With the loss of five league all-stars from last season, Quincy girl’s basketball head coach Jeff Bretsch knew the Presidents had a tall task in repeating their run to the Division 1 South semifinals.
But in a gritty, defense-oriented battle against Brockton, Quincy escaped with a 34-31 win on the road, as the Presidents moved to 3-0 behind an historic performance from center Nicole Jorgensen.
The 6-foot-4-inch freshman broke two Presidents records Monday, collecting 26 rebounds and 12 blocked shots to go along with 7 points.
“She was just controlling the paint back there,” said Bretsch. “She wasn’t hesitant. I liked the confidence she showed tonight. She was aggressive in attacking opposing players, and did a nice job of moving her feet, staying disciplined, and defending the rim for us.”
Jorgensen’s 26 rebounds broke the record held by recent graduate Kiley McDonald, who had 25 rebounds in a 62-54 tournament loss to Taunton in the 2011 Division 1 South tournament.
The freshman’s 12 blocks, Bretsch said, dwarfed the previous record of six.
South Boston 41, Charlestown 40 — Freshman guard Joselyn Harris (13 points) hit the winning 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to lift the Knights.
Plymouth South 42, Sandwich 35 — Junior center Christina Jaros led the Panthers (2-0) with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
St. Mary’s 58, Cardinal Spellman 28 — Junior guard Brianna Rudolph led the Spartans (3-0) with 23 points and added 12 rebounds.
Everett 58, Waltham 57 — Tyree Gregory led the Crimson with 13 points.
Lynnfield 65, Georgetown 52 — Senior guard Pat Kearney scored a team-high 19 points and added 12 assist for the Pioneers (2-0).
Arlington Catholic 63, North Quincy 59 — Senior Matt Woods scored a game-high 28 points as the 2-0 Cougars topped the host Red Raiders.
Reading 10, Framingham 0 — Ali O'Leary scored three goals and added an assist for the Rockets.