Wamogo girls survive late charge by Cowgirls
Litchfield's Samantha Brodeur is fouled on a shot with three seconds left to play in an 18-17 loss to Wamogo on Friday. John McKenna photos
Wamogo's girls scored three points in the second half against Litchfield on Friday...and still won.
The Warriors fought off a late challenge from the Cowgirls in capturing an 18-17 victory that was likely the lowest-scoring game in the long history of their spirited rivalry. It wasn't pretty, with more turnovers piling up than points, cold shooting, and ragged play all over the court.
Wamogo improved to 3-7 and Litchfield dropped to 1-8. Despite her team's struggles, Wamogo coach Kerri Stolle was happy to grab the win.
"It's always going to be a close game when we play Litchfield on rivalry night," Stolle said. "We have only one truly-seasoned varsity player so this season is a learning experience for us. I think Litchfield is kind of in the same boat."
With Wamogo leading 18-16 following a basket by Litchfield's Molly Lennon with 2:45 left, both teams squandered scoring chances with a flurry of turnovers. Litchfield had a chance to tie the score with three seconds left when Samantha Brodeur was fouled on shot. She missed the first free-throw attempt and made the second, but Wamogo was able to run out the clock on its next possession.
Lexi Weik lets a shot fly for the Warriors.
Rachel Leigh moves the ball up the court for the Cowgirls.
Litchfield's Allie Davenport and Wamogo's Madison Lowry get tangled up chasing a loose ball.
Molly Lennon takes it to the hoop for the Cowgirls.
Madison Lowry tries to cut through Anna Conaghan, left, and Aileen Lennon.
Allie Davenport of Litchfield battles Justine Lago for a rebound.
Aileen Lennon, left, and Lexi Weik scrap for a loose ball.