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Around girls basketball: Lewis Mills and Thomaston on collision course

POSTED December 29, 2010
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia

While it may seem early for a “statement” game as they call them, an intriguing battle is on the horizon next week in the Berkshire League.

Lewis Mills and Thomaston each enter tomorrow night’s games 6-0 and barring any upsets will meet next Friday in Burlington both 8-0.

The Spartans have been the more impressive team to date, with their closest game coming last week when they cruised past Wamogo by 16, 56-40. In the win, Katherine Bayne nailed five threes en route to 20 points, while Amanda Adamski scored 13 and Nicole Bisson added nine.

Tomorrow, Lewis Mills will face Northwestern, which stands at 3-2, followed by a game against Wolcott Tech on Tuesday.

Thomaston, meanwhile, has had two close calls, including a 40-38 triumph at home over Nonnewaug on Tuesday. Maggie Eberhardt led the way with 17 points. Laura Miller scored 13 and Hannah Martin swiped five steals.

On opening night, the Golden Bears slipped past Northwestern on the road, 39-35. Prior to next week’s battle at Lewis Mills, Thomaston will play Litchfield on Thursday then Shepaug three days later.

By then, we should have a clear favorite in the BL.

- Caycee Williams is off to a strong start for Wamogo, averaging 18.5 points through six contests for the Warriors. She poured in 25 points last week in a loss against Lewis Mills, and netted a team-high 16 points in a 46-30 win over Shepaug Tuesday. The Warriors stand at 3-3, but because of Williams, they can’t be taken lightly. Certainly a BL Tournament sleeper.

- Housatonic is off to a nice start, standing at 4-2 following its 50-39 victory over Litchfield Tuesday. Danielle Kearns leads the Mountaineers in scoring, notching 15 points per game. They will play host to Terryville on Thursday.

- A huge matchup is slated for Thursday as 7-0 Torrington will battle 7-0 Holy Cross in Waterbury. The Raiders’ Sarah Royals currently leads the Naugatuck Valley League in scoring, averaging 21.5 points per game. Stay tuned for further coverage of this game from Tim Gaffney on

- Coming Friday: A look around the local boys basketball scene.

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