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Nipmuc Girls Basketball Brings Young Team to Postseason

This season, Nipmuc girls basketball coach Jess Grady was happy to have three players who have had the experience of being part of a district tournament game. Next year, that number will be 13. Despite having just two seniors on the roster, the Warriors posted an 11-10 record and earned a spot in the Division 3 Central Sectional Tournament. Nipmuc fell to Leicester 46-36 in the first round tilt, but Grady was pleased with her team's performance.
"Knowing how difficult our schedule was, I went into the season hoping that we would be about a .500 team," she said. "We finished above that which was really good. We played Leicester tough at the beginning of the game, but we got behind and it was tough to catch up."
Junior Jill Bertrand scored 11 first quarter points to pace a hot start for the Warriors, who drew the ninth seed by virtue of the draw after a three-way tie with Uxbridge and Leicester. Freshman Kylie Gallagher added 10 points, but the shots did not fall as easily as the game progressed.
"It seemed like once the first quarter was over, the shots stopped going in," said Grady. "Kylie got into foul trouble, which hurt us, but they didn't give up. We just struggled to make shots."
Danielle Schiloski and Molly Bergstrom are the team's lone graduating seniors. Schiloski led the team and was fourth in the Dual Valley League, averaging 10 points per game. She and Bergstrom will be missed for more than just their scoring production, according to their head coach. "They both brought a great leadership quality to the team," said Grady. "They worked well together and helped the team bond outside of practices and games.
"I have known Danielle and Molly since they were in middle school, so I have been able to watch them grow as both players and as young adults. It's been fun to watch them and we are definitely going to miss them."
Nipmuc returns 13 players from this year's roster, and Grady says there is a strong contingent of eighth graders set to join the program next year. Gallagher averaged nearly six points per game as a freshman, and Bertrand was second on the team in scoring at 7.5 points per night. "Jill's (Bertrand) game really started to come together towards the end of the season in terms of scoring and controlling the game," said Grady. "Every aspect started to fall into place and that will hopefully carry into next year."
Grady also said she is expecting big things from sophomore Hannah Barrows, who averaged just south of seven points per game. Juniors Autumn Morrice and Lauren Campbell will also bring experience and leadership to the 2014-2015 Warriors.
"We lose a lot with Danielle and Molly graduating," said Grady. "But we have a ton of players coming back and we will be setting even higher expectations next year."




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