NAUGATUCK – The Lady Miners of Mingo Central defeated Wayne and the Lady Rebels of Tolsia downed Tug Valley in the Mingo-Wayne Shootout on Tuesday night at the TVHS gym.
It was the season opener for all four schools. It was also the debut of two new coaches.
Clay Campbell of Mingo Central, and Maxine Colegrove of Tug Valley, both coached their first games at the two local high schools.
Mingo Central 45, Wayne 42
Junior center Ashley Curry scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Mingo Central of the Lady Pioneers.
The game was very sloppy and both teams committed several turnovers, especially in the first half. It was a typical opening game for both squads.
Wayne led after the first quarter 11-10, but Mingo Central battled back to take a 21-18 lead at the half. Curry had 11 points in the first half.
“We didn’t have any scrimmages,” Campbell said. “It showed tonight. It was sloppy, but we can fix some of those things.”
“We just have to keep working in practice to get better,” he added.
The Lady Miners missed lot of easy shots. Campbell thought his squad might have been a little nervous since it was their first game.
The Miners also missed several free throws hitting 9-20 for 45 percent. Many of those were front ends of the one and one.
Kiearia Hammond had seven points, while Kaitlyn Day scored six for MCHS. Tyshira Joplin came off the bench to provide a spark on defense and also scored five points. Caitlyn Cantrell scored four, while Hannah Church and Jada Taylor each scored two.
Emily Marsh led Wayne with 14, while Ally Toney scored 13 for the Lady Pioneers.
Score by quarters:
Mingo (1-0) … 10 11 11 13 – 45
Wayne (0-1) … 11 7 5 19 – 42
Mingo Central – Day 6, Curry 19, Hammond 7, Church 2, Cantrell 4, Joplin 5, Muncy 0.
Wayne – Justice 2, Marsh 14, Bartram 6, Toney 13 and Gue 7.
Tolsia 46, Tug Valley 42
The Lady Panthers lost to No. 3 Tolsia in the nightcap of the doubleheader.
The Lady Rebels led 9-4 after one quarter of play.
Both teams struggled to get into their offense going early in the contest.
Tolsia led 18-16 at the half. The Panthers fought back in the third quarter, but the Lady Rebels outscored TVHS 16-10 in the final quarter to get the win.
Savannah Winnett led Tolsia and had a game high 29 points. The senior also pulled down 10 rebounds and had seven steals. Kerrie Lahoda had five points and seven steals. Tasha Nichols pulled down 11 boards and had three points.
Hannah Armstrong, a senior center, led Tug Valley with 21 points. Junior point guard Adreana Vance had 11 and Peyton Marcum 5.
Score by quarters:
Tolsia (1-0) … 9 9 12 16 – 46
Tug (0-1) …. 4 12 16 10 – 42
Tolisa – Lahoda 5, Nichols 3, Winnett 29, Vanhoose 3, Presley 5 and Cloud 2.
Tug Valley – Robinson 2, Baisden 3, Vance 11, Armstrong 21 and Marcum 5.