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WP Lady Mallards ‘come out firing’

‘It was a good win,’ Coach Dailey says after his team’s 43-21 victory over Dragons
By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Jan 18, 2018

(Jan. 19, 2018) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team stepped on the court ready to do battle Wednesday night with the Salisbury School Dragons. The Lady Mallards won 43-21.

“We played well. We came out firing,” Prep Coach Scot Dailey said. “Defense was great. We got some steals, we got some layups and made some easy jump shots.”

Worcester led 19-4 at the end of the first quarter in Salisbury. At halftime, the Mallards were on top, 27-10. After three quarters, the Berlin squad was ahead 33-17.

Junior captain Hailey Merritt scored 14 points and had four steals. Junior captain Gracie Gardner added eight points, six rebounds and three blocks. Sophomore captain Emily Copeland chipped in with six points, three rebounds and three steals.

“It was a good win,” Dailey said. “We’re trying to finish feeling good before the break.”

Worcester will host the Salisbury Christian Jaguars today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. Worcester’s two seniors – Reese Gittelman and Mia Meacci – will be recognized following the game.

“We need to play really good defense and we need to execute on offense,” Dailey said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge. It’s going to be a dogfight.”

When the two teams met on Dec. 15 in Berlin, the Mallards won 52-45.

Worcester students will have semester exams next week and then are off for winter break during the following week.

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