The Bedford High School girls’ basketball team, sparked by a bounce-back win in Wayland, continues their Dual County League schedule on Tuesday in the BHS gym against Waltham. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The girls defeated the Hawks in the season opener on Dec. 15.
On Friday, the team took a 30-17 halftime lead en route to a 54-39 win at Wayland. The 5-2 Buccaneers returned to the win column after close losses to Lincoln-Sudbury and Concord-Carlisle.
Defensive pressure and accurate shooting – specifically, six trifectas – led to a 20-6 run in the second quarter, and the lead was never in jeopardy.
After struggling from outside the arc in the first period, “We stuck with our game plan, and I was proud of our kids for keeping together until our shots fell,” said Coach Jim DeBenedictis.
“League games on the road are always tough, and we were happy to come out with a win,” DeBenedictis said.
Seniors Madison and Mackenzie Tierney scored 25 between them to pace the offense. Ashley Cohen connected for 12 points, and the coach said she “has been so consistent on both ends of the floor. She does not play like a freshman.”
Bridget Sheahan added eight points; “She’s our anchor,” DeBenedictis said.
He also saluted senior Cassie Morrison’s “shutdown defense on the other team’s best player,” and contributions from reserves Grace Weisz, Annabelle Davis, and Tova Yerardi.
“I love coaching this team. They are a great collection of athletes and also great and coachable kids,” he declared.