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By Ryan Rumrill,
Town Crier Sportswriter
March 12 The Woodstock Academy girls’ gymnastics continue their reign of dominance as they took home first place at the New England High School Gymnastics Championship at Woodstock Academy.
The Centaurs captured the team championship on their home floor. Senior Paige Stuyniski led the way for the Centaurs as she finished first place in the bars routine with a score of 9.75, and first place in beam with a 9.9 and was crowned as the all-around champion with a total of 39.0.
Her senior teammate Grace Logan followed her in third place all-around with a total of 37.7 after she placed second in the bars event with a score of 9.6 and third on the floor routine with a 9.775.
A rallying moment for the Centaurs was when Ali Crescimanno encountered a minor slip-up in the vault event due to an ankle injury, but persevered and scored a 9.25 on the bars and scored 11th. She set the tone for the others to be on their top notch best. Lydia Taft finished fourth in the beam and seventh all-around for the Centaurs as three scored in the Top 10, and swept the season.
Woodstock won the Class S, State Open and now the New England Open.
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Marianapolis was led by sophomore Olivia Summiel who had a monster game in the NEPSAC Class A championship as she posted a double-double recording 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, as she was named the Most Valuable Player of game as the third ranked Golden Knights take down the top-seeded Choate Rosemary Hall by eight points.
Saoirse Power-Cassidy had 13 points to go towards the win while coming up with four steals. Nicole Anderson added 12 points for Marianapolis, who finished the season with a 16-10 record and NEPSAC Class A champions.
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The Wildcats rallied from being down by 14 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit backed by the scoring of Hailey Conley, who finished the game with 23 points and also grabbed five rebounds and three assists. Mackenzie Burke added eight points and dished out seven assists for the Wildcats.
Makayla Poirier-Vaughters added six points and a couple rebounds. Trumbull was led by Taylor Brown with 16 points and five rebounds, and Claudia Tucci had 13 points and five assists.
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The Lady Centaurs faced off against second-ranked Daniel Hand who controlled the pace against Woodstock from the second quarter and carried the momentum throughout the rest of the game.
Daniel Hand was led by Gabby Martin who scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed four rebounds, and Emma Sullivan with 11 points, while Colleen Caruth with nine, Gabby Egido with eight points. For Woodstock, Olivia Perry was the leading scorer with eight points, and Jamie Woods had seven points and three rebounds, and three assists, while both Kali Dinqui and Mackenzie Cayer had six points respectively.