By Matt Noonan
WORCESTER, MA — The first day of the 32nd Annual Worcester City Women’s Basketball Tournament concluded with an exciting victory for Clark University, as the Cougars defeated Worcester State, 58-53 and earned a spot in tomorrow’s championship game against WPI.
Ashleigh Condon sank two free throws during the closing seconds, which secured the Cougars first win of season.
Worcester State’s Kara Rogers attempted a desperation three-pointer following the free throws despite the five-point advantage before the buzzer sounded.
Clark’s Megan Grondin paced the Cougars with a game-high 19 points. She also finished with eight rebounds (two offensive, six defensive), while Emily Reilly scored 12 points. Condon chipped in 11 points, as well as five rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Worcester State was led by Meaghan O’Keefe, who netted 19 points and recorded five rebounds and three steals. Meaghan Burns finished the game with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Clark will face WPI tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., while Worcester State will meet Becker College in the consolation game at 2:00 p.m.
Below we’ve provided two post-game interviews with Clark head coach Pat Glispin and Condon.