After defeating Medway in their last meeting back on Jan 13th 57-27, the Hillers found themselves trailing 23-4 with under a minute left in the 1st quarter during their 2nd game against Medway this season. The Hillers finished out the quarter trailing Medway 23-6 and dominated the 2nd and 3rd quarter to earn the 53-49 victory and improve to 15-2 (15-1) while Medway fell to 11-6 (11-6).
Ivy Gogolin (JR) was the only one to hit a field goal in the 1st quarter for Hopkinton. The two 2-point field goals with a pair of free throws from Julia Canestrari (SR) had Hopkinton trailing 23-6 after the 1st. Unfortunately, for Medway, the Hillers poor shooting did not last past the 1st quarter. The Hillers started off the 2nd quarter on a 8-0 run. Ivy Gogolin struck for another 6 points in the 2nd while Mikayla Pucci (SR) put up 7 points to help the Hillers outscore Medway in the quarter 15-4. Medway led at the half 27-21.
The Mustangs lead quickly disappeared in the 3rd quarter. After struggling in the 1st half, Julia Canestrari hit for 9 points in the 3rd quarter and helped Hopkinton outscore Medway 20-10. Hopkinton grabbed their first lead of the game with 2:36 left in the 3rd after Canestrari hit a layup to make it 37-36 Hillers. The quarter would end with the Hillers leading 41-37.
Medway kept pace with the Hillers in the 4th quarter and got within 2 points on a couple of occasions but the Hillers did just enough to maintain their lead as both teams put up 12 a piece during the quarter. Hopkinton took the 53-49 win over Medway and grabbed their 12th straight victory. Last time Hopkinton lost was on December 28th in a non-league matchup against Coyle & Cassidy.
Hopkinton Girls will next play a match that could determine the TVL title when they host Westwood, Medway will next travel to Holliston, both games are scheduled for 6:30pm tipoff on Friday (2/17).
Hopkinton Scoring: Julia Canestrari – 11, Emma LaCascia – 3, Lilly Morningstar – 2, Marissa Prall – 2, Mikayla Pucci – 11, Kate Huebner – 5, Ivy Gogolin – 19.
Medway Scoring: Rachel Costello – 6, Julia Dowling – 6, Riley Childs – 18, Kelly Sheehan – 12, Samantha Murray – 7.
-Medway Boys defeated Hopkinton 56-29.