October 5, 2022

Old Lyme Girls Pull Off Major Come-Back to Defeat St. Bernard

Old Lyme Senior Megan Loflin, who tallied a total of 22 points in the game, scores from the free-throw line. All photos by Andrea Fenton.

OLD LYME —Playing away in the Powers gym at Montville, the Old Lyme girls staged a gritty come-back on Wednesday evening against a resilient St Bernard group, finally securing a 46-39 victory.

The Wildcats were down 26-16 at half-time but, in a determined effort by the whole team, held the Saints to only 13 points in the second half, while themselves scoring a remarkable 30 points.

Melanie Warren shoots successfully from the free throw line.

Old Lyme Senior Megan Loflin played an outstanding game scoring 22 points and making 13 rebounds while Junior Alexis Fenton not only added 12 points but also went 7 for 8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Alexis Fenton sinks a three-pointer against St. Bernard during the final quarter.

Coach Bugbee commented after the game, “We did not play to our potential in the first half of the game, and we were down by 10 at the half.”

Somewhat tongue in cheek, Bugbee continued, “After a ‘spirited’ halftime talk [from him], the girls regrouped and outscored the opponent 30-13 in the second half for the win.”

He summarized the game’s outcome, saying, “Second half point production, solid team defense and making foul shots were the differences in the end.”

Old Lyme’s record is now 8-6.

The girls face Portland tonight away with JV tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

The Old Lyme boys were defeated 46-81 by Waterford on Tuesday evening. John Almy was top scorer for the Wildcats scoring 11 points and making three rebounds, while Nick Cox notched eight points.