TORRINGTON – It took the Torrington High School girls’ basketball team 12 minutes and nine seconds into the game before the Lady Blazers scored their first field goal of the game in a 71-20 loss to the No. 1-ranked Douglas Lady Bearcats.
Douglas scored first, but sophomore Reece Halley tied the game at two from the free-throw line. That proved as close to seeing the lead as the Lady Blazers came Friday evening as the Lady Bearcats scored the next 36 points.
Torrington senior Sam Hill put an end to the Douglas run with the team’s first field goal with 3:51 left before half.
Forty seconds later, Halley scored two more points, but the Lady Bearcats pushed their lead to 52-6 by halftime.
Through the first 16 minutes of the game, Torrington turned the ball over 21 times.
The second half went pretty quick with the running clock rule going into effect for the remainder of the game.
For the game, the Lady Blazers shot 19 percent from the floor and committed 26 turnovers.
“That is a little tough to compete with good teams when that is our stat line,” THS coach Jeff Halley said.
Hill led Torrington with seven points, while sophomore Lauren Orr and Reece Halley added four apiece.
The Lady Blazers now turn their attention to their final three regular season games against the 3A Southeast Quadrant opponents.
“We will have to recover quickly this week, as we have two big quad games to prepare for,” Halley said.
Torrington (9-7 overall 2-1 3A Southeast) travels to Wheatland (9-8 and 1-2) for a 5:30 p.m. contest on Friday before returning to Willi Gym on Saturday to face Burns (6-12 and 0-3) at 4 p.m.