WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Titans beat the buzzer – and Shelton; Cheshire sweeps West Haven in hoop, but falls in OT on ice; Trojans land first victory poolside

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Titans beat the buzzer – and Shelton; Cheshire sweeps West Haven in hoop, but falls in OT on ice; Trojans land first victory poolside



WALLINGFORD — Cameron Afanador connected on a floater in the lane with 1.4 seconds left in the game to lift the Sheehan boys basketball team to a 71-69 SCC crossover win over Shelton on Wednesday night.

The buzzer-beater broke a tie in a back-and-forth tilt and pushed Sheehan’s record to 6-3.

Kris Jackson was Sheehan’s top scorer with 22 points. Jack McDonnell connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points.

Garrett Molampy was also in double figures with 10 points. Afanador and Caden Cloutier chipped in with 9 apiece.

Brian Berritto put up a game-high 32 points for the Gaels (4-3).

Lyman Hall 58, East Haven 43: The Trojans outscored the Yellowjackets 33-16 in the second half to earn the SCC crossover victory in East Haven.

Austin Ruiz had a double-double for LH (2-5) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jack Vegliante scored a team-high 20 points.

Cheshire 63, West Haven 55: The Rams bounced back from their last-second loss to Hamden on Monday night with the SCC crossover road win.

Junior center Aidan Godfrey registered a game-high 19 points for Cheshire (3-4). Eli Battipaglia (15 points), Colby Hayes (10), Ian Battipaglia (9) and Colby Griffin (8) also highlighted the attack for the Rams, who erased a 29-25 deficit by outscoring the Blue Devils 38-26 in the second half.

Malcolm Duncanson and Tyrese Hargrove had 12 points apiece for West Haven (4-4).

Girls basketball

Sheehan 40, Shelton 33: Liv Robles paced the Titans to a 6-1 record with 20 points in a SCC crossover win in Shelton.

Maddi Larkin had 5 of her 7 points in the fourth quarter as Sheehan held off the Gaels. Hayleigh Lagase added 6 points.

Clarissa Pierre led Shelton (4-5) with a 12-point night.

Hillhouse 69, Lyman Hall 36: Kailey Lipka netted 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Trojans (2-5) in a SCC crossover contest in New Haven.

The Academics (6-2) had three players in double digits, headed by Ciara Little’s 22 points.

Cheshire 57, West Haven 43: The Rams evened their record at 4-4 with the SCC crossover win over the Westies in Cheshire.

Cheshire senior Mia Juodaitis, coming off a 31-point game, led the way again for the Rams with 21 points.

Emma Watkinson (15 points) and Ari Perlini (11) were also in double digits for Cheshire. Watkinson whistled home a trio of 3-pointers.

Cheshire Academy 55, The Gunnery 20: Nia Hubbard racked up 22 points and 9 rebounds, while Kyla Raccio added 10 points as the Cats cruised to 6-2 with the win in Washington.

Audrey Allen was also a force with 10 rebounds, 7 points and 5 steals.

Ice hockey

West Haven 2, Cheshire 1 (OT): Kaden Morgillo’s second goal of the game gave the host Blue Devils the SCC/SWC crossover victory at Bennett Rink.

Morgillo had staked Division I West Haven to a 1-0 lead on a rebound in the first period. The game stood at 1-0 until Scott Heseltine tied it for Division II Cheshire with 10:22 left in regulation.

Both teams skated off at 5-3.

Boys swimming

Lyman Hall Co-op 98, West Haven/Platt Tech 85: Colin Kelly and Josh Ramirez each won a pair of individual events and also on first-place relays, while diver Elyse Boothroyd broke her own Coginchaug school record yet again, to lead the Trojans (1-3) to the SCC victory at the Sheehan pool.

Boothroyd’s new 6-dive standard is 219.65.

Kelly’s two wins came in the 100-yard freestyle (53.09) and 200 free (2:01.84). He also led off the 200 free relay (1:42.81) and 400 free relay (3:56.40).

Ramirez anchored the 400 relay after winning the 100 backstroke (1:06.53) and 500 freestyle (5:43.15).

Also for the Trojans, Cam Baker brought home the 200 IM (2:25.47) and joined Kelly, Nick Motmans and Connor Tsolis on the 200 free relay. Cam Nielsen and Nate Strang joined Kelly and Ramirez on the 400 free.

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