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Monday, February 8, 2010

Berlin Still Winning

Not only did Berlin lose a senior leader, but also one of the best shooters in the state when Alexys Vazquez broke her foot in a game against Middletown late last month.

The Fairfield-bound sharpshooter made 33 3-pointers and was shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc before the injury. Redcoats coach Sheila King said Vazquez would be re-evaluated late this month or in early March.

As for life without Vazquez?

“We’ve adjusted well,” King said. “We have a good bench. Some players have stepped up. Our seniors have stepped up. But we’re more concerned for Lexy and this being her senior year.”

The wins are still piling up — Berlin is 16-1 — but the margin of victory quickly became narrower. Coasting to many of its previous wins, the Redcoats escaped with a 52-51 overtime victory against Windsor in their first game without Vazquez. Then Berlin beat Maloney 36-26, a team it trounced by 33 points earlier.

The Redcoats’ depth takes some of the sting out of losing Vazquez, and it’s reassuring that Siena-bound Katelyn Zarotney is averaging 17.5 points since Vazquez has been out.

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