Overtime with Ken Morse

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Mo’s Moments
Season high
Naugatuck senior Ese Onakpoma scored a then season-high 27 points in a 69-53 win over Holy Cross Jan. 25 and was 143 points away from the 1,000 career point mark.

Bench work
Woodland freshman reserve Lindsay Koliani put down 10 points to help the Hawks earn a 54-27 win over Terryville on Jan. 19.

Leading the way
Woodland senior Brady Anderson scored a career-high 16 points to lead the Hawks to a comeback victory, 52-49, over Derby on Jan. 24.

Career high
Naugatuck senior Jourdyn Brown knocked down a career-high 14 points to lead the Greyhounds in scoring during an 80-44 loss to Holy Cross on Jan. 25.

Steady influence
Naugatuck senior Kendall Allen is a force to be reckoned with. She scored a career-high 29 points for the Greyhounds in their 56-53 setback against Crosby on Jan. 26.

Word from the Woods
Boys basketball
The Woodland Hawks lost a 33-23 halftime lead and trailed 42-40 heading into the final quarter against Derby on Jan. 24. Brady Anderson had the hot hand knocking down a team-high 16 points to help Woodland escape with a 52-49 win. Rob Moriarty chipped in with 11 points. Dan Hartnett contributed eight points with Nate Bodnar and Ethan Stepputtis adding seven points each. The Hawks fell to 6-7 on the season after losing, 78-59, to Kennedy on Jan. 25. Woodland trailed 52-47 going into the final quarter but was outscored 26-12 in the final eight minutes. Moriarty led the Hawks with 24 points, Croy Mastropietro added 11 points and Anderson checked in with 10 points. Woodland was scheduled to play at St. Paul on Jan. 28, then host WCA on Tuesday.

Naugy Notes
Boys basketball
The Greyhounds put a couple of more games into the win column, improving to 11-0 on the season. On Friday Jan. 21, the Greyhounds dunked Seymour by a wide margin of 77-47. Ese Onakpoma threw down 19 points as Naugy opened up with a quick 41-16 halftime advantage. Avery Hinnant sent 18 points through the cylinder with Jayshawn Lindsay knocking down 13 points and Ryan Noble adding 10 points. Naugy throttled Holy Cross on Jan. 25 to the tune of 69-53. The Hounds broke out to a commanding 37-17 lead at the break. Onakpoma scored a season-high 27 points with Lindsay adding 20 points and Hinnant securing 14 points. Aiden Robertson scored eight points to help finish off the Crusaders.
Naugy was scheduled to begin a busy week Tuesday at Kennedy, followed by a road game against Ansonia on Wednesday. The Greyhounds host St. Paul on Friday at 7 o’clock.