A first win and a first loss were the highlights and lowlights of a Friday night of basketball.
At Stratford High’s Needham Gym, first-year Red Devils girls coach Kelsey Gilmore notched her first-ever varsity coaching victory.
At Bunnell, meanwhile, the Bulldogs dropped their first game of the season—a contest they should have won.
Here’s a look at yesterday’s action.
Stratford 52, Bridgeport Central 5
A balanced scoring attack led the Red Devils to the win, Gilmore’s first as a varsity coach.
Abby Anka netted 13 points while Sami Perley had 12 points for Stratford, which improved to 1-1. Amanda Ogrodowicz netted 10 while Leyna Upchurch netted six more.
Juliette Macisco dished out 8 assists for Stratford, which put the game away with a 19-point second quarter.
Notre Dame-Fairfield 40, Bunnell 39
Max Mitchell’s elbow jumper with 39 seconds left gave Notre Dame-Fairfield a 40-39 win over Bunnell in the championship game of the Bunnell Tip-off Tournament.
The Bulldogs had three shots to win the game, but missed all to slip to 1-1 on the season.
Derrick Gyimah’s 14 points led the Bunnell effort while Jaden McDowell had 10 and Kevin Lanham eight.
The Bulldogs led 37-31 after three quarters, but only scored two points in the final eight minutes.