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Westwood girls basketball wins over Medfield

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By Douglas McCulloch
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood High girls basketball team faced off against Medfield on January 27, and handed Medfield its first loss at home since 2007 with a score of 54-38.

The Wolverines opened the game with an early lead. Medfield briefly pulled ahead early in the first quarter, but the Wolverines soon closed the gap and regained their lead. Medfield was not able to pull ahead at all during the rest of the game.

“Our balanced scoring was a key to the win,” said girls basketball head coach Katherine Clifford. “We have several players who can score for us which helps our depth and versatility and makes us more difficult to defend.”

The team had been enjoying a long winning streak dating back to the season opener against Ashland. Since then, the team has won 13 straight games.

Clifford credited the team’s ability to work together with the winning streak.

“The girls play really well together, support each other, and play unselfish basketball,” Clifford said. “It will be important for that to continue into February and eventually the state tournament.”

After beating Medfield, the team went on to beat Dover-Sherborn 49-25, but the team ended its 13-game winning streak with its very first loss of the season against Bishop Feehan on January 31.

Clifford noted that the loss to Bishop Feehan has taught the team a lot. She said that the Wolverines struggled with shooting during the game because of Bishop Feehan’s tough defense.

“We scheduled them to see how we stack up against one of the better teams in the area,” Clifford said. “We're excited to get back to work and keep getting better.”

The Wolverines will take to the court next against Norton on February 5.

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Douglas McCulloch is an editor at Hometown Weekly. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @doug_mcculloch.

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