Webster leads Bishop Feehan into Div. 1 final

Bishop Feehan’s ladies basketball workforce has managed to beat almost each impediment it has clashed with. On Monday evening, the Shamrocks have been confronted with one other perennial juggernaut.

Thanks partially to a surprising efficiency by Julia Webster, her group was in a position to knock off one other titan. The senior captain erupted for 34 factors, including 9 rebounds as top-seeded Bishop Feehan clinched its second straight journey to the Div. 1 basketball championship with a 61-38 victory over No. 4 Woburn at UMass Boston.

“These kids, since March 17 of last year, have been waiting for this opportunity,” mentioned Bishop Feehan coach Amy Dolores. “So I’m really happy. Really proud of them.”

Webster’s level complete was a season-high in scoring for Bishop Feehan, already an unimaginable feat in itself. The senior wasted no time in leaving her mark on the extremely anticipated Final Four showdown, scoring six factors within the opening minutes as Bishop Feehan (20-4) opened the sport with an 8-0 run.

The second pressured Woburn coach Stephen Sullivan to burn an early timeout. To his group’s credit score, nevertheless, the Tanners (19-5) closed the primary quarter with a 4-0 streak of their very own, trimming it to an 8-4 contest coming into the second.

“We definitely knew that they wouldn’t give up,” mentioned Webster. “So we wanted to put our all into it. We never gave up, played every play like our hardest. We worked together as a team, we passed around, shared the ball. It was really good.”

Led by the tandem of Webster and junior guard Charlotte Adams-Lopez, the Shamrocks put their foot on the fuel, and by no means faltered. By the time the half arrived, Bishop Feehan was in management, main 32-18. Not to say, Webster had already reached 21 factors.

With slightly below seven minutes remaining in regulation, Webster collected an offensive board, then sank a layup via contact. She hit the following free throw, placing a stamp on issues because the Shamrocks pulled forward, 52-30. From there, they have been in a position to bleed out the clock.

Adams-Lopez stuffed the statsheet for the Shamrocks as effectively, ending with eight factors, 9 assists and 4 steals.

Woburn was paced by juniors McKenna Morrison (13 factors, seven rebounds) and by Shannon McCarthy (11 level, eight rebounds).

The win propels Bishop Feehan again to the state title recreation, the place it would face the winner of Tuesday’s semifinal bout between No. 2 Wachusett and No. 3 Springfield Central. Should the Shamrocks win subsequent weekend, it will mark the primary state title for this system since 2016.

“I definitely knew that we had potential to get back,” Webster mentioned. “Seeing it all pay off feels great. I knew it was going to be hard working out, so we did, and we’re back.”