Blazer boys snap 10-game skid


TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Friday with a 63-52 victory over the Newcastle Dogies.

It was the first win for the Blazers, dating back to Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 when the Blazers defeated Moorcorft 40-38 at home as part of the Burns Winter Classic.

Torrington used a big second quarter, outscoring the Dogies 20-5 in the frame to battle back from an early 13-11 deficit in the first quarter.

Leading 31-18 at the break, the Blazers kept the momentum in their corner in the third quarter, pushing the lead to 48-33 heading to the final quarter.

Newcastle made up some of the deficit in the fourth quarter, but it proved to be not enough, outscoring the Blazers 21-15.

Junior Deagan Keith led the Blazers in scoring with 11 points, while sophomore Ryan Baker and junior Kieser Wolfe added 10 points apiece. Junior Chase Miller and senior Thomas Heron had nine each.

The next day, Buffalo raced out to a 10-0 lead before the Blazers put their first points on the scoreboard in a 73-38 loss to the Bison.

An old fashioned 3-point play by senior Dylan Dreiling got Torrington on the scoreboard, but Buffalo pushed its lead to 22-5 by the end of the first quarter.

The Bison’s lead continued to grow throughout the second quarter, reaching as many as 19 midway through the frame.

That proved to be the case throughout the remainder of the game as Buffalo’s lead hit 35 in the final minute of the game.

Baker led the Blazers in scoring with eight, while Dreiling had seven. Wolfe and Keith had six each.

Torrington (3-11) hosts Douglas (10-4) at 7 p.m.

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