GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southington gets trey to tie, buzzer-beater to win

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southington gets trey to tie, buzzer-beater to win

SOUTHINGTON — Freshman Allison Carr canned a 12-foot bank shot at the buzzer Thursday night to lift the Southington girls basketball team to its first win of the season, a 43-41 CCC West Colonial divison victory over Hall.

Southington sophomore Brianna Harris tied the game with a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left. The Blue Knights forced a turnover at the other end and then Carr delivered with her only field goal of the game.

In fact, it was the first varsity field goal of the freshman’s career.

The game-tying trey by Harris was her third of the night. She finished with 13 points.

Senior Janette Wadolowski had a game-high 21 points. She had 15 by halftime to get Southington out to a 20-17 lead.

At the half, Southington honored Mildred Bell on her 100th birthday. The Southington Super Fan hasn’t missed a home girls basketball game in 30 years.

Southington is 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the West Colonial. Hall is 1-1 and 0-1. Olivia Bonee paced the Warriors with 15 points.

Lyman Hall 45, Guilford 31: Kailey Lipka led the Trojans with 13 points and Hailey Bruneau added eight for the Trojans in the SCC crossover loss in Guilford.

The host Indians, playing their season opener, started the game on a 10-0 run. LH (1-1) trimmed the deficit to four midway through the third quarter before Guilford pulled away.

Lipka added four steals.

Julia Hyman paced Guilford with 12 points.

Berlin 54, Maloney 27: The Spartans dropped a CCC South Colonial home matchup with the Redcoats to fall to 1-2 on the season.

Melanie Polanco led Maloney with eight points. Dasia White and Olivia Aitken each had six.

The Redcoats (1-1) were paced by Lyzi Litwinko, who had 14 points.

Middletown 52, Platt 43: The CCC South Colonial rivals were tied 30-30 after three quarters in Meriden before the visiting Blue Dragons exploded for 22 points in the final stanza to pull away.

Dominique Highsmith scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead Middletown (1-1, 1-0). 

Wallica Bailey scored 12 points to lead the Panthers (1-1, 0-1). Kiara Lopez added 10 points.

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