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Simsbury wins 12th straight game, moves into CCC semifinals

Simsbury’s Lauren Sabia (10) had a game-high 20 points in Monday night’s CCC Tournament win over Middletown.

SIMSBURY, March 22, 2021 – The Simsbury High girls basketball team allowed 11 points in the first quarter of Monday night’s CCC Tournament quarterfinal against Middletown. The Trojans gave up just 15 in the remaining three quarters.

Katie Perlitz had seven steals and Mary McElroy took three charges causing Middletown turnovers as Simsbury advanced to Wednesday’s tournament semifinals with a 51-26 win over the visiting Dragons.

The 26 points scored was a season-low for Middletown, a team that won 10 games in this pandemic shortened season.

Simsbury’s Lauren Sabia led all scorers with 20 points while McElroy added 13 points. The Trojans have now won 12 consecutive games.

Simsbury travels to Windsor (11-1) on Wednesday night Simsbury for the league semifinals. It was the Warriors who handed Simsbury their only defeat of the season, 44-31 on the opening day of the season on February 10.

Windsor will be looking for their first trip to the CCC championship game since 2007. Simsbury will seeking their first CCC title appearance since 2000.

Simsbury 51, Middletown 26
At Simsbury
Middletown (26) Jennifer Salafia 0-0-0, Jada Bryant 0-0-0, Aysia Henderson 0-1-1, Tyan Pettaway 3-5-11, Kya Mayo 1-1-3, Shadae Bushay 4-0-8, Shalyn Smith 1-1-3. Totals 9-8-26
Simsbury (51) Mary McElroy 4-3-13, Alex Peterson 0-0-0, Katie Perlitz 2-0-5, Lauren Sabia 8-3-20, Elle McElroy 0-0-0, Reese Willison 1-0-2, Faye Kaplinski 3-0-6, Amanda Gallagher 2-0-5. Totals 20-6
Middletown (10-3)        11    4    3    8  — 26
Simsbury (12-1)             16  10  11  14  — 51
Three-point goals: M. McElroy (S) 2, Sabia (S), Gallagher (S)

2021 CCC Tournament
Monday’s quarterfinals
Newington 55, Bristol Central 35
Southington 30, East Hartford 28
Simsbury 51, Middletown 26
Windsor vs. E.O. Smith, cancelled. E.O. Smith withdrew due to COVID-19 issue
Wednesday’s semifinals
Simsbury at Windsor
Southington at Newington
Friday’s championship
Semifinal winners

All CCC Tournament results

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