FAIRFIELD - The St. Paul girls basketball team lost its first two games of the season at the Fairfield Warde holiday tournament over the past two days, falling to Fairfield Ludlowe 38-35 in overtime on Thursday and then losing to the host team 60-53 on Friday.
Jade Udoh scored 29 points and had 11 rebounds for St. Paul in Friday’s game, while Janessa Gonzalez netted 15 points and Kailyn Bielecki had six.
Gonzalez led the way on Thursday with 11 points, while Udoh and Olivia Heslin scored seven each and Emma Cretella and Catherine Ciampi each scored five.
Bristol Eastern 58, Watertown 47: The Lancers won at Watertown to even their record at 2-2.
Carter Dziedzic had 24 points and seven rebounds for Eastern, while Jahcyrus Bynum chipped in with 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Jordyn Tate had a career-high 12 points on four 3-pointers.
The Lancers led by 12 points at the half on the strength of seven 3-point baskets in the second quarter. Watertown cut lead to three with two minutes to go before Eastern pulled away.
“We started hot and then had to dig in defensively at the end when shots didn’t fall, however it was good to see us play smart down the stretch by taking care of the ball and getting a win on the road,” Eastern coach Bunty Ray said.
The Lancers are back in action on Saturday at 1 p.m. at home against another non-league opponent when Derby of the NVL comes to Bristol.