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Published 1:00 am, Monday, January 3, 2005
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January 2, 1980

25 years ago

The Danbury High girls basketball team shut out Stamford in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Black Knights, 56-40, in the opening round of the Rippowam Basketball Tournament. Dawn Berguson scored half of her 16 points in the first quarter and picked up six steals in total, and Karen Kieras snared nine rebounds. Later in the week, Danbury jumped out to an early lead and never trailed after that as it defeated Westhill High, 43-35, to win the tournament. Berguson was voted the tournament's most valuable player. She led all scorers in the title game with 14 points. . .

Newtown High's wrestling team scored 124 1/2 points as it took first place honors in the Brookfield Christmas Tournament conducted at Brookfield High. Newtown was led by Pete Jamison and Tim Lietner who won the 98 and 105 pound classes, respectively. . .

Mark Wojciechowski made two game-winning free throws with 15 seconds on the clock to give New Milford High a win over Coach Dan Murphy's Immaculate, 64-62. To make matters worse, it was Bill Hibbard, Murphy's long-time friend and assistant coach, who was coaching New Milford, the team that Murphy coached for two years while Hibbard was his aide, prior to his defection to Immaculate this year. . .

Coach Bob Suchy's New Fairfield High Rebels ran into a determined Immaculate team a day later, that held on for a 58-54 win. Suchy was coach of the Mustangs back in the early 1970s. . .

New Fairfield High's girls team won its fourth game of the season in a 74-50 win over St. Mary's of New Haven. Renee Morgan scored 33 points for the Rebels and established herself as the leading scorer in New Fairfield girls basketball history. Morgan now has 770 career points, surpassing Margaret Reilly. . .

Fourteen-year-old Lori Ludwin of New Milford scored a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Carla Morsey of Brookfield to win the girls division of the Candlewood Tennis Club Holiday Tournament sponsored by the Brookfield Jaycees. Tim Broderick, 17, of New Milford won the boys division with a 6-1,6-0 decision over 16-year-old Rich Zeitler of Brookfield. . .

In Ridgefield Coach Dave Morgan's first home win since he took control of the basketball team three years ago, the Tigers broke a five-game losing streak by knocking off Naugatuck High, 78-63. The Frank Galante-Mike Bobb combination missed only one field goal attempt, making 14 of 15 for the game.