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Nipmuc Girls Hoops Nears Midseason

Batting a difficult early season schedule, the Nipmuc girls' basketball team began the week with a 2-5 record but still has its sights set on a postseason birth. "Our main goal is to make the districts, to get the 10th win and get to the playoffs," said head coach Jess Grady. "The Dual Valley is a strong league again this year, but we want to be competitive against a strong schedule, and making the playoffs is always the most important goal."
The Warriors went 1-2 through their first three league contests, and bounced back from three straight losses to start the season with wins over Grafton and Blackstone Millville. "We started the season with some tough games, but we have been able to get some good wins and most of our games have been pretty close so far," said Grady.
Danielle Schiloski has been the team's leading scorer at just under 12 points per game. The senior put up a double-digit point total in five of the Warriors' first seven games, including a team-high 16 in the win over BMR. Junior Jill Bertrand and sophomore Hannah Barrows each average six points per game and have contributed in a variety of ways.
"Hannah has been logging a lot of quality minutes for us," said Grady. "Jill has been doing a variety of things. She is a good ball handler, sets up plays, and is becoming a good shooter. We are working hard to get her more opportunities to score."
Nipmuc has also received quality contributions from senior captain Molly Bergstrom. "She isn't always a scorer, but she is one of those players who can go out there and make things happen when she is on the court," said Grady. "Whether we need a turnover or an assist, she is a great player to have on the floor."
Grady was also quick to highlight the contributions of junior forward Autumn Morrice. "She is a hard worker and a very coachable kid," said Grady. "She is always willing to do whatever is best for the team, a very unselfish player."
Nipmuc figures to need contributions from a number of sources with a challenging stretch on deck. The Warriors took on league rival Whitinsville Christian and neighborhood rival Blackstone Valley Tech earlier this week and will host another DVC foe in Hopedale tonight. Grady feels her team, which has allowed just 43 points per game, has been strong defensively, but wants to see improvement in transition.
"We are a good team defensively," she said. "We are a quick team, but we need to work on transition after the press, working against stronger teams and being able to break down their offenses and defenses. Every day in practice we are working on it and getting more familiar with those situations.
"We have a bunch of really good, talented kids. This is still a young team, and we are working hard to be competitive."




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