FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox puts the broom to Whitney; Sheehan girls top Hillhouse in New Haven; Cheshire boys get the job done at home; Meriden swimmers get it done on the road

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox puts the broom to Whitney; Sheehan girls top Hillhouse in New Haven; Cheshire boys get the job done at home; Meriden swimmers get it done on the road

HAMDEN — The Wilcox Tech boys basketball team came within 4 points of the century mark Friday evening in zipping past Whitney Tech 96-46 in a Connecticut Technical Conference romp.

D.J. Ransom continued his march toward Meriden’s all-time scoring record with 31 points before checking out at the end of the third quarter.

Fellow senior John Soto put up 22 points, also in three quarters’ work, and Kelvin Santos added 13 points.

In all, the Indians got scoring from 11 different players as they improved to 4-3. Whitney remained winless at 0-8.

Wilbur Cross 63, Lyman Hall 45: The Governors left Wallingford at 4-3 with the SCC Housatonic victory over the 2-6 Trojans.

Cam Regan scored 17 points for LH. Shakespeare Rodriguez collected 12.

Cheshire 68, North Haven 39: The Rams got to .500 at 4-4 with the SCC interdivisional win over the Indians in Cheshire. North Haven fell to 3-5.

Colby Griffin put up a team-high 18 points for Cheshire. Ian Battipaglia was also in double figures with 10. Aidan Godfrey, Colby Hayes and Shaan Vatti were good for 8 apeice.

Girls basketball

Sheehan 47, Hillhouse 45: Hayleigh Lagase hit a layup with 4.6 seconds left to put the Titans ahead and a desperation 3-pointer by Hillhouse at the buzzer was off the mark as this SCC crossover game in New Haven went down to the wire.

It was a big win for the Titans, who now stand at 7-1. Hillhouse is 6-3. Lagase finished with 8 points. Caitlyn Hunt hammered home a team-high 16. Liv Robles rang up 13.

Tanaja London led Hillhouse with 16. She took the final shot for the Academics. Tyree Allen added 12.

Shelton 50, Lyman Hall 47: Kailey Lipka scored 17 points and Hailey Bruneau bagged 13 for the Trojans in the SCC interdivisional loss to the Gaels in Shelton. LH fell to 2-6. Shelton improved to 5-5.

Wilcox Tech 45, Whitney Tech 30: The Indians blew open a tight CTC game in Meriden by closing with a 15-1 run.

Jocelyn Rosado scored 7 of her 8 points in the fourth quarter. Kayla Ransom and Elliana Pennyman both had 13 points.

Pennyman cashed in on three dimes from beyond the arc as the Indians improved to 3-5 overall and 3-1 in the CTC.

Gianni Atkinson had a game-high 18 points for Whitney Tech (4-4).

East Hartford 65, Platt 41: The Panthers fell behind 32-14 by halftime in dropping the CCC interdivisional contest to the Hornets in East Hartford. Jayleena Gordils (12) and Jalexia West (11) were in double figures for Platt (2-8). Julia Misner added 8 points. Tiana Asberry led East Hartford (7-2) with 23 and Shailyn Pinkney kicked in 17.

East Catholic 39, Maloney 12: Liv Aitken and Alexa Papallo had 5 points apiece for the Spartans in this CCC crossover in Manchester. Maloney is now 1-10. East Catholic improved to 7-2 behind Emily Jemeal’s 11 points.

Newington 51, Southington 36: The Indians improved to 10-1 with the CCC crossover win in Southington. 

Ashanti Frazier’s 18 points led the way for Newington. Karissa Zocco chalked up 13.

Bri Harris knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 11 points for Southington (2-7). Kelley Marshall added 9 points for the Lady Knights.

Wilbur Cross 72, Cheshire 35: The Rams slipped to 4-5 with the SCC Housatonic defeat in New Haven while Wilbur Cross improved to 8-2. The Governors held Cheshire leading scorer Mia Juodaitis to 3 points. Kaylee Clark led the Rams with 9. Kandie Everett (12) and April Artis (11) were in double figures for Cross.

Boys swimming

Meriden Co-op 97, Manchester 84: The city squad won five individual events and took two of the three relays to post the CCC interdivisional victory in Manchester.

The Co-op is now 2-1.

Jake Donlon, Sam Hurlburt, Alex Flynn and Julio Hernandez set the tone by winning the 200-yard medley in 1:50.93.

Donlon, Hurlburt and Hernandez all went on to win individual events. Donlon took the 100 backstroke (1:01.45), Hurlburt brought home the 100 breaststroke (1:13.62) and Hernandez out-sprinted the field in the 50 free (24.19).

Erik Masocco went the winning distance in the 500 freestyle (6:09.54) and team with Hunter Bernabucci, Alex Hernandez and Matt Desimone on the first-place 200 free relay (1:47.12).

Meriden also captured diving behind Jaylon Nixon (179.15) points.

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