Girls basketball: Trumbull falls to New Fairfield

 After closing to within five points, 30-25, after three quarters, the Trumbull High girls basketball team was forced into a foul situation over the final eight minutes in losing to New Fairfield, 48-34, Friday night in Trumbull.

The Rebels, who won for the second time this season and for the 25th time in their last 27 games, made 11-of-13 free throws down the stretch.

Using zone pressure, the Eagles rallied from a 23-16 halftime deficit and, after being down by as many as 13 points (29-16), outscored New Fairfield, 9-1, before closing the gap even further to 30-27 on a basket by Claudia Tucci early in the fourth quarter.

But the Rebels, led by 16 points by junior Kristen Teklits and a combined 27 from guards Bridget Zima (14) and Emily Farrell (13), pulled away for the win.

Tucci, paced the 1-1 Eagles with 13 points and had 12 rebounds.

Trumbull will meet FCIAC opponent Ridgefield on Monday night.

“Ever since the spring when we scheduled this game, our kids have been thinking about playing a high-level team like New Fairfield,” said Trumbull coach Steve Tobitsch. “We were competitive tonight for 32 minutes. Our kids played very hard.”