Nathan Hale-Ray girls makes some noise at Valley Regional

By Kevin Hotary - Staff Writer
East Haddam - posted Tue., Jan. 24, 2012
Nathan Hale-Ray's Lauren Schmittberger takes a shot over Valley's Mallory Rioux. Photos by Kevin Hotary.
Nathan Hale-Ray's Lauren Schmittberger takes a shot over Valley's Mallory Rioux. Photos by Kevin Hotary.

After jumping out to a quick 9-0 lead barely two minutes into their game at Valley Regional High School, it looked like it was going to be an easy night for the Nathan Hale-Ray Little Noises girls’ basketball team. But a 3-pointer from Lauren Budney got things started for the Warriors, who then went on a 14-4 point run to end the first quarter on top, 14-13.

In a game that featured tough defense, as well as a number of missed opportunities by both teams, the Noises gained an edge later in the game that they didn’t lose, going home with a 46-32 victory.  With the victory, Nathan Hale-Ray raised its record to 5-9 for the season, while Valley Regional fell to 2-10.

In an exciting and tightly-fought junior varsity game, Valley Regional held on for a 24-23 victory.  After trailing throughout the second half, Hale-Ray tied the game with 17 seconds on a shot from in close by sophomore Jen Staples. But the Noises got into foul trouble, and Valley’s Emily McKosky sunk a free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining, giving the Warriors the victory.


Home
Let us know what you think!
Please be as specific as possible.
Include your name and email if you would like a response back.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
T
V
6
Q
v
c
Enter the code without spaces and pay attention to upper/lower case.