CLAREMONT – Monday marked the first action of the new year for the Stevens and Newport girls basketball teams, but there wasn’t much for drama between the rival schools once play began.
That’s because it was all Newport after the opening tip as the visiting Tigers held their opponent to just a single field goal after the game’s first eight minutes of play.
And Stevens didn’t fare much better from there despite coming off an impressive win in its last outing, scoring just three points in the second quarter on its way to an eventual 52-21 defeat.
Newport, on the other hand, benefited from a well-balanced offensive effort on its way to its third win of the season, led by a team-high 12 points from junior Krystin Kibbey, including this nice finish on a pass from Stephanie Carl.
Anna Pysz also finished in double figures for the Tigers with 11 points including this old-school 3-point play, while Carl chipped in with eight.
Freshman Selena Coronis did a solid job running the team’s offense from the point, adding a handful of fast-break buckets. The Cardinals, on the other hand, can take some comfort in their second-half play, as the team scored 15 points over the game’s final 16 minutes.
Newport will try and win its second straight game Wednesday when it welcomes Windsor to town, while Stevens will try and bounce back Friday at Fall Mountain.