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Girls’ Basketball Team Wins Tourney Consolation Game



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Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team capped off a string of five consecutive nonconference tilts to begin the season in winning fashion, defeating John Jay of New York 45-29 in the December 29 Ridgefield Holiday Tournament consolation game. The Nighthawks improved to 3-2.

Izzy Caron led the Nighthawks with 14 points; Bella Gerace had 10 points; Kristen Reisert scored eight and grabbed eight rebounds; Allie Bradley had seven points and 10 rebounds; and Chloe O’Connell racked up 10 rebounds.

Gerace went 4-for-5 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, and Bridget McCleary made all four of her foul shots in the final period to help the Nighthawks close things out. Reisert was named to the All Tournament Team.

Newtown begins the new calendar year with South-West Conference action. The Hawks were slated to host Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport on Friday, January 7, but the game got postponed. NHS will go to New Milford Saturday, January 8, at 11:30 am in a makeup contest. The Hawks visit New Fairfield Monday, January 10 and host Brookfield Wednesday, January 12 — both at 7 o’clock.

Chloe O’Connell drives to the basket as Molly McCleary and Kristen Reisert (No. 12) stand in position during an early-season contest with Greenwich. NHS improved to 3-2 with a 45-29 win over John Jay of New York in the Ridgefield Holiday Tournament consolation game on December 29.—Bee Photos, Hutchison
Izzy Caron dribbles the ball along the sideline in front of the Newtown bench.
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