The Blue Hills girls’ basketball team entered the state vocational tournament final against Norfolk Aggie looking to capture the title and complete an undefeated season. The Warriors achieved both goals Friday, defeating the Rams, 69-25, on their home court to move to 21-0.
Blue Hills and Norfolk Aggie (17-4) may meet again soon: The Warriors are the top seed in the Division 4 South sectional and the Rams are seeded third.
“We knew [Norfolk] had a good record in the division and we knew it was going to be a tough matchup,” said Warriors coach Tom McGrath.
The Rams were able to contain Blue Hills early, with the halftime score, 31-19, but a change in defense allowed the Warriors to run away.
“They tried to press us in the second and that’s how we got the fast-breaking going and got to the rim. We were able to push the ball up the court and beat the press,” McGrath said.
The vocational state championship was a team goal. The undefeated season however, was a bonus.
“It wasn’t something we talked about,’’ McGrath said. “I mean nobody thinks they’re going to win every game.”
Catholic Memorial 4, Xaverian 2 — Freshman Brandon Collette had 31 saves in the win.
Scituate 5, Cohasset 4 — The Harbormen scored five goals in the second period to come back from a 3-0 first period deficit and qualify for the state tournament.