Amity girls on a roll this season defeating two top-ranked teams in the state, Hillhouse and on Saturday night beat Trumbull High in the Annual Holiday tournament.
This young Amity team may be undersized, but they are tenacious, quick and have great team chemistry. With their gritty defensive style, the girls held a top-ranked Trumbull team to only 32 points.
Amity out-rebounded Trumbull the entire game. Abby Eschweiler led teams rebounder stats with 13 rebounds, followed by freshman Sarah Granados with 10, and Meadow Blakeslee with 9.
Amity led at the half with a score of 21-14. At the start of third-quarter Trumbull hit 3 three-pointers in a row to take the lead for the first time. Sophomore guard Jayne Whitman hit two crucial shots for Amity to take the lead again.
In the fourth-quarter Amity was up 30-27. The team had great defensive stops and again dominated on the boards. The game was clenched with crucial foul shots from Megan Smith ( 4 for 4) Meadow Blakeslee (1-2) and Jillian Martin (5 for 7) from the foul line.
Jillian Martin lead the team with 15 points and 5 assist, Jayne Whitman 7 points, Megan Smith and Abby Eschweiler both with 6 points.
The girls play in the championship game vs Bethel on Monday night at 6 p.m. at Amity High School.
— By Robyn Martin
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCOTT BURZYNSKI