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TERRYVILLE - The unseasonably warm and humid weather on Friday night ended up causing the postponement of a boys basketball game scheduled between rivals Terryville and Thomaston at Terryville High School, as the court became too slippery to play upon.
The boys’ contest was the back end of a doubleheader with the two schools’ girls teams, which completed their game before the court became unplayable.
“It was just the humidity caused some condensation and the floor got really slippery,” Terryville boys basketball coach and athletic director Mark Fowler said.
Even by the end of the girls game some players were already beginning to slip on the floor, he said, but the seriousness of the problem didn’t become fully evident until the boys’ players began sliding on the damp floor as they warmed up for the nightcap.
“It just got progressively worse as the night went on,” Fowler said.
With a more winter-like forecast in store for the immediate future, Friday night’s conditions are not likely to be a problem again, he added.
The Terryville-Thomaston boys game was rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, still with a 7:30 p.m. start time at Terryville High School.
St. Paul 62, Oxford 37: Off to a strong start this season with just one loss, the Falcons kept it rolling at home.
Janessa Gonzalez led the Falcons in scoring with 23 points and hit four 3-pointers in the game.
Gonzalez also added five steals and six assists for St. Paul.
Also in double digit figures scoring for the Falcons was Taylor Crawford with 10 points.
St. Paul held the Wolverines to under 10 points in the first three quarters before giving up 11 in the fourth.
Jade Udoh added nine points for the Falcons and Morgan Kolb netted six points.
With the win St. Paul moved to 8-1 on the season, while Oxford fell to 1-9.
The Falcons will host Ansonia Tuesday at home at 7 p.m.
Thomaston 33, Terryville 24: The Kangaroos hosted their rival looking for their first win of the season.
The Golden Bears wouldn’t allow it, though, as Terryville remained winless.
For the Kangaroos, Amy Roqi led the team in scoring with eight points. Jackie Johnson added six points to go with nine rebounds and seven steals.
Defensively, Thomaston’s Alexa Milius was too much to handle, as she scored 15 of the 33 Golden Bears’ points.
The Kangaroos will host Housatonic Regional on Tuesday at 7 p.m.