HUDSON – The Hudson High School girls basketball became the Central Mass. Athletic Directors Association’s (CMADA) Class B champions on Feb. 24.
The Hawks emerged victorious over Oakmont 58-45.
Head Coach Marty Murphy said the game was “a lot of fun.”
“As you know, it’s a fun group of kids. It was a lot of fun watching [them],” Murphy said.
He voiced his appreciation to CMADA for organizing the tournament.
“Through the years, there hasn’t been many opportunities for girls basketball to be able to play in a tournament atmosphere like this. This is a special thing,” Murphy said.
After trailing behind and ending the first quarter 8-16, the Hawks turned the tide in the second and went into the second half ahead of Oakmont 26-23.
“Mentally, I thought they were good. They were in a good headspace before the game. I felt good about that, but then when we got out there, they were moving slow,” said Murphy.
He continued, “Oakmont’s a really good team. They’re competitive. They were in our face, and they made life difficult for us. But at some point, we caught up to their speed and then handled things.”
Senior Madison Kiley led the scoring, notching 17 points.
Hudson is part of the MIAA Division 3. As of scores entered into Arbiter by Feb. 21, the Hawks’ power ranking was number seven in the division. The final rankings will come out tomorrow.
Murphy hoped that the team stayed around seventh or moved up, but regardless, the Hawks were moving into the post-season.
His message to the team heading into the post-season is “be us, and we’re good.”
“My other message always is these games are a full 32. I know it’s cliché, but you have to play every minute like it’s your last minute,” said Murphy.
Hudson Hawks inspire a new generation of basketball players