Millbury Rolls Over Narrangansett In Girls Basketball, 67-47

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Molly McCausland readies for a free-throw shot. McCausland sparked a big first quarter for the Woolies in their win over Narragansett. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri
The Woolies set their defense, led by #11 Brooke Nadeau, who led Millbury with 17 points and 12 rebounds, the Woolies rolled easily to victory. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri
Freshman Keryn Reno pushes the ball upcourt in first-half action. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri
Rebecca Thornburg hustles back on defense. With the absence of center Payton Bruegger, Thornburg has stepped up big and on Tuesday scored 12 points. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri

MILLBURY, Mass. — After a big first quarter, the Millbury girls basketball team rolled over Narragansett, 67-47, in the opening round of the state tournament playoffs Tuesday night at Millbury High.

The Woolies opened a 13-point lead, 24-11, after the first quarter behind Molly McCausland’s eight-point effort, which included a pair of three-point shots. Brooke Nadeau’s seven in the opening frame also sparked Millbury.

The Woolies had a big second quarter as well, outscoring Narragansett, 18-9, and opening a 22-point lead at halftime. Playing without their big center Payton Bruegger, the Woolies needed a big team effort and they got it.

With a balanced scoring attack, Millbury was led by Brooke Nadeau, who scored a game high 17 points and 12 rebounds. Breanna Winberg added 14. Rebecca Thornburg, who stepped up well in Breugger’s absence, scored 12 as McCausland added 10 more.

Raegan Mulherin, who scored 18 points, led Narragansett in the losing effort.

With the win, the Woolies move on and will play at Nashoba on Friday at 7 p.m.

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