TOURNAMENT BOUND: Cats reach Class B tournament for first time

The Cheshire Academy girls’ basketball team has clinched its first NEPSAC Class B tournament berth in school history.

The Cats will travel to New Canaan to take on top-seeded St. Luke’s on Wednesday at 4 pm.

“I am so proud of the girls, as they have found a way to come together on and off the court,” said head coach Jeff Allen, who won a Big East title as a player with St. John’s in 1983 and played nine seasons professionally overseas. “They really grew and matured as a team."

The team has been on the rise in the NEPSAC. They have increased their winning percentage in each of the three seasons under Allen, going from a 13-11 mark in 2016-17 to a 14-6 record entering tomorrow’s game.

Cheshire Academy won the inaugural New England Girls Basketball League title last season. This will be the Cats first NEPSAC tournament berth since winning the Class C title in 2005.

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