Stuffing the stat sheet
Woodland junior Hana Bojka has shown lately she got game. In last Wednesday’s 58-35 win over Watertown, Bojka posted a triple double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Making a presence
Naugatuck freshman Alyssa Roberts has been giving the Greyhounds some quality minutes. Last Wednesday, in a close 44-41 win over Ansonia, Roberts was the second-leading scorer with eight points to help Naugy secure the win.
Leading by example
Woodland senior Haley Andrews is not only a captain on the young Hawks’ team, she is a bona fide scoring threat. Andrews led the Hawks to a 58-35 win over Wilby last Wednesday with a game-high 21 points.
Naugatuck junior Shannon Burns can shoot from the perimeter. She hit three 3-pointers in a 53-50 overtime win at Watertown last Friday and led the team with 17 points. On Tuesday, she led the team with 15 points on five 3-pointers in a 53-40 win over Wolcott.
Sparking a comeback
Woodland senior captain Eliza Smith didn’t let a little thing like a 12-0 deficit phase her last Friday. She had 23 points to lead the Hawks to a thrilling, come-from-behind 56-47 win over Torrington.
Naugatuck had a successful day at the McReavey Invitational at Wesleyan University in Middletown last weekend. The 4×200 relay squad of Nick Airall, Derek Sampaio, Paul Marsh and Aren Seeger finished third in 1:38.51. Seeger raced to victory in the 55 hurdles (7.90), and Ben Healy was second in the pole vault (11-6). Ross Via finished fourth in the 1600 meters (4:50.40). On the girls side, Makayla Teixeira (9.69) and Alyssa Zarrella (9.91) qualified for the state meet in the 55 hurdles. The Greyhounds will gear up for the NVL championship on Jan. 29 with a meet this weekend at the Yale Classic.
Word from the Woods
The Hawks have posted plenty of state qualifying numbers. At the Jan. 6 Elm City Relays in New Haven, the boys distance medley team of Matt Iannone, Sean Mardin, Matt Luxeder and Charlie Schwarz finished third in 11:40.69. Tom Smith was sixth (6.79) in the 55 meter, and Craig Starkey placed fifth (12-0) in the pole vault. On the girls side, Jasmine Michie finished third (35-5) in the shot put, Erika Michie finished sixth (7.76) in the 55 meters, and Alexandra Cianciolo qualified for the state meet with a 10.17 in the 55 hurdles. The Hawks will have a final tune up on Saturday at the Shoreline Coaches Invitational prior to the NVL championship on Jan. 29.