Girls Basketball Ready for Next Postseason Test
Westford Academy hosts Lexington at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the North Division 1 quarterfinal round.
The Westford Academy girls basketball team enjoyed its run to the Division 1 quarterfinal round last year. This year, they’re hoping to go at least another game farther.
After a first round bye, the Lady Grey Ghosts thumped Revere, 70-35, in the opening round of the tournament. As a result, No. 3 Westford hosts No. 6 Lexington at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the same round it was eliminated in last season.
“We are looking to hopefully get past this round this time around,” said head coach Russell Coward. “We feel like we have a good shot to make it to the neutral courts. Last year’s playoff loss is pretty motivating for them.”
If the Grey Ghosts can manage another victory, they will advance to play in the semifinal round. A date and time have not yet been determined for that game, which would be against either Billerica or Masconomet.
Lexington and Westford Academy did not meet during the regular season as the Grey Ghosts racked up a 17-4 record en route to a Dual County League regular season crown. Lexington put together a 15-5 mark during the season and beat Boston Latin, 41-27, in its first game.
Westford was in a similar position last year in the postseason, but its coach believes the result will be different this time around.
“We had a better record last year, but I don’t think we were the team we are this year,” said Coward. “We tried to schedule as many tough game as possible this year. So now we have a good idea of what you have to do to advance. We’re a more experienced team, which makes us better and more confident.”
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