By Maura Driscoll
Unlike last season, the girls’ basketball team continues on in season with losing record of 1-10.
“Our results don’t reflect our efforts, because we’re working hard,” senior Kaitlin McDonagh said.
During a Jan. 25 game, Masconomet beat the girls 63-22, though coach Lauren Dubois was “pleased” with the team’s performance, as they were able to hold Masconomet’s leading scorer to just 8 points, despite her 21 points per game average.
In a Jan. 28 game against Triton, juniors Jelisa O’Hara and Jess Crossen each had five points and four points, respectively, and led the team in the 47-23 loss.
The team lost 51-25 to Pentucket on Jan. 31, with seniors Jesse Taylor and Grace Gillette leading offensively with six points apiece. On Feb. 4, Wilmington too beat the team 62-30.
“Our record is frustrating because there are some games that we could have won and because in many games the problem wasn’t that the other team was better. We just didn’t play our best,” DuBois said.
“It’s not so much that we are losing a lot of games, but it’s just we aren’t playing as well as we can,” senior captain Rebecca Lynch agreed.
Regardless of the team’s unfavorable record, the girls still have a chance at qualifying for the tournament.
“Because we are Div. 4 and play 70 percent of our games above our division, we have to win 50 percent of the Div. 4 games to qualify for the tournament, which is called the Sullivan rule,” DuBois said.
Regardless of the team’s record, DuBois continues to have an optimistic outlook on the season, and still has goals to work on.
“I want the team to continue to improve, especially on our rebounding every game. We also need to keep working toward qualifying for the tournament,” she said.
Five regular season games remain before playoffs begin.