The girls last regular season game was on Tuesday when Uxbridge came to town and lost 47-39. The Rockets’ previous 5 games were on the road, and they were victors 4 times including a 61-44 win against Oxford’s tough defense on Sunday. Coach Nicole LePrevost said that game was one of their best team efforts, “Everybody who stepped on the floor contributed.”
Uxbridge was long ago eliminated from playoff contention while Auburn secured their spot on February 8th. That didn’t mean, however, that the Spartans lacked effort. Despite the Rockets gaining a quick advantage and ending the first quarter up 15-5, Uxbridge rallied and had the game tied 20-20 at the half. It was actually a bit unnerving.
Auburn began to take back control in the third which ended with them leading 36-31. This quarter also put the home team in the bonus, and they were in the double bonus in the fourth while limiting their own second half fouls to 4. The Spartans tried to play catch-up in the fourth, but fouls got the best of them. Of Auburn’s 27 second half points, 13 were at the line.
Colleen Cutting is not a player to foul while she is shooting, and of her 14 second half points, 9 were free throws. She led Auburn with 22 points while Liz Anusauskas and Shannon Sampson each had 9. Kileigh Hynes and Alexis McGrail both had 3 points, and Kayley Markvenus had 1.
Cutting had the last two points of the game and of her regular season career at the free throw line. How appropriate, as she does this so well.
Good luck in the playoffs ladies!