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Ludlow lady lions make basketball history



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.”

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Alexis Gamache
Alexis Gamache, Editor-in-Chief
Large and in charge, senior Alexis Gamache is top dog, seeing as she’s now the Editor-In-Chief of the The Cub. Before graduating in June, Alexis hopes to leave her footprint on LHS and is planning big things for the newspaper. She basically  lives at her dance studio, taking six classes a week and teaching on Friday nights. However, when she is not dancing she’s busy being a “scoopoligist” at the Friendly’s in Ludlow (she also has big plans to get out of that job as soon as possible). Alexis gets excited when country music is blasting through her radio in her 1993 Chevy Trailblazer, also referred to as Brandy. She could sit outside for hours and just take in the good weather, “it’s the little things in life” she enjoys. Her bright, bubbly personality is something you can’t ignore. You’ll recognize the big smile and her curly brown hair, which Alexis swears is a blessing in disguise. Although she’s still undecided on her goals, education is what she is leaning towards. Get to know her, you’ll regret you didn’t.

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