by Ken Brown
MARSHFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot girls’ basketball team ended 2022 showing signs of trending in the right direction and brought in the new year on a high note with a dominant win over Northfield last week to improve to 1-4.
Kendall Fowler connected on five three-pointers for a game-high 15 points to lead Twinfield-Cabot to a 60-37 home win over Northfield last Friday. Alice McLane was a force inside as well for the Lady Trojans, scoring 12 points and pulling down 18 rebounds to help secure their first win of the season.
“I tend to be an optimist after losses and a pessimist after wins, but the girls really came together as a unit and this win really felt good for everybody,”said head coach David Conover. “We’ve been working hard at getting our shooters to let it fly when they have good looks and Kendall, Haylee North, and Jorga Washburn did a great job of executing that. Making open looks extended the defense and it opened up space for Alice to have a workmen like effort inside,” added Conover.
Washburn rounded out a balanced scoring attack for Twinfield-Cabot with 10 points. Emma Korrow led Northfield with 11 points in the loss as they fell to 2-3 on the season.
The Lady Trojans were coming off a disappointing 51-33 road loss to Blue Mountain on December 29, that saw them open the game on a 17-6 run before wearing down in the second half. Jordan Alley led the Lady Bucks with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Kyra Nelson chipped in with nine points. Alice McLane led Twinfield-Cabot with nine points in the loss. Blue Mountain improved to 6-1 with their sixth straight win as one of the top teams in division IV.
“They called four timeouts in the first half and we had them on their heels. They wore us down in the second half with their pressure and athleticism, but we can play with that team. Part of the process of building confidence with this group, is learning to win on the road and respond to adversity. I really believe that we are just scratching the surface with this team and I think the girls are starting to drink the Kool-aid of what they can accomplish if they continue to put the work in. They are starting to play good basketball with their heads up and we are looking forward to the rematch with Blue Mountain. We feel good about the divisional match-ups we have this week and I really think we can go on a run if we approach these games with confidence,” said Conover.
Twinfield-Cabot traveled to Williamstown on Monday and will stay on the road against crosstown rival Danville on Wednesday, before welcoming Milton to town to end the week on Friday.