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The Trinity and OPRF girls basketball teams dusted off first-game jitters and put on a show for fans at OPRF’s field house on Tuesday night. But it was the Blazers who came away with a 66-58 victory in the season opener.

After a lengthy span of neither team scoring, Caneka Davis and Amanda Macchione sparked the offense for the Blazers, while Miki Carter and Kendal Dirkin found the bucket for the Huskies. The Blazers (1-0) jumped off to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter, forcing the Huskies into a catch-up game. The first half ended with the Blazers holding a 10-point lead.

In the second half, the Huskies showed some life, out-rebounding the Blazers on the boards. Carter, who finished with 19 points and eight rebounds on the night, and Gabby Cole (9 points) turned their rebounds into some quick points, chipping the lead down to eight.

The final quarter began with the momentum still on OPRF’s side. The Huskies closed the gap to four before Davis quelled the uprising with a 3-pointer.

“My coach told me that he wanted me to shoot this year, so I had to shoot without hesitation,” said Davis after the game.

Albano also had a key 3-pointer late in the game to bring Trinity’s lead back up to 10 points.

“I started out slow, but my teammates encouraged me to do better. I tried to play tough,” said Albano, who finished with a team-high 19 points.

Davis added 16 points for the Blazers, and Macchione contributed 14 to go along with her nine rebounds.

Rounding out the scoring for the Huskies was Dirkin with 12 points.

“They played hard. It’s a great rivalry,” said Trinity head coach Ed Stritzel. “We didn’t play that well, but we always play hard. We have great kids; we have great character. We’re going to be a different team than last year. We’re going to be much quicker.”

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