NEW HAVEN — One zero added up to plenty Monday night in the Cheshire-Hillhouse boys basketball showdown at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.
By holding the Rams scoreless in overtime, the Academics eked out a 53-48 decision that ended Cheshire’s seven-game winning streak and forged a three-way tie for the SCC Hammonasset crown.
Cheshire, Hillhouse and Hamden all finished 6-2 in the division.
The Rams, now 11-8 overall, got 20 points from Aidan Godfrey, who shared the game high with Hillhouse’s Tazhon Daniels.
Ian Battipaglia added 13 points for Cheshire. Cinceree Lash (14) and Evan Scott Alexander (10) were also in double figures for Hillhouse.
The Rams host Southington (11-7) in a highly anticipated border clash on Friday night.Girls basketball
Wilcox Tech 34, Holy Family 18: The Indians made the long drive out to Baltic worthwhile with the non-conference victory.
Senior forward Kayla Ransom kept the double-doubles coming for Wilcox, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Charissa Morales added seven points as the Tribe improved to 5-14 ahead of Wednesday’s season finale at Maloney.
Rebecca Lacasse scored 10 points for Holy Family (0-4).
Northwest Catholic 35, Southington 30: The Lady Knights closed the season at 5-15 with the CCC West-Colonial Division setback to the Indians in Southington.
Northwest, with the win, finished at 8-12 and secured a postseason berth.
Sacred Heart Academy 49, Cheshire 44: The loss to the SHArks in Hamden cost the Rams a berth in the upcoming SCC Tournament.
Cheshire got out to a 14-5 lead in the first quarter. Sacred Heart turned tables by taking the second frame 14-2 to grab a 19-16 lead by halftime.
Mia Juodaits (12) and Grace Lurz (10) were in double figures for Cheshire. Ariana Perlini put up eight points and Kaylee Clark collected seven.
The Rams (7-13) will be idle until the Class LL state tournament. Sacred Heart closes the books at 2-18.
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