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The Medfield Girls Varsity Basketball team opened up their 2012 - 2013
season in style on Friday night.
During the off-season, Medfield made an effort to create a much more challenging schedule. As a result of that, Medfield kicked off their season by traveling to Providence to play LaSalle Academy. LaSalle is the defending Rhode Island Division I champions and perennial powerhouse.
Medfield got off to a great start in the game, extending to a 13 point lead early in the first half. But LaSalle battled back and cut that lead to 2 points by half-time (34 - 32).
After allowing LaSalle to tie the game on the first possession after half-time, Medfield used pressure defense and transition offense to pull away in the second half and come away with a 79 - 53 victory.
The Medfield attack was balanced but was led by Junior Point Guard (and 2012 Boston Herald All-Scholastic) with 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals.
Junior Kristin Fechtelkotter had 17 points 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. And, Senior Co-captain Jen Narlee (and 2011 TVL league MVP) had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals. As a team, Medfield shot 52% from the floor.
Medfield's next game is Wednesday, December 12th at Wellesley at 6:30 p.m.