Wareham Lady Vikings knocked out of playoffs in first round

Mar 01, 2018
Photo by: Andrew W. Griffith Senior Gabby Lefrancois defends a GNB Voc-Tech player on Wednesday.

The Lady Vikings were eliminated from the Division 3 South basketball tournament following a 54-44 loss to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School Wednesday night.

The No. 10 seed Lady Vikings (12-9) fell to the No. 7 seed GNB Voc-Tech (13-6) in New Bedford.

The Lady Bears led 31-24 at the half, but went on an 11-5 run and started the fourth quarter with the score 44-31.

Lady Vikings Head Coach Dave Brogioli said the loss came down to turnovers and missed shot opportunities, including many open 3-pointers that didn’t fall.

“I think it came down to missing shots in the first half,” Brogioli said.

Entering the playoffs seemed like a long shot earlier in the season after a string of defeats, said Brogioli. He noted the team’s work ethic never faded, however, propelling them to the postseason.

“We’re a little inconsistent at times, but they always play hard. I never question their effort,” he said.

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