Posts Tagged ‘ Girls Basketball ’

Learning from the loss; Lady Knights battle against Suffield’s experience

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kaitlin Paterson drives toward the basket during a win over Conard on Monday, Dec. 23.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Mike Forgione’s game plan focused on Suffield guard Merideth Ouellette even though few fans in this part of the state have ever heard her name. From the opening whistle, the Lady Knights swarmed the 5-foot-6 junior. They stepped in passing lanes and waved hands in her face whenever possible.…

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Racing to the new year: Girls Basketball at 5-0

January 2, 2014
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Kaitlin Paterson scores a rebound during a 64-39 win over Bristol Central.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For the first eight minutes, the Lady Knights tormented Bristol Central ball handlers. They stepped in the lanes. They batted passes. They seemed to climb around the Rams like a swarm of puppies, and the pressure forced 11 turnovers during the first eight-minute stretch. Still, it took the Knights a full quarter…

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Double overtime victory; Lady Knights hoopsters are off to a 3-0 start

December 27, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer These days, Coach Mike Forgione believes in karma. If he didn’t believe before Thursday’s game, he certainly does now. What else could explain it? The head coach is also an assistant coach for the football team, but he had to make a decision between teams when his winter sports contest…

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Girls are off and running; Lady Knights rally for 2 wins on opening week

December 20, 2013
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By John Goralski
Freshman point guard Maggie Meehan drives toward the basket during a 48-37 win over Manchester on opening day.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With six seconds left, freshman Maggie Meehan skipped the basketball to a junior on the wing. With four seconds left, Kaitlin Paterson fed Sarah Mongillo the ball in the paint. Mongillo missed her first shot, but she crashed the boards to get her own rebound. With just over one second…

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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

March 8, 2013
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By John Goralski
Stephanie O’Keefe leads an offensive possession during a first round win over Newington.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Over the last two decades, Coach Mike Forgione has coached more than his fair share of top athletes. He’s captured conference titles and made deep tournament runs, but the Lady Knight coach had to stop and gather himself moments after the Lady Knight basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at…

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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

March 1, 2013
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By John Goralski
Southington guard Stephanie O’Keefe splits a pair of defenders during a 42-35 win over Farmington in the CCC Tournament semifinals.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took overtime to knock off the top seed. It took three chances for higher-ranked teams to knock out the Lady Knights. While most teams are scrambling for scrimmages to prepare for the Class LL tournament, Southington was having some fun. On Monday, the No. 8 Knights became the lowest…

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Lady Knights upset Weaver, beat Newington

January 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Maeghan Chapman recovers a turnover and looks for a teammate in a recent contest.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The most impressive numbers can’t be found in the box score. In both victories last week. You have to look betwen the lines to find it. Maeghan Chapman held Weaver’s top scorer to just three points, and she matched that feat against Newington’s go-to shooter. Sarah Mongillo and freshman Natalie…

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Knights control conference; Girls lead CCC West with wins over Simsbury, New Britain

January 25, 2013
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By John Goralski

Kaitlin Paterson looks for an opening during a 38-36 win over Simsbury on Jan. 14.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Last year the Lady Knights had just one chance to play for double digit wins, but it was spoiled by a postseason loss. What a difference a year makes. Southington dispatched two opponents last week to improve to 10-3. A two-point victory over Simsbury at the start of the week,…

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Girls clinch postseason; Win over Farmington secures tournament bid

January 18, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington players never knew what hit them. From the opening whistle, Southington defenders clamped down on their conference rival. They stepped into passing lanes. They trapped at mid-court. When the horn blew at the end of the first quarter, Farmington still hadn’t scored a single point. On Monday, Jan. 7,…

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Knights shine in overtime; Girls are one win from clinching postseason

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski
Natalie Wadolowski takes an open jump shot during a 48-41 win over NW Catholic.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With six minutes left in the game, one senior co-captain fouled out. With 1:32 remaining, a second senior fell to the floor clutching her leg. A five point lead shrank to one possession and vanished as time expired in the fourth quarter. On Friday, Jan. 4, the Lady Knights were…

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