Girls’ Wrap-up
girls enjoy 
a great week
on hardwood
By Ron P. Coderre
The Plainfield girls got back on track following a brief two-game skid, picking up two big wins over their dearest rivals Killingly and Griswold.  The Redgals rebounded with a big win over Lyman to stay above .500.
Woodstock Academy Tourtellotte and Ellis Tech each picked up victories in a busy week.  Putnam, which appears unable to unravel its offense, lost two games.
The preps had a slow week with Pomfret and Marianapolis the lone teams to garner one victory.  Hyde-Woodstock was winless.
Lady Panthers Devour Their Prey
Plainfield opened rivalry week with a solid 59-45 win over an improving Killingly team.  The Lady Panthers took a big 31-15 lead to the locker room at intermission and maintained the edge throughout the final 16 minutes.  The speedy Julie Jordan had 20 points to lead the way for Plainfield.  She was joined in double figures by Madeline Lorange who tossed in 13 including three from beyond the arc.  Meagan Bianchi and Ally Conde with 14 points apiece were Killingly top scorers.
The Lady Panthers remained hot as they rolled over the Griswold Wolverines 75-57 in a battle of the cats.  Plainfield won the high scoring affair thanks to 23 points from Zoe Beaver and 19-point performances from Jordan and Lorange.  The game was never in doubt from the onset but Plainfield sealed Griswold’s fate with a 27-point fourth-period outburst.  Plainfield once again moves over .500 at 5-4 on the season and 2-2 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division.
Bianchi was the show in Killingly’s next game as she broke out with 29 points in leading the Redgals to a satisfying 52-50 win over the Lyman Lady Bulldogs.   Morgan LeSage chipped in nine points and Conde added eight in the win.  Killingly is 6-4 overall and 1-3 in the ECC Medium Division. 
Tourtellotte opened its week on a positive note with a 46-36 win over Parish Hill as hot shooting Katey Kwasniewski tossed in a game-high 17 points.  Despite a 15 point performance by Abby Poirier the Lady Tigers fell to Montville 33-27.  Tourtellotte is 5-6 on the year.
Woodstock like Tourtellotte picked up a victory in its first game of the week, when the Lady Centaurs beat Granby 42-35.  Mackenzie Cayer with 10 points was the lone Woodstock player in double figures.  Against a good Norwich Free Academy team, the Lady Centaurs fell hard 65-44.  Jamie Woods with 18 points was in double figures for 6-5 overall and 0-4 in the ECC Large Division Woodstock.
Ellis Tech picked up its second win of the season with a 45-32 victory over Holy Family Academy.  Kristin Light with 21 points was the show for the 2-7 overall and 2-3 Constitution State Conference East Division Golden Eagles.  Ellis Tech then lost a white-knuckler to Norwich Tech 28-27.
Putnam was winless on the week, falling to Windham Tech 44-38 and Wheeler 56-34.  Maria Fredette had 10 points in the loss to Tech for the 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the CSC East Division Lady Clippers.
Pomfret School Ladies on a Roll
Pomfret School, thanks to a 19-point effort from Olivia Batastini, rolled past Portsmouth Abbey 50-38.  Batastini had help from Deja Ross who tossed in a dozen markers and 14 boards and Alyzae Davis who added 13.
Riding the victory wave, the Lady Griffins then disposed of St. Mark’s School 46-25.  Corrine McPadden with a double-double, 10 points and 12 rebounds led the way with support from Ross who had 13 points.  Pomfret School is 7-2 on the season.
Marianapolis, which was on the road in Massachusetts and New York, lost its week opener to Nobles and Greenough 62-47.  Jordan Frye posted a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Knights.  Marianapolis then fell to Friendship Collegiate 61-58 in the Rose Classic Prep Jam.  It was the Lady Knights fourth consecutive loss.  Freshman Olivia Summiel had a huge game with 21 points and 19 rebounds for coach Lauren Moore’s charges.  Nicole Anderson chipped in 11 points.  The Lady Knights came back to defeat Northfield Mount Hermon 65-61 in a second Classic contest.  Frye led the way, posting her second double-double in three games with 17 points and 10 boards.  Summiel was the team’s top point producer with 19 points, while Caroline Soucy added 10 for 8-7 Marianapolis. 
Hyde-Woodstock fell to 0-4 when the lost big to Dublin School 48-21.
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