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Despite a hard-fought effort by the Crusaders, the Trumbull Eagles defeated Lauralton Hall in the first round of the Class LL tournament, 50-33.

Because of a 7-0 run to end the first half and an 8-1 run to start the second half, Lauralton was neck-and-neck with the Eagles throughout.

Senior guard Maggie Salandra led the Crusaders with 12 points while Patricia Gildea and Amethyst Barzee each added six points.

Kalisse Eldridge led the Eagles with 16 points while Claudia Tucci added 10 in the paint.