Norwich Free Academy improved to 3-3 (3-0 at home) in a rugged 2016-17 campaign thanks to a 38-16 second half run, Friday, as they knocked off E.O. Smith-Storrs 60-38.

Hailey Conley missed much of the first half due to foul trouble, but ignited a hot shooting NFA third quarter effort with two big three-point field goals. Conley managed to collect 27 points. Teammate Mackenzie Burke scored 15 points.

Hailey Conley will play collegiate basketball at Novasoutheastern University in Florida. Frankie Graziano, CPTV

NFA’s move to .500 on the season against a tough non-conference foe is a positive step in a year where the Wildcats have played Fairfield Warde, Masuk, and Wilton already in addition to the Panthers, while games against Mercy-Middletown, Ridgefield, and South Windsor loom on the horizon. Oh…and NFA faces off against ECC enemy New London on January 31–a team the Wildcats lost to last week by 16.

McKenna Dale led the way for the Panthers in the loss with 20 points. E.O. Smith fell to 2-3.

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