Fitchburg Deals MMA First Setback



MILTON, Mass. — Amy Fahey scored 28 points and hauled in 13 rebounds to lead Fitchburg State to an 80-68 win over Maine Maritime in the Curry College Tipoff Tournament Championship Final on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons (3-0) sophomore clicked on 12-of-16 shots from the floor and four of five at the stripe to hand the Mariners (2-1) their first setback this season.

Fahey did the bulk of her damage in the second half with teammate Rebecca Goreham in foul trouble. Fahey poured in 18 of her points over the final 20 minutes sinking 8-of-10 shots from the field.

Fitchburg State took its biggest lead of the game, 52-37, after a layup by Jackie Boffoli capped a 10-2 run with 15:44 left in regulation. With 7:50 left in the second period, the Mariners had cut the lead to seven (61-54) after Sam Goda (Eliot) hit a pair from the charity stripe, but the Falcons held Maine Maritime to seven points for the remainder of the game on their way to the 80-68 victory.

Goda finished with a team-high 19 points.

Goreham joined Fahey with a double-double of 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Goreham scored 16 of her points in the first half. The pair accounted for 15 offensive boards that helped the Falcons to 26-second chance points and 38 points in the paint.

Fitchburg built its biggest lead of the first half, 24-11, after a layup by Goreham with 9:31 left in the period. Maine Maritime pulled within one, 36-35, after junior Kari Jones (Nobleboro) sank a shot from beyond the arc with 2:24 remaining before intermission. The Falcons, however, closed out the first half with a 6-0 run that was capped off by a Goreham jump shot to take a 42-35 lead at the break.

Maine Maritime’s Casey Everest (Portland) added 16 points, while senior Maggie Smith (Bath) contributed 15. Goda, Everest and junior Alexis Bennett (Freedom) pulled down eight boards apiece.

Fitchburg’s Kelsey Johnston chipped in with 13 points.

Maine Maritime is idle until the other side of the Thanksgiving break. The Mariners return to action on the 29th of November when they will face the University of Maine at The Pit.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Amy Fahey (Fitchburg St.)
Rebecca Goreham (Fitchburg St.)
Sam Goda (Maine Maritime)
Maggie Smith (Maine Maritime)
Kelsey Garrity (Mass.-Dartmouth)
Hailey Rafferty (Curry)

MAINE MARITIME (2-1)

Sam Goda 8-16 3-4 19; Casey Everest 7-13 2-2 16; Maggie Smith 5-14 2-2 15; Kari Jones 3-7 0-0 8; Alexis Bennett 2-7 1-2 5; Courtney Dufour 1-9 0-0 3; Bekah Campbell 1-1 0-0 2; Jillian Perron 0-0 0-0 0; Crystal Clark 0-2 0-0 0; Jill Lavallee 0-1 0-0 0; Alyssa Severance 0-2 0-0 0; Brittany Gallagher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-72 8-10 68.

FITCHBURG STATE (3-0)

Amy Fahey 12-16 4-5 28; Rebecca Goreham 8-15 2-3 18; Kelsey Johnston 5-16 0-0 13; Laura Cote 4-12 0-1 8; Jackie Boffoli 1-4 3-4 5; Meaghan Secino 2-7 0-0 4; Kristen Enright 1-2 0-0 2; Madison Marek 1-2 0-0 2; Brittany Chace 0-0 0-0 0; Madeline Merchant 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-76 9-13 80.

Maine Maritime 35 33 68
Fitchburg State 42 38 80

3-point goals–Maine Maritime 6-25 (Maggie Smith 3-8; Kari Jones 2-5; Courtney Dufour 1-8; Crystal Clark 0-1; Jill Lavallee 0-1; Alyssa Severance 0-1; Alexis Bennett 0-1), Fitchburg State 3-17 (Kelsey Johnston 3-7; Rebecca Goreham 0-1; Laura Cote 0-2; Jackie Boffoli 0-1; Meaghan Secino 0-5; Madison Marek 0-1).

Fouled out–Maine Maritime-None, Fitchburg State-Rebecca Goreham.

Rebounds–Maine Maritime 39 (Casey Everest 8; Sam Goda 8; Alexis Bennett 8), Fitchburg State 50 (Rebecca Goreham 14).

Assists–Maine Maritime 9 (Alexis Bennett 3), Fitchburg State 17 (Amy Fahey 5).

Total fouls—Maine Maritime 15, Fitchburg State 13.

Technical fouls–Maine Maritime-None, Fitchburg State-None.

 

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