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Walpole Girls Basketball Leads Herget Division with 12-3 Record

Walpole Girls Basketball is off to a strong start with a record of 12-3. Led by senior captains Jessica Fitzgerald, Selena Giampa and Bridget Lanchester, the Rebels are currently tied for first place in the Herget with Wellesley and Natick.

“Everyone has their own role on the team and it’s obvious watching the games that we all play well together and feed off of each other’s positive energy,” senior captain Bridget Lanchester said. “I’m excited to see how we will keep doing in this second half our season.”

White takes the jump to start the game against Milton on Jan. 26 at Walpole High School.

The Rebels lost six seniors, one including Kelly Fogarty who was nominated for McDonald’s All American. Despite the loss of upperclassmen, the Rebels are averaging 56 points per game, and only allowing an average of 43 points per game. Key players such as senior Bridget Lanchester, junior Jill White and sophomore Sydney Scales have stepped up to the plate and contributed to the majority of the team’s success.

Lanchester is finishing off her strong high school basketball career with a bang. Halfway through her last season at Walpole High, she holds the position as second leading scorer. She averages a strong ten points and five rebounds per game.

Lanchester dribbles the ball up the court.

After losing three senior forwards from the 2016-17 season, White takes charge under the boards as a starting forward. She is the team’s leading scorer, as well as leading in rebounds. She averages 15 points per game, along with 11 rebounds per game.

White boxes out as Lanchester blocks a shot.

Scales has been a stand-out since she first stepped onto the court her freshman year as a guard. The responsibility of a guard is to pass the ball and set up plays to score, and Scales has no problem taking on that challenge. She leads the team in assists, averaging eight per game. Additionally, Scales averages eight points and seven rebounds per game.

Scales drives the ball to the net as Amaral sets a pick.
“Those are our three main players but the whole team has had a good run. We play very well as a team and play hard the whole game,” Head Coach David Wall said. “They have bought into being a good defensive team and letting our offense improve as the year goes on.”

Walpole’s only losses are to Wellesley and Natick, both of which are tied with Walpole in their league for first in the division.

“Our schedule gets very tough over the next few weeks so it is important that we keep working hard and improving daily,” said Wall.

Walpole’s next game is home tonight, February 2 versus Braintree at 6:45.

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