January 16, 2022

Old Lyme Girl’s Basketball: Fenton, Loflin Combine for 22 Wildcat Points, But Westbrook Still Wins

Kate Walsh (#5), third from left in photo, dribbles the ball during the Wildcats game against Westbrook Tuesday, Dec. 28.

OLD LYME — Last Tuesday, Dec. 28, the Old Lyme Wildcats — playing at home — were defeated 39-31 by the Westbrook Knights, despite junior Alexis Fenton netting 12 points while senior Megan Loflin both added 10 points and took 13 rebounds.

Top Wildcat scorer Alexis Fenton prepares to throw the ball to Megan Loflin during the game against Westbrook. All photos by A. Fenton.

Coach Don Bugbee said after the game, “Westbrook played very well for the win on a night when we struggled a great deal offensively.”

Old Lyme’s Melanie Warren #11 defends energetically against a Westbrook shot towards the hoop.

Putting a positive spin on the outcome, he noted, “We will learn from it and move on to the next game.”

Megan Loflin (#30) scores two of her 10 points during the game against Westbrook.

 

The girls should have played St. Bernard game on Thursday but the game had to be postponed because five girls on the St. Bernard team tested positive for COVID-19.

Westbrook ‘s Varsity record is now 3-0 while Old Lyme’s stands at 2-2.

There was no Junior Varsity game since Westbrook does not have a JV Team.

The Old Lyme girls play Hale Ray away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, with the varsity team tipping off at 7 p.m. and JV at 5:30 p.m.

Then on Friday, Jan. 7, both the Old Lyme girls and boys teams play away at Old Saybrook in what is expected to be an especially exciting  afternoon and evening of basketball.  The JV girls tip off at 3:30 p.m., the Varsity girls at 5 p.m. and then the Varsity boys follow at 7 p.m.

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