May 17, 2022

Old Lyme Basketball Update: Boys, Girls Both Win Big Against H-K Teams

Senior Ali Kyle makes a lay-up to score for Old Lyme in Monday’s game against Haddam-Killingworth. Kyle ended the game with 15 points.

OLD LYME — Both the boys’ and girls’ Old Lyme basketball defeated their Haddam-Killingworth (H-K) opponents yesterday evening. The girls won handily 36-20 at H-K while the boys, playing at home, secured a convincing 66-48 victory.

Meghan Loflin (center) defends effectively in the game against H-K

In the girls’ game, the girls made a terrific come-back in the second half, holding H-K to only four points in the third quarter and keeping a completely clean sheet in the fourth.

Senior Ali Kyle scored 15 points and made six steals, freshman Kate Walsh notched six points and six steals while senior Megan Loflin took eight rebounds, plus five blocks and four steals.

Junior Alexis Fenton leaves her opponent behind as she advances up the court.

After the game, a delighted coach Don Bugbee said by email, “After not playing (3) scheduled games over the last 2 weeks because of COVID issues and a snow day cancellation, we got off to a very slow start against a much bigger HK team.”

He continued, “Defensive changes, starting in the second quarter and continuing throughout the second half, were the differences that allowed the girls to come away with the win.”

Three boys made major contributions to their team’s win with Jacob Ritchie scoring 20 points while adding seven  steals and three rebounds, John Almy making 19 points, six rebounds and two assists, and Caden Monte also notching 19 points along with six rebounds and a block.
Coach Ken Beeman commented later in an email, “A strong second quarter gave us the energy we needed. The boys carried the momentum throughout the rest of the game.”

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