THURSDAY BASKETBALL: Wilcox whips up 100; first-round CCC exits for Platt & Maloney

THURSDAY BASKETBALL: Wilcox whips up 100; first-round CCC exits for Platt & Maloney



MERIDEN — With DeJuan Ransom becoming the city’s all-time scoring leader and going over 2,000 for his career, points have never been in short supply this season for the Wilcox Tech boys basketball team.

The Indians saved their most prolific showing for their regular-season finale.

Hitting the century mark for the first time, Wilcox doubled up Wolcott Tech 102-51 on Thursday night.

John Soto led the way with a career-high 32 points. Ransom was good for 28.

Bryce McClendon added 14 for Wilcox and Kelvin Santos scored 10. In all, 11 Wilcox players got in the scoring column.

The win was the ninth straight for the Indians and it puts them at 16-4 heading into the postseason, which opens with the CTC quarterfinals at home against Kaynor Tech on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Windsor 94, Maloney 66: The No. 15 Spartans were paced by Divine Ransom’s 15 points in their CCC Tournament first-round loss at No. 2 Windsor. The Warriors led 62-17 at the half. They were powered by junior guard Corey McKeithan, who netted a game-high 28 points. Jordan Riley added 23 points for Windsor (18-3). Maloney fell to 10-11. The Spartans next play in the CIAC Division III Tournament.

East Catholic 85, Platt 49: The top-seeded Eagles jetted to a 24-7 lead after the first quarter in this CCC Tournament first-round game in Manchester. The No. 16 Panthers (10-11), who have also qualified for the state tournament, got a team-high 17 points from Tre Carter. Roemello Leary added 12 and Elijah Wright had seven. East Catholic (21-0) had three players hit for 20 or more in remaining undefeated. Jaylin Hunter had a game-high 24. Joe Reilly drained four 3-pointers en route to 22. Matt Knowling had 20.

 


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