The Cromwell Panthers closed the gap on the St. Joseph Cadets with a 12-3 third quarter but the Cadets still lead, 34-28, heading into the fourth quarter of the CIAC Class M girls basketbal final at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Cadest closed the first quarter with a 5-0 run to take an 11-6 lead and then outscored Cromwell, 20-10, to go up by 15 points, 31-16, at halftime.

Bridget Sharnick leads the Cadets with a game-best 13 points, while Shannon O’Meara and Caitlin Sharnick each have six.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total 
St. Joe’s 11 20 3 34
Cromwell 6 10 12 28