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Sports Memories for Jan. 14

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Published 7:00 pm, Sunday, January 13, 2008
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25 years ago

Bethel High turned a one-point halftime advantage into a 61-55 defeat of Newtown High, with Mike Miller scoring 10 of his game-high 24 points during a decisive third-quarter surge. Miller also had 18 rebounds and four blocked shots...

Roger Ludlowe High staved off a late Danbury rally and handed the Hatters their first loss of the season, 54-53...

New Fairfield High's girls' basketball team survived a late comeback by Immaculate and defeated the Mustangs, 57-51. Rita Condon finished the game with 21 points for New Fairfield, while Donna Forese and Eileen Bowe added 19 and 12, respectively. The Mustangs had closed the gap on the strength of their formidable fast-break and the shooting of guard Kathy Rowe, who scored a game-high 25 points...

Newtown High basketball coach Kevin O'Sullivan recently notched his 100th and 101st victories for the school over seven full seasons of varsity coaching...

The Danbury High girls basketball team improved its overall record to 8-2 with a 58-41 victory over New Canaan. The Hatters improved a one-point halftime lead with a big third quarter, outscoring the New Canaan 22-8. Holly Lees led the Hatters offensively, scoring 18 points and bringing down 17 rebounds. Karen Elliot added 12 points for Danbury. Danbury is now 5-1 in the Fairfield County Conference.

January 14, 1953

50 years ago

Termed by his coach as an all-around athlete, Clayton G. Haviland III was honored as the City Baseball League's Most Valuable Player of 1957 during the League's all-sports banquets this week at the American Legion Hall. Haviland played all three outfield positions, starred as a relief hurler, gained a perfect 3-0 record on the mound, and batted around .375 for the regular season champion nine, Martha's Sporting Goods.

-- Bill Devlin