The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team got to the free throw line often Tuesday night at Litchfield, scoring 25 points at the stripe on 30 attempts (83 percent) in the 70-52 win.
Maggie Czinano led the way with nine points at the free throw line and was followed by Mercedes Burmeister (5), Lyndsey Penegor (4), Carly Killian (3), Bella Barden (3) and Abby Otterness (1).
Maggie Czinano led all scorers with 26 points to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Burmeister’s team-high 16 boards gave her a double-double as well with 13 points. Killian scored 12, Barden and Penegor each had six, Mallory Czinano had four and Otterness added three.
Maggie Czinano led the team in assists with four and was followed by Penegor (2), Burmeister (2), Eleanor Rundell (1), Barden (1) and Killian (1). Killian led the team in steals with four and was followed by Maggie Czinano (2), Burmeister (2), Otterness (1), Penegor (1) and Barden (1).
After a close first half with the No. 1 ranked team in Class AA, the Royals fell behind New London-Spicer on the way to a 71-49 loss despite being within 10 points at halftime.
Despite only a one-point edge in turnovers, the Wildcats utilized their advantage on the boards (59-35) to put up 19 more shots than the Royals in the win, with several ‘Cats getting double-doubles with six offensive rebounds each.
Maggie Czinano led the Royals with 20 points and was followed by Burmeister (9), Barden (6), Penegor (5), Killian (3), Rundell (2), Otterness (2) and Mallory Czinano (2).
Maggie Czinano had nine rebounds and Burmeister hauled in seven, with Barden and Rundell each grabbing two. Burmeister led the team with three assists and Barden added two.