On Saturday March 11th In the Central Division 2 Sectional Finals, The Hopkinton Hillers met up with TVL rival the Medfield Warriors at WPI.
Both teams took one of the two meetings versus each other in the regular season. The Medfield Warriors took the first game at Hopkinton High School back on December 20th, 49-46, The Hopkinton Hillers took the 2nd meeting 64-33 on January 27th at Medfield High School.
In the third and most crucial meeting at WPI, the Hillers offense struggled in the 1st, Medfield led 11-6 after the quarter. In the 2nd, more struggles from the Hillers offense. Ivy Gogolin recorded all 6 of the Hillers points in the quarter. Lauren Casieri and Margaret McCarthy each knocked down a couple field goals for Medfield who outscored Hopkinton in the quarter 13-6 and led 24-12 at the half.
In the 3rd quarter The Hillers offense came alive, Regan Keavany knocked down a pair of 3’s and Ivy Gogolin struck for 2 more buckets as the Hillers outscored Medfield 15-13. The Hillers trailed 37-27 heading into the 4th quarter and despite outscoring Medfield during the final 8 minutes, the Hillers came up short. Medfield took the game 49-42. Junior, Margaret McCarthy helped Medfield hang on hitting 5 for 7 from the free-throw line in the quarter.
The Medfield Warriors will represent the Central in the D2 final four state tournament. Medfield next plays Monday (3/13) Versus West Champion, Pittsfield at the DCU Center at 5:45pm.
Medfield – Margaret McCarthy – 16, Lauren Casieri – 13, Emma Anderson – 8, Allison Petit – 6, Megan Zona – 4, Sophia Ouimette – 2.
Hopkinton – Ivy Gogolin – 15, Mikayla Pucci – 7, Regan Keavany – 6, Emma LaCascia – 5, Lily Morningstar – 5, Julia Canestrari – 2, Calli Korbey – 2.