Cole Girls Hoops Finish Season With Loss To Ponaganset

The Smithfield team overpowered EG in the first round of the playoffs, 49-39.

After a near-perfect regular season, the Lancers were handed a tough defeat Wednesday when they went up against Ponaganset Middle School in the first round of the playoffs. Ponaganset won 49-39.

“It’s hard because we wanted it so bad,” said eighth grader Krisitin Carosotto, who scored 12 points in the game.

Cole was down 15 points going into the fourth quarter. Courtney McMullen had back-to-back baskets to start it off and the Lancers outscored Ponaganset 13 to 8 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.

McMullen had a good game, scoring three 3-pointers in the first half. “She had more 3’s today than we had the whole season,” said Coach Jason Martin.

“It was a very physical game,” he said. “We had one of my players home sick today, my backup point guard, so we had to kind of scramble when our guard got in foul trouble.

“Every one of my girls played as hard as they could,” Martin said. “They didn’t want the season to end. It was one of the best teams I’ve ever coached and we didn’t want it to end.”

Courtney McMullen         13 points
Kristin Carosotta         12 points
Emma Schambers           8 points
Caroline Quinn           4 points
Samantha Licciardi           2 points


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