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Girls Basketball Hangs With Unbeaten Champs Before Falling

Burlington trailed defending champion Reading by four points at halftime, but the Rockets turned on the jets in the second half to eliminate the Red Devils with a 62-40 loss.

It looked like a major upset was in the making during the North Division 2 quarterfinal round. But in the second half, it was the defending champions who made sure the bracket wasn't going to be busted.

Burlington High School pushed unbeaten Reading in the first half, trailing by just four points at the intermission. But the Rockets turned on the jets in the second half, cruising to a 62-40 victory to eliminate the Red Devils.

"I asked them to do some things I haven't asked them to do at all this season except against Reading," said Burlington head coach Pam Coppola. "So you're going to have some break downs, and once they got tired, that's what happened."

The Red Devils ended the season at 12-10, a mark that included a 60-55 victory over Lynn Classical in the opening round, the program's first postseason appearance in close to a decade.

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