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Canton falls to Suffield and Avon

CANTON, Feb. 6 – The Canton girls basketball team (12-4, 7-4 NCCC) had two tough challenges last week. On Wednesday, the Warriors saw their five-game winning streak snapped in a 46-33 loss to Suffield on the road. Leading 21-17 at halftime, Canton was only able to manage 11 points in the second half.

Suffield’s Kayla Nadeau scored 11 of her team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter while Stephanie Guminiak scored eight points, pulled down seven rebounds and had four steals for the Wildcats (9-5). Sarah Benedetti led Canton with 14 points while Megan Roux added 13.

On Friday, a 28-5 second quarter surge by No. 3 Avon lifted the undefeated Falcons to a 70-41 win. Sarah Benedetti led all scores with 23 points.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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