Lady Eagles Edge Out Rivals in FCIACs

Christopher Rzasa
EE Senior Sports Editor ‘14

For the past couple of years the Trumbull Lady Eagles basketball team has been a major competitor in the FCIAC, and the 2014 season is no different. So far this year they are 10-6 overall and 9-5 in the FCIAC. Although they haven’t yet lived up to last year’s season where Lady Eagles went to FCIAC finals, this season is not one to overlook. This the team’s offense is off the charts, scoring 50 or more points in 8 of their 14 games up to January 31st, scoring 752 total and averaging 47 points a game. Now, their defense has been pretty solid, only allowing an average of 31.2 points a game and 499 total.

One of their most dominant games was against Bassick where they only allowed 9 total points. This game was basically in Trumbull’s hands from the moment it started. When the 1st half ended it was 35-3 in favor of Trumbull. First quarter was a mere 14-2 compared to the 2nd quarter when the Lady Eagles went on a 21-1 run throughout the quarter. In all aspects of the game they controlled and defeated Bassick 53-9 and 3 of Bassick’s points came off of foul shots.

After their dominant win over Bassick, the Lady Eagles faced two very tough loses against Darien, 40-46, and an OT Thriller against Wilton, 43-47. This game against Wilton was relatively evenly matched by both teams and a thriller to watch in the stands. Going into the 2nd half Trumbull was down 24-20 but closed the margin to within three points again at the start of the 4th quarter. The problem was that Trumbull’s shooting was a bit inaccurate so it was hard for them to really mount a big run. They ended up taking the lead by 3 with 1:30, but then Wilton landed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to tie it, then Wilton just took the lead and never looked back to take the win.

They had two quick and easy wins after this, one against Brien McMahon, 55-12, and another against Harding, 58-34. Then what should have been another win in the book against St. Joes was quite the opposite. It started out in Trumbull’s favor; with the first quarter ending with a 13-9 Trumbull lead. After that everything just completely fell apart. St. Joes scored 14 points the 2nd quarter where Trumbull scored nothing. None of their shots would fall in even though they were getting their rebounds and causing turnovers. So going into halftime Trumbull was losing 23-13. They were able to actually able to score in the 3rd quarter, but the St. Joes kept their lead at 10, going into the final quarter with the score 23-13. Another dismal quarter came for the Lady Eagles where none of their shots could go in, and managed to only score 3 points and lose 25-41. A heartbreaking loss was when they faced Westhill by a score of 35-37, luckily the Lady Eagles were able to bounce back against Central and demolish them by scoring a season high 62 points, and only allowing Central to score 30.

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