Minerva-Newcomb tests Bolton, comes up short

MINERVA - The Mountaineers captured their first win last week over Kings School, but couldn't start a streak as they fell to Bolton on Tuesday. The final score was 46-31 in the Eagle's favor.Coach Bruce McGinn mixed up his starting line and sent Larissa Roy, Hillary Bureau, Renna Yandon, Briana Hammond and Rebecca Bolan to the floor first. The line only contained three seniors and two returning starters. The first quarter ended with a score of 7-10. The Mountaineers dealt well with the Bolton press and hustled for every gain. "With the way they hustled, they have nothing to be ashamed of," said McGinn.Danielle St. Amour scored 15 points and Dominique Servelli added 11 in the win.Deidra Palmatier came off the bench to lead the Mountaineers with 12 points.The Bolton press started to work in their favor in the second half and a tired Mountaineers let a short lead slip from their grip. Point Guard Rebecca Bolton added eight points for the Mountaineers. Larissa Roy added three, while Emma Parsonson tallied two points. Massena Greene and Renna Yandon added one point apiece.Sophomore point guard Briana Hammond hustled like a seasoned player and contributed two points. McGinn is preparing her with ample playing time to replace Bolan in next year's season. "We got out-rebounded and needed some better shots, but I was pleased with their hustle," said McGinn.

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