Ludlow lady lions make basketball history


Varsity girls pose for a picture previous to the game

Alexis Gamache, Editor-In-Chief


The Ludlow Lady Lions make basketball history after defeating Quabbin 57-47, being the first LHS girls basketball team to move onto semi-finals.

“First time since 1991 a Ludlow girls basketball team has won a playoff game,” tweeted junior Alyssa Guyon, “first time in Ludlow High history a team has made it to semis.”

Taking the lead in the first quarter the girls used a “great amount of teamwork” and were “on their A game” as the energy from the arena was overwhelming, says team manager, senior Shannon Callahan.

The LHS gymnasium bleachers were flooded. Fans who crowded were encouraged to show their school spirit and match the girls basketball home jerseys wearing white; resulting in what is known as a “White Out.”

“It was one of the best crowds we’ve seen,” says athletic director Tim Brillo. “It energized the girls and it was a special night overall.”

Depending on who wins on Saturday, March 1, the girls will be playing North Middlesex or Taconic at Curry Hicks Cage, “the cage,” at Umass Amherst.

Although the girls are unaware of who they will be playing Wednesday night, the teams strategy is the same as every game: be aggressive and use great defense. “The same stuff we’ve used that’s got us to this point,” as Brillo recalls.

For senior Aly Brunault the hard work this season and moving onto semis is beyond exciting and such a great accomplishment.

“The fact that we are the 1st LHS Girls Basketball team to ever make it this far is [so] special,” says Brunault, “seeing my team play one of the best games we’ve played this season was the highlight of my night.”

As the final buzzer rang fans showed their excitement for the Lady Lions through chants and cheers.

“One word to describe the energy last night: intense,” says senior Nelson Mourao. “The ending of the game had the most energy, everyone was going crazy over the huge win.”