Thomaston defeats Housatonic girls in season opener

Mia Dodge ran point guard for HVRHS on Dec. 12.

Riley Klein

Thomaston defeats Housatonic girls in season opener

THOMASTON — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) girls basketball dropped a 55-24 decision in Thomaston for the first game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Plagued by turnovers, the Mountaineers struggled to find a rhythm against the Golden Bears. Thomaston utilized full-court press and isolation traps to force steal after steal, steadily building an insurmountable lead.

HVRHS kept a level head and stayed disciplined to the final buzzer. Fueled by an inspiring defensive effort from guard Daniella Brennan, the Mountaineers started to gel as a team in the second half.

Brennan showed the definition of hustle in the third quarter. She battled for rebounds like Dennis Rodman, sprinted back on defense, and disrupted Thomaston’s tempo.

By the fourth quarter, HVRHS had stopped the bleeding. They scored 11 of their 24 points in the final eight minutes. The hot streak simply came too late, and Thomaston took the victory.

Tessa Dekker led HVRHS in scoring with 7 points.

Thomaston was led in scoring by Nicole Decker, who finished with 25 points.

The HVRHS girls will host Nonnequag on Dec. 23 for a morning match. Tip off is at 11:30 a.m.

Photo by Riley Klein

Mia Dodge ran point guard for HVRHS on Dec. 12.

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