What caught my eye last week
The first undisturbed week of basketball in quite some time was full of nail-biters, blowouts and fine performances. Here’s what caught my eye:
• Free for all: Law’s Laura Dulin has obviously been practicing her free throws. In a 59-50 SCC Hammonasset victory over Guilford, the sophomore guard nailed 15 out of 20 from the charity stripe. She finished with a game-high 29 points.
• Stay fresh: Branford’s Adrienne DiGioia is only a freshman but has begun to turn some heads. She is averaging 10.5 points per game and after scoring 21 in a 47-40 win over North Haven.
Vote for me
• The Baller of the Week was Cheshire’s Sara Como, who scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 60-44 rout of Shelton on Dec. 30. She got 62 percent of the 4,194 votes. The poll was shared 128 times on Facebook, 15 times on Twitter and was the most voted in and shared poll in the history of GametimeCT.com. Thanks again to all who voted.
Vote for this week’s Baller of the Week at www.gametimect.com. Poll closes Saturday at noon.
The best quote from last week
“We have just nine bodies. It’s tough to play hard when there’s nobody behind them to push. We’ve been fighting it for four years. There’s just no girls basketball tradition to build on.”
— Derby coach Dave Chevarella, after losing 71-41 to Torrington Tuesday. Derby is 3-6 and hasn’t had a winning season since 2008-09.
• Career at Mercy, Friday, 7 p.m: Do you really need a reason? All-Area MVP Tanaya Atkinson leads the Panthers against Maura Fitzpatrick and the Tigers in an SCC championship rematch.