Leading the charge
Naugatuck senior Shane Swierbitowicz led the Greyhounds with 10 points and six rebounds in the season-opener on Tuesday, a 63-39 loss to Kennedy.
Woodland senior Dylan Sender emerged as the offensive leader for the Hawks in their season-opener on Tuesday. Sender knocked down 10 points in a 52-32 loss to St. Paul.
Another scorer in town
Teams may be surprised when they try and stop Woodland’s scoring leader Morina Bojka. Fellow senior Maddie Hupprich has shown the ability to make teams pay, including a team-high 20 points in the Hawks’ 53-27 win over Ansonia Dec. 14.
Woodland junior Eliza Smith is quickly becoming one of the Hawks’ key players. She is averaging nine points per game and had 15 points in a 53-27 win over Ansonia Dec. 14.
A leader in the making
Naugatuck junior Molly Kennedy is quickly taking on a leadership role for the girls basketball team. She had a game-high 11 points in the Greyhounds’ 39-31 win Dec. 16 over Oxford.
The Greyhounds opened the season Tuesday with a 97-79 win over Kennedy. Eric Cruz won the 50 freestyle (50.0) and the diving event (113.80) to pace Naugy (1-0). Other individual winners included Brandon Thomas (100 butterfly), Omari Solomon (100 freestyle), Austin Herb (500 freestyle) and Spencer Maher (200 freestyle). Naugatuck was scheduled to swim a scrimmage against Glastonbury on Thursday. Naugatuck won’t be back in action until Jan. 6 versus Crosby.
Word from the Woods
Woodland opened the season with a 103-77 win over Crosby/Waterbury Career on Tuesday. Individual event winners for the Hawks (1-0) included Colin Kennelly (50 free and 100 free), Jake Stow (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke) Greg Aldrich (200 IM), Riley Clark (diving), and Zack Arisian (500 free). Woodland was scheduled to face Northwestern on Thursday. The Hawks will be back in the pool on Jan. 4 against Torrington.