WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Lady Titans dial back in from long distance; Roberts’ hat trick triggers Trojans; SHS swimmers glide to 2-0

CANTON — Molly Smolenski had five of them. Liv Cassesse knocked down three.

Madison DiPasquale added two for good measure.

The Sheehan girls basketball team drained 10 3-pointers in all Wednesday night to defeat Canton 60-52 in a non-conference matchup on the road.

The victory gave the Titans a season sweep of Canton, which is coached by Wallingford native Brian Medeiros.

It also snapped a two-game slide for the Titans, who improved to 6-4 heading into Friday night’s rivalry game with Lyman Hall.

Smolenski scored a team-high 22 points to pace Sheehan. Cassesse finished with 17 and DiPasquale totalled 12.

Sophie Mates put up a game-high 23 and Sam Yanke racked up 20 for Canton (2-5).


Career 39, Lyman Hall 34: The Panthers shook off a one-point first quarter to post the SCC crossover win in Wallingford.

Down 9-1 after one, Career pulled even at 15-all by the break, then outscored the Trojans 14-7 in the third quarter.

It was the first win of the year for the Panthers (1-7), who got a team-high 11 points from Adrel Brenes.

Tyler Casey led LH (2-7) with 11 points. Justin Hackett scored nine and Brady Campbell added seven.


Lyman Hall 7, Milford Co-op 1: Jack Roberts rang up a hat trick to lead the Trojans to the SCC/SWC Division II victory at Milford Ice Pavillion.

The Trojans, point leaders in the CIAC Division II playoff rankings, are now 8-1.

Dylan Gay tallied his 14th goal of the season, while Louis Allanson notched the first of his varsity career.

Ryan Arduini and Kenny Mackenzie also scored for LH.


Bristol Eastern 43, Platt 30: Cesar Rodriguez, Jereck Echeveria, Caiden Talento, Matt Merrigan and Cristian Taylor had the wins for Platt in the CCC South loss to the Lancers in Bristol.

Platt is now 12-5.

Bristol Central 49, Maloney 12: The Spartans got their points in Bristol via pins from Daejon Nixon and Mike Reddick.

Nixon won his bout at 195 pounds in 47 seconds. Reddick stuck his man in 1:12 at 220.


Southington 94, Newington 80: A “Solid Six” is taking shape for the aqua Blue Knights as they won their second CCC meet in as many outings.

Landon Colby and teammates Alex LeClair, Matt Niro, Peter Zalewski, Boden Tito and Matt Siwek combined to sweep the relays and all eight individual events.

Colby and LeClair were double-winners. Colby collected gold in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.03) and 500 free (5:17.88). LeClair brought home the 200 IM (2:08.32) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.10).

Siwek and Niro took care of the freestyle sprints, with Siwek winning the 50 (24.41) and Niro nabbing the 100 (58.37).

Tito’s win came in the 100 butterfly (59.33). Zalewski’s was in the 100 backstroke (58.37).

In the relays, Tito and Zalewski opened the meet in combination with LeClair and Siwek in the 200 medley (1:49.36).

The winning 200 freestyle (1:38.14) featured LeClair, Niro, Tito and Colby. 

Colby, Siwek, Niro and Zalewski capped it in the 400 free (3:35.76).

Southington also got first-place points in diving from Alex Rosania, who racked up a score of 237.05.

Cheshire 94, Oxford 82: This non-conference dual at Cheshire Community Pool was the season opener for the Rams and coach Ron Duguay.

Cheshire won every event save for the butterfly, breaststroke and 200 freestyle relay.

Alex Fang and Kristian Adlianitski, were double-winners for the Rams. Fang had the fast times in the 100 freestyle (50.73) and 200 free (1:51.28). Adlianitski out-raced the field in the 500 freestyle (5:20.78) and 100 backstroke (1:02.61).

Fang and Adlianitski also teamed with Anmol Sapru and Max Facchini on the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:32.35).

Adlianitski, Sapru, Facchini and Silas Wang were the winning combination on the 200 medley (1:44.55).

Sapru went on to capture the individual medley (2:04.21), while Wang sprinted to victory in the 50 free (23.55).

Andrew Wang won diving with a score of 142.0.


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