THOMASTON >> With Lewis Mills’ 52-27 win over Litchfield and Nonnewaug’s loss to Thomaston on Monday night, the Spartans now control their own destiny, in their quest to capture the Berkshire League title.
Coming into Monday night’s game the Chiefs (15-2) and Spartans (13-2) were tied atop the league with a two losses in the conference.
The Chiefs 54-36 loss to Thomaston was the last regular season game for Nonnewaug. They finish the regular season 16-4 (15-3 in the BL).
“Our seasons over and we went 16-4 (15-3 in BL), that’s a hell of a regular season,” said Nonnewaug head coach Adam Brutting.
The Spartans took care of business beating Litchfield to improve to 14-2 in the league with two games left against Terryville on Wednesday and Housatonic on Thursday.
Thomaston, who won the conference last season is now 14-4 overall and 13-3 in the league is still in the race for the league title, finishing the season against Housatonic on Wednesday and then Terryville on Thursday.
Lewis Mills beat Thomaston twice this season, Thomaston beat Nonnewaug twice this season and Nonnewaug split with the Spartans.
A three-way is also a possibility, because the Berkshire League doesn’t use tiebreakers, if Lewis Mills loses one game and Thomaston wins out, all three teams would be 15-3 in the league.
Thomaston head coach Bob McMahon would be happy with a tie but is more concerned about his team’s progressing leading up to the postseason.
“If that happens, great, we put ourselves in this spot,” he said. “I am worried about us getting better.”
His senior star guard though wants it to happen.
“We want to defend the title,” said Abby Hurlbert.
Though Brutting wouldn’t say that he was hoping for a Spartans loss this week but, senior Megan Mitchell says the team would be happy if it happened.
“We’re hoping for it,” said Mitchell. “The top three teams in the league, it’s always competitive, I’d be happy with a three-team tie.”