TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Lyman Hall girls gather first win; Anderson and Nimani keep Panthers prowling



WALLINGFORD — And, exhale.

The Lyman Hall girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Tuesday night, beating Wilbur Cross 50-34 in a SCC Quinnipiac Division game at Frederick Schipke Gymnasium.

Leading by just one point at the break, 22-21, the Trojans strengthened their hand to 35-26 by the end of the third quarter, then salted things away in a 15-8 fourth quarter.

Mercedes Cestaro was the cataylst with 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Shea Barron chalked up a season-high 19 points for LH (1-7). Macy Buccheri was good for eight.

Lauren Cretella and Callie Chordas worked the boards, pulling down seven rebounds apiece.

Amity 46, Sheehan 35: The Spartans outscored the Titans 28-18 in the second half to extend an 18-17 edge and secure the SCC Housatonic win in Woodbridge.

Sarah Granados scored 15 points and Jayne Whitman added 13 for Amity (5-5).

Sheehan, playing a second game without injured senior center Darla Jagrosse, was paced by sophomore Liv Cassesse’s 12 points.

The Titans are now 5-4.

Guilford 41, Cheshire 24: The Rams had won back-to-back games before running into the Grizzlies in a SCC Housatonic collision in Cheshire.

Guilford, now 7-1, knocked down seven 3-pointers — four from Faith O’Donnell, three from Miabella Diaz. O’Donnell finished with 14 points and Diaz with 11.

Grace Lurz led Cheshire (4-4) with eight points.

New Britain 47, Platt 33: Cold shooting doomed the Panthers in the Hardware City. The Golden Hurricanes established a 10-2 lead and Platt could not erase the deficit.

The CCC interdivisional affair left New Britain at 2-5 and Platt at 7-5.

Antwanette Tann and Khrystina Campbell both had double-doubles for the Panthers. Tann totalled 13 points and 10 rebounds. Campbell collected 10 points and 12 boards.

Windham Tech 44, Wilcox Tech 31: The visiting Tigers jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter in this CTC matchup in Meriden.

Windham Tech improved to 8-3 behind Claudia Koiva’s team-high 14 points.

Wilcox Tech’s Aliah Biro had the game high with 15 points. Tatiana Robles added seven for the Wildcats (3-7).

Boys basketball

Platt 82, South Windsor 62: The Panthers tuned up for Wednesday night’s rivalry game at Maloney with the CCC interdivisional victory in South Windsor, racing out to a 16-2 lead after one quarter en route to improving to 5-3.

Makhai Anderson and Anthony Nimani were again a potent 1-2 punch for Platt. Anderson racked up 26 points and Nimani notched 24.

Eli Rodriguez (13) and Juan Dancy (10) were also in double figures for the Panthers.

Hakim Montgomery (21) and Ben Brochu (16) were the top scorers for South Windsor (3-6).

Windham Tech 77, Wilcox Tech 57: The Wildcats carved out a 19-18 lead after one quarter in Windham before the host Tigers took the lead with a 16-7 second quarter.

Windham pushed its 34-26 advantage to 56-40 by the end of the third.

Both teams put three players in double figures. Windham, now 9-1, was led by Daniel Meikle (22), Joey Johnson (19) and Alex Johnson (16).

Wilcox Tech junior Griffin Nielander had his third straight 20-point performance, collecting a game-high 23. Alex D’Errico delivered 16 points and Efrank San Antonio scored 14.

Wilcox (0-8) will look to earn its first win at home Thursday against O’Brien Tech.

“We played well tonight against a really good Windham team,” noted Wilcox coach Randy Farkas. “I’m really proud of the kids. Hopefully, they will have the same effort on Thursday.”

Shelton 57, Cheshire 44: The Rams fell to 1-6 with the SCC Quinnipiac loss in Shelton. The Gaels are now 3-8.

Dylan Camp scored 19 points to lead Shelton. Jack Markarian paced Cheshire with 12. Matt Jeffery added 10 and Tristan Washington was good for nine.

Boys swimming

Meriden Co-op 83, Manchester/RHAM 62: Mehdi Moumen, Sam Hurlburt and Spencer Studley combined on two first-place relays as the city squad zoomed to 3-0 with the CCC interdivisional triumph at Platt.

The trio teamed with John Peralta for a winning time of 1:48.97 in the 200-yard medley and with Joe Peralta on a 1:39.64 in the 200 freestyle.

By then, Meriden was already swimming some events on exhibition.

Moumen took the 100 butterfly in 56.96 and had a fast time of 1:00.55 in the 100 backstoke.

Hurlburt cruised in the 200 IM in 2:15.97 and posted a 1:06.38 in his signature race, the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 freestyle went to Joe Peralta in 1:58.87. He also had the fast time in the 500 (5:34.08).

John Peralta touched first in the 50 free in 24.40, just ahead of Spencer Studley (24.49).

Austin Studley took diving with a score of 194.30.

To cap the afternoon, the Peralta brothers teamed with Jack Fitzgerald and Jason Consiglio for a fast time of 4:04.25 in the 400 free relay.

Sheehan: The host Titans dropped both ends of a SCC double-dual meet to Shelton and Xavier. The Falcons ruled the roost, going 2-0.

Full scores were: Shelton 63, Sheehan 27; Xavier 57, Sheehan 22 and Xavier 53, Shelton 35.

Sheehan freshman Jonathan Rosano had an excellent meet for the Titans. The rookie won the 500 freestyle in 5:28.87 and earned first-place points in the 100 backstroke in 1:12.27.



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