Not much positive to report from tonight’s 62-24 Groton-Dunstable non-league rout of the host Danvers High girls basketball team, except to note that backup guards Lydia Runnals and Sarah McCarriston got some valuable playing time experience.
But there’s even a negative to that fact: starting point guard Nicole White, a vital player, jammed her shoulder late in the first quarter and did not return. It’s apparently a partial shoulder separation, which makes her availability questionable for the immediate future. That explains why the two juniors, usually backups, played most of the final three quarters.
The extant of White’s injury is not yet known, but as the team’s playmaker, if she can’t return to action tTuesday when the Falcons host Northeastern Conference foe Swampscott, the two juniors will become the starting guards since the other regular guard starter, Siobhan Moriarty, is possible, but not definite, for returning to action Tuesday after sitting out since she rolled herz ankle at Saugus 11 days ago.
Moriarty’s return would be timely, especially with White uncertain for Swampscott.
Good offensive showing for Runnels, who led Danvers (7-3) scored with 10.Freshman forward Cheyenne Messenger added seven.