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‘We are looking for another streak’

Darien 68, Harding 40

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Former Warrior Katie Lauten’s put the Wave back into FCIAC contention in her first year behind, and above, in front as well, of the bench. (Photo courtesy of Darien Athletic Foundation)

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Darien won its seventh-of-eight games, 68-40 at Harding in Bridgeport on Friday night.

Meg (Marren), Kate (Bushell) and Ali (Aparicio) are doing a fantastic job leading the team.

— Katie Lauten

“We are functioning extremely well as a team,” said first-year coach Katie Lauten. “The girls continue to push hard in practice, they know that’s the time to work, so that when we get to games we have fun and just play.”

And getting back on a roll after first-place Danbury halted its six-game run on Tuesday, the Wave does indeed have a run to the playoffs on its mind.

“We are looking to start another streak, and everyone on the team knows that means we have to keep practicing and playing at a high level,” said Lauten. “The captains, Meg (Marren), Kate (Bushell) and Ali (Aparicio) are doing a fantastic job leading the team and the whole group is very excited with how the season is going.”

Darien led 34-23 at the half.

The Wave (10-4) is sixth in the FCIAC.

Harding drops to 1-14.

Marren scored a game-high 18 points, went 2-for-2 from the foul line, grabbed seven rebounds, made two assists, two steals and one block.

Emily Stein scored 16 points, had five rebounds, six assists and made a steal, Bushell 10 points and eight rebounds, five assists, four steals.

Kelly Karczewski scored six points, had two rebounds, Kendra Fitzpatrick had six points, landed two three-pointers, had a rebound and two steals, Aparicio added four points, two rebounds, a steal, Dagny Belak two points, one rebound and one assist, Claire Naughton a rebound, Erin Karczewski scored two points, had two rebounds, five assists and a steal, Kaeleigh Morrill grabbed a rebound, Kate Fiore pulled down five rebounds and had an assist, Avery Maley scored four points and went 2-for-2 from the line, and had two rebounds.

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