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Mississinawa Valley’s Maddie Murphy goes up for a shot during a girls basketball game against Ansonia Thursday night in Ansonia.
ANSONIA – With two of its best players on the bench for much of the game with foul trouble, Mississinawa Valley needed everyone to step up Thursday night to hold off Ansonia.
The Mississinawa Valley girls basketball team beat Ansonia 37-35 Thursday in Ansonia to give the Lady Hawks their first win of the season while the Lady Tigers fell to 0-3. Mississinawa Valley’s lone two returning starters from last season, Maddie Murphy and Hope Neargarder, sat out a lot of the game with foul trouble, but the Lady Hawks found a way to win.
“We had to use just about everybody tonight to find our way through,” Mississinawa Valley girls basketball coach Todd Murphy said.
Mississinawa Valley started off the game on a 6-0 run with Murphy and Neargarder leading the charge. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Hawks led 10-6.