BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity basketball team dropped a tough one to old rival Saints Peter and Paul last Friday, sandwiched between a pair of nice wins.
Last Wednesday, the Mallards jumped out to a big early lead over Salisbury Christian and withstood a fierce late comeback in the second half. Worcester led 20-8 at the intermission, but Salisbury Christian rallied throughout the second half to make it a contest. Salisbury Christian outscored Worcester, 15-10, in the second half, but the Mallards hung on for the 30-23 win. Sophie Brennan led Worcester with 14 points.
The win extended temporarily extended Worcester’s win streak to seven, their last loss coming to Sussex Tech way back on December 5. However, with Saints Peter and Paul looming on the schedule on Friday, the streak was in jeopardy. The Mallards fell to the Sabres, 32-26, in a tight, well-played game for their first loss in over a month. Worcester will get another crack at Saints Peter and Paul at home on February 9 which could decide the ESIAC regular season title.
Against Chincoteague on the road on Monday, the Mallards left nothing to chance, jumping out to an early lead and pulling away for the 55-10 win. Brennan led Worcester with 16 points, while Grace Tunis scored 12 and Regan Lingo added seven. With the two wins, Worcester improved its record to 10-2 on the season.