Lauralton won this one 96-90
The Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity High School was electric on Friday night. Fans in the stands anxiously clutched their yellow sheets of paper waiting for that golden moment. Senior Jillian Martin had 999 career points under her belt and needed just one more to join the previous 12 Amity boys and girls who scored 1,000 points in the past.
There is no ‘I’ in T.E.A.M.
Like a true team player, Jillian didn’t hog the ball and try to make her mark, rather she passed it to her teammates when they were open and played the game as she always had.
Then, with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter, Jillian stood on the foul line for a shot and nailed it. The crowd roared, and stood up in the stands holding their sheets of paper with “1,000” printed on them, teammates ran in with a banner and four giant gold helium balloons and amongst the hugs and smiles, made a bee line to center court for the congratulatory photo ops.
Congratulations Jillian, You EARNED This!
After a minute or two, the referee blew his whistle, everyone cleared the court and the game continued.
Hillhouse fought hard, but they simply couldn’t stay ahead of our Lady Spartans.
See game story to be published soon.
Notes from the first game vs Career on Dec. 18.
This was a great team effort, lead by senior captain Jillian Martin with a personal high of 28 points, Jayne Whitman and Megan Smith added 7 points each, Jenna Vanhise with 4 blocked shots.
Amity won 59-30
Game Two vs Hillhouse
On Friday, the Lady Spartans had an amazing 20 point comeback against Hillhouse. This nailbiter resulted in a final score of 50-48.
The Amity Varsity Girls Cross Country Schedule for 2018 includes two home meets.
Friday, Sept. 7, Black and Gold meet, Home at Fitzgerald Trail, Woodbridge at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, vs Sacred Heart Academy, Lyman Hall and Mercy, away at Sacred Heart-West Haven at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15, Wilton Invitational, away at Allen’s Meadow, Wilton at 9 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20, vs Guilford, Hillhouse and Sheehan, away at East River Preserve at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22, Ocean State Invitational, away in Rhode Island at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, vs Wilbur Cross, away at East Rock Park at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, Wickham Park Invitational, away at Wickham Park at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, vs Cheshire and Shelton, Home at Fitzgerald Trail in Woodbridge at 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, SCC Championship Away, To be announced
Saturday, Oct. 27, State Championship, away at Wickham Park to be announced.
Friday, Nov. 2, State Open, away at Wickham Park to be announced.
Saturday, Nov. 10, New England Tournament, away to be announced.
Amity’s Jillian Martin was the game’s high scoring player with 24 points. East Haven’s Olivia Coyle followed with 23 points.
Amity had a 6 point lead after the first quarter 18-12, but it was downhill after that.
Amity 18 10 10 16 – 54
East Haven 12 15 15 21 – 63
The game’s point-makers
Amity: Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 8, Tara Laugeni 8, Emma Gehr 7, Hayley Esparo 4, and Carly Marchitto 3. Totals: 18 13-21 54
East Haven: Kylie Schlottman 22, Alexis Pendziwater 6, Isabella Ragaini 5, Marley Herard 5, Haley Capozzo 2. Totals: 20 19-31 63
3-point goals: Amity 5 (Martin 4, Gehr 1); East Haven 4 (Pendziwater 2, Ragaini 1, Herard 1);
Records: Amity 4-3; East Haven 8-1
The Lady Spartans are HOME tonight at 7 p.m.
Later this week, on Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lady Spartans no doubt will compete in the SCC Championship Meet at Southern CT State University at 6 p.m.
Also on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Girls Volleyball Team (17-1) will play Foran (10-10) in the SCC Quarter Final in Woodbridge at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Spartans had one loss 1-4 and one victory 4-3 against Cheshire during the regular season.
Good luck and continued success to all our fabulous female athletes.
The Lady Spartans 20-5; and Southington 22-1 both have had excellent seasons. This one promises to be a nail-biter for fans.
Today’s Girls’ Tennis has been postponed due to the rain and snow.
On Wednesday, April 6 Girls’ Track is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
Thursday’s schedule includes Track and Girls’ Tennis both at 3:45 p.m. (But the forecast shows rainy weather and possible postponement)
Friday should see the Boys’ Lacrosse team take the field at 4 p.m and Boys Tennis at 3:45 p.m.
On Saturday, the Girls’ Lacrosse game is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The game will begin at 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.
Come cheer on the Lady Spartans as they push toward the State Title.