Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It was a tight loss, but we've got some photos from what was a great experience for these young athletes.
If you couldn't make it over to Lowell on Saturday and you haven't see our liveblog from the Westford Academy/Central Catholic North Sectional final on Saturday, don't worry! Here are a few pictures from what you missed.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Westford Academy fell to Central Catholic on Saturday inside Lowell's Tsongas Center after scoring just two points in the final 4:55.
The Westford Academy girls basketball season came to end one game short of an appearance on the TD Garden parquet. But for the Lady Grey Ghosts, it was still a year to remember. Head coach Russ Coward’s charges grabbed a late lead against Central Catholic, but went cold the rest of the way and scored just two points in the final 4:55 of play. As a result, Westford was eliminated with a 60-51 loss on Saturday in the North Division 1 final. “We were hoping that in the big gym (of Lowell’s Tsongas Center) they wouldn’t shoot as well,” said Coward. “But they played great, and a team like that we just tried to play them tough. I don’t think people realize how quick they are. They’re all very quick, and they attack the hoop really well.” Despite…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Though the Lady Grey Ghosts took a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, Central Catholic ran away with a 60-51 win in the North Division 1 final on Saturday in Lowell.
Westford Academy grabbed a late lead but went cold down the stretch as Central Catholic pulled out a 60-51 win in the North Division 1 girls basketball final at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. After the Lady Grey Ghosts took a three-point edge early in the fourth quarter, Central Catholic took over. Westford scored just two points in the final 4:55 of the contest. "We made two or three runs at them and were hoping they would crack, but they just totally didn't," said Grey Ghost head coach Russ Coward. "I'm proud of our girls, but obviously a little disappointed in the outcome." Check back with Westford Patch on Monday for complete coverage of Saturday's game. Are you a big fan of the Grey Ghosts? You'll also want to see:
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If you missed the Westford Academy girls' basketball team and their big win over Billerica on Thursday, don't worry, here are some photos from the game taken by Donna Hackley. And if you can't make it to the Tsongas Center in Lowell today for their MIAA Division 1 North Sectional Finals showdown against Central Catholic, don't worry, we'll have the full play-by-play here on Patch! Tip-off is at 6 p.m., we'll begin the pre-game at 5:45 p.m. We'll also be live at the Chelmsford Forum on Sunday night as the Westford Academy girls' hockey takes on Arlington Catholic in the MIAA Division 1 State Semifinals.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Grey Ghosts fought off a late Billerica charge to earn a 53-49 semifinal victory.
The Westford Academy girls basketball team held on. Now they're moving on. After leading early, the Grey Ghosts fought off a Billerica charge in the North Division 1 semifinal on Thursday night. Thanks to a 53-49 win, Westford Academy will play on Saturday in the bracket final. “In the first game against Billerica we missed some big free throws so it is kind of nice to come full circle, hit some key free throws and win it,” Westford Academy head coach Russ Coward told ESPNBoston.com following the victory. Junior forward Sam Hyslip led the charge for the Lady Grey Ghosts. She poured home 20 points and snagged 18 rebounds in the victory. Billerica handed Westford Academy one of its four losses during the regular season, a 57-53 decision on …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Ghosts now face Billerica in Haverhill this weekend after a resounding victory against Lexington on Sunday.
Westford Academy is now just three wins away from a state championship in girls' basketball after their 82-44 victory over Lexington on Sunday afternoon. "Good defense in the second half helped us pull away in the late third and fourth quarter," said Head Coach Russ Coward. The girls move on to face Billerica in the Division 1 North Sectional semifinals at Whittier Technical School in Haverhill on Thursday night at 7. Running Tally WA 18 40 60 82 Lexington 13 25 40 44 Box Score Rebecca Sennott 3-3-9 5 steals 5 assists Meghan Kibblehouse 2-0-4 6 assists Katie Ernst 1-2-4 Cathryn Sennott 6-1-15 Bailey Mongillo 2-0-4 Christina Nowak 6-4-18 8 rebounds Hannah Hackley…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The girls hockey and girls basketball teams hope to keep plugging away in their respective brackets.
The dream is still alive for a pair of Westford Academy teams. Grey Ghosts Continue Success on Ice The No. 3 Westford Academy girls hockey team opened with a first round bye in the Division 1 tournament before handling Arlington, 2-0, in its initial tilt of the playoffs. As a result, the Lady Grey Ghosts skate against No. 11 Acton-Boxboro on Wednesday night. The game time has not yet been posted, but the contest will take place at Woburn's O'Brien Rink. The winner of the game will skate against either Beverly/Danvers or Arlington Catholic, with the victor in that game moving on to play for the championship at TD Garden. Westford Also Finding Success on the Hardwood So far, it's been on contest for the girls basketball team. After its own …
Friday, March 1, 2013
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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Ghosts will be the third seed in the Division 1 North Sectional tournament.
The Grey Ghosts girls' basketball team finished their 2012-13 regular season with an 18-4 record. Their only losses came to Bishop Feehan earlier in the season, a loss to Wachusett earlier in the season (which they avenged during the Grey Ghost Classic), Medfield and Billerica.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Pictures provided by Donna Hackley.
The Grey Ghosts earned a huge win over the defending state champion Golden Warriors of Andover in the Grey Ghost Classic on Sunday, grabbing a 72-61 victory. Westford's win was a taste of revenge from their loss in the tournament to Andover last year, and brought the Ghosts up to 16-4 so far on the season. They'll face Wachusett in the championship game on Tuesday evening.