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HARVARD — The Bromfield Middle School girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 10-0 spurt to close the second quarter and never looked back as the Lady Trojans posted a 31-23 win over Groton-Dunstable.

The teams exchanged 6-0 runs in the first quarter, baskets by Brianna Fischer, Cary Peregoy and Nikki Eggiman staking G-D to a lead before Bromfield answered with a drive by Phoebe Aney and back-to-back lay-ups by Alexis Norcross (11 points, six rebounds, four steals) to make it 6-6 after one quarter.

Eggiman opened the second quarter with a lay-up to regain the lead for the Lady Crusaders, but a 15-footer by Ally Goldsher, followed by a lay-up by Norcross put Bromfield on top 10-8.

Groton-Dunstable drew even at 10-10 when Carly Smith converted after making a steal, and Fischer put the visitors on top 11-10 with a free throw, but that would be the visitors final point of the quarter, as Bromfield put together its decisive run. Goldsher (four points, three rebounds, two steals), Lucy Apalka (four points, six rebounds), Emma Stoffo (two points, five rebounds, three steals) and Aney (four points, five rebounds, two steals) each had a basket during the spurt while Hannah Lachiatto (four points, three rebounds, two steals) chipped in with a pair of free throws as Bromfield took a 20-11 lead to intermission.

G-D scored the first basket of the third quarter to draw to within seven points, but Bromfield finished the quarter with an 8-2 run to build a commanding 28-15 lead after three quarters. Four different players had baskets for the Lady Trojans.

Bromfield held a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter, moving in front 31-17 on a free throw by Norcross, but G-D never quit

The Lady Crusaders capped the scoring on baskets by Katherine Schlepphorst (four points, three rebounds), Peregoy (six points, four rebounds), and Alyssa Towle.