Roundup: Nicole Jorgensen leads Quincy to win

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.”

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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.

Girls’ basketball

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.

Boys’ basketball

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.

Girls’ hockey

Reading 10, Framingham 0 — Ali O'Leary scored three goals and added an assist for the Rockets.

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