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Published 1:00 am, Monday, January 16, 2006
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Jan. 16, 1981

25 years ago

Culminating a well-played thriller in which the momentum shifted like sand dunes in the desert, Bethel High's girls basketball team prevailed in the end, inflicting a 63-58 loss on Masuk and running its unbeaten season to 10-0. Essie Connor wound up with 27 points and 25 rebounds and Lisa Hancock scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds before injuring her knee in the third quarter. . .

Danbury High's girls team raced to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way to a 64-32 win over Stamford. Mary Jane Soares was Danbury's top scorer, registering 16 points. . .

Danbury's Joe Bouquin defeated Scott Robinson to capture the men's singles title of the Candlewood Tennis Club Winter Grand Prix series this week. . .

Danbury High's basketball team played 32 minutes of disorganized mayhem, yet hung on to post a 50-48 victory over Roger Ludlowe. It was Danbury's sixth win in eight tries. . .

Brookfield High's Jim Minck scored 19 points including two free throws that gave the Bobcats a 20-point lead with only 1:46 to play, allowing Brookfield to erase a stigma that it couldn't beat Immaculate. The score in the game was 69-59. . .

Later in the week Newtown High downed Brookfield, 79-59, using a balanced attack and a deep bench. . .

The Immaculate High girls basketball team, playing without the services of star Claire Holston, used 11 players to log a lopsided 68-18 victory over Abbott Tech. Jill Jugler led the Mustangs with 20 points. Immaculate, coached by Linda Cavanaugh, is now 7-3 overall.