The Chelmsford Girls 6th Grade Travel Team remained unbeaten in the River Valley League, winning 2 first place showdowns in the past week. The girls are now 8-0 in league play.
On January 7th, the girls traveled to Reading (6-1) and won 19-8. Excellent team defense held Reading to 4 points in each half. Abbey Quirbach and Natalie Tierney led the way defensively, forcing turnovers and wreaking havoc on the Reading ball-handlers. Co-Captain Julia Perreira (9 points) and Tiffany Cheok (3 points) led the scoring while Alessandra LeBrun and Lorelai Plunkett controlled the boards.
On January 10th, the girls unleashed a completely dominating effort against arch rival Stoneham, winning handily at home 28-13 in their best game of the season. Co-Captain Megan Hill and Nicole McGinty led the intensity on both ends of the court, fighting for loose balls and disrupting Stoneham at every turn.
The Lady Lions deadly outside shooting combined with strong drives to the hoop to produce well-balanced scoring that saw 8 different girls score. Hannah Polce (team high 8 points) ran the offense smoothly while Grace Dionne had her best game of the season making excellent passes and with her stellar inside play. Sydney Alto and Angelina Serra also played well in shutting down Stoneham’s top scorers.
Next up for the girls is a home game against Malden on Friday, January 17th, followed by a rematch at Stoneham on Saturday, January 18th.