In Class LL, @enfield_sports knocks off defending state champion @WhalerAthletics in the quarterfinals. The Eagles move on to face @HallWHAthletics in the semis. #ctgb pic.twitter.com/MBTcO8n5YG
— CT Sports Now (@CT_Sports_Now) March 6, 2018
There will be a new Class LL champion and No. 1 girls basketball team this season. New London has fallen on its home court.
Mary Baskerville, Enfield’s 6-foot-3 senior forward who will play at Providence next year, put on a clinic as her team blasted off in the third quarter to end the Whalers’ title defense with a 68-61 victory in the Class LL girls basketball quarterfinals Monday night.
Baskerville dominated inside and finished with 20 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Eagles. But she wasn’t alone. Guard Caterina Fonseca led all scorers with 23 points while Cassandra Urso scored 10.
With the score tied 27-all at halftime, Enfield started the third quarter with an 11-0 run to take firm control. New London got within 57-53 with 3:37 remaining, but couldn’t make up the deficit.
Enfield, the No. 8 seed, advances to face CCC rival and No. 5-seeded Hall in Thursday’s semifinals. Enfield defeated Hall 60-49 to win the CCC championship two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, it was a rough end for the Whalers, which saw their unbeaten season come to a close two games short of defending their title. New London finished its year 25-1. Top players, senior Rosalee Nicholson and juniors K.D. Spencer Roman and Taina Pagan, had all fouled out by game’s end.
Defending LL champ New London falls 68-61 to Enfield. Finishes season 25-1. Melendez, Nicholson, Pagan all fouled out. #ctgb
— Vickie Fulkerson (@vickieattheday) March 6, 2018
Via The Day of New London. Video via Vantage Sports Network’s CT Sports Now.