The Bombardiers closed out the 2012-13 girls varsity basketball season losing their preliminary tournament game to Brockton 66-40. Attleboro High could not match the athleticism or ball-hawking ability, combined with the torrid shooting, of the visiting team.
Brockton scored first on an Attleboro turnover and held the lead at the end of the first quarter, never relinquishing it.
The second quarter saw the Boxers increasing their lead by 11, until freshman Emily Houle hit back-to-back shots. A 15-point effort in that eight-minute segment was not enough to keep pace with the visitors from Brockton and the halftime score saw Attleboro down 56-28.
The third quarter saw the Boxers limiting the Bombardiers to just three-points and they took a 56-28 lead going into the final eight minutes.
Kerri Beland scored the first five points of the final quarter, and had eight of her 12 points in that time frame. At the buzzer, Attleboro was on the short end of a 66-40 score.
Beland led the blue scoring with 12 points, followed by Bri LaPlume who had a double-double (10 points and 11 rebounds).
This was the first MIAA tournament experience for the Attleboro team and a season goal that had been met. Closing out a 12-11 season, the Bombardiers will lose, through graduation, Kirsten Terrien, Sara Blackwell, Makaila Lombardy, Abby Oliver and Bri Hockwarter, who was forced to sit out two seasons with a torn ACL.
Returning next season will be LaPlume, Clifton, Beland, Runey and Houle.