With a 58-48 win over Granby Saturday, the Canton Girls Varsity basketball team advances to the NCCC Semifinals next week.
It was a scrappy, emotional game Saturday with numerous calls, a seesaw of scoring and other ups and downs.
“There were a lot of twists and turns in that one,” Canton coach Brian Mederios said. “Granby’s certainly a good team. They make you battle for everything.”
Late in the game, junior Carly Atkinson helped shift the momentum in Canton’s favor with a successful trip to the foul-shot circle.
Canton was 27 for 35 in free throws during the game and Granby 16 to 26. Rebounds were another key part of the game with Canton’s Jacquie Grabovski and Emily Briggs pulling 13 down each.
“A lot of different players stepped up,” Mederios said. “I’m very happy for them.”
With the win Canton will play the semifinal game at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, facing Bolton.