THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: O’Brien overtakes Wilcox in CTC; Maloney relay breaks school track record for second time in 3 days

MERIDEN — O’Brien Tech handed the Wilcox Tech girls basketball team its first loss of the season and overtook the Wildcats in the Connecticut Technical Conference standings with a 33-26 victory on Thursday night.

The Condors outscored Wilcox 24-15 after halftime, including 13-7 in the fourth quarter.

The decision left the Ansonia squad at 6-1 and Wilcox at 5-1.

Ayla Qushie fueled O’Brien with a game-high 13 points. Junior Aliah Brio collected 12 points for Wilcox. Freshman Sadie Vernon added 6.

Maloney 48, Bloomfield/International 34: Freshman guard Skyler Burke knocked down three of her five 3-pointers in the third quarter to spark a 17-7 frame that allowed the Spartans to take control of this CCC interdivisional game in Meriden.

The teams had been tied 20-20 at the half.

Burke finished with a game-high 22 points and senior forward Jaylice Rosario added 16 as Maloney improved to 4-4 with its second win in three days.

Senior forward Nadia Berrios-Lugo factored in with 8 rebounds and 6 points for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Jenna Quilty sparked the defense with 5 steals.

Bloomfield/International (1-6) got 12 points from Dejahlee Dogans and 10 from Kyelah Smith.

Rocky Hill 64, Platt 25: The Terriers won their third straight while handing their Panthers their third straight defeat in this CCC crossover in Rocky Hill.

Kelsey Lamay scored a game-high 15 points to push Rocky Hill to 5-2. Christina DeNovellis and Katie Harding added 10 apiece.

Platt senior forward Antwanette Tann led the Panthes (3-5) with 11.

Simsbury 46, Southington 29: The Trojans remained among the top teams in the Central Connecticut Conference, improving to 6-1 with the CCC West victory in Southington.

The Blue Knights, who had won their last two outings, fell back to .500 at 4-4.

Simsbury led wire to wire, jumping out to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter. Laura Sabia paced the Trojans with 18 points, including three 3-pointers.

Lily Cooper was top scorer for Southington with 10 points. Hannah Blanchard added 8.

Indoor track

Maloney: The new girls record in the sprint medley relay didn’t last very long.

The quartet of Shaelyn Murphy, Tessa Lopez, Mia Carbone and Bria Benigni, two days removed from running a record 4:34.99 at the Wilton Wright Invitational, returned to SCSU on Thursday for the Wintergreen Invitational and lowered Maloney’s SMR mark by a full eight seconds to 4:26.99.

Ice hockey

Guilford 5, Lyman Hall 3: Perfection remains intact for the Grizzlies (6-0-0), who scored three unanswered goals in the period to earn the SCC/SWC Division II victory over the Trojans on Wednesday night at Northford Ice Pavilion.

Two of the Lyman Hall goals were scored by freshman Connor Zukowski. Junior Alec Brockett also found the back of the net for the junior Trojans (1-5).


Southington: The Blue Knights erased an early 15-6 deficit with six straight victories, including three by pin, to pull away to a 46-27 CCC West victory over Hall in West Hartford on Wednesday night.

Jared Mangiafico sparked the run with a 6-0 decision at 132 pounds.

Colton Thorpe followed with a pin in 2:30 at 138 and Rosco Cook stepped in at 145 and rang up an 8-0 major decision.

From there, Josh Howard scored a pin 57 seconds into the 152 bout, Michael Affum posted an 11-6 decision at 160 and Malik Anderson pinned in 4:33 at 170.

Giovanni Castonon and Aaron Mysatyukow sealed it with first-period pins — Castonon in 55 seconds at 220 and Mysatyukow in 1:27 at heavyweight.

Earlier, Jared Rivera pinned to win at 120 for Southington in 3:49.

Wallingford: Sheehan and Lyman Hall both have wrestlers competing as independents with the Blue Knights.

On Wedesday at Hall, Sheehan’s Jay Chase pinned at 145 in 3:29 and Lyman Hall’s Gavin Janowski pinned at 182 in 36 seconds.

Cheshire: The Rams got pins from Titus Barsczewski (132), Connor Nash (145) and Isaiah Fuentes (285) in their 45-36 loss to Shelton. Alex Smith (113), Mike Shweky (126) and Haris Qureshi (220) accepted forfeits.


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