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Avon falls to Hand in Class L tournament opener

Avon’s Isabael Aguilar drives to the basket earlier this year against Canton.

MADISON, Feb. 27 – Avon’s Isabel Aguilar had a team-high 18 points but it wasn’t enough as defending Class L champion Hand girls basketball team opened up the state tournament with a 55-41 victory over No. 29 Avon in the first round of the Class L tournament Tuesday night.

Abby St. Onge scored 16 points for the Falcons, who finished with a record of 7-14. Avon didn’t win 40 percent of their games to qualify for the state tournament but they were still among the top 32 teams in Class L to secure an invitation to the tournament for the first time since 2016.

No. 4 Hand (22-5) advanced to the second round thanks to a game-high 19 points from Sara Wohlgemuth and 17 points from Gabby Edidio.

Hand 55, Avon 41
At Madison
Avon (41) Sophie Begleiter 1 0-0 2, Abby St. Onge 6 3-3 16, Isabel Aguilar 9 0-0 18, Kaitlyn Hards 2 0-0 5. Totals: 18 3-3 41
Hand (55) Sara Wohlgemuth 9 0-0 19, Emma Sullivan 3 0-0 7, Gabby Egidio 7 2-4 17, Hannah Martin 5 0-0 10, Anna Beccia 0 0-0 0, Maddie Thomas 0 0-0 0, Summer Adams 1 0-0 2, Julia Kuhn 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 2-4 55
Avon (7-14)                    10 11 13   7 — 41
Hand (22-5)                  17 13 13 12 — 55
Three-point goals: Sullivan (H), Wohlgemuth (H), Egidio (H), St. Onge (A), Hards (A)

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