The Cushing Varsity Girls' Basketball team defended its title, earning its fourth consecutive trophy at the Groton/Lawrence Holiday tournament!
Kaitlin Boyer was named tournament MVP, and Olivia Hosch was named to the all-tournament team. In all three games, Cushing played stingy defense, forcing turnover after turnover. In turn, the defense fueled the offense, and Cushing was able to score frequently in transition. Cushing also benefited from some deadly three-point shooting from Kaitlin Boyer, Molly Carey, and Kylie Caouette. The bench logged productive minutes throughout, featuring some especially strong play by Meghan Chenausky and Dovey Foote, and everyone in uniform found their way into the scoring column at some point!
Many thanks to the parents, faculty members, and alumni on hand who came out in support of the team!
Cushing – 53
Groton – 37
Cushing – 45
Lawrence – 19
Cushing – 67
Proctor – 38
Kait and Kylie earned the leading scoring honors, finishing with twelve points apiece. Kait also tallied five steals and an assist. Kylie added six steals, two assists, and a block. Olivia contributed eleven points, to go along with eight rebounds (seven of which were offensive) and a steal. Molly Carey went two for two from three-point land to finish with eight points, two steals, two assists, and a rebound. Mikayla had four points, a steal, and a rebound. And rounding out the scoring were Meghan, Kallie, and Katie Becotte, each scoring a bucket.
Olivia finished with her first double-double of the season: thirteen points, thirteen rebounds, plus a block and a steal. Kait scored seven points and forced four steals to go along with an assist and a rebound. Mikayla added seven points, six rebounds, three steals, and an assist. Kylie had six points, and a pair of assists and steals. Molly tallied four points, eight boards, two steals, and an assist. Dovey ended with four points, a rebound, and an assist. And scoring her first points on the season, Haley Sheehan knocked down two elbow jumpshots to finish with four points.
Kylie led all scorers with twenty-one points, to go along with three steals, three assists, and two rebounds. Kait added sixteen points (eleven of which came in a burst to put the game away at the start of the second half), four steals, four assists, and three rebounds. Molly hit three of four threes to finish with eleven points, four steals, and three rebounds. Olivia combined for seven points, six rebounds, and three steals. Mikayla had two points, three steals, two assists, and a block. Katie Becotte tallied five rebounds, two points, and an assist. Grace hit a pair of freethrows and a jumpshot to score her first four points of the season. Meghan scored two points, grabbed four boards, and a dished out an assist. And last but not least, Kallie hit an athletic lay-up and converted the and-one to round out the scoring.