Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Story and photos by Joshua Ross
The HHS girls basketball team has gotten off to a little bit of a rocky start to their season with a few losses and a required layoff, but they seemed to have found their groove on Tuesday night vs Plymouth South. To say it was a total team effort might be an understatement. 11 of the 12 players scored in the contest. Coach Eugene Buczynski’s full roster contributed and it’s what he might need every game going forward in order to continue to rack up the wins.
“We need everybody this year,” Coach Buczynski says. “It’s a team effort and we are trying to come together by the end of the season so we can compete in the Patriot Cup.”
After 2 disappointing losses to open the season, Coach B had his team ready to go from the start. The Harborwomen jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first quarter and never really looked back. The big differences in this game were great defense the whole game, really good ball movement, and a ton of rebounds and second chance baskets. Junior Colleen Johnston led all scorers with 16 points and most of them came in the paint on rebounds. Junior captain Caroline Connelly also had a big night with 12 points and also made her presence felt under the basket. Hingham walked away with a 66-26 win to get them back on track.
“The last couple of games I feel like our defense has been good to start and then it’s kind of tailed off,” Coach Buczynski adds. “Tonight they were able to put together a full performance and play 32 minutes of strong defense.”
The team may not have the scoring weapons they had last year, but one thing that this year’s team has in common with the teams of the previous few years is that once they get a lead, it’s hard for other teams to come back. It was obviously Tuesday night that the scoring was contagious. Not only did 11 players score, but 4 of them - junior Kathryn Wilson, and sophomores Katie Foley, Sarah Holler, and Anabelle Platt, all had their first varsity baskets.
The schedule has been in flux with all that has been going on so please check the most up-to-date schedule at www.hinghamathletics.com