WATERTOWN - The St. Paul girls basketball team has managed to keep winning for most of the season despite a slew of injuries and illnesses, but the toll of having three starters on the sidelines finally caught up with the Falcons on Friday night in a 49-36 loss at Watertown.
Leading 36-30 after the first three quarters, a tired St. Paul was plagued by turnovers and missed shots as it was outscored 19-0 over the final eight minutes as the Falcons suffered just their third loss of the season.
Morgan Kolb led St. Paul (15-3) with 16 points, while Aidrianna Lopez scored eight and Molly Hooks and Catherine Ciampi netted four each.
Watertown (7-11) was led by Jordyn Forte’s 16 points in the game.
Plainville 49, Bristol Central 32: Ashley Watson had a team-high 14 points, along with 15 rebounds and three blocks, for the Rams in a loss at home.
Sarah Guerin added nine points for Bristol Central (1-18), while Gwen Torreso scored five and Allison Jessie had three.
Plainville (11-8) got 17 points from Caitlin Barker, 11 from Amiyah Peters and 10 from Sam Lozefski.
St. Paul 81, Watertown 49: Fueled by a monster 33-point first quarter, the Falcons improved to 10-6 for the season with a victory at home.
Leading the offensive charge for St. Paul were Tyler Arbuckle (25 points), Mike Palmieri (20), Matt Garry (16), Donavan Symes (5) and Darek Wiecki (5).
Watertown (3-13) was led by Joshua Maisto’s 15 points.