Gilmer Helps Archie’s Get Back on Track
Jan Taylor - Mass Prep Stars
Archbishop Williams junior Alana Gilmer '15 continued her strong early season play on Thursday night as she helped lead Archies to a 48-43 win over Bishop Fenwick . The win helped Archies break a three-game losing skid and is their second this season over a tough Bishop Fenwick squad.
Gilmer, a junior forward for Archies and a top ranked talent in the Class of 2015, stepped up on Thursday and scored 21 points.
"I don't think we played our best game of the season tonight," Gilmer said. "We should have rebounded better and scored more points."
The Bishops, who are the defending Division 3 State Champions, lost to a powerful veteran laden St. Mary's squad at home on Tuesday. Thursday's game allowed the 6-foot-0 Gilmer and her teammates to regroup and get back on the winning track.
"We have two players out with injuries right now, which makes it tougher for us to beat strong teams." Gilmer said. "Because of our success last year, our opponents want to beat us."
Junior Center Jaylen Williams '15 and senior point guard Leah Spencer '14 (UMass Lowell) have been battling off-season injuries as they look to get back on the hardwood.
Gilmer, a Division 1 recruit, who was offered by UMass after her freshman year, is also hearing from William and Mary, Providence College, University of Rhode Island and Seton Hall. She aspires to study physical therapy in college.
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