Short-Handed Drury Girls Fall at Monson
MONSON, Mass. -- Sydnie DeVries scored 15 points Tuesday to lead the Monson girls basketball team to a 57-46 win over Drury.
"This finishes a tough stretch for us," Drury coach Ian Downey said. "Our first five games were on the road. I was hoping to come back home with a better record then 1-4 but I think we learned a lot from this tough stretch. I learned a lot about my team and I certainly think we have gotten better every time we have played.
"We just need to stop hurting ourselves with silly turnovers and offensive rebounds."
Tessa Zoito scored 13 points to lead three Blue Devils in double figures. Brooke DiGennaro and Hayley Shook each scored 10 in the loss.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter behind six points from Katelynn Santo.
"I was proud that our girls didn't give up," Downey said. "We were down two captain starters (both sick) and one player that could not play. So we only had nine bodies but three of them swing.
"Unfortunantly, Brooke got in foul trouble and missed most of the second qrt. So for our team to take that initial surge, battle through some adversity and not give in -- it's those little things that you can take with you when you finish a tough road stretch like this. Now we have a quick turnaround with a rematch with Wahconah. So we are gonna watch some film and get a game plan together and hopefully open up with a win on opening night."
Drury's home opener against Wahconah is Wednesday evening.