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Lady Blazers edge conference foe

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017

TORRINGTON – The Torrington Lady Blazers trailed Newcastle for much of the contest on Jan. 6, but Torrington took the lead in the fourth quarter and continued on for a win, 53-48.

The Lady Blazers built a two-point lead early against the Lady Dogies, but that lead quickly slipped away. With four minutes to go before intermission, Newcastle held a two-point lead, going into the break, 22-20.

For most of the third quarter, Torrington held a small advantage over Newcastle, but the Lady Dogies took a 35-34 lead into the final frame. The Lady Blazers gained a two-point lead with 4:02 remaining and did not lose hold of that advantage, snagging the home win, 53-48.

“Our girls worked their tails off this game,” coach Jeff Halley said. “They always work hard, but we have to learn to work smarter and get more out of our efforts.”

Kaelyn Riley was the top-scorer for the Lady Blazers, with 13 points. She shot 5-of-12 from the field and added three points from the charity stripe. Riley accounted for four boards, two steals and an assist.

Taylor Walsh and Sydney Hill had 10 points apiece. Walsh had one of Torrington’s two three-pointers, one rebound, two assists and three steals. Hill tied for the second-most rebounds for the Lady Blazers, with six. She also had an assist and a steal.

For the complete article see the 01-11-2017 issue.

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