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Simonelli scores 39 in Triad’s tourney win over Ansonia

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Triad’s girls basketball team began tournament play with a 66-54 win over Ansonia on Saturday at Sidney High School in a Division IV sectional opener.

The Cardinals (12-9) advance to face second-seeded Russia at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional semifinal meeting at Sidney.

Junior guard Nicole Simonelli was a major spark for Triad on Saturday by exploding for a career-high 39 points in the win.

Simonelli scored 13 of those 39 points in the first quarter to help Triad jump out to a 24-9 lead. The Cardinals outscored the Tigers 11-8 in the second quarter to take a 35-17 advantage at halftime.

 

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