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Nipmuc Girls Earn Win over Worcester South

Despite lacking in experience and depth, the Nipmuc girls' basketball team has worked hard to get better throughout the course of the season. But all the moral victories in the world pale in comparison to a win on the scoreboard, something Nipmuc earned for the second time this year by beating Worcester South 44-34.
"I think it was really important for us to get that winning feeling back," said Nipmuc head coach Jess Grady. "We have some games that should be close matchups as we see teams for the second time and I think getting that win only improves our confidence as a team because the girls are starting to see the improvement."
Nipmuc was matched up against Katherine Edmonds in the game against the Colonels, the second leading scorer in Central Mass. She poured in 28 points and added 15 rebounds, but Nipmuc held all but one other player scoreless in the win.
"The defense has stepped up, and we are starting to pull together more offensively," said Grady. "We are not where we need to be, but we have made strides in ball movement and in understanding the concept of moving the ball more quickly."
Grady says her team has progressed to the point where a poor performance, like the team's 58-29 loss to Hopedale last week, feels more like the exception, rather than the norm.
Nipmuc has gotten a lift from Taylor Leacy, who averages about four points per game but chipped in 10 against Worcester South. Molly Bergstrom pulled down 12 rebounds in that win, and has also been around four points per game on average. Freshman Gabby Diodadi is second on the team in scoring at just under seven points per game and has seen a lot of time at the point.
"She is learning how to deal with pressure, and she handles the ball very well when she is pressed," said Grady.
Jill Bertrand and Danielle Schiloski are also among the team leaders at just under seven points per game.
"Our shooting numbers have gone up as we have built a stronger offense, we are penetrating more and getting better shots," said Grady. "We still need to be more consistent and keep our turnover numbers down and work on the fundamentals, like boxing out and putting pressure on other teams with our defense."
Nipmuc may not be headed to the tournament this year, but the experience and improvement has its head coach looking forward to the future.
"As a coach, seeing the progress they have made has been great," said Grady. "I want to see us show even more confidence the rest of the way, but what I am seeing right now brings high hopes."




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