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NFA wins ECC title with comeback in the 4th

Published February 25. 2012 4:00AM   Updated February 27. 2012 10:25AM

By Peter Huoppi

Publication: theday.com


Alyssa Velles scored 25 points and fifth-seeded Norwich Free Academy rallied from a 14-point first half deficit to defeat No. 2 Waterford, 39-36, in the Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' basketball tournament championship game Friday night at Plainfield High School.

Velles was named tournament MVP for the Wildcats, who won their 13th tournament title in 20 seasons under coach Bill Scarlata. NFA trailed 20-6 midway through the second quarter.

Adily Martucci scored a game-high 16 points for Waterford, which had its 16-game winning streak snapped.