The Naugatuck Greyhounds girls basketball team kicks off the season strong but with an unfortunate loss

The Naugatuck Greyhounds girls basketball team is fired up as they open their season with a game against Torrington High School.

After holding tryouts November 28-30th, first-year coach at Naugatuck, Jon Caroll, assembled a team he felt could win games. Practices were held for 2 weeks every day in preparation for their game opener. The coaching staff and team put effort in everyday in order to be their best against Torrington High School.

Despite a 50-41 loss, Naugatuck came and put in the effort. And it showed. 

At first, it looked as if Torrington was ready to blow Naugatuck out in the first quarter. Down 22-5, things weren’t looking great for the Greyhounds. 

“After the first eight minutes, things didn’t look so hot, but I really liked the way the girls responded,” said Naugy coach Jon Carroll, the former Sacred Heart boys coach, in an interview with The Zone. “I liked the way they kept with it. They made it a game, a good game.”

It looked like the Greyhounds were ready to make their comeback after a difficult first quarter. Junior Aryn Bombery rose to the occasion in the second quarter, playing a major role in this game. She finished with a game-high of 22 points. 

The Greyhounds much-needed comeback came in the second half, keeping the game close. They were able to cut their deficit down to only 2 points, with a score of 38-36 with a minute remaining in the third quarter. 

Five minutes left in the fourth quarter things started to heat up as Naugy was only down 43-40. This comeback gave the Torrington Raiders a scare, though they were still able to pull through with a win.

The overall loss does not define the Greyhounds. If anything it shows their passion and urge to win. 

We are excited to see what this season brings for the girls basketball team.