Millbury Girls Fall To Nashoba In Basketball Playoffs

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Brooke Nadeau (file photo) led the Woolies with six points, but it wasn't enough as Millbury fell to Nashoba 50-18 in the state basketball tournament on Friday night. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri

MILLBURY, Mass. — The season came to an abrupt and unhappy end for Millbury girls basketball team as it was dominated by a powerful Nashoba team in a 50-18 loss Friday night in Bolton.

The Chieftains (19-2) pressed and double-teamed the Woolies all night. Using a full-court press, they kept Millbury from mounting any kind of effective offense. Nashoba jumped out to a huge 16-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Emmalie Keenan had 16 points for the Chieftains, who led by a nearly insurmountable 27-8 at the break. Nicole Boucher and Emma Duggan added eight points each for Nashoba. Millbury (14-8) managed only four points in each of the first three quarters as Nashoba held their offense in check.

Brooke Nadeau led the Woolies with six points. Payton Breugger, who was expected to be out for the remainder of the playoffs, played hurt and chipped in four points. Nashoba limited Millbury’s Molly McCausland to just two points, which hurt the Woolies’ chances.

Nashoba moves on to play Auburn in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday at Clark University.

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