THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington boys hoop perseveres in 4th Q; LH, Wilcox girls at home on the road

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington boys hoop perseveres in 4th Q; LH, Wilcox girls at home on the road

Record-Journal staff

SOUTHINGTON — The Southington boys basketball team outscored visiting Farmington 13-8 in the fourth quarter to beat the Indians 49-45 in a drum-tight CCC West crossover game on Thursday night.

The victory was the first of the season for the Blue Knights, who rebounded from a season-opening loss at Glastonbury in overtime.

Andrew Lohneiss scored a game-high 16 points for Southington. Ryan Gesnaldo knocked down five 3-pointers en route to 15. Colin Burdette finished with seven.

Jake Sytulek and Makhi Hawkins had nine apiece for Farmington (2-1).

Girls basketball

Lyman Hall 54, Shelton 45: Up 46-45 with three minutes to play, the Trojans scored the last eight points of the game to pocket the SCC crossover win in Shelton.

Kailey Lipka scored 18 points and Hailey Bruneau had 16 to lead LH. On top of that, Brueneau grabbed eight boards and made four steals, while Lipka dished six assits.

Kelly Fernandez was also in double figures with 10 points as the Trojans improved to 3-2. Maggie Howard had a team-high 14 for Shelton (2-3).

Wilcox Tech 47, Cheney Tech 17: The Indians posted their second win in as many days with the CTC romp in Manchester.

Rhaelene Hastings scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Tribe to 2-1. Tatiana Gonzalez added 10. Sam Petro had nine.

Farmington 55, Southington 32: The Lady Knights fell to 1-3 overall with the CCC West crossover loss in Farmington.

Bethel 49, Cheshire 34: The Rams fell to 0-4 with the non-conference loss on their home court.

Cheshire was up against an unbeaten Bethel squad that improved to 4-0 behind Maranda Nyborg’s 15 points.

Sara Mulligan had a team-high 11 for Cheshire. Mia Juodaitis scored eight and Brady McQuade had seven.


Middletown 37, Maloney 36: The Spartans got pins in the last two matches of the night, but they weren’t enough to catch the Blue Dragons in a CCC South contest in Meriden.

R.J. Plumberg (160 pounds) and Markeese Thompson (170) had those final two pins for Maloney (1-1). 

Andy Cruz (182) and Demetre Carnot (145) also had pins for the Spartans. Nick DeBaise rallied for a 9-8 come-from-behind win at 195 pounds. Tyler Ware upped the drama by winning the 220 bout 7-6 on a last-minute takedown.

Jocelyn Rodriguez received a forfeit at 106. 

"I feel as though this was a great test for us as a team and I know we will continue to learn and work hard,” remarked Maloney coach Eric Bergeron. “It’s always tough to lose a close one in conference, but this shows me that we are closing the gap on teams and can go out and compete every night.”                    

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