Girls basketball picks up first win of the season

Dec 21, 2018

The Dartmouth High girls basketball team is getting into the groove of the regular season, as the team picked up its first win against New Bedford High 61-38 on Dec. 21.

Following two losses to open the season against Apponequet and Old Rochester, the Indians were looking for a win. Despite a close game in the first period, the Indians took off in the second.

By halftime, the Indians commanded a 32-17 lead.

“We’ve been at the other end of these for two games now, so it felt good to get ahead and then maintain it,” said Head Coach Scott Richards.

The Indians’ defense kept the Whalers from challenging Dartmouth’s lead the rest of the game, leading to Dartmouth’s 61-38 win.

“We’ve struggled quarter to quarter, but we finally put together three good quarters,” Richards said.

He noted this year’s team is shaping up to be a close-knit and talented group. With two seniors graduated last year and a third upperclassman lost to changed schools, Richards is expecting big things from this year’s senior leadership, Bridget McCabe and Lauryn Coelho.

“The big thing is we have kids who are unselfish,” Richards said, noting teammates might not show up on point boards, but nonetheless know their individual talents and value to the team as a whole.

The Indians face a challenging upcoming schedule. After a Sunday game with King Philip and a Christmas vacation, the Indians face Bishop Stang on Dec. 28.

“We’re going to work on being more consistent,” Richards said. “That comes from being more consistent in practice.”