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Canton breaks away to hand Granby first loss of the season

Canton’s Allison Celmer races up court followed closely by Granby’s Jalyn Brown in Monday night’s NCCC contest in Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

GRANBY, January 8 – A 12-0 surge in the final 3:54 of the third quarter by the Canton High girls basketball team enabled the defending Class S champion Warriors to pull away from Granby, 45-37, Monday night and hand the Bears their first loss of the season in a North Central Connecticut Conference contest.

Sophomore Abby Charron led the Warriors (5-1, 4-1 NCCC) with a game-high 17 points while Belle Magna scored nine points and Grace Treacy added five.

Elsie Phillips scored 12 to lead Granby (5-1, 3-1 NCCC) while Jalyn Brown chipped in with 11 points. The Bears led by one, 18-17, with 3:54 left in the third quarter before Canton went on its run.

Canton’s Abby Charron drives to the basket for two her game-high 17 points in Monday night’s win over Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton begins a home-and-away series with Coventry (1-5, 0-4 NCCC) on Tuesday night. The Warriors travel to Coventry for a 7 p.m. at the Matthew Hurlock Gymnasium on Tuesday. On Thursday night, Canton hosts Coventry at 7 p.m. at the high school. Granby hosts Somers on Wednesday for their next contest.

Canton 45, Granby 37
At Granby
Canton (45) Belle Magna 3 3 9, Lauren Puglielli 1 0 2, Allison Celmer 1 2 4, Grace Treacy 2 0 5, Lauren Eschenbrenner 1 2 4, Paige Brown 1 2 4, Abby Charron 6 4 17, Alle Delsanto 0 0 0, Maggie First 0 0 0. Totals 15 13 45
Granby (37) Jalyn Brown 4 2 11, Maddee McGee 1 2 4, Alyssa Tweeddale 0 0 0, Mackenzie Stahl 2 0 4, Elsie Phillips 5 2 12, Samantha St. Pierre 1 0 2, McKenzie Pederson 2 0 4. Totals 15 6 37.
Canton (5-1)                               12  3  14  16 — 45
Granby (5-1)                                5  6    7  19 – 37
Three-point goals: Treacy (C), Charron (C); Brown (G)

Canton’s Belle Magna (5) tries to find an open teammate despite pressure from Granby’s Elsie Phillips. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

 

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