SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox boys erase early deficit, pull away from Goodwin Tech; Cheshire swimmers glide to 5-0; Southington sets three new school records at Yale Invitational while gymnasts take opener

SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox boys erase early deficit, pull away from Goodwin Tech; Cheshire swimmers glide to 5-0; Southington sets three new school records at Yale Invitational while gymnasts take opener



Record-Journal staff

NEW BRITAIN — Down by 11 points after one quarter Monday evening, the Wilcox Tech boys basketball team stormed back to win going away, 66-54, against Goodwin Tech.

D.J. Ransom scored a game-high 29 points for the Indians. John Soto (14) and Bryce McClendon (13) were also in double figures as the Tribe won its second straight and improved to 5-3.

Goodwin (5-5), led by Xavier Cartegena’s 20 points, established an 18-7 lead after one quarter. Wilcox cut the gap to 30-25 by halftime, then pulled ahead 43-40 by the end of the third quarter.

Soto scored 8 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Indians extended the advantage.

GYMNASTICS

Southington 120.85, Hall 84.15: The Blue Knights (1-1) earned their first win of the season with the CCC victory over the Warriors at American Gymnastics.

Natalie Reeves recorded team highs on vault (9.0), bars (8.5) and floor exercise (8.3). Kaylin Leifert led the Blue Knights on the beam (7.9).

INDOOR TRACK

Southington: Ryan Slesinski and Kate Kemnitz lowered their own school records in the 600 and 1000 meters at the Yale Invitational.

Slesinski ran a 1:24.44 in placing 8th in the 600. Kemnitz clocked in at 3:05.97 in the 1000, good for 10th place.

Kemnitz was also part of a third school-record performance at the Yale Invite. She teamed with Natalie Verderame, Emma Plourde and Megan Sheline to run a 4:16.74 in the 4x400 meters. That time earned the Lady Knights 2nd place among Connecticut teams.

Also for Southington, junior thrower Trinity Cardillo was 3rd at 38 feet, 5 inches in the shot put. Her top throw of the season is 39-5 ½.


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