Girls Basketball ~ Looking Ahead to the Next Game

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“Being undefeated is extremely difficult, in that you have to push to stay perfect every single day and compete every single time you hit the court.”

That assessment is from Ashley Kepaa, head coach of the unbeaten (8-0) Bedford High School girls’ basketball team.

It sounds like the first-year coach and the team are just getting started.

Bedford hosts Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School Friday at 7 p.m. The Falcons’ most recent game Tuesday was an 18-point loss to Westford Academy – a team Bedford beat earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers dismantled Acton-Boxborough, 67-43. Kepaa was ecstatic.

“The girls had the game I’ve been waiting for,” said the first-year head coach. “Our offense was clicking and we competed like a well-oiled machine. I am so proud of how hard these girls have worked to get to this point.”

Senior Katherine Vaughan appears to be completely recovered from an ankle injury that kept her on the sideline for a few December games. She torched Acton-Boxborough for 17 points and 11 rebounds and already had her triple-double after three quarters.

Seven other Bedford players were on the score sheet: Marina Greaney with nine, Mackenzie Tierney eight, Julia Dearing, Bridget Sheahan, and Madison Tierney each seven, Cassie Morrison and Sydney Poor each six. Allie Zorn assisted on many of the baskets and helped lead critical defensive stops.

The girls turned in their best foul-shooting of the season missing, only four of 13.

“To have all the girls score like that really sets us apart,” Kepaa said. “If everyone has the ability to score and contribute, we start to become a tough matchup for teams.”

There is a lot more work to do, she advised. “The road ahead is long and becomes more difficult for us but the goal will say the same.”

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763


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