The Dracut High School girls varsity basketball team lost to Swampscott 62-38 in the first round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.The 10-11 Lady Middies battled hard all game before being knocked out of the Division 2 North Sectionals. Though the season has ended for Dracut, the girls had some great wins in the competitive Merrimack Valley Conference plus a huge victory over Division 1 Billerica. Seven teams from the conference advanced to the MIAA playoffs, including the Lady Middies, Lowell, Chelmsford, Central Catholic, North Andover, Tewksbury and Billerica. In front are Katherine Morissette, Julia Otoski, Kayla Gooch, Rebecca Fisher, Valerie Hines, Adriana Martinez, Emily Tierney and Emma Thibodeau. At rear are Jessica Gooch, Erin McMeniman, Shaye Lane, Meghan Carney, Julia Sanborn, Melissa Iannuzzo and Coach Peter Witts.

-- Photo by Russ Carney