Attleboro High School's girls varsity basketball team finished 2012 Thursday with a hard-fought 47-36 victory over Dartmouth.
Sophomore Kerri Beland opened the scoring at 7:26 of the first quarter and the Bombardiers held a slim 10-5 lead at the end of the first eight minutes of play. By halftime, the Bombardiers had increased their lead and went to the locker room up 22-14.
Dartmouth scored the first five points of the third quarter before Attleboro could get on the board. With the score knotted at 27 and 59 seconds remaining, Dartmouth took the lead and held on to finish the quarter ahead 33-29.
The Bombardiers took command in the final quarter with their full-court press, scoring the first nine points (seven by sophomore Kerri Beland). Dartmouth was unable to find the range until 2:24 of the final stanza, with Attleboro outscoring the girls in green, 18-4.
Junior Beth Clifton was a force at both ends of the court, scoring 13 and pulling down eight rebounds. Beland chipped in with 11 points and junior Bri Laplume grabbed 10 boards. Sophomore Emily Houle contributed eight rebounds and senior captain Abby Oliver had four steals. Attleboro controlled the boards, pulling down a season-high 46 rebounds.
The Bombardiers now stand at 4-2. On Wednesday, they will travel to Dartmouth for a 6:30 p.m. game.
Attleboro's JV team overcame a Dartmouth lead to win 36-30. Amy Eklind led the blue with 10 points, followed by Cassie Vivar and Olivia Kass with seven each. The freshmen team fell to Dartmouth 44-25.