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Slow Start
Westies fall to Cheshire in season opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 11, 2018)
 - The season has gotten off to a slow start for the West Haven girls basketball team.

Looking to start the season on the right foot, the Westies did plenty of good things, but could not take the lead late in the game and fell to Cheshire 48-42 in the season opener for both teams at West Haven High Tuesday evening.  

















Sarah Evangelista (15) and West Haven against Cheshire, December 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

In a game which was evenly matched throughout, West Haven trailed by two after one quarter and four points at the half. Trailing by three points to start the fourth quarter, West Haven could not overtake the Rams. 

















West Haven against Cheshire, December 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
Ny'Aire Serrano led West Haven with 12 points, Natalia Frazer had 10 points, and freshman Davina Mendez added eight. 

Mia Juodiatis led Cheshire with 16 points and Kaylee Clark had 14. 


In the Win Colimn
Westies top Harding for first victory of season opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 14, 2018) -
After falling just short in the season opener, the West Haven girls basketball team is in the win column. With a balanced scoring attack and jumping out to an early lead, the Westies never looked back in a 42-28 victory over Harding Friday evening at West Haven High. 

With the win, the Westies improved to 1-1 on the season after falling to Cheshire in the opener. 

West Haven scored 26 first half points, including taking a 13-8 lead in the opening quarter. The Westies stepped up the defense in the second quarter, allowing just four points to grab a 14 point lead. 

Dynastee Francis and Brianna Sebastian each scored three points in the opening quarter and Davina Medeez and Frazer each scored two. Frazer popped in six more points in the second quarter and Sarah Evangelista added three. 

In a low scoring third quarter in which the two teams combined for 13 points, Ny'Aire Serrano scored four of West Haven's points. Serrano and Frazer each scored four points in the final quarter to help West Haven seal its first win of the season. 

Frazer led the Westies with 10 points, while Serrano added nine points. Sebastian and Evangelista finished with five points, and Keegan Riccio and Mendez both had four apiece. 


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​All-State players - Kelley Camp '75, '76; Sue Passander '79; Catrina Hawley '97, '98; Jayva Johnson '13
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