Aleigh Mills Tournament, MPS Matchup Opens Season for Wolfpack Girls V Basketball

Hyde-Woodstock Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Kents Hill

Friday, December 6, 2013

 Hyde-Woodstock – 30

Kents Hill – 37

Hyde traveled to Hebron Maine to play host school Kents Hill in the Aleigh Mills Memorial Tournament.  The team started off with a bang senior Janicha Diaz scoring on a breakaway on the tip-off.  The offense stalled somewhat after the start and baskets in the first half were few and far between.  The wolf pack found itself down 23-7 at the half.  During halftime the coaches talked about the importance of outscoring Kents Hill in the third quarter and giving itself a chance to catch up and overcome.  The team did just that coming out on fire in the second half behind the shooting of senior Virginia Garrity outscoring Kents Hill 13-1 bringing the score midway through the second half to Kents Hill 24 and Hyde 20.  Junior Ndeye Ndiaye got going in the fourth quarter scoring 8 of her 12 points but it was not enough.  Although Hyde played solid defense and worked hard on the press Kents Hill was not to be denied earning themselves a spot in the championship final.

Scoring was as follows; Janicha Diaz 4-0-8, Virginia Garrity 3-0-7, Maia Johnson 1-1-3, Ndeye Ndiaye 5-2-12

Played but did not score; Jenna Dubinsky, Lila Paulsen and Justine Zhang

Hyde-Woodstock Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Hebron Academy

Saturday, December 7

 Hyde-Woodstock – 38

Hebron Academy – 21

Hyde faced off against Hebron Academy in the consolation game of the Aleigh Mills Memorial Tournament  Saturday.  The team had a strong start off their press and defense.  The score at the end of the half was Hyde 25 and Hebron Academy 4.  The team played with more intensity on offense and began to work together to achieve their goal of winning.  Everyone played in the game and gained valuable experience.  Strong performances were turned in from seniors Janicha Diaz and Virginia Garrity and Maia Johnson along with junior Ndeye Ndiaye.

Scoring was as follows; Janicha Diaz 7-2-17, Virginia Garrity 2-0-5,Maia Johnson 1-0-2, and Ndeye Ndiaye 7-0-14

Played but did not score; Jenna Dubinsky, Lila Paulsen, Alyssa Egan, and Justine Zhang

Hyde-Woodstock Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Marianapolis

Monday, December 9, 2013

 Hyde-Woodstock – 36

Marianapolis – 22

Hyde started its league play against Marianapolis on Monday.  Once again the team started strong by scoring on the tip-off.  SeniorJanicha Diaz led all scorers in the first half with 9 points.  The team struggled to find their rhythm on offense after the quick start.  The wolf pack stayed in the game based on the strength of the press and defense.  Hyde had a slim one point lead going into the locker room at the half.  Heads were down and people appeared frustrated but quickly realized that would not put distance between them and Marianapolis.  The importance of a positive attitude and teamwork were stressed and changed the attitude in the second half.  The press wore down the opponent and junior Ndeye Ndiaye stepped up her offense in the beginning of the second half.  Senior Janicha Diaz hit some shots at a critical point in the game putting the wolf pack ahead for good.  Hyde plays league opponent Lincoln on Wednesday.

Scoring was as follows; Janicha Diaz 10-1-23, Ndeye Ndiaye 4-2-10, Maia Johnson 0-1-1, Virgina Garrity 0-2-2

Played but did not score; Jenna Dubinsky, Lila Paulsen, Justine Zhang and Lily Sun

Coach Bertschy