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Recap for the game: Wahconah vs Drury on Dec 28

McCarthy's OT Game-Winner Lifts Wahconah at Drury Sports

10:00PM / Thursday, December 28, 2023

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Madison McCarthy scored a game-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to give the Wahconah girls basketball team a 47-46 win over Drury on Thursday night.
Olivia Mason scored 11 for Wahconah, which got six points apiece from Olivia Roberts and Dani Barry in improving to 3-1 with its second straight win.
Drury was led in the scorebook by Jacinta Felix, who battled foul trouble all night but still finished with 16 points.
But Blue Devils coach Ian Downey pointed to another leader who was able to help his team go toe-to-toe with the 2023 state finalists.
“[Felix is] the glue that holds us together at times and not having her for periods of the game you’re looking to see who will step up,” Downey said. “Although you might look at the box, score and only see a different story, I thought Brooke [Bishop],our senior, stepped right up to be that glue. I don’t think I took her out the entire game and her job was to guard their best player. So to me, it doesn’t matter what the box score says she was the one at times, trying to hold us together and get us through the game.”
Bishop finished with just two points, both on free throws. Eva Moser scored 13, and Delaney Hayden added eight for Drury.
The Blue Devils took a 22-19 half-time lead and extended it to 32-26 after three quarters. Felix went 3-for-4 at the foul line and scored five points in the third; Moser scored the team’s other five points in the period.
In the fourth, McCarthy hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points, and Roberts connected twice from behind the arc to help Wahconah tie it and force OT.
Felix and Hayden each made a free throw in the extra session to give Drury the lead before McCarthy was able to seal the deal for Wahconah.
Downey said it was a total team effort for his Blue Devils.
“Our young players, Delaney, Ashlyn [Hayden] and Eva, didn’t show their youth at all tonight,” he said. “They all at points had big plays, whether it was hitting shots, getting rebounds or playing defense.
“Although it stings to lose a close game like this, those players playing in that type of atmosphere in that type of game will only make them better and it will only make the team better. I told them after the game that there’s no reason to keep their heads down. They played good enough to win. Wahconah just happened to hit the last shot. I told them that I don’t know when it will happen, but because of this game, because of how we played, because of the situation we were put in, we will win a game like this.”
Drury (2-2) goes to Lenox on Wednesday.
Wahconah (3-1) hosts Mount Greylock on Wednesday.
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