AVON, Feb. 4 – There are bruises on her arm and multiple bruises on her knees. But Avon senior Abby Laszewski has been enjoying her senior season with the Avon High girls basketball team.
The competition has been more difficult this season with the Falcons moving from the North Central Connecticut Conference into the larger Central Connecticut Conference. Avon came into Thursday night’s game against Canton with a six-game losing streak – something that the Falcons haven’t endured since the late 1990s.
Afterward, there were plenty of smiles on the Avon sideline. The Falcons picked up their first victory in nearly three weeks with a dominant 55-42 non-league win over Canton and Laszewski became just the fifth girl in school history to score more than 1,000 career points.
Laszewski, who missed 18 games in her junior season with a foot injury, came into the game needing 22 points. She got a game-high 26 points to become the tenth athlete in school history with over 1,000 points. She scored the basket in the low post off a nice feed from Kelly LaMarre.Continue Reading