HARTFORD, February 26 – In their final game as a member of the North Central Connecticut Conference, the Avon High girls basketball team wanted to go out with a victory.
The Falcons, who shared the league championship with Canton, won their 12th NCCC Tournament title Thursday night with a 60-46 win over Bolton at Sport Medicine Science Academy. It was sweet revenge for Avon, which coughed up a 13-point lead in a regular season loss at home to the Bulldogs.
“We wanted to play Bolton,” said Avon senior Shannon Curry, the tournament’s most valuable player. “We all wanted to play Bolton. We wanted another stab at them. And we got them.”
Canton erased a 10-point deficit against Enfield and tied the game for the first time with 18.7 seconds remaining but Raider freshman Mary Baskerville scored in the lane with 1.7 seconds left to lift Enfield to a 56-54 win over the Warriors in the tournament consolation game.
Curry had a game-high 19 points, including 13 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Falcons. Avon led by as many as 11 points in the third quarter but Bolton (19-4) had cut the lead to five as the fourth quarter began. Curry started the quarter with a steal and ran the length of the floor for a layup. On Avon’s next possession, she drove to the basket and scored off a nice feed from Michaela Marcus. Continue Reading