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January 2, 2014

Lawson's 33 leads Wildcats to Stamford title

Addy Lawson scored a varsity-high 33 points, eight steals and seven rebounds to earn tournament MVP honors and lead Milford to a championship victory in the Stamford Tournament on Saturday.

The Leopards opened the second half with a 10-point advantage, but Lawson went on to score 27 points in the second half. Lawson sank three of her three-pointers after halftime as Milford outscored Laurens, 35-17.

‘‘We were a little more patient with our shooting,’’ Milford coach Jim Weir said of the second half.

Taylor Olmsted scored seven of her nine points in the fourth quarter for a spot on the all-tournament team for Milford (4-4), which hosts Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Jan 8.

Charlotte Lee had a team-best 16 points for Laurens, who had all-tournament picks in Taylor Kessler (12 points) and Shalyn Tilley (six points).

On Friday, Addy Lawson finished with a game-high 20 points and six steals to lead Milford to a first-round win over Roxbury in the Stamford Tournament.

Lawson contributed eight points, including two threes, in the second quarter as the Wildcats outscored the Rockets, 22-7.

‘‘That gave us a nice cushion,’’ said Milford coach Jim Weir, whose team held a 34-16 lead at halftime.

Taylor Olmsted had eight points and a team-best seven rebounds for Milford (3-1, 1-3) which will face Laurens in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stacey Sprague scored a team-high 12 points for Roxbury, which will play Stamford in the consolation game at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Milford 59, Laurens 53

STAMFORD TOURNAMENT

Championship

LAURENS (4-4): Cassidy Barker 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Laing 2 0-0 4, Jessica Hadlock 0 0-0 0, Taylor Kessler 2 8-11 12, Courtney Sherry 1 3-4 5, Amanda Cruz 2 0-0 4, Claire Fraser 2 0-0 4, Shalyn Tilley 3 0-0 6, Charlotte Lee 7 0-0 16. TOTALS: 19 11-16 53.

MILFORD (4-4): Maddy Zenir 2 2-4 6, Emilie Mertz 1 0-0 3, Kaley Chase 0 0-0 0, Hannah Saggese 0 0-0 0, Taylor Olmsted 4 1-6 9, Sadie Hogan 0 0-0 0, Serena Chase 2 0-0 6, Mataiah Waters 1 0-0 2, Addy Lawson 13 3-4 33, Dawn Pickwick 0 0-0 0, Abby Freer 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 22 6-14 59.

Laurens 13 21 8 9 - 53

Milford 7 17 19 16 - 59

Three-point field goals: L 2 (Lee 2); M 7 (Lawson 4, S. Chase 2, Mertz).

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