ipswich girls basketball playoffs

Girls’ basketball team heading to playoffs

IPSWICH — After a nine-year hiatus, the girls’ varsity basketball team is heading to the playoffs.

The girls played two games last week against Georgetown and Manchester-Essex. The first game — Tuesday against Georgetown — was tense.

The Royals played good defense in the first two quarters, making it difficult for Ipswich to score. In the second half, however, the Tigers came roaring back and, with a strong offense, started to rack up points.

In the end, Ipswich got a leg up over the Generals and ended the game with a victorious final score of 48-44.

After that night’s win, coach Chris Tolios said on Twitter, “Proud of the girls – they earned every bit of it.”

The Tigers’ next game was not as successful when they played away against Manchester-Essex.

That match saw the team lose with a final score of 46-39. Despite this, the team remains in high spirits as they move to the playoff game this week.

“Our first game was good, although I’m disappointed we lost against Manchester-Essex,” said guard Lucy Donahue. “I’m looking forward to playoffs. I think we have a good chance of winning.”

This is the first time since 2014 that the girls’ team has qualified for playoffs.

Talking to captain Izzie Wetter about going to states, she said, “I’m really excited. I think we played a very good game on Tuesday, and despite our loss Thursday, I think we can do really well at states.”

She continued, “The team has worked hard all season and we have a strong group of girls. I’m looking forward to playing our best.”


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