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Undefeated Avon holds off upset bid

AVON, March 9 – Senior Lindsay Horbatuck had a game-high 21 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to lead the undefeated Avon High girls basketball team (25-0) to a 47-37 win over pesky Windsor in a second round Class L contest. Horbatuck sank 15-of-16 free throws. Windsor (17-8) cut the lead to six but couldn’t get any closer.

Sam Riccio had 12 points and a pair of three-point shots for the Falcons. She was the only other Avon player in double figures. Natasia Franklin and Shannon Samuels scored 12 and 10 points respectively for the visiting Warriors.

Avon’s Lauren Primovic (11) tries to fight through a screen in Monday’s win over Windsor at the high school in the second round of the Class L tournament. (
John Primovic photo)


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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