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Holy Cross, Torrington, Kennedy and Crosby win opening round games of NVL Tournament.

POSTED February 22, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Paige Middleton scored 18 points on Saturday as the Raiders disposed of Oxford by a 60-27 score. Middleton and Brie Pergola have become one of the best combos in the NVL this season.

WATERBURY: Round one of the Naugatuck Valley League girls basketball tournament is in the books and for the most part, things went according to script.

Top-seed Holy Cross beat up on Wolcott by a 62-35 score, while second-ranked Torrington had little trouble in disposing of Oxford by a 60-27 final.

In the lone upset of the day, hosted by the Crusaders, the number six seed, Kennedy got by the third seed, St Paul, by a 57-52 score to move on to face the Raiders at home on Monday night in the semi-finals.

Fourth-ranked Crosby and fifth-seeded Watertown played the closest game of the day with the Bulldogs winning by a 49-47 final and get Holy Cross on Monday.

The opener will be Torrington/Kennedy at 5 p.m., followed by Holy Cross/Crosby at 7 p.m.

Torrington handled the Eagles in Torrington by a 63-38 margin in their only meeting of the season, while the Crusaders beat Crosby twice but both times, the games where close (54-44 and 42-30).

Expect battles in both contests.  

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