Weston girls basketball stops Barlow
The Weston girls basketball team raised its record to 6-0 after its 33-25 win at Joel Barlow on Tuesday.
Weston Coach Dan Rosen said, "I am definitely pleased with the results. It wasn't the most beautiful game but I am proud of the way the girls fought and played defense. We had a few people step up because of foul trouble."
Going into the game, the Lady Trojans expected Barlow to be tough competition. Senior captain Christina Welsh said, "We knew we had to play well to win. We just wanted to go in an play our game, push the ball, play intense defense, rebound well, and take good shots."
Weston was able to get the win by playing good defense. Rosen said, "We defended very well. We gave up nine points in the first five minutes and then only 15 for the rest of the game. We switched to a zone and they played it really well."
Welsh was in foul trouble for most of the game. As a result sophomore guard Taylor Swanson (five points, five assists) had to fill her role. Rosen said, "Taylor Swanson did a fantastic job running the point. Taylor usually plays off the ball but did a good job handling in this game."
In addition Lianna Hursh had a stand out performance. Rosen said, "Lianna Hursh came off the bench for us and gave us some good minutes. She had a big three in the forth quarter."
Welsh added, "Lianna had some amazing defensive plays and made a crucial basket.
Weston will host 6-1 Newtown today at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Welsh said, "I expect a very tough game. We really battled them in the last game, but this is the conference game. It is going to be a fast paced game and they have some great players, so we are very motivated and focused because we know that we have to come extremely ready to play."