Stamford nips RCS in girls' tourney

The Roxbury girls’ basketball team got out to a fast start building an early 10-point lead over the host school in last week’s Stamford Booster Tournament. The Rockets led 10-3 after the opening eight minutes of play, and took an 18-12 lead into the lockers at the half. The game slipped away from the
Rockets in the second half when Stamford came from behind to squeeze out a 30-27 decision.

Stamford cranked up their defense during the second half to secure the victory. The host school held Roxbury to only nine points during the final 16 minutes. Stamford made up the seven-point deficit during the third period besting the Rockets 12-4 to carry a 24-22 lead into the game’s final quarter.
Cassie Erhart and Kimi Freer shared game high scoring honors for Stamford with nine points each. Kennedy Faraci scored eight points, Kendal Sprague six and Brittany Keator five for Roxbury.

Stamford and Roxbury both lost in games played on Wednesday with Stamford dropping the title game to Milford and Laurens toppling Roxbury. Freer and Erhardt were Stamford Tournament All-Stars. Kendal Sprague was named to the All-Tournament team from Roxbury. The Rockets play at McS on Friday.