The Magicians girls basketball trailed 30-19 at the end of the first half against Masco on Wednesday, March 1, and could never find their way back into the game — one they lost 52-35.
The loss eliminated Marblehead from playoff contention in the Division II MIAA state tournament, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any positives.
Marblehead’s freshman duo of Tessa Andriano (team-high 12 points) and Maurie O’Connell (season-high six points) led the way. Junior Sam Dormer (four points, five rebounds and three assists) and senior Sara Bosio (seven points) had solid performances for Marblehead as well.
The Magicians were tied 0-0 at the end of the first period against Haverhill on Wednesday, March 1, but were haunted by penalties in the second period – one in which they went down 3-0 after. Nevertheless, Marblehead coach Brittany Smith was proud of her team after the game.
“The girls kept fighting until the final whistle, and I give them a lot of props for being able to do that,” Smith said.
The senior duo of Sophie Zerilli and Riley Campbell had strong defensive performances for the Magicians. Sophomore forward Neelie Payne, freshman goalie Addie Lydon, and fellow eighth grade goalie Liv Doucette all had nice showings for Marblehead.
The first round-loss brought an end to the Lady Headers’ season.