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New Fairfield girls top Morgan in Class M basketball tourney

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Published 1:00 am, Thursday, March 5, 2009
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CLINTON -- The New Fairfield High girls basketball team gave one of its best defensive efforts of the year to earn a 45-30 victory over Morgan in the second round of the Class M state tournament Thursday night.

The 12th-seeded Rebels held No. 5 Morgan to two field goals and 12 points in the second half.

"Our defense was the story of the game," said New Fairfield coach Joe Russo. "It was a great team effort on defense. We also had balanced scoring on offense."

Teresa Hart led the Rebels with 11 points. Dona Dika, Abbey Fedigan and Vicky Vitale all chipped in with nine points apiece.

The Rebels advance to the quarterfinals where they will face No. 4 Windham on Wednesday at a time ans site to be determined.

New Fairfield 15 9 9 12 -- 45

Morgan 12 6 4 8 -- 30

NEW FAIRFIELD (45): Ashley Andreasen 0 0-0 0; Dona Dika 3 2-2 9; Shelby Ingrao 0 0-0 0; Abbey Fedigan 3 3-6 9; Vicky Vitale 3 3-4 9; Liz LaRegina 1 3-11 5; Megan Cammarota 0 0-0 0; Teresa Hart 3 4-6 11; Shannon McCourt 1 0-0 2; Erin Leo 0 0-0 0; Brianna Nash 0 0- 0; Taylor Ryan 0 0-0 0; Tara Donovan 0 0-0 0; Niki VanHouten 0 0-0 0; Emma Shollar 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 15-29 45.

MORGAN (30): Jess Chorohzy 0 1-2 1; Chelsea Carlson 2 0-1 4; Kara Fillion 1 4-5 6; Megan Testoni 1 0-0 2; Michelle Santamaria 2 9-10 13. TOTALS: 8 14-20 30.

3-POINT GOALS: Dika (NF), Hart (NF).