Girls’ basketball: Ella Trefethen’s massive third quarter leads Bow over Bishop Brady

Bow sophomore Ella Trefethen drives to the basket for a layup during Friday night’s game against Bishop Brady. Trefethen scored 15 points in the third quarter in Bow’s 51-29 win.

Bow sophomore Ella Trefethen drives to the basket for a layup during Friday night’s game against Bishop Brady. Trefethen scored 15 points in the third quarter in Bow’s 51-29 win. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Bow junior Bryana Szepan tries to create an angle for a shot with Bishop Brady’s Claire Jackson defending her during Friday night’s 51-29 win for the Falcons.

Bow junior Bryana Szepan tries to create an angle for a shot with Bishop Brady’s Claire Jackson defending her during Friday night’s 51-29 win for the Falcons. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Bishop Brady senior Mia Wagner prepares to float up a shot with Bow’s Bryana Szepan (25) and Juliette Tarsa converging.

Bishop Brady senior Mia Wagner prepares to float up a shot with Bow’s Bryana Szepan (25) and Juliette Tarsa converging. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Monitor staff

Published: 02-10-2024 12:58 AM

BOW – Whatever Falcons head coach Cassidy Emerson told her team at halftime of Friday night’s game against Bishop Brady (4-11) produced pretty good results.

Through 16 minutes of play, Bow (11-4) led 22-18. Then in the third quarter, the Falcons outscored the Giants, 20-5, on their way to a 51-29 win on senior night.

Bow sophomore Ella Trefethen led the way for the offense in the third when she scored 15 of her 17 points for the game. Junior Bryana Szepan also scored 17 for the Falcons, all in the first half. On the other side, senior Morgan Casey led Bishop Brady with 11 points.

Here are three notes from Friday’s matchup:

Trefethen’s third quarter explosion catapults the Falcons

Before Friday, Bow had crossed the 50-point threshold just once in the previous six games. With just 22 points on the board in the first half, the Falcons looked to once again be on track to fall short of that mark. But it was Trefethen’s sharp shooting – including three made 3-pointers – that allowed Bow to open up a 19-point lead by the third quarter’s end.

On a night to honor the Falcons’ four-player senior class (Kate Labrecque, Juliette Tarsa, Sidney Roberge and Kendall Murray), the sophomore captured the spotlight.

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“She was on fire. She’s the type of player, she needs one or two buckets, and it kind of sets her up for success,” Emerson said. “She’s a great player. She’s a fighter. She works really well with this group. She has that confidence. She has the green light to shoot.”

Bow prepares for tough matchup against unbeaten Concord Christian

With the playoffs on the horizon, the Falcons will find themselves in a playoff-like atmosphere on Tuesday when they take on the Kingsmen (13-0). It’ll likely be an uphill climb for Bow against a team that’s won every D-II game by at least 10 points but good preparation for the postseason tournament nonetheless.

“We like the challenge. We need to be challenged,” Emerson said. “D-II is very talented this year, and our girls are ready for it. They’re very tough. Mentally we get through it. So we’re ready. It’s a big team, it’s a big game, but they’ll be ready.”

Bishop Brady running out of time to show progress

The Giants started the season 0-7, but since, head coach Sal Alosa said he’s seen improvement. Injuries, illnesses and inexperience, though, have ultimately taken their toll. 

“They’re learning,” Alosa said. “I wish the season could continue because we didn’t start off well; we started off with injuries. We got healthy.”

On Friday, his group simply ran into a Bow team that executed better, especially on defense.

“Bow’s a great team. They like to play defense. Defense wins games,” he said. “(We’re) trying to learn that. Will they learn it? They’re running out of time.”