Boston Latin provided the opposition for coach Allyson Toney’s young team, which not only lost a good deal of its rotation to graduation last season, but also had to move forward without leading scorer and offensive catalyst, Sierra Dillon, who transferred to a private school. That forced Toney to start the game with an inexperienced lineup that included four juniors and a sophomore.
The results were predictable, as BHS had trouble putting the ball in the basket for most of the night, leading to a 46-33 defeat. The Warriors trailed, 22-8, at the half, and never got the lead into single digits for the remainder of the evening, although they did manage to score 14 points in the final quarter.”
“For three quarters it wasn’t pretty,” said Toney. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, since we only had two players with varsity experience.”
Both teams struggled in the opening quarter, which ended with the Wolfpack holding an 11-4 advantage. In the second quarter, the visitors began to heat up, behind the shooting of Deirbhile Martin, who scored 19 points, thanks to five treys.
In the third quarter, Latin opened up the lead to as much as 32-14, before BHS began to cut into the deficit behind the play of Gigi Gray, Rhianna Page and Raven Braithwaite.
“We will continue to work hard and try to play better today than we did yesterday,” said Toney. “This is a hard working group, who will be much improved by the end of the season.”
Carolyn Swords Making Her Way in the WNBA
Per 40 Minutes of Play
Ranks #2 in Free Throws
Ranks #7 in Rebounds
Ranks #4 in Free Throw Attempts
Ranks #19 in Points
Ranks #6 in Offensive Rebounds
Ranks #14 in Defensive Rebounds
Ranks #8 in Efficiency Ranking
#30 Chicago Sky
Members of the Mass WILDCATS Basketball Program volunteered their time to run a clinic for the Dreams Program. Dreams is a youth-based mentoring program. Orchard Gardens, located in Roxbury, is one of the first two programs to start up with DREAM'S regional expansion to Boston.