Sacred Heart girls win first NVL title since 1976

Treasure Coleman (right) earned tournament MVP honors as Sacred Heart
won its first NVL Tournament championship, and its first league title since 1976.
(Copyright, Sports on CT-69, 2018 file)

A big first half helped fourth-seeded Sacred Heart capture its first NVL title since 1976 on Wednesday night at Kennedy’s Jack Taglia Gymnasium.
The Hearts outscored the third-seeded Naugatuck Greyhounds by nine in the opening 16 minutes and held on for a 44-37 victory. Treasure Coleman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six steals and was named tournament MVP. Backcourt mate Aamya Rivera added 12 points.
Sacred Heart improved to 18-5 with the win, and the girls were proud of bringing a championship to a program often overlooked because of the boys team.
The Hearts have more work ahead of them next week. The Class S state tournament begins Tuesday at 7 p.m. No. 6 Sacred Heart hosts No. 27 Ellis Tech.
Sacred Heart can celebrate its title now, but the focus will need to quickly turn to the state tournament.
Go to The Zone to get a full story on the game from Jason Levy, along with video from Joe Palladino. Some good stuff there, so enjoy it!