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Girls’ Wrap Up
Centaur gymnasts tops
in a row
By Ryan Rumrill,
Town Crier Sportswriter
The Woodstock Academy gymnastics team won their sixth straight CIAC Open Championship last week. The senior leaders of the Centaur gymnastics team once again continue the dominance in the CIAC Open, as they won first place overall with a score of 149.675. Paige Stuyniski broke her own old record in the beam event as she finished with a near perfect score with a 9.95. Grace Logan won the Bars event as she scored a 9.75 in that event and finished in third place in all-around with a score of 37.65. She was right in front of her teammate Lydia Taft, who had a 37.55 all-around. Paige Stuyniski and Grace Logan have won both the Class S Titles and Open Championships in all four of their years at the Academy, and really focus on making their team as best as they can compete.
In basketball Mackenzie Cayer hits two freethrows near the end of the game to put the Centaurs on top and edged out a close one in the second round of the CIAC Class L against Torrington 43-41. Woodstock Academy was ranked 10th and Torrington was ranked seventh. Jamie Woods ended the game with a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, Ari Koivisto also added 12 points, and Mackenzie Cayer finished with nine points for the Centaurs, who played second-ranked Daniel Hand in the quarterfinals on March 7.
(3) Marianapolis 59
(2) Rivers School 39
The Golden Knights came into this instant classic as they came out of the gate early with a defensive intensity forcing 10 turnovers and hit on half of their shots and move to the NEPSAC Class A championship game against Choate Rosemary Hall at Loomis Chafee School in Windsor. Marianapolis was led by Sophia Widmeyer who had 12 points and four rebounds, to move their record to 15-10 on the year so far. Olivia Summiel racked up eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three takeaways and Golden Knights are looking hungry for the NEPSAC Class A title.
(1) Tilton 63
(4) Pomfret 51
Abby Stone and the Griffins faced off against the top ranked Tilton School from New Hampshire and the Griffins competed through three quarters. But then Tilton secured the semifinal victory over Pomfret. Abby Stone led Pomfret in scoring with 22 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had couple assists, but their season comes to a close after the 13-10 season.
Taft School 56
The Lady Golden Knights faced off against the Taft School in the first round of the first of the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A Tournament. The Golden Knights were led by Olivia Summiel with a monster 18 points, 14 rebounds, and eight blocks and moved the third-seeded Knights to the next round. Nicole Anderson added 16 points, five rebounds, and 5 assists. Jordan Frye also pitched in 13 points for Marianapolis.
The Griffins squared off against the Brooks school in the quarterfinals of the Class B tournament and were led by Abby Stone who finished with 15 points for Pomfret, while Deja Ross also added 15 points and Ali Narracci scored 10 points in the win. Pomfret advances to play top-seeded Tilton School in the Semifinals.
Feb. 28/Feb. 27
(10) Woodstock Academy 72
(23) Berlin 56
The Woodstock Centaurs took down the 23rd-seed Berlin by a score of 72-56 in the first round of the State Tournament. The Centaurs were led by Jamie Woods who was the top scorer of four players in double digits with her 18 points and the Centaurs have now won the first-round game in four straight seasons. Mackenzie Eaton was next with 15 points for Woodstock, while Mackenzie Cayer added 12 points, and Heather Converse had 11 points for the Centaurs. Woodstock (16-8) will move on to play (7) Torrington in the second round.
(16) Sacred Heart 37
(17) Putnam 23
Maria Fredette played extraordinarily well in the first round of the State Tournament and recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocks for the Clippers. Alyssa Espinosa added seven points but Putnam (13-9) came up short against Sacred Heart and were eliminated after a great season for the Lady Clippers.