needham finished with 8, while Vega had 7.  The Wildcats started off well and kept it close until 5 second-quarter 3s opened the lead to 11 entering half-time.  Milton then struggled to get their offense going and found no luck from behind the arc.  They played stern defense but the Rebels passed the ball around extremely well. The Wildcats fought hard and should look forward to another test on Friday, as they host Wellesley.

Girls Basketball lose, Boys win

Girls Basketball lost to Dedham 46-44. Dedham shot the 3 ball well in the first half, as did Megan Bernardi, who finished with 12 points. The Wildcats were loose in possession at times and suffered from too many mistakes.  After the break, Milton still found it tough guarding Dedham’s point guard, Vasquez, who ended the game with 19 points. With 1:30 left in the 3rd quarter, Joanna Needham stepped up and took a charge which helped switch the momentum.  With 5 minutes left in the game, Shannon Middleton found Danielle Needham for a bucket and the foul.  She missed the ensuing free throw, but grabbed the rebound and found Lucy Crawford in the corner for a big 3-pointer.  After a little back-and-forth play, Dedham would eventually prevail 46-44 after a few questionable calls from the officials.  Telling stat – after coming off a 11-14 game from the free throw line, Milton went 8-18 from behind the line.  There was no lack of effort from Milton (4-6), however, who will look to bounce back next week against Weymouth.

The Boys beat the Marauders 79-71 at Dedham with Coach Phelan at the helm.  They improve to 5-4.

Girls Basketball holds on to beat Needham 45-39

Once again, Girls Basketball played excellent defense backed by 19 points from Joanna Needham, against a young and pacey Needham side.

Milton got off to a great start with two quick threes, followed by another from Lucy Crawford later in the quarter.  Holding the Rockets to 9 points in the 1st quarter and a mere 3 points in the second, the Wildcats took a 23-12 lead into halftime.  Needham came out quicker in the third quarter however, scoring 9 unanswered points to narrow the margin to 2 points.  Milton continued to follow their game plan – good zone defense and great offensive ball movement – and it paid dividends in the final quarter. They were very patient and looked to take good shots, while working extremely hard on the other side of the ball.  Milton would finish the game 11-14 from the line, highlighted by Needham who went 6-6 in the waning moments of the game.  It was an excellent contest throughout. The Girls will be a stubborn match for anyone if they continue playing with this intensity on defense.

Freshman Natalia Vega ended with 7 points, while Megan Bernardi and Lucy Crawford finished with 6 & 5 respectively.  They improve to 4-5. Their next game is Friday HOME vs Dedham, 6:30pm.

The Boys night was not as cheerful as they lost to a very good Needham side, 58-35.  They drop to 4-4 while Needham improves to 9-0, and the Wildcats will look to right the ship on Friday, AWAY at Dedham, 6:30pm. 

Girls Basketball soars past Flyers

Girls Basketball took an early lead vs the Framingham Flyers and never turned back.  The Wildcats jumped out to an early 19-9 lead in the first quarter thanks to some strong defensive play. There were 5 different point-scorers in the first quarter alone.  After another good quarter defensively, Milton took a 29-17 lead into halftime. The Wildcats were the ones flying, as they came out of the gate in the second half scoring 23 points and safely putting the game to rest.  Senior Captain Lucy Crawford shot lights out in the third, with 12 points and a long range 3-pointer.  As said after the last game, the Wildcats defense has been slowly progressing each game and their hard work paid dividends tonight.  They held Framingham to just 30 points. They will hope to carry this confidence to Friday as they travel to Herget Division foe, Norwood.