Hamden took the lead in first quarter 17-6.
The Lady Spartans bounced back in the 2nd quarter behind 9 points from Martin and 4 points from Megan Smith to tie the game at half 24-24.
In the 3rd quarter Amity struggled on the boards versus a much bigger Hamden team and lost Sarah Granados (our Freshman spark-plug) to an ankle injury. Score end of 3rd 34-43 .
Amity pulled together another gusty comeback with contributions from everyone! Our girls scored 21 points in the fourth: Jayne Whitman with 7 points, (one key 3-pointer,) Martin with a 3-pointer and a bucket to get the team within 2 points and Meadow Blakeslee with 4 key points. Amity with a few chances to tie, but came up short and lost this one 57-55.
Game Stats: Jillian Martin 23 points, 5 steals, 4 assists; Megan Smith 8 points, 3 assists; Jayne Whitman 7 points; Abby Eschweiler 8 rebounds, 5 points, 4 steals; Meadow Blakeslee 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 points; Sarah Granados 5 Points, 6 rebounds; Jenna Vanhise 2 rebounds, 1 point; Meredith Laskowski 2 points.
— By Robyn Martin
(Photos by Scott Burzynski)