Wolfpack Girls Basketball Thrills in OT Victory vs. MPS, 56-54

Hyde-Woodstock Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Marianapolis

Monday,  February 18, 2013

Hyde-Woodstock – 56

Marianapolis – 54

Hyde-Woodstock played top ranked Marianapolis in a thriller on President’s Day.  The team was somewhat late to arrive in the gym so it was unclear whether they came to play or not, however; it wasn’t long before it was apparent that both teams brought their “A” game.  Hyde was fueled by their press defense which caused Marianapolis to slow down.  They were also fueled by the great offensive play of sophomore Cashmir Fulcher and Janicha Diaz ’14.  Hyde went into halftime trailing by one point.  The girls lost steam in the middle of the second half and had to take a timeout to reassess their commitment to win the game.  They buckled down, tightened their defense and rebounded better.  Katherine Hagood ’13 hit a couple of big shots, including a three, to keep the team in the game.  In the waning seconds of regulation Cashmir Fulcher ’15 hit a huge three to tie the game and send it into overtime.  Hyde was able to take the lead in overtime and hold onto it until the end.  It was an outstanding team effort which bodes well for the upcoming tournament games in the next two weeks.  The drive for the SENE championship starts on Wednesday at home against Falmouth Academy.

Scoring was as follows: Cashmir Fulcher ’15 12-0-29, Janicha Diaz ’14 7-0-15, Katherine Hagood ’13 3-0-7, Maia Johnson ’14 1-2-5