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Nonnewaug Girls Basketball Tops Thomaston 52-39

Maddie Woodward (center) scored 12 points for Nonnewaug in its 52-39 win over Thomaston, and was a solid inside presence for the Chiefs.

WOODBURY – The Nonnewaug girls basketball team had three double-digit scorers as the Chiefs topped Berkshire League rival Thomaston on Tuesday 52-39.

Senior co-captain Jen Charette led all scorers with 16 points, and hit three 3-pointers. Senior co-captain Mary Bibbey scored 14 points and was 4-for-4 from the line in the fourth quarter. Sophomore forward Maddie Woodward was dominant on the inside, and scored 12 points.

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“We tried to get ourselves open and really tried to move the ball as well as we could,” Charette said. “That was probably the best movement we’ve had in a game this season.”

Nonnewaug head coach Adam Brutting said the Chiefs have been working on both its transition offense, as well as secondary transition. During the Thomaston game, Nonnewaug’s ball-handlers were successfully able to slow down and wait and see what developed once their teammates ran through and made their initial cuts.

“We moved the ball well,” Brutting said. “The passing was on point, we were able to make an extra pass here and there. And then just finishing, putting the ball in the basket when we had the opportunity.”

With the win, Nonnewaug raised its record to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the Berkshire League. The Chiefs are a half a game behind Housatonic Valley and Thomaston in the standings, and three games behind undefeated Northwestern.

Heading into the season, Brutting knew his team, which features three freshmen, had to adjust to the varsity game quickly if it wanted to compete. Brutting said his team is where it he wants it to be at the half-way point.

“If we can come and play the rest of the season the way we played tonight, I’d be happy, because everybody is making steps toward improving their own personal play,” Brutting said. “And that helps improve the way the team plays.”

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