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Mills gym not an easy one to come out with a win....

POSTED December 12, 2012
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney



The Lewis Mills girls improved to 3-0 with a 59-35 win over Terryville on Tuesday night in Burlington. Hope Shevchuck (pictured here driving) scored nine points and helped the Spartans get off to a fast start.

BURLINGTON: It’s a tough gym to play in.
Anytime. The Lewis Mills Spartans own one of the best home court advantages in the area with a rich history of running other teams until they can run no more.
It’s been that way since I first entered the gym in the late ‘90’s and will be like that long after I stop clicking these keys.
On Tuesday night, the Terryville Kangaroos were reminded of just how tough the joint can be when they dropped a 59-35 decision to one of the BL’s best this season.
Not that the ’Roos won’t make some noise this season, they have a nice team that works well together and upset Northwestern in their season opener last week.
Twin guards Olivia and Julia Pilarski are a potent group, Olivia in particular had a strong second half that saw her finish with 19 points.
The trouble for Terryville came in the form of a cold shooting start that put them down double digits early.
In Burlington, you don’t come back from that often but the two will meet again later this season in Terryville, also a tough place to play in. Expect a closer one in game two.
Mills junior Teagan Dunn will no doubt be one of the BL’s best players this season with a smooth and tough inside game and a nifty hook shot from either side of the basket.
Senior Hope Shevchuck (9 pts) and sophomore Natalie Ruel (15 pts) are fearless when it comes to attacking the basket and did it often in the Spartans third straight win. Nice match up on Friday night in Burlington as Thomaston comes to town for a battle of the unbeaten. 
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BURLINGTON: It’s a tough gym to play in.

Anytime.

The Lewis Mills Spartans own one of the best home court advantages in the area with a rich history of running other teams until they can run no more.

It’s been that way since I first entered the gym in the late ‘90’s and will be like that long after I stop clicking these keys.

On Tuesday night, the Terryville Kangaroos were reminded of just how tough the joint can be when they dropped a 59-35 decision to one of the BL’s best this season.

Not that the ’Roos won’t make some noise this season, they have a nice team that works well together and upset Northwestern in their season opener last week.

Twin guards Olivia and Julia Pilarski are a potent group, Olivia in particular had a strong second half that saw her finish with 19 points.

The trouble for Terryville came in the form of a cold shooting start that put them down double digits early.

In Burlington, you don’t come back from that often but the two will meet again later this season in Terryville, also a tough place to play in. Expect a closer one in game two.

Mills junior Teagan Dunn will no doubt be one of the BL’s best players this season with a smooth and tough inside game and a nifty hook shot from either side of the basket.

Senior Hope Shevchuck (9 pts) and sophomore Natalie Ruel (15 pts) are fearless when it comes to attacking the basket and did it often in the Spartans third straight win.

Nice match up on Friday night in Burlington as Thomaston comes to town for a battle of the unbeaten. …….   

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