Watch the Panthers' potent offense in the video below
Winners of five in a row heading into a January 9 visit to Joel Barlow, the Pomperaug girls' basketball team is doing it with a high-scoring offense that has scored no fewer than 49 points in its victories. The Panthers are 5-1 overall, having lost only to FCIAC foe Danbury in a 44-40 battle to open the season.
Cara McGettigan led Pomperaug with 16 points and Madison Villa scored 11 in a 70-23 win over Masuk on January 6. Ten Pomperaug players scored in the team effort. Alex Rafferty and Molly Flanagan both scored eight, Maddox Legg dropped in seven, Meghan Lukowski scored six, and Jada Stietzel and Sydney Loundsbury both scored five. Flanagan had 11 rebounds and Jessica Evans tallied six assists.
Scoring has been well-dispersed with different players stepping up in each contest and many contributing night in and night out.
"It's been spread out which is nice," Pomperaug Coach Joe Fortier said.
The loss of graduate Maggie Lee (now playing at Wesleyan) left big shoes to fill.
"It was a tough go at first," said Fortier, adding that a collective effort has allowed the Panthers to maintain winning ways.
Pomperaug likes to push the pace, making for an intriguing matchup with Newtown when the fast break-minded Nighthawks visit the Panthers on Tuesday, January 14 for a 7 pm game.
"We play an uptempo game. We play fast," said Pomperaug Coach Joe Fortier, adding that even when the offense struggles to score the team can hang in any game by wearing down opponents.
"We feel like when we can keep our pace up for 32 minutes we will be in at at the end," Fortier said.
The Pomperaug Panthers sink one of their seven 3-pointers in a win over Masuk in this video: