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Kent girls basketball ends winning season

KENT — The Kent School girls basketball team won their 57th straight game on their home court on Wednesday, March 2, when they beat Taft in the quarterfinal round of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championship tournament. The game started out slow for the fourth-seeded Kent girls, who were given a bit of a scare, ending the first half down 15-11 to fifth-seeded Taft. The team stepped up their defense in the second, keeping Taft from scoring at all in the first seven minutes.Kent finally took the lead with a three-point shot from Josefine Vincents. The team managed to hold on to beat Taft with a final score of 27-22. High scorers were Kayleen Murray with 10 points and Vincents with eight points. Daneesha Provo led the team in rebounds with eight. The win sent the Kent girls to the semifinal round of the tournament, where they faced first-seeded Tabor Academy at the Hyde School on Friday, March 4. Though they played well, they couldn’t take down number one Tabor. Kent finished the season with a 48-32 loss.

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