Eagles Dominate the Hardwood

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Co-Sports Editor

trumbull-basketball-celebratesRanked number one in the state. It’s only that the team has a star player, right? Actually, the Eagles relied on an entire lineup of impressive scorers which have a great chemistry, instead of just one player in particular. Claudia Tucci may be a name prominent in headlines, but her teammates Taylor Brown, Aisling Maguire, Julie Keckler were also actively recognized for their selflessness in the game, which has led to an undefeated season record.

When asked about some of the causes for their success this season, junior shooting guard Kristen Pagliaro said, “We’re really focusing on playing as a team this year, We had good talent last year but I think the difference is how well we share the ball.”

She went on to reflect on their work ethic, saying “We work really hard every day at practice, always trying to improve. We are constantly setting new goals for ourselves and pushing each other to get better. No matter what team we play, we know we have to go out and play the way we can.”

Along with Ridgefield, the Eagles were the favorites to win the title. The margin in the ranks were not great, but the girls continued to distance themselves from the rest of the league with their feats of persistence. Playing against Wilton, Trumbull was able to pull away by seven points in the final minutes of the game, showing their brilliance in the most crucial moments.

Senior captain Taylor Brown stated “It was a really good win because both teams played really hard. Wilton played really well but it all came down to our defense and slowing things down and getting good shots on offense. To keep moving forward we have to keep playing like a team and working hard every day.”

The girl’s “run to the sun” brought them all the way to the Class LL Final against New London at Mohegan Sun. Although they suffered a heartbreaking 42-36 loss, the Eagles kept their heads up high in regard to their amazing season record: 26-2 and LL State Championship Runner-Up! Congratulations to all the team members and a big thank you to all of the seniors for their hard work!

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