NORWALK, Conn. Norwalk High boys and girls basketball teams are surging as they head into matchups Wednesday against Brien McMahon. Both Norwalk High teams take three-game winning streaks into the doubleheader, which tips off at 5:30 at Norwalk with the girls game. The boys game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Norwalks girls have rebounded from a 0-3 start to even their record at 3-3 after beating Bunnell and Shelton to win a holiday tournament last week in Shelton. The Bears, who lost to Staples and Trinity Catholic by a combined five points, have been led by Erica Cohens and Emma Oyomba, who earned all-tournament honors in Shelton. Cohens was named the tournament MVP. Oyomba, Cohens and Zayna Fulton scored 11 points each in the 56-53 championship game victory over Shelton.
The boys team is off to a 4-1 start under first-year coach Tom Keyes. The Bears only loss came on the road at Trinity Catholic, and they finished December by winning the Masuk Tournament with victories over Bunnell and Masuk. RaVon Shular and freshman Roy Kane scored 15 apiece for Norwalk in the 56-48 championship game win over Masuk. Shular was named tournament MVP, while Rasheen Thompson and Saeed Soulemane earned all-tournament honors.
McMahons basketball teams are eager to turn the page to 2012. The boys team fell to 0-5 with losses last week to Stamford and Westhill in the Kuczo Tournament in Stamford. McMahons girls lost to Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe last week to slip to 2-5. They have lost four straight.
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