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March 7, 2013

On the attack

Sachems 'gut it out' over Ipswich 42-26

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“We knew it was going to be a war and the 20-point score is probably not, it was much closer than 20 points, but gut-check time for our kids and we delivered,” Coach McNamara said. “We didn’t shoot the ball great, we had foul trouble in the first half, and we weathered the storm.

“Tess and even McKenna too, that’s a lot of lanky speed that we missed, and our kids did a great job hanging in there,” McNamara continued. “In the second half we played our game, defense and rebounding and running. We knocked down a couple of shots, but it wasn’t like we were shooting the ball great.

“Alex (Moore) does a great job defensively. Once Kelsi went down Alex stepped up and did a lot more. She’s very capable, she did a great job,” said McNamara of Moore’s blanket coverage on Ipswich’s star point guard Masey Zegarowski.

“I’m just proud of the kids. I think we handled ourselves well, and now we get to go to the Tsongas again, which is always special.”

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