Girls basketball: Trumbull knocks off Norwalk Bears
The Trumbull High girls basketball team used its prowess from the foul line to close out its 50-35 triumph over visiting Norwalk High on Monday night.
The Eagles scored all 14 of their fourth-quarter points from the free throw line, connecting with regularity down the stretch. They missed only four in the final period on their way to a 19-for-28 performance from the charity stripe.
Trumbull held Norwalk to one basket in the first quarter, claiming a 12-2 lead after one period, and going ahead 30-12 at halftime behind 14 points by Nina Vetter and a combined 11 from Julie Keckler and Taylor Brown.
Vetter finished with 16 to go along with seven rebounds, Claudia Tucci scored 13, Keckler had eight, Brown dropped in seven and Breunig added six, Victoria Roy came up with a pair of steals for the Eagles.
Trumbull led 36-22 heading to the fourth and saw Norwalk get the deficit down to 12, but pull no closer. Leading 36-24 early in the fourth, the Eagles scored seven straight points to pad their advantage.
Breunig got down low and drew a foul as she went to the hoop, and connected on both shots. Tucci added a free throw after being fouled on her way to the rim, then Breunig added a foul shot, and Keckler tacked on two more freebies , including a front end one and one shot, after being fouled away from the basket, making it 43-24.