Solid stretch for BHS hoops

Solid stretch for BHS hoops

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Girls basketball

The Lady Redcoats celebrated their senior night last Thursday with a win over the Maloney Spartans.

Prior to tip-off, the BHS senior girls were honored with a ceremony and presented gift baskets from their teammates.

Among the seniors is captain Angela Perrelli.

“It was very bittersweet for me because I’ve played on varsity since my freshman year,” Perrelli said. “I’ve gotten very close with all the coaches, and this place.”

Alongside Perrelli were fellow seniors Zenae Lewis and Ani Lapointe, also four-year basketball players.

Once the festivities ended, the Berlin girls got right to work and easily marched past the Spartans for a 48-22 win.

Sophomore Ashley Wenzel led the Redcoats with 14 points. Junior Lyzi Litwinko netted 9.

With the win, the Berlin girls improved to 15-4 on the season, and secured the top spot in the CCC South.

Boys basketball

With the season nearing an end, the Berlin boys have been in a groove, winning 3 of 4 during a recent stretch.

The Redcoats began with a 75-56 win over the Hartford Public Owls at home.

The game was summarized by a series of runs by both teams, keeping them neck and neck until Berlin pulled ahead in the fourth quarter.

Berlin’s Gianni Fanelli picked up quick fouls in the third quarter and was forced to sit on the bench until the final six minutes. Holden Murphy and Giancarlo Tufano made up for this, manufacturing 26 and 13 points, respectively.

And it wasn’t long before the Redcoats were playing again, heading to Bristol Central to face the Rams.

Although it was another close contest, the Redcoats were once again able to outlast their opponents, winning 57-49.

After another one-day break, the Redcoats were on the road once again, this time facing Maloney in Meriden.

Fanelli and Murphy combined for 61 as Berlin beat the Spartans 69-60. Murphy got hot early and never cooled down, scoring 39.

Hot off that performance, the Redcoats traveled to Ledyard on Saturday to face the Colonels in another offensive showdown. Despite putting up 80 points, the Berlin squad was unable to get the win, losing by 10.

Berlin headed into this week with a mark of 11-5.


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