NEWINGTON - Lilly Ferguson and Alexie Armour helped lead the Newington girls basketball team to the CCC Championship Tournament title game and on Friday the duo helped lead the team to a conference crown.
Both finished the night with a double-double - Ferguson with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Armour with 10 points and 10 boards - as top-seeded Newington beat second-seeded Windsor 52-40 in what was the team’s second trip to the CCC finals in the past three years.
Madison Romanello added nine points and 10 rebounds, while Karissa Zocco had nine points, four assists and three steals for Newington, which with the win completed its season 15-0.
Newington led the game from the beginning, jumping out to a 16-10 lead after the first quarter and a 22-18 lead after the half. Over the final 16 minutes of play, Newington outscored Windsor 31-12.
Plainville 45, Conard 40: The Blue Devils got off to a slow start to the season, but made sure to cap off their year on a strong note.
Omarion Miller scored a game-high 21 points to lead Plainville to the CCC Bracket No. 4 Tournament championship.
“We gutted one out tonight,” head coach Scot Wenzel said. “We were exhausted from last night's game, but found a way to pull it out. Proud of this team and how they stuck together and finished the year. We finished on a five-game winning streak. It’s a special senior group that has gone through a lot over the last 4 years.”
The Blue Devils were down early and struggled to find a rhythm in the first half. Down 10 after the first 16 minutes of play and came out in the third quarter and began to chip away, getting their deficit to 35-28 in the process.
As the game went into the fourth quarter, Miller took over. Plainville was also 8-for-10 from the free throw line.