CCHS girls’ hoops sinks Bedford Buccaneers, falls to L-S Warriors 

By Bruce Hack  Correspondent
January 18, 2024

The girls’ basketball team split its two games last week with a hard-fought 66-61 victory at home over Bedford on January 9 and a 59-38 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury on January 12. 

Against Bedford, Concord-Carlisle overcame a 10-point deficit in the second quarter for the win and improved its record to 4-2.  

The Patriots jumped out to a 9-3 lead before a 10-0 run by the Buccaneers put them up 13-9 late in the opening quarter. Bedford opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 21-11 lead.  

CC outscored Bedford 13-6 over the final five minutes of the second quarter, behind seven points by senior Captain Brooke Boyle, to make it 30-24 at the break. 

It was 41-35 Bedford with 3:42 left in the third quarter when the Patriots went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good. A layup by Boyle gave CC the lead at 42-41. Ninth-grader May Isenberg had six points in the run: An old-fashioned three-point play of a layup and a free throw, and then a trey. 

In the fourth quarter, Concord-Carlisle withstood a Bedford rally that saw the Bucs close the gap to 60-59 before a jumper by junior Captain Addison Shen gave the Patriots a three-point cushion. 

Boyle finished with a team-high 18 points. Junior Captain Karleigh Mutch added 17 points and shared rebounding honors with Boyle and Shen, who had nine each. Junior Jill Brennan finished with 15 points to give the Patriots three players in double digits. Shen added a team-high three assists and three blocks. 

The 66 points were the second most scored this season by Concord-Carlisle (71 at Boston Latin) — and the most allowed by Bedford. 

“We got great leadership from our captains and seniors,” said Assistant Coach Caitlyn Brennan. “We kept our cool when we got down.” 

Brooke “is hitting her stride offensively,” added Brennan, commenting on the senior who scored 21 at Boston Latin in the prior game. 

The girls traveled to Lincoln-Sudbury on January 12 and the Warriors — #22 in the first power rankings released by the MIAA — handed the Patriots a 59-38 defeat. 

C-C led 4-0 and later at 13-9 in the opening quarter, but L-S came back to tie it 16-16. Lincoln-Sudbury took the lead at 18-16. The Warriors had leads of 33-18, 41-21 and 50-25 in the second half. 

Lincoln-Sudbury out-rebounded the Patriots 52-21 and outshot them from the field 41% to 28%.