HUDSON – The Hudson High School girls basketball team is moving onto the final eight, thanks to a key win over Fontbonne Tuesday night.
The game was close the entire night, but baskets from the free throw line helped the Hawks cinch the 49-44 win.
“Fontbonne is a really good team. We knew it was going to come down to the wire,” said Hudson Head Coach Marty Murphy. “We knew it was going to be this type of game.
“We talked about it all weekend long about how there’s not going to be a runaway in this game. We might get up. They’re going to come back, and we’re going to have to win things at the end of the game, make our foul shots. And we did,” Murphy said.
Indeed, it did come down to foul shots on the free throw line, including shots sunk by senior Madison Kiley in the final moments of the game.
“You can be in a tight game, and at the end of the game, there’s going to be fouling, and kids have to step up to the plate and deliver,” Murphy said. “It’s a hard situation for kids sometimes. Every day they work at it. … They get to show everyone how hard they practice when they come out here.”
This win marked a huge step for the Hawks. Last year, Hudson made it to the Sweet 16 before they fell against Bishop Fenwick.
In the meantime, Muphy recognized his entire team in the win against Fontbonne.
“Everybody, including the kids that maybe didn’t step on the floor tonight, played a huge role in this game because they supported their teammates,” he said.
Hudson will face off against the No. 2 seed Norwell on March 10.
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