Mountaineers defeat Aerospace, move one step closer to state championship

The girls basketball team at Housatonic Valley Regional High School won the Berkshire League finals on Friday, Feb. 22. Sydney Segalla, above left, made a hard drive during the game. The team’s first match in the state tournament was at home on Monday, Feb. 25. Photo by savage frieze

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Mountaineers girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state Class S tournament with a convincing 56-17 win over Aerospace (the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor) at HVRHS on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The Lady Jets (the 15th seed) had no answer for the second-seeded Mountaineers’ swarming defense. HVRHS racked up a lot of points early, leading 18-4 at the end of the first quarter and 25-4 at the half.

The Mountaineers were especially adept at steals.

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