By BRIAN JENNINGS
The Lady Knights basketball team (11-1) pushed their current winning streak to seven games with a 16-point win at Manchester (5-8) on Friday, Jan. 22.
The Knights led the Indians by as much as 14 points, 21-7, by the end of the first quarter and sailed to a 35-19 lead heading into halftime.
Janette Wadolowski (7 assists, 4 steals) produced a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, and went 4-for-6 from the free throw line. Maggie Meehan (5 assists, 3 steals) caught fire on a triad of three-pointers to end up with 17 points.
Natalie Wadolowski (4 blocks, 3 steals) also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Sarah Minkiewicz (6 rebounds, 3 steals) contributed with 10 points and went 4-for-7 from the charity stripe.
Jocelyn Moulton led the Indians with 17 points.
“We really did a nice job sharing the basketball and getting good looks at the basket,” said Southington coach Mike Forgione. “Manchester is an athletic team, who can shoot the ball well from three-point range.”
As a team, the Knights out-rebounded Manchester, 43-32, and the defense forced 26 Indian turnovers.
“We answered anytime they went on a run by playing really hard on the defensive end and shooting well from the perimeter,” said Forgione. “It was a total team effort and a really good road win.”
Southington will look to continue their streak and fight for better seeding in the state tournament when they host NW Catholic (10-2) on Monday, Jan. 25, head out for Bloomfield (2-10) on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and return home to take on Glastonbury (9-2) on Friday, Jan. 29.