Marlborough girls basketball falls to Medway in district finals

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By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Photographer

Marlborough’s #3 Celine Al-Nammari goes up and to the outside to avoid the reach of Medway’s #22 Margaret Regan.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School girls’ basketball team went into the 2020 Division 2 Finals as the number one seed against number two seed Medway. But the Mustangs came out fast in the game played at Worcester State University, putting Marlborough in a deficit that they would not be able to get out of until the end of the second quarter.  Marlborough’s Leann Wydom was a large contributor in tying up the game at 24-24 going into halftime.

Both teams were in it to win it and giving it their all.  Marlborough’s Lucy Cappadona was fierce in the 3rd quarter, driving to the basket for 9 pts.  Marlborough was rebounding and playing strong defense but it was not enough, in the end, at the final buzzer the Panthers fell to Mustangs, 44 to 37.

photos/Kelly Burneson Photography

#24 Leanne Wydom drives past #3 Julia Downing of Medway.
#10 Jessica Popivchak dives onto a loose ball with #15 Lauren Beach.
The Panthers’ #24 Leanne Wydom goes up for three as #15 Lauren Beach attempts to block.
#4 Lucy Cappadona charges through two Medway opponents. #15 Lauren Beach and #12 Emma D’Entremont to the basket for two points.
The Panthers’ #11 Kathleen Binkewicz takes it to the inside past Medway’s s#3 Julia Dowling.