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December 4, 2003

Arrows pound ASD

From: Brattleboro Reformer, VT - Dec 4, 2003

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Austine girls basketball team started its season on a high note on Wednesday, getting a convincing 56-36 victory over the American School for the Deaf.

The Arrows were clicking on all cylinders in this one, as Austine outscored the Tigers in each of the four quarters to get the 20-point win.

"We gave them a clawing rather than them clawing us," Austine coach Pete Rausch said. "It was a great way for us to start our season. It's always a relief when you can get the first win out of the way."

The Arrows were led on offense by the talented tandem of point guard Jennifer Harbart and center Jaclyn Feder-Piask who combined for 45 of Austine's 56 points.

Harbart was the leading scorer in the game, pouring in 28 points while Feder-Piask used her 5'10 frame to make her presence felt in a number of categories, scoring 17 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

"Thunder (Feder-Piask) and Lightning (Harbart) worked together really well," Rausch added. "A.S.D. couldn't just key on one player."

Austine took a 23-16 lead with it into halftime, and never looked back as the Arrows used a 19-8 third quarter to extend their lead even further.

"We came out and played well in the second half," Rausch said. "It was just a matter of wearing them down."

The Arrows' next game is Friday when Austine travels to Falmouth, Maine to play in the New England Tip-off Tournament. The Arrows will take on the Learning Center at 1 p.m.

Austine falls to A.S.D., 60-28

HARTFORD, CONN. -- Austine came out firing against American School for the Deaf, but the Arrows ran out of bullets and A.S.D. claimed a 60-28 win on Wednesday.

The Arrows played well in the first half, keeping a talented A.S.D. squad to within nine points at halftime. But in the second half, the Tigers were on the prowl, as they outscored Austine 32-9 to get the lopsided victory.

"I'm very happy with the boys," Austine coach Nick Lalanne said. "We had a good start playing against a much better team. We played hard in both halves. We just lost our stamina in the fourth quarter."

Wayne Troumbley and Steve "Light 'em up" Limoges did the damage for Austine, combining to score all of their team's points. Troumbley had 17 points and 14 rebounds while Limoges had 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Early in the second half, Austine cut the A.S.D. lead to 28-24 but that was as close as the Arrows would get as the Tigers poured it on at the end.

The loss brings Austine's record to 0-1 on the season. The Arrows' next game comes on Friday when they travel to Falmouth, Maine to play the Learning Center at 4 p.m. in the New England Tip-off Tournament.

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