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Spartans Advance in State Tournament

The Somers High School girls' basketball team won its first tournament game on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the girls' basketball team defeated Windham Tech 68-57 to advance in the Class S state tournament.

Diandra DaRosa led the way for No. 26 Somers with 22 points, eight steals, and four assists. Kelsey Charette added 16, Kathryn LaVallee 15, and Hailee Stetson 11 in the victory. 

Charette also had 15 rebounds, six steals and three assists. Sam Urbon had 12 rebounds, two steals, and two assists, and Stetson had six rebounds, three steals, and one assist.

Kara Thibodeau scored 22 points and Felicia Figueroa had 12 for No. 7 Windham Tech. 

Windham Tech started strong by making seven of its first eight shots to take an early 10-point lead, but DaRosa's 11 first quarter points reduced the deficit to one point after the first quarter.

DaRosa had 19 first half points in the fast paced game - the score was tied at 39 at the half.

Somers took control in the third quarter and LaVallee's three three-pointers helped take a six point lead at the end of three quarters.

With DaRosa and Stetson in foul trouble, Charette, LaVallee and Paige LaDue played solid defense in the late third quarter and early fourth quarter, and Somers took at 60-48 lead, which it never relinquished.

Charette made 6-of-7 free throws and LaVallee hit two more three-pointers while Windham Tech missed 12-of-13 fourth quarter free throws.

Somers (10-11) will next travel to No. 10 Platt Tech (15-6) on Friday.

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