WALLINGFORD – The Lyman Hall boys basketball improved to 3-1 on the season with a 68-60 non-conference win over Maloney on Thursday night at Schipke Gymnasium behind the sharp shooting of senior guard Kevin Ramson.
Ransom had 28 points fot rhe Trojans, who led from wire to wire.
After a sluggishfirst quarter, Ransom hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Austin Ruiz (9 points) provided some push as the Trojans grabbed a 33-26 halftime edge.
“I thought we came out with good energy tonight,” Lyman Hall coach Rob Ruys said. “We came out and we took a little bit of a lead. Maloney is super-athletic and did a good job of getting the ball in the paint. But I thought we were pretty resilient all night. We kept making the plays we needed to make.”
The Spartans (1-3) got a spark off the bench thanks to eight points from Kamil Henderson and stayed within striking distance. Junior forward Anthony Forbes had 12 points.
Maloney’s Romello Samuels poured in 19 of his 27 points in the second half but couldn’t get over the hump. The Trojans led 46-41 after three quarters and held on.
“We still have to get some scoring from some more people,” Maloney coach Howie Hewitt said. “Some of them are still working their way into high school varsity basketball and we are just making a few mistakes at the wrong times that are costing us. But we competed tonight, played hard and played well. As usual Kevin Ransom was the difference in the game.’
Cam Regan was also a force in the post for Lyman Hall with 13 points.
Branford 56, Platt 50: The Panthers continued to struggle with chemistry and consistency but coach Shawon Moncrief said, “We’ll get it right.”
Platt (0-5) lost a late lead in dropping the consolation game in the Fred Kelly Holiday Tournament in North Haven despite 18 points from Tre Carter. Carter had 37 for the tournament.
The Hornets (1-3) got 20 points from Mike White.
Southington 67, Shelton 57: Senior Andrew Lohneiss totalled 20 points to power the Blue Knights to a non-conference win on Wednesday night at the Shelton Holiday Tournament.
Tim O’Shea added 10 points for the Blue Knights.
Peri Basimakopoulos added 20 points for the Gaels (0-3).
Platt Tech 79, Sheehan 61: Five players reached double figures as host Platt Tech blew past the Titans in the second day of a holiday tournament in Milford.
Tyler Dowdy led the Panthers (2-1) with 21 points. Tahquell Cadie had 19, Jacob Tamburrino went for 13, Keenan Little for 12 and Dan Luprella had 10.
Garrett Molampy led Sheehan (1-2) with 20 points. Center Brett Gill added 15.