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Published 1:00 am, Sunday, January 4, 2009
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January 5, 1984

25 years ago

n Joel Barlow High held on for a 60-53 victory over Stratford High in the finals of the Bunnell Christmas Tournament in Stratford. Falcons guard Sean Morros sank five free throws in the fourth quarter and Marc Demaree was 3 of 4 from the line in the final minutes as Barlow ran its record to 4-0. Morros, Ted Porterfield and Stewart Strong were voted to the all-tournament team, with Strong being chosen the most valuable player. Strong had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the final game and Morros finished with 19 points...

n Ridgefield High, in surpassing last season's win total, won the Newtown Boosters Invitational girls basketball tournament by defeateing Foran High of Milford, 52-41. The Tigers, paced by tournament MVP Leanne Schmidt's 24 points and Wylie Nash's 22, improved to 3-1...

n Bethel's Fred Rivas walked away with the WINE Christmas Tournament Most Valuable Player award last night (Dec. 29, 1983). But an equally important ingredient in the Wildcats' 55-46 championship game win over Danbury was the surprising job of their smaller rebounders, particularly Greg Goetz and Steve Ruiz...

n The Bethel High girls basketball team handed New Milford its first loss of the season last night (Dec. 29, 1983) as the Wildcats won the championship of the Danbury Holiday Tournament with a 50-36 victory. Lisa Bonadio, Angela Seminara and Fran St. Pierre each scored 14 points for Bethel in the meeting between the WCC Briggs Division rivals. St. Pierre, the Bethel point guard, was named the tournament MVP...

n Immaculate High and host New Milford registered diverse victories last night (Dec. 29, 1983) in the first round of the fourth annual Joe F. Wiser basketball tournament. Mike Donahue scored 7 of Immaculate's last 9 points in the final two minutes as the Mustangs edged Dover, N.Y., 75-72, in the opener. In the second game, John Ndukwu was a force defensively and added 21 points, helping the Green Wave streak past Shepaug Valley, 63-39.