New London girls fall at HTC
BY ANDY KRUTSINGER
Mt. Pleasant News
FT. MADISON — It was a tough end of the season for the New London girls.
The Tigers battled youth and injury for the better part of the last month of the season and they just didn’t have enough left to challenge Holy Trinity Catholic in their regional first round game on Thursday night.
The Crusaders jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back as New London’s season came to an end with a 59-34 defeat.
HTC’s defense suffocated New London for the entire first half as the Crusaders outscored the Tigers 13-5 in the first quarter and 12-5 in the second quarter to take a 25-10 lead into halftime.
The Tiger offense woke up a bit in the second half but they couldn’t beat HTC in any quarters. The Crusaders won the second half, 34-24, to stretch their lead to 25 by the end of the game.
Camryn Blint scored 14 points to lead the Tigers in the loss. Alisha Boles had nine points. Sydni Coleman scored seven. Madysen Wahls had three and Layney Loyd rounded out the New London scorers with one.
New London finished the year 9-12 overall. Injuries to their starting posts left the Tigers in a tough spot and they lost their last five games of the year after a 4-1 stretch in mid-January.
HTC moved on to play at Burlington Notre Dame in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night. The winner of that contest will play the Seymour vs. Moravia winner in the regional semifinals three nights later.