Masuk Panthers bounce back, win three in a row

Charlotte Pinto and the Panthers have won three straight games.

MONROE, CT — On the road, at home, a blowout, and an overtime nail-biter. The Masuk High girls basketball team found a variety of ways to win to close out January and begin play in February.

The Panthers went to Immaculate and defeated the Mustangs 57-46 on Monday, then crushed non-conference foe Maloney 65-20 at home on Wednesday before pulling out a 55-49 overtime thriller against visiting Bethel on Thursday.

The Panthers improved to 14-3 overall.

Masuk outscored Bethel 19-18 in a wild fourth quarter that sent the game into extra time. In OT, the Panthers outscored the Wildcats 9-3.

Bailey Bajda scored 19 points, Dani Dube had 11, Hannah Fagan nine, Grace Kearney eight and Charlotte Pinto six.

The Maloney game was no contest as Bajda and Kearney logged 19 and 14 points, respectively to lead the Panthers to the lopsided win.

In the Immaculate contest, Bajda recorded 21 points, one assist, six rebounds, two steals and a block.

Dube had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds to go along with a trio of assists, two steals and a shot block.

Kearney had six points, 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. Fagan added seven points, an assist, four rebounds and two steals.

Masuk visits Stratford Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

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