JV Girls Basketball Falls to McNeil 48-27

Sophia Sartor, Heritage Section Editor

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  • Sprinting down the field, Jackson Bowen ’26 prepares to shoot. Bowen easily made the lay-up.

  • Raising the ball above her head, Jackson Bowen ’26 looks for an open teammate. Westwood was able to maintain control of the ball for much of the second quarter.

  • Dribbling towards the basket, Claire Lee ’26 dodges her opponent. During the game Lee made several successful shots, two of them being three-pointers.

  • Huddling together, the team goes over a play during a time-out. Throughout the game only thirty second time-outs were taken.

  • Passing the ball, Audrey Savoie ’26 avoids the defense. Savoie plays the guard position on the court.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the JV girls’ basketball team was defeated by McNeil. Westwood started the game off strong but fell behind in the second quarter as McNeil made countless free throws. Despite several well-executed shots, Westwood was unable to recover, ending the game 48-27.

“I think we could have played a lot better,” Emily Graham ‘25 said. “We definitely deserved to win and we could have worked a lot harder.”

The game started with a quick three-pointer by Claire Lee ‘26. Westwood and McNeil proceeded to go back and forth in possession of the ball, with Audrey Savoie ‘26 and Jackson Bowen ‘26 making smooth layups aided by cross-court passes.

“We had a really good look, it was like a long line of passing,” Graham said. “I think that really broke their press well.”

The team made several more layups in the second half but also had many turnovers and incomplete passes. This, coupled with McNeil’s multiple opportunities for free-throw shots, led Westwood to fall behind.

“I think we need to improve on passing and dribbling, just basic technique because we keep turning the ball over,” Graham said.

The Warriors’ next match will be away against the Stony Point Tigers on Friday, Jan. 13.