Orange Live Sports Writer
Following a sluggish first half, the Amity girls basketball team got its offense into gear during the third quarter and went zooming past West Haven 41-30 Tuesday night In a Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional game that was played at the Blue Devils’ gymnasium. With this victory, the Lady Spartans improved their record to 3-1.
The Westies led by a point (11-10) after the first quarter and the game was deadlocked 19-19 at the break, but the Lady Spartans outscored West Haven 13-5 in the third quarter and 22-11 during the second half.
“We started off slowly, not winning the 50/50 balls and getting outrebounded. That’s why we were tied at the end of the first half,” Coach Michelle Martinik said. “We came out and really hustled in the second half. That led to us going on a good run in the third quarter. Chloe (Brinton) and Mik (Mikaela Schmitt) really worked hard to give us a boost of energy in the second half. We knew that West Haven was a good team and we had to step it up to win. I’m proud of how the girls stayed together and pulled out the win.”
Brinton was the winners’ top gun, scoring 10 points. In addition to tossing in eight points, Schmitt hauled in nine rebounds. The pesky Lady Spartan defense recorded 14 steals.
With the loss, the Westies’ record dipped to 3-3.
Amity visits Branford Thursday night at 7.