On Wednesday the Dublin Girls JV team played host to the High Mowing School. Dublin would jump out to an early 8-2 lead only to watch the visitors claw their way into the game. The defensive efforts of both teams led to numerous forced turnovers and lots of back and forth play. The Wildcats held a slim 11-8 lead at halftime. High Mowing entered the second stanza with determination and took their first lead of the game. Dublin stayed in it though and it would come down to a last second opportunity.
With just 5 ticks left on the clock, the ball forced out of bounds in the Dublin offensive end, the team took a timeout to devise an inbound play. From a stack the players scattered leaving 9th grader Celeste Hopson (Newark, NJ) wide open. She received the pass and took the shot just before the buzzer. Both teams stood still as the ball hit the rim and took an unfortunate bounce away from the hoop. With a final of 22-21, Dublin were not the winners this day, but proud efforts were shown from each of the girls.
Zoe Hewitt (Keene, NH) contributed 12 points in the effort, Mia Brady (Hancock, NH) had 8. The game also marked the first competition minutes for Somali Green (New York, NY).