Winthrop's Maura Dorr scored 16 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in the Vikings tournament win over Bedford. (Spenser R. Hasak)

Winthrop defense gets the job done in Tournament win over Bedford

WINTHROP -- Defense was the name of the game for the Winthrop girls basketball team in the first round of the Division 3 North state tournament. The No. 6 Vikings never trailed and held off a late push by visiting No. 11 Bedford to earn a 43-34 win on Chris Tsiotos court Monday.

"As soon as we knew we had Bedford, the assistant coaching staff all day long (Sunday) and this past weekend found tape and started breaking it down," Winthrop coach Joe Lowe said. "And then it was just a credit to the players for executing defensively.

"We're not the best shooting team in the world, but our girls are just gritty," Lowe said. "I give all the credit to them. We went to a man defense that we thought was our best chance so that's what we rolled with fo…

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