Staples girls basketball improves to 5-1, hockey falls
Published 11:10 am, Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Staples girls basketball team continued its strong start to the season with a 54-41 win over Manchester on the road Monday afternoon to improve to 5-1 this winter.
After a four-day break folloinwg a win over Danbury, the Wreckers will get another week off before hosting Trumbull Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. The game will start a stretch of three straight (Stamford, Ridgefield) against likely FCIAC playoff teams.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, but the Tigers exploded for three in the second to take control of the game. A goal by Ryan Johnson with 4:26 left in the game pulled the Wreckers to within 4-3, but Hand got an insurance goal late to preserve the win.
Sam New and Ian Offenberg also scored for Staples, which visits New Canaan Wednesday.