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No. 4 Norwood finds perfect plan for girls’ basketball victory over Tri-Valley rival Medway

Norwood's Alexa Corsa (left) and Medway's Callahan Cottone chase a loose ball during their Tri-Valley League showdown.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

In a matchup of Mustangs, it was Norwood’s high-octane offense and suffocating defense that helped the hosts gallop to victory.

The fourth-ranked Norwood girls’ basketball team ran its record to 6-0 with a 58-42 Tri-Valley League victory Friday night, using a 19-2 run between the first and second quarters to put the game out of reach early.

”Medway was a team that was going to be a really good test for us,” Norwood coach Amy Quinn said. “And we want those kinds of tests to be able to gauge where we’re at.”

If Medway (6-2) attempted to drive, the Norwood defense swarmed. When Medway flashed to the ball, two Norwood players blocked off the pass. On offense, Norwood’s rapid pace proved too much as the hosts whipped the ball around the floor.


”We’ve just been really focused on defense, and using our intensity on defense to create a little bit of mayhem for both teams,” Quinn said.

Meg Olbrys, who scored 23 points for Norwood, eyes the basket.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Senior forward Meg Olbrys finished with a healthy 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. The Villanova commit solved the Medway zone defense by hanging on the low block and either attacking the basket or kicking the ball out to open 3-point shooters.

”My teammates help a lot with that,” Olbrys said. “They make those cuts, they make everything happen for me, and they put me in the best position possible to shoot. Them being able to cut off the ball just makes it so much easier.”

Erin Reen boosted Norwood with 13 points and Tricia Wlodkowski scored 9.

For Medway, junior Shannon Mejia led with 13 points and senior Anna Longval added 10.

Norwood asserted itself as the top team in the TVL with the victory. But Quinn still wants to get more out of her squad after the energy slipped late in the contest.


”They know that I hold them accountable, and when they don’t perform the way that we expect them to as coaches, they know I’m going to get on them,” Quinn said. “But they respond really well.”

Erin Reen (4) has an open lane in the Medway defense to pass to Norwood teammate Lauren Reen.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Dracut 53, Everett 20 — Juniors Ashlee Talbot (11 points) and MacKenzie Murphy (10 points) led the Middies (6-2) over the Crimson Tide for a nonleague win.


Durfee 60, Tolman (R.I.) 30 — Mackenzie Carreiro (19 points) and Mya Hayes-Paulette (15 points) powered the Hilltoppers (4-3) to the nonleague win.

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Franklin 60, Mansfield 33 — Olivia Quinn and Stefany Padula each scored 14 points as the top-ranked Panthers (4-0), playing their first game since Dec. 20, rolled to the Hockomock win. Katie Peterson (12 points) and Brigid Earley (9 points) also contributed.

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Hopkinton 44, Dedham 31 — Senior guards Kiki Fossbender (14 points) and Brooke Dougherty (11 points) powered the Hillers (1-2) in the Tri-Valley League showdown.

Matignon 44, Saint Joseph Prep 28 — Sophomore guard Isabella Lopez-Marin recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists, and forward Lexi Lingley had 10 points, leading the Warriors (6-1) to a Catholic Central win.

Natick 53, Shrewsbury 44 — Junior Madi Forman netted 24 points and Alana Ciccarelli put up 16, securing a nonleague victory for the Redhawks (4-2).


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