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Three in a row for Housy girls basketball

FALLS VILLAGE — After beginning the season with four straight losses, the Housatonic Valley Regional High School varsity girls basketball team has rebounded (so to speak). They won their third straight game in a row in an away match at The Gilbert School in Winsted on Friday, Jan. 8. The final score was 51-36.

It was a rough and tumble game from the outset, with both teams racking up a large number of fouls in the first quarter. Housy alone had more than 10 fouls.

Throughout the game, coaches from both teams and the audience of 50 people loudly questioned the calls made by the referees.

The Housy girls took the lead in the first quarter, blowing by Gilbert with a score of 15 to 5.

Slowly but surely, Gilbert tried to come back in the second quarter, ending it with Housy still in the lead, 23 to 19.

By the end of the third quarter, Housy was still ahead, 37 to 29.

In the end, despite the many fouls called on both teams, Housy pulled far ahead and stayed there until the closing buzzer.

“The referees definitely called many more fouls than we’re used to,” coach Parker Strong said after the game. “The girls played hard here, but I have to give the other team credit for a good game. We were not comfortable during the first half, but by the second half everything was smooth sailing.”

With the win, as of last Friday, Housy now has a record of three wins and five losses.

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