Winnisquam Regional’s Lauren MacDonald, left, and Hopkinton’s Shaylee Murdough chase a loose ball during the first half of their Division III state semifinal at Bow High School Wednesday. Murdough scored 23 points to lead the Hawks to a 51-33 victory.

BOW — After losing in last year’s Division III semifinals to Conant, Hopkinton High School junior Shaylee Murdough didn’t want to have that same feeling leaving the court at the end of this year’s semifinal against Winnisquam.

And it showed right from the beginning.