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Girls' Basketball Team Edges New Milford, Tops Masuk



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After beating host New Milford by just five points on February 7, Newtown High School's girls' basketball team made sure to widen its margin of victory against Masuk in a 54-17 win at home on February 11.

The Nighthawks limited Masuk's offense by implementing strong defensive play throughout the entire game. Amy Sapenter and Chloe O’Connell both had four rebounds each, and Cyleigh Wilson had three.

“I think today’s game went pretty well. Coming off a tough game where we only won by a few, we needed a game to pick us up while going into a hard week,” Sapenter said.

Sapenter also contributed 14 points, with Wilson adding 12, Juliette Cryder with eight, and Carlie Smith with six.

“Our intensity is what pushed us forward tonight. We were able to get out and do what we wanted to do, we dictated the tempo, we dictated offensive and defensive possessions and that’s when we’re at our best,” Newtown coach Jeremy O’Connell said.

Against New Milford, the Nighthawks won 48-43 as Smith scored 14 and Wilson had ten points.

After hosting East Lyme at home on Thursday at 6 pm, the Hawks are home to play Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport the next day, Friday February 14, for senior night which will be a special occasion for the Nighthawks.

“Being a senior this year I definitely will miss the camaraderie with my teammates and all the fun memories that we share,” Cryder said.

Amy Sapenter starts a fastbreak during Newtown's win over Masuk on February 11. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Cyleigh Wilson drives to the basket for two points.
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