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New Canaan Girls Shoot for History

The New Canaan High's girls basketball team has an opportunity to make history Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament.

The Rams face Ridgefield at 6 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport in the first game of the doubleheader. New Canaan (16-5) has never advanced to the FCIAC championship game.

The third-seeded Rams upended No. 2 Ridgefield (17-4) during the regular season, 67-61, behind a splendid game by Sarah Mannelly, who scored 36 points. New Canaan advanced to the semifinals with a 51-46 win over Danbury in the quarterfinals . Mannelly scored her 1,000th career point in that game.

The Rams had a six-game winning streak snapped on the last day of the regular season with a 51-46 loss to No. 1 seed Trumbull. The Rams have won 10 of 12 since a 37-21 loss to Norwalk on Jan. 10.

Ridgefield advanced to the semifinals with a 52-37 over Wilton in the quarterfinals. Tuesday's other semifinal features top-seeded Trumbull against No. 5 St. Joseph. The nightcap of the doubleheader is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday's winners advance to the FCIAC championship game Thursday at Webster Bank Arena at 7 p.m.

Who do you think will win the FCIAC girls basketball championship? Start the discussion below!

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