EAST WINDSOR, Feb. 21 – Lauren Keel had seven points in a 12-2 run that gave the East Windsor girls basketball the lead and the Panthers sank seven of eight free throws in the final two minutes to beat Canton on Tuesday night, 55-42 and earn a spot in the NCCC Tournament championship game.
No. 2 seed East Windsor (19-3) will play in the tournament title game for the first time in school history on Thursday night against league champion Suffield (20-2) at 7 p.m. Suffield is in the NCCC final for the first time since 2012 and it looking for their first tournament crown since 2005.
Canton (18-4) led by three points with 2:30 left in the third quarter, 34-31, on a Belle Magna jumper. That capped off a 7-2 run by the Warriors with four points from Magna and three from Abby Charron.
But East Windsor, sparked by Keel, went on a 12-2 surge to open up a seven-point lead, 43-36, with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter. A three-pointer from Alyssa Saponare capped off the Panther surge.Continue Reading