SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington wrestling wins Lancer Invitational; Platt second at Wethersfield; road win for LH girls

SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington wrestling wins Lancer Invitational; Platt second at Wethersfield; road win for LH girls

WATERFORD — Led by junior Paul Calo, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler, Southington finished first Saturday at the annual Lancer Invitational.

Calo was one of four Southington wrestlers to win their weight classes. Caleb Brick, Shaun Wagner and Tagan Welch were the others.

Southington also got second-place finishes from Tim Budnik, Jake Cardozo, Jason Brault, Sebastian Lombardo and Jake Monson. Derek Guida, Luca Veneziano and Jake Vecchio took thirds.

Guida had the fastest falls.

Wethersfield Invitational: Platt placed second in the team standings behind champion New Milford.

The Panthers were led by senior Ben Stratton, who won the 182-pound division. Platt also had three second-place finishers in James Rondini at 113, Damian Morris at 145 and Zavian Arroyo at 170. Ryan Green was third at 195.

Girls basketball

Lyman Hall 57, Brookfield 40: Kailey Lipka scored 20 points and dished six assists, while Hailey Bruneau was also in double figures with 14 points as the Trojans improved to 2-1 overall with the non-conference win over the Bobcats in Brookfield.

The Trojans were a terror on defense. Lipka had five steals and Bruneau had four.

On the glass, Lipka and Theresa Lynch led the way with seven rebounds apiece. Elise Hastings added eight points.

East Haven 51, Sheehan 40: The Titans got out to a 16-8 lead after one quarter only to get outscored 17-2 in the second in this SCC interdivisional matchup in Wallingford.

Liv Robles accounted for half of Sheehan’s scoring, putting up 20 points on five field goals, a pair of 3’s and 4-for-7 foul shooting.

Kylie Schlotman scored 14 points for East Haven. Makenzie Helms had 13.

The Yellowjackets improved to 2-0. Sheehan fell to 1-1.

Hamden 62, Cheshire 37: The Rams dropped to 0-2 with the SCC crossover loss in Hamden.

Mia Juodaitis scored 16 points to lead Cheshire. Ariana Perlini added seven.

Taniyah Thompson’s game-high 18 points led Hamden (2-1). Aeya Brandon scored 11. Rebecca Oberman-Levinel and Makaela Johnson kicked in nine apiece.

Cheshire Academy: The Cats (6-2) bounced back from a 52-30 loss to Kimball Union in the opening round of the Ethel Walker Holiday Classic in Simsbury to beat Westminster 46-30 and Hotchkiss 40-32.

Kyla Raccio had a team-high 14 points against Westminster. Des Parker led the way against Hotchkiss with eight points. 

Also in the Hotchkiss game, Aracelli Gonzalez grabbed 11 rebounds and Ashley Nadeau had four blocks and three steals. Raccio made five steals.

Boys basketball

Cheshire Academy: The Cats slid to 2-6 with an 81-63 loss to Tilton at the St. Andrew’s Holiday Tournament in Barrington, R.I.

Evan Goldberg (14), John Kelly (13) and T.J. Rountree (12) were in double figures for Cheshire. All four of Rountree’s field goals game from 3-point range. Kelly hit three times from beyond the arc.


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