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Canton tops Bolton to remain undefeated in NCCC and in first place

Canton’s Abby Charron drives to the basket with the ball in Monday night’s win over Bolton. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

BOLTON, January 22 – The Canton High girls basketball team has won the last two Class S state championships. The Warriors have found North Central Connecticut Conference pennants harder to win.

A year ago, the Warriors finished tied for second in the NCCC, three games behind Suffield which went undefeated at 16-0. In 2016, Canton was third behind Enfield (16-0) and Bolton (14-1). And in 2015, the Warriors shared the league championship with Avon (14-2).

But through 10 games this season, Canton is undefeated in the NCCC and in first place after a 39-29 win over second place Bolton Monday night.

Belle Magna had 15 points while Abby Charron added 10 as the Warriors (10-3, 10-0 NCCC) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Canton’s Allison Celmer looks to move toward the basket in Monday night’s win over Bolton. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Bolton (9-4, 8-2 NCCC) was led by Kiera Francis with seven points and the Bulldogs slipped into a third place tie in the league with East Windsor. Granby (9-2, 7-1 NCCC) moved up into second place.

Canton has another tough game on Wednesday night when they host contender East Windsor (10-4, 8-2) at 7 p.m. at the high school before closing out the week with a road game at Hartford Classical.

Canton 39, Bolton 29
At Bolton
Canton (39) Belle Magna 5 5 15, Allison Celmer 0 2 2, Grace Treacy 0 1 1, Lauren Eschenbrenner 0 0 0, Morgan Walzak 0 0 0, Gabrielle Schinkel 2 2 6, Paige Brown 1 0 3, Maggy First 0 2 2, Abby Charron 3 3 10. Totals 11 15 39
Bolton (29) Brooke Damboise 1 3 5, Kiera Francis 3 1 7, Emilia Herasimowicz 1 1 3, Megan Shorey 1 2 4, Emily Romkey 0 0 0, Rachel Zimmerman 3 0 6, Julia Hinckley 2 0 4, Eva Romkey 0 0 0. Totals 11 7 29
Canton (10-3)    10  12  10  7 – 39
Bolton (9-4)        5  10  7  7  — 29
Three-point goals: Brown (Ca), Charron (Ca)

Canton’s Morgan Walzak finds the path to the ball a crowded one. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

 

NCCC standings NCCC Overall
Canton 10-0 10-3
Granby 7-1 9-2
East Windsor 8-2 10-4
Bolton 8-2 9-4
Somers 7-2 10-2
SMSA 7-3 8-4

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