THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox-Guilford goes to double OT; Maloney-Plainville thriller decided in final bout; Zellner zeroes in on four wins for Sheehan swimmers

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox-Guilford goes to double OT; Maloney-Plainville thriller decided in final bout; Zellner zeroes in on four wins for Sheehan swimmers



GUILFORD — The Wilcox Tech boys basketball team has added some non-conference matchups this season in hopes of getting battle-tested for the state tournament.

The Indians got quite the test Thursday night in Guilford. Too bad it was pass/fail.

With foul trouble catching up to them after regulation had come and gone, the Indians fell to Guilford of the SCC 85-74 in double overtime.

DeJuan Ransom scored 33 points for the Tribe before fouling out in the first overtime. John Soto (12 points) and Bryce McClendon (10) picked up their fifths in the second extra session.

Joe Scala (11) was also in double figures for Wilcox (3-2), which forced overtime by rallying 21-14 in the fourth quarter.

Colin Kellaher matched Ransom with 33 points for Guilford (2-3). Ian Slattery scored 17 and Ethan Vashel was good for 10.

WRESTLING

Plainville 37, Maloney 35: A third-period pin in the final bout of the night at 220 pounds gave the Blue Devils in a CCC South thriller that was close all the way.

The lead changed hands five times, with Maloney rallying from an early 18-4 deficit to take a 25-22 edge and then bouncing back again after the Blue Devils regained a 31-25 advantage.

A 15-4 major decision by 182-pounder Nick DeBaise and a first-period pin by Darel Rivera at 195 had the Spartans up 35-31 going into the final match of their home opener.

Earlier, the Spartans got a major decision at 113 pounds from Onil Carrion, a minor decision at 126 from Jayden Robles and forfeit at 132.

Maloney took its first lead on back-to-back pins from 145-pounder R.J. Plumberg and 152 Kody Talento.

BOYS SWIMMING

Daniel Hand 100, Sheehan 77: Joey Zellner won two individual races and swam on two first-place relays in the Titans’ SCC crossover loss to the Tigers in Wallingford.

Zellner took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.72 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.26.

He teamed with his brother Robert on the two winning relays. The Zellners were joined by Andrew Buehler and Adam DiDomenico on the 200 free (1:37.00) and by Adam Shoshani and J.D. Conte on the 400 free (3:57.75).

Buehler won his signature event, 1-meter diving, with a score of 291.45. DiDomenico touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:01.97).

Sheehan is now 0-3.

 


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