What caught my eye last week
Christmas is behind us, conference play is just ahead of us and 2014 is less than a week away. But, here we just focus on last week, here’s what caught my eye.
• Bagels: You can’t win if you don’t score. Foran and Platt Tech both posted scoreless quarters (bagels) in losses. Platt Tech lost 59-13 to North Haven, while Foran fell 47-42 to Stamford. The Lions were in control, leading 29-23 at half before a scoreless third doomed them. Meanwhile, the Panthers opened the game with a scoreless quarter, going down 13-0 after one. However, for Foran Teneya McLaughlin dropped 19 points and for Platt Tech Fallon Speers had eight.
• Numbers on the boards: North Haven controlled the glass in a 47-34 victory over Barlow. The Indians hauled in 44 rebounds and Jill Johnson poured in a team-high 14 points.
Vote for me
• The top player in the CIAC poll closed on Christmas and Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie took home the honors with almost 50 percent of the vote. 1,389 people voted, thanks to all of you.
Vote for this week’s Baller of the Week at www.gametimect.com. Poll closes Saturday at noon.
The best quote from last week.
“I’ve been playing competitively for eight years. You start getting a better feel for where the basket is. I’ve had some coaches who had me close my eyes before I turned to the basket to shoot.”
— Holy Cross’ Kiera O’Donnell after scoring 26 points in a 52-43 win over Torrington Monday.
• Cheshire at Lyman Hall, Friday, 7 p.m: Game will feature four of the SCC’s best perimeter players in the Trojans’ Taylor Mierzejewski and Krista Peterson and the Rams’ Sara Como and Missy Bailey.
— Henry Chisholm