February 6, 2023

Valley Basketball Team Upset by Old Lyme in Shoreline Finals

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In a thrilling Shoreline Conference tournament final on Friday night, the top-seeded Valley Regional High School basketball team were beaten 63-61 in overtime by the #6 seeded Old Lyme High School team.

After trailing by 17 points in the first half  and down 11 points at half time, Old Lyme came out in the 3rd  quarter and put on a spirited display of skill and determination to pull back to within a point at the start of the 4th quarter.

Sophomore George Logan scored a 3 pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation time and Old Lyme tied the score at 56-56 forcing overtime.   Logan scored a game-high 28 points, Nick Carlson 15 and Colin Devlin 12.

Old Lyme, who two weeks ago looked like they would not qualify for the Shoreline Tournament, had to beat Hyde (#3 seed) and Cromwell (#2 seed) before facing Valley.  “It’s been an extraordinary run” said Old Lyme coach, Kirk Kaczor.

Prior to this defeat, Valley were unbeaten in conference games.

Read full match report by Jimmy Zanor courtesy of the Shoreline Times

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