JV girls cruise to 11-2 season

Photo by Nicole Harnishfeger

The 2012-2013 girls junior varsity basketball team. Front, from left: Allika Pyne, Nora MacLellan, Brooke Campbell, Hasani Gumbs, Abby Lewis and Isheka Hart. Back: Cavell Malcolm, Latanya Weir, Antoinette Beckford, Shinelle Rodriguez, Farrell Duce, Elizabeth Polvere, Olivia Slade and coach Shannon Considine. Missing: Sobrena Colbert.

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By Christy Bassett-Baker
Contributing Writer

(March 14, 2013) The girls junior varsity basketball team finished the season 11-2 overall, and 6-0 in Cape & Islands League play. With a team stacked 14 deep, the young Whalers ranged from girls who had never before touched a basketball to those who have played since elementary school at the Boys & Girls Club.

The Whalers started strong, winning their first six games over both league and non­league opponents. Nantucket opened its season by beating Sturgis East 36-11 at home, followed by non-league wins over Monomoy 37-26 and Mashpee 31-15. A narrow 26-24 victory over league rival Pope John Paul would follow.

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