Panthers hit the court Tuesday night in a tough and gritty matchup. The Pomperaug Panthers proved too much for our Masuk team. The Masuk Panthers lost 58-38, due to a combination of tough calls, unlucky shots and a lot of fouls.
Led by captains Alannah Tremalio and Claire Maritnsky, the girls scored seven points in the first quarter of the game in a tight battle with Pomperaug. The second quarter got a little physical and both teams lost their cool. Masuk added 10 more points in the quarter, including four from senior Kaitlyn Bodden. In the second half, the girls racked up 21 points with a final score of 38 to Pomperaug’s 58.
The calls did not go in Masuk’s favor. They ended the night with 25 fouls against them, and two players, Natalie Lieto and Tremalio fouled out.
“In last night’s game we went through struggles with some unfair calls and a lot of foul trouble but overall our team as a whole played strong and hard all the way to the end. We as a team have grown a lot together this season and we are putting up tough battles against every team we play. Our goal is to make it to states and put up a tough run in SWC’s,” Tremalio said.
Currently, the girls are 6-8, with a 0.43 win percentage. With big wins against Harding (54-13) and Bassick (54-12), the lady panthers started the season strong. Adding to their success, the girls also walked away with wins from Shelton, Joel Barlow, Weston, and Stratford.
The girl’s varsity basketball is charging through in hopes of bouncing back this Friday at 7:00 in Newtown. Come cheer on your panthers and don’t miss this rivalry game!