TORRINGTON: After not playing in 19 days, Torrington girls basketball coach Mike Fritch wasn’t sure what to expect as his team was finally able to get back on the hardwood on Tuesday night when they faced off against Woodland.
“I had no idea how we were going to play,” Fritch said. “We hadn’t played since December 23 and it’s just not the same in practice.”
To top it off, the Raiders were playing against the Hawks, a team that came in with a 5-1 mark and wins over Seymour (6-1) and Wolcott (4-3).
Flash forward 24 plus hours and Torrington finds themselves on a two-game winning streak after beating the Hawks by a 52-41 final on Tuesday and traveling to Waterbury where they took care of Crosby by a final of 54-32.
Sophomore Haley Burger and her older sister, Marissa (a senior) have led the way in both games with a strong assist from several other Raiders.
In the home win against Woodland, Marissa Burger scored 17 while Haley Burger added 16.
Junior Amelia Boulli had a strong game for the Raiders with eight points and 12 boards while Brianna Murelli grabbed 10 rebounds.
Junior Rachel Brewer-Karimi continued her stellar defensive play for Fritch.
“Rachel may not score a lot, but she is relentless on defense.” Fritch said. “We put her on the other team’s best player, and she keeps the pressure on them all game.”
Last night against the Bulldogs, Haley tallied 18 and Marissa 11 as the Raiders improve to 3-2 on the year.
It’ll be a lot of games in a short period of time at some point this season as Torrington looks to try and catch up on the games they missed.
Torrington is scheduled to play at St Paul on Friday night.
Staying safe and healthy will be the key.