WEBSTER — Bromfield took to the road to face Bartlett to begin the season, powering past the Indians 44-15.
The Lady Trojans were led by senior point guard Montana Burke in the blowout with 10 points. Bromfield was able to open up the floor by creating turnovers and scoring on the fast breaks off of rebounds. Casey Magrath also dropped 10 points in the win.
“I thought we did a great job playing well together,” said head coach Mike Dube. “The girls are starting to gel as a group and they are beginning to believe and trust each other.”
Kirsten Sundeen made her first high school start at the forward position and did not disappoint. Sundeen was tough on the glass and played stringent defense against the Indians.
Bromfield’s style of play gives the entire team a chance to get in the game, and the Lady Trojans did a spectacular job finding the open player in transition Friday night.
“The girls played exceptionally well on defense,” said Dube. “A lot of our offense comes from running the floor, forcing turnovers, rebounding and scoring in transition.”
The Lady Trojan’s athletic style of play wore down the Indians whose leading scorer, Kayla Sizer, dropped in six points. Bromfield shut down Bartlett in the third quarter, not allowing a single basket.
Dube wasn’t surprised by the Lady Trojans strong third-quarter performance.
“The girls like playing on the road,” said Dube. “The third quarter is always our quarter. Last year there wasn’t a single game where we didn’t dominate the third quarter. Last night we shut them out in the third. For whatever reason, when they come out of the locker room they really pick it up.”
Last season, all of the Lady Trojans regular losses came inside the Bromfield High School gymnasium. Bromfield remains on the road tonight for their second game with Oakmont. The Spartans are coming off a tough 37-36 loss to Quabbin on the road and will have played Littleton before facing the Lady Trojans. Oakmont had a seven-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but saw it slowly wither away.
Rachel Quay leads the Spartans in scoring after their first game with 14 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Ashburnham.
Bromfield will be on the road until after Christmas when they face Clinton on Dec. 29.