Cheshire Academy nearly knocked off top-seed St. Luke's on Wednesday in the school's first trip to the NEPSAC Class B Tournament.
The Cats led by as many as 11 points in the second half and held a late lead with under 2 minutes left before St. Luke's pulled out a 56-52 win in the quarterfinals at New Canaan.
Julianna Fazzino '21 had a team-high 17 points for the Cats, who finished the season 15-6. Audrey Allen '20 added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Nia Hubbard '19 chipped in with 11 points and three steals.
Cheshire Academy fell to St. Luke's, a perennial New England power, 59-23 earlier this season.
“The girls played hard and fought until the end against one of the best teams in New England,” head coach Jeff Allen said. “I’m very proud of them. It was a great season for the program highlighted by the first Class B tournament appearance in school history.”
Over the last 10 years Cheshire Academy graduates have gone on to play a Virginia Tech, Franklin Pierce University, Caldwell College, as well as having a graduate captain the Great Britain Basketball team in the London 2012 Olympics.