GROTON — Fitch limited Stonington High to six points in the second half and defeated the Bears, 39-25, in an ECC South Division girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Stonington (1-3, 1-3 ECC South) trailed 16-4 at the end of the first quarter, but came back to pull within five points at the half, 24-19. Stonington scored just two points in the third quarter and trailed 32-21.

Sophia Bell led Stonington with eight points. Sophia Fernholz hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with six points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Alyssa Virtue was the top scorer for Fitch (3-0, 3-0) with 12 points.

Stonington is off until Tuesday when it travels to New London for a 5:30 p.m. game.

Stonington (25)

Sophia Bell 1 4-6 8, Cierra Bravar 2 0-0 4, Anne Drago 0 0-0 0, Sophia Fernholz 2 0-0 6, Maysa Gray 2 0-0 4, Tori LoPresto 1 0-0 3, Teagan O’Brien 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 3-6 25.

Fitch (39)

Rita Sefransky 3 0-0 6, Nora Casey 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Cervini 1 0-0 2, Dre’Ana Singleton 1 0-0 2, Mariette El Khoury 0 0-0 0, Sophia Clang 0 0-0 0, Charlotte Carney 4 1-2 9, Grace Jenkins 2 0-0 4, Frankie Foster 2 0-0 4, Alyssa Virtue 5 2-2 12. Totals: 18 3-4 39.

Stonington 4 15 2 4 — 25

Fitch 16 8 8 7 — 39

3-point field goals: Stonington (3) — Fernholz 2, LoPresto. Fitch — None.

Rebounds: Stonington (19) — Fernholz 8, Gray 4, Bell 3, Drago 2, LoPresto, O’Brien.

— Keith Kimberlin

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