Following a slow first half the Attleboro girls scored 40 second half points and defeated Stoughton 62-45!
From the opening tap it looked as though the game would be a see-saw battle, as the lead changed on every basket. The AHS girls took an 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and by halftime, led 22-20.
The second half saw Attleboro score the first eight points, with baskets by Kerri Beland, Sarah Deyo and 2 lay-ups by Kim Runey. Stoughton called a time out but couldn’t adjust to the intensity of the play from the girls in blue. Sarah Deyo scored on a put back and two hoops by Kim Runey, a basket by Karissa Hand and a three by Hand at the buzzer signaled the end of the third quarter, with Attleboro in the lead, 42-31.
The fourth quarter was a repetition of the third, with Beth Clifton hitting back to back shots from inside, followed by a drive to the hoop by Beland and a score from behind the arc by Runey.
Stoughton’s attempt to chip away at the Bombardier lead was unsuccessful as Runey and Deyo scored the next 6 points and sophomore Emma Vlashi came off the bench to score the final four points of the game.
Freshman Sarah Deyo led the Bombardier scoring with 17 points and chipped in with 6 rebounds. Junior Kim Runey added 14 points while Senior Captain Bri LaPlume was a force to be reckoned with inside as she pulled down a game high 13 rebounds. Senior Captain Beth Clifton added 8 points and 4 boards.
Attleboro pulled down 46 rebounds, while holding Stoughton to 27. The aggressive Bombardier defense forced Stoughton to commit 24 turnovers.
The freshman and junior varsity teams made it a perfect opening night for the Bombardiers as they were successful in their debut, winning 26-22 and 38-27.
On Tuesday the Bombardiers will travel to Mansfield where they will take on the Hornets. Opening tap is scheduled for 6:30.