Thursday, March 14, 2013

TALE OF THE TAPE: Cromwell vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield, Class M final

This year's Class M state championship game features undefeated Cromwell and upstart Notre Dame-Fairfield. Who has the edge? Let's break it down:


Nickname: Panthers
Record: 27-0
Notable wins: Bacon Academy (53-50), Weaver (60-44)
Top players: Janelle Harrison, Jr., F, 5-10; Kelly Flanigan, Sr., F/G, 5-8; Alexa Riley, Sr., G, 5-6
Notable stats: Average margin of victory is 26.7 points 
State titles: 0 (in 3 final appearances: 1989, 1990, 2011)
You should know: Shoreline Conference champion; hasn't lost since March 9, 2012

Notre Dame-Fairfield

Nickname: Lancers
Record: 23-4
Notable wins: Pomperaug (58-45)
Top players: Amber James, Sr., G, 5-5; Jovan Kingwood, Sr., G, 5-7 
Notable stats: Average points allowed in 23 wins is 36.9
State titles: 0 (in 4 final appearances: 1987, 1988, 1989, 2007)
You should know: Lost to Lauralton Hall (Class LL finalist) 74-28 in South West Conference tournament final

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