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With two victories, No. 1 Canton advances to Class S quarterfinals

Canton’s Abby Charron, shown earlier this season, had a game-high 24 points in Monday’s tournament win over Tourtellotte.

CANTON, February 28 – The top-seeded Canton High girls basketball team has taken care of business in their first two CIAC Class S tournament games.

The Warriors advanced to the Monday’s Class S quarterfinals with a 64-37 win over NCCC rival Somers on Thursday night.

Canton (24-1) will host No. 8 Old Lyme (17-5) on Monday night at 7 p.m. The winner will face either No. 4 East Hampton or No. 28 Northwest Catholic in the semifinals on Friday, March 8.

The Warriors drained nine 3-point shots against Somers with Lauren Eschenbrenner (12 points) sinking four. Lauren Puglielli had 14 points for Canton along with a pair of three-point shots.

Abby Charron led the way for Canton with 15 points, nine steals and eight assists.

The Warriors opened up their 2019 tournament with a dominant 60-37 win over Tourtellotte-Thompson on Monday night.

Charron had a game-high 24 points and seven assists to lead the Warriors. Paige Brown scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds. Puglielli scored 10 points for Canton, which held a commanding 36-18 at the half.

Canton 64, Somers 37
At Canton
Somers (37)
Erin Novak 6-0-13, Marianne Dalessio 2-2-6, Emily Renzoni 4-6-14, Hannah Renzoni 1-0-2, Grace Majowicz 1-0-2. Totals 14-8-37
Canton (64) Abby Charron 6-2-15, Allison Celmer 1-0-2, Lauren Eschenbrenner 4-0-12, Sarah Bowman 1-1-3, Morgan Walzak 1-0-3, Gracey Treacy 1-0-3, Paige Brown 0-0-0, Gabbie Schenkel 1-4-6, Claudia Boehm 1-0-2, Ally DelSanton 1-0-2, Lauren Puglielli 6-0-14, Ally Bronson 1-0-2. Totals 24-7-64
Somers (14-10)                                  6   9   9  13  — 37
Canton (24-1)                                  15  19  18  12 – 64
Three-point goals: Novak (S), Emily Renzoni (S) 2, Charron (Ca), Eschenbrenner (Ca) 4, Walzak (Ca), Treacy (Ca), Puglielli (Ca) 2

Canton 60, Tourtellotte 37
At Canton

Tourtellotte (37) Brianna Loffrezk 2 0 4, Leci Snow 1 0 2, Lauren Ramos 5 0 10, Ashley Morin 2 8 13, Alivia Balape 2 0 4, Mary Steglitz 1 0 2, Lindsey Houghton 1 0 2. Totals 14 8 37
Canton (60) Abby Charron 9 3 24, Allison Celmer 3 0 6, Lauren Eschenbrenner 2 0 5, Morgan Walzak 1 0 3, Paige Brown 4 0 8, Grace Treacy 1 0 2, Gabbie Schinkel 1 0 2, Lauren Puglielli 5 0 10. Totals 26 3 60.
Tourtellotte (8-15)                           8  10  10    9  — 37
Canton (23-1)                                  21  15  13  11 – 60
Three-point goals: Morin (T), Charron (Ca) 3, Eschebrenner (Ca), Walzak (Ca)

 

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