Strong second half carries Wamogo over Cowgirls
Wamogo's Rose Kelly is defended closely by Litchfield's Samantha Barnes during Wamogo's 44-29 win on Friday. John McKenna photos
A game that had upset written all over it early in the third quarter turned in Wamogo's favor quickly on Friday and ended with the Warriors pulling away from Litchfield in winning 44-29.
The scrappy Cowgirls led 17-14 after a three-point field goal by Alexa Guerrera, but Wamogo rebounded with a 14-3 run to take a 28-20 lead after three quarters. Litchfield kept the pressure on in the fourth quarter only to have Wamogo pull away again on its way to posting its 10th win in 18 games.
"We started to work for better shots and got some stops at the defensive end," Wamogo coach Kerry Stolle said. "Litchfield is quick and plays hard, so it was a good challenge for us."
Leading a balanced scoring attack for the Warriors was Emily Carlson with 11 points. Rose Kelly and Morgan Betti each had 10 and Samantha Sylvester seven.
For Litchfield, which fell to 3-15, Guerrera had 13 points and Amber Marino nine. The Cowgirls led 7-6 after one quarter but sputtered in the second quarter with just two points as Wamogo took a 13-9 lead into halftime.
Morgan Betti leads a fastbreak for the Warriors.
Samantha Barnes drives against Cassidy Wilson.
Cassidy Wilson reaches for a rebound while being held by Aileen Lennon.
Litchfield's Allie Davenport gets a shot off against Morgan Betti.
Alexa Guerrera gets set to make a pass.
Amber Marino attempts a shot over Cassidy Wilson.
Anna Conaghan's path to the basket is blocked by Cassidy Wilson.
Wamogo's Rose Kelly and Aileen Lennon battle for a loose ball.
Aileen Lennon is defended by Cassidy Wilson.
Wamogo's Samantha Sylvester tries to stop Alexa Guerrera on a drive to the basket.
Amber Marino finds herself sandwiched between Rose Kelly, left, and Cassidy Wilson.