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Mountaineers lose quarter final

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE -- The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team was defeated 52-34 by Trinity Catholic in a quarterfinal game at HVRHS Tuesday, March 5.

The loss ends a deep run into the state tournament (Class S) for the Mountaineers.

The Lady Crusaders led 13-2 at the end of the first quarter. Guards Emma Gardner and Caitlyn Scott played their HVRHS counterparts, Sierra O’Niel and Christina Winburn, very closely and were able to disrupt the Mountaineer offense.

O’Niel accounted for HVRHS’ first seven points.

The Mountaineers kept chipping away, with some excellent rebounding on both ends of the court.

But ultimately they had no answer for the Trinity Catholic offense, especially senior center Iyanna Lops, who is headed for Division I Cal-State University at Bakersfield in the fall.