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BVT Girls Bow Out in Semis

Blackstone Valley Tech's girls basketball team was able to hold Hopedale without a field goal over the final six and a half minutes of the two teams Division 3 district semi-final match-up last week at Clark University. Unfortunately for the Beavers, the hole they had dug was just a bit too deep, and they fell to the Blue Raiders 42-37.
"The third quarter killed us," said BVT coach Britt Kahler. "They started pressing us man-to-man and it threw us off a bit, we only scored four points in that quarter."
As a result, Hopedale was able to build a 12-point cushion and held on for the win and the spot in the District Finals. The Raiders lost to Sutton in the title game. The Beavers finished their season 17-7, and their head coach says they were not intimidated by the big stage. "I thought we started the game playing hard and playing very well," said Kahler. "Clark Gym is big but they handled it well. If they were nervous, they didn't show it."
Kelly Ney led all BVT scorers with 13 points, including a trio of three-pointers. "I feel like she always plays well," said Kahler of the junior guard. "She has the pressure of bringing the ball up and she still hit some big shots for us."
Sophomore center Ashley Thompson chipped in with eight points and was also strong on the glass, and Valley Tech received contributions from a number of sources. "Kaite Hannon played tough defense as she always does," said Kahler. "And Meg Serschke stepped up big time for us, especially in the first half."
Senior Sarah Collins and freshman Megan McFadden, a Mendon native, also had strong games for the Beavers. Collins will graduate this spring along with teammates Paige Heckman and Arielle Ramos. Collins was a Colonial Athletic League All-Star this season, but so were Ney, Thompson, and Hannon, all of whom are back next season. All will also have the experience of winning the Colonial Athletic League and playing in the State Vocational Tournament. The Beavers lost to Greater New Bedford Voke in that tournament, but had a strong showing against the eventual Division 4 state champs.
"I can't complain, we did really well this year and most of the scoring and rebounding is back next year," said Thompson. "I am really proud at how hard the girls worked and I am looking forward to another good season."




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