Tewksbury Girls Ousted From Tournament By Newburyport, 59-42Feb 27, 2018 06:03AM ● By Bill Gilman
The Tewksbury High girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Monday night with a 59-47 loss to Newburyport in the opening round of the Division 2 North Sectional Tournament.
The Redmen (12-9) came into the tournament as the No. 10 seed, with Newburyport (15-6) seeded No. 7.
Sophomore Julia Cafferty paced the Redmen with a career-high 14 points. Erin Gallela added 10 and Ally Wild chipped in with nine. Izzy Picher was strong on the glass with 14 rebounds.
Tewskbury jumped out to an early 12-6 lead, but Newburyport rallied and took a 28-22 lead into halftime.
The Redmen hung tough in the third quarter and a three-point play by Picher cut the gap to 34-32. But Tewksbury went cold from the field and Newburyport was able to build a comfortable lead early in the fourth quarter.