GLASTONBURY – Another top seed in the CCC has fallen.
Behind a 19-point effort by Azayiah Felder, No. 10 Conard dominated No. 2 Berlin from start to finish 46-31 in the CCC quarterfinals.
“It’s awesome,” Conard coach Laurie Cersosimo said. “What is really great about it is how great the other four chip in with that. When she does things, they feed off her. When they do things she feeds off them.
“It’s just so fun to watch her play. I’ve never seen a female play basketball like her before, it’s just fun.”
Felder got the scoring early as the Chieftains jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
“Just trying to push the ball fast, get a lead and keep the game up,” Felder, a junior said.
Ella DiPippo added 16 points for Conard in the win, while both Lyzi Litwinko and Ashley Wenzel scored 10 points for Berlin in the loss.
Conard faced off against the defending CCC champions E.O. Smith in the semifinals on Tuesday night. The championship game is Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Glastonbury High School.
“These girls believe in themselves,” Cersosimo said. “It’s one of the most fun groups I have ever been with. They play together, when one is down they pick each other up. They fight. When we we’re good, we’re scary.”