The 5-7 overall mark and 3-2 conference record tell you New Milford has been competitive, but check out the scores of their losses and and it is safe to say the Green Wave is also a threat to be a factor in the SWC tournament — assuming the Wave qualifies.
"We're within a whisker of being 10-2," New Milford Coach Bill Kersten pointed out after a 51-48 loss at Bethel on January 21, his team's second straight three-point loss and fifth game decided by six points or less.
Of course, the Wave has won some close ones as well, beating Joel Barlow by a point, Brookfield by four and Stratford by six.
Kersten has been pleased with the effort of his players. "It's a battle on the court every night," he points out.
Nicole Vivian had 23 points, Samantha McCaughan had 10 and Mackenzie Brady scored eight in the Bethel contest.
New Milford led late in the third and the game was tied at 35 apiece going to the fourth. The Wildcats established a 44-37 lead and went up 47-39 before the Wave chipped away. Anna Holcomb, Vivian and Brady all hit 3-pointers in the last quarter but New Milford couldn't battle all the way back.
After a visit to Pomperaug on January 24 and Kolbe Cathedral on January 28, the Green Wave returns home to face Masuk on January 31; all games are at 7 pm.