Tag Archives: girls basketball


Hawks show heart as they learn on the fly

WATERBURY — The overall inexperience of the Woodland girls basketball team makes winning a challenge early in the season. The Hawks (0-4) have yet to break into the win column…

Andrea Piccolo (22) led Woodland with 8 points as the Hawks fell to Plainfield, 58-30, in the opening round of the Class M state tournament Tuesday. -FILE PHOTO

Hawks can’t overcome slow start

PLAINFIELD — A slow start hampered the Woodland girls in the opening round of the Class M state tournament Tuesday as the No. 25-seeded Hawks fell to No. 8 Plainfield, 58-30. Five…

Angelina Piccirillo (10) led Naugatuck with 11 points as the Greyhounds fell to Norwich Free Academy, 62-35, in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament Tuesday. -FILE PHOTO

Greyhounds bow out of states

NORWICH — The Naugatuck girls battled Norwich Free Academy in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament Tuesday and trailed, 31-20, at the half. But the No. 20-ranked…

Alma Rizvani (20) of Woodland tries to drive through Paige Middelton (12) of Torrington during the Naugatuck Valley League tournament at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury Monday. The Hawks fell to the Red Raiders, 61-39. –RA ARCHIVE

Hawks fall in NVL quarterfinals

WATERBURY — A second monumental upset of Naugatuck Valley League girls title contender Torrington was not to be for Woodland. The Hawks, who were one of just four teams to…

Naugatuck’s Steph Lima (15) sets for a shot as Holy Cross’ Chelsea Houlihan (23) runs into to defend Feb. 1 in Waterbury. The Greyhounds lost the game, 51-43, but bounced back with a 46-21 win over Sacred Heart Tuesday night to clinch a spot in the state tournament. –KEN MORSE

Naugy clinches tourney bid on senior night

NAUGATUCK — It was only fitting that the four seniors who helped turn around the Naugatuck girls basketball team after missing the state tournament a few years ago played an…

Woodland’s Andrea Piccolo (22) hauls in one of her 11 rebounds Tuesday night in front of Seymour’s Aleesha Johnson (13). The Hawks won, 45-35. –KEN MORSE

Hawks surge past Seymour

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls basketball team struggled for most of the first half on Tuesday against  Seymour before pulling away for a 45-35 victory. Both teams were sluggish early; with 2:28…

Maple Hill Elementary School students Jacob Blair, Elijah Borunda, Brayden Alves, Hudson Bombery and Michael Fortunato won a drawing to sit courtside with the Greyhounds Jan. 25. –KEN MORSE

Naugy girls closing in on postseason bid

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls moved one step closer to qualifying for the state tournament with a 68-37 win over Derby last Friday as the Greyhounds celebrated Maple Hill Elementary School Night….

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Slow start dooms Hawks

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls fell behind on Tuesday night and never recovered. St. Paul Catholic scored the game’s first 10 points and Mekaela Giantonio made seven 3-pointers to lift the…

Woodland’s Andrea Piccolo (22) makes a move to the basket last Friday night versus Naugatuck in Beacon Falls. The Greyhounds won the game, 41-35. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Greyhounds finish off Hawks

BEACON FALLS — The Naugatuck girls basketball team saw a few games fall by the wayside in the final period over the first half of the season, accounting for four…

The Naugatuck and Woodland girls basketball teams faced off Jan. 11 in Beacon Falls. The Greyhounds came out on top with a 41-35 win. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI