Cromwell had its 3-point shot working Friday night and the Panthers took over the lead in the Shoreline Conference with a 63-32 rout of host East Hampton.
Junior forward Vanessa Stolstajner, Cromwell’s leading scorer at 18 points per game, finished with a game-high 21 points as the Panthers (10-2 overall) improved to 9-0 in the conference.
It was the first loss of the season for the Bellringers (10-1, 9-1 SLC).
Cromwell led 25-15 at the half and outscored East Hampton 18-5 in the third quarter to win going away.
“We made some adjustments at the half and picked up our defensive efforts,” Cromwell coach Kelly Maher said. “We shot the ball well against a very good team.”
The Panthers, who have won the last three Shoreline championships, made 9 of 13 shots from 3-point range. Guard Sadie Budzik was good on all four of her attempts and finished with 14 points. Gina Sousa was 3 of 6 shots from three and scored 11 points.