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With career-high 31 points, Sabia leads No. 9 Simsbury past Eagles

Simsbury’s Lauren Sabia scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Trojans to their eighth win of the season on Tuesday night.

SIMSBURY, January 11, 2022 – Lauren Sabia had a career-high 31 points, including five three-point goals, to lead No. 9 Simsbury to a 52-37 win over Wethersfield in CCC West play on Tuesday night.

It’s the most points in a single game for a Simsbury player since Katie Martensen set the school record with 40 points more than seven years ago in a game on Dec. 28, 2014.

Olivia Jarvis had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Simsbury (8-1) while Amanda Gallagher had eight points and 10 rebounds, too. The Trojans played without starter Faye Kaplinski, who was averaging double-digit points and rebounds.

“It was a huge win for us,” Simsbury coach Sam Zullo said. The Trojans have won three straight games since losing to Southington last week.

Vandessa Venditti had 15 points to lead Wethersfield (2-3).

Simsbury returns to action on Thursday when they host Northwest Catholic (3-1) at 6:45 p.m. in another CCC West contest.

Simsbury 52, Wethersfield 37
At Simsbury
Wethersfield (37) Maia Berdebes 0 2 2, Sophie Adams 1 0 2, Vanessa Venditti 4 4 15, Olivia Barnett 0 0 0, Bella Tomaino 0 0 0, Alexa Genier 4 0 8, Eliza Polmatier 1 0 1, Alison Wagner 2 0 4, Mackensie Mori 2 0 5.  Totals 14 6 37.
Simsbury (52)  Lauren Sabia 11 4 31, Katie Perlitz 0 0 0, Olivia Jarvis 6 1 13, Alex Peterson 0 0 0, Amanda Gallagher 2 2 8.  Totals 19 7 52.
Wethersfield (2-3)        9   7   9  12 —  37
Simsbury (8-1)             17   7  15  13 — 52
Three-point goals:
Sabia (S) 5, Gallagher (S) 2, Vendetti (W) 3, Mori (W)

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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