(Byfield MA) Friday night was a special night for the Lynnfield Pioneers girls basketball team.
Lynnfield defeated Triton, 47-18, and qualified for the post-season.
Extra special because the Pioneers (10-8) were 5-52 over the past three seasons and lost their coach (Jim Perry) in April.
“It means a lot tonight,” said Coach Peter Bocchino afterwards. “I was supposed to share the moment with (Coach) Jim Perry but unfortunately he’s not here.”
Another tough loss for Triton (3-14). “Our struggle all year has been trying to score,” said Vikings coach Dan Boyle. “We can’t find any consistency on offense.”
The visitors came out in a zone and defended Triton into a night full of turnovers and missed shots.
“We’ve been working hard on defense,” said Tori Morelli (15 points).
Battle in the lane
“Our zone defense has stifled a lot of people because we’re pretty long and athletic,” said Coach Bocchino.
The Pioneers had their share of struggles with turnovers (22) but, unlike Triton, they put points on the board regularly.
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