Westford Ousted in Tourney Semis by Talented BG
ANDOVER -- Although they did not prevail in their Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic semifinal against Bishop Guertin, the Westford Academy girls basketball team gave a solid effort against a deep and talented Cardinal team.
The game was played at an up-tempo pace for the entire contest and BG won, 67-30.
Bishop Guertin started quickly and held a 23-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Grey Ghosts began the second quarter with a strong push and closed the gap to 23-21. It was 32-23 BG at halftime and the Cardinals pulled away with a 17-2 third quarter.
Westford was led by Ellie Nolan (7 points) and received notable efforts from Jen Martin, Carly Davey, Morgan Rose and Brooke Pillsbury. Bishop Guertin was lead offensively by Ava Owens (15 points), Erin Carney (14 points), Brianna Wilcox (12 points) and Aaliyah Forman (10 points).
Bishop Guertin coach Brad Kreic credited Westford “for pushing our players in the second quarter” and noted that his team’s depth “was a big factor in the game when certain players were in early foul trouble.”