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Gilbert girls basketball team edges out Housatonic

Gilbert coach Gerry Hicks, center, posed with, from left, seniors Deanna Delacruz, Grace Valickis and Ali Brochu. Photo by Jesse Williams

WINSTED — With a shot at history, in a knife’s-edge race against hated rival Northwestern Regional High in the Berkshire League standings, The Gilbert School girls varsity basketball team (12-5) stepped into the gym on Thursday, Feb. 2, with everything to gain.

Standing staunch against top-dog Housatonic (16-2), the Yellowjackets dug in, rallying late and holding off a furious last-ditch effort by the Mountaineers to secure a 39-38 upset. 

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