October 5, 2022

Basketball Update: Old Lyme Girls Crush Portland, Fall to Valley in Shoreline Quarter-Final

In impressive shooting, Old Lyme Senior Megan Loflin scored 9/9 free throws in the game against Portland. All photos by Andrea Fenton.

LYME/OLD LYME — 2/20 UPDATE: The sixth-seeded Old Lyme girls were defeated 59-25 by third-seeded Valley Regional in Saturday’s Shoreline Conference quarter-final.

Old Lyme (13-8).On Thursday evening, Feb 17, the Old Lyme girls, playing away, ended their regular season with a convincing 52-37 victory over Portland. With a 13-7 record, Old Lyme now advance to the Shoreline Conference as #6 seeds and will face #3 seeds Valley Regional this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Senior Ali Kyle defends against a Portland player.

The other quarter-final games are #8 Westbrook at #1 East Hampton at 12pm, #7 Morgan at #2 Cromwell at 3 p.m., and #5 Coginchaug at #4 North Branford at 7 p.m. The semi-finals will be played Tuesday, Feb. 22, and the final is on Friday, Feb. 25.

Sophomore Ava Roth makes a lay-up on the way to another successful hoop.

Coach Don Bugbee commented after the game, “This was a very good team effort overall for sure and a nice way to wrap up the regular season.”

Junior Alexis Fenton sinks a three-pointer in the Portland game.

In the Portland game, senior Megan Loflin scored an impressive 21 points with 10 rebounds while junior Alexis Fenton notched 9 points and 3 steals.

Sophomore Ava Roth scored 8 points and made 7 steals, freshman Kate Walsh and senior Melanie Warren scored 6 points apiece, and senior Ali Kyle added 2 points and 4 steals.

Next up:

Shoreline Tournament

Qtr-Finals Sat Feb 19