HARVARD — Bromfield head coach Mike Davidson has been toying with his starting lineup all season long, hoping to find the winning concoction that will keep opposing defenses guessing.
The Trojans opened Monday night’s game against the winless Clinton Gaels on an astounding 21-0 run en route to a dominating 54-21 victory over the Galloping Gaels.
Trojan senior Amy Jorgensen has averaged roughly four points per game all season, but the league All-Star came to life against Clinton helping lead Bromfield with 10 points and 2 steals.
“This was Amy’s breakout night,” Bromfield head coach Mike Davidson said. “She hasn’t been doing very much offensively, which has frustrated her. Tonight, she finally saw the ball go into the hoop. It was nice to see a big smile back on her face.”
Bromfield is at the tail end of a five game stretch over eight days, in which they have picked up wins over Murdock and now Clinton, after suffering a tough loss to Ayer Shirley on Friday.
“It’s a lot of basketball,” Davidson said. “We won the front end of the stretch against Murdock, and then we came up short against Ayer Shirley. Now, we had a nice decisive win tonight. The question is: can we dial it up and get that intensity to another level?” That’s what we need to find out.”
LoChiatto also added 10 points for the host Trojans, while Kirsten Sundeen and Amanda Accorsi both added four points and six rebounds.
The Bromfield defense silenced Clinton for the first 13 minutes of the game, until Taryn Wetherbee broke the shutout with a driving layup that rattled around the rim and fell in with 5:05 remaining in the second quarter.
Bromfield respondend with a quick layup by Hannah LoChiatto, who dashed to her right and back to her left for the easy basket.
The Gaels went on a minii run behind a three-pointer from Alyssa Comeau.
Bromfield enjoyed strong play under the basket in the first half from Jorgensen, Lexi Norcross and LoChiatto.
Bromfield took a comfortable 29-8 lead into the halftime intermission, as Jorgensen led all scorers with eight points in the half.
The Trojans, after taking the comfortable lead, went to work on their 2-3 zone defense.
In doing so, the Trojans wrought havoc on the Clinton offense in the corners and under the basket.
“We are starting to deny that backdoor pass, but it’s getting there,” Davidson said.
“We rotated the 2-3 zone pretty well tonight.
I want that zone defense to be the most effective that we play against the better teams.”
Monday night marks the first home win of the season for Bromfield, who hosts Narragansett tonight at 7 p.m.
“Those first three games were not easy,” Davidson said.
“It would’ve been nice to steal one-or-two of them, but those are some of the most challenging games on our schedule. All of the teams that we have up next have improved from last season.”
Bromfield’s lead grew to as much as 34 points, following a made free throw by Maddie Ragno.
Alyssa Hatch (13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals) rounded out the scoring for the Gaels with a three-pointer late in the game.
Bromfield used a 19 point night from LoChiatto to defeat Narragansett at home Tuesday night.
Jorgensen turned in 11 points for the Trojans.
After its game at South Lancaster Academy Thursday, the Trojans travel to Gardner Wednesday for a meeting with the Wildcats.