Bedford girls in midseason form
Shooting accuracy, aggressive defense and lots of speed, the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Tomahawks. Merrimack managed one 3-point basket in the first quarter, while Bedford scored 22 points.
Bedford played a fast-break offense getting to the basket before Merrimack could set itself on defense.
“I wanted to work on our defense” said Thomas. “I know my girls can score. Today was all about trying out our various defenses.”
Bedford spread the scoring around. Rachel Collins led with nine points, Gabby Hunter and Nikki Tucci had eight, and McKenzie Brown added seven.
The game marked the debut of Merrimack coach Courtney Cheetham, who took over the Tomahawks this year.
The Tomahawks were led by Lauren Dubois with eight points. Grace Mulvey had seven points and Amanda D’Amico added six. “Lauren is only a sophomore” said Cheetham. “She’s a team leader and ranks right up there with some of the best guards in the state.”