Minus Rios, Maloney still takes down Berlin

MERIDEN — The Maloney girls basketball team overcame the loss of one of its top players and earned a 48-44 CCC South victory over Berlin on Thursday night at Maloney High School.

Jasmin Mitchell netted a career-high 24 points in the win as the Spartans had their most prolific scoring night of the season despite being without starter Mya Rios.

Rios injured her right ankle in Maloney’s last game Bristol Eastern. She is expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury.

“This is a huge win for us,” Maloney coach Amy Gilchrist said. “Briana Alicea came up huge for us. She only had six points, but her leadership and basketball IQ on the court were a big reason why we won this game.”

Emily Belote added eight points for Maloney, which earned its first CCC South victory of the season and improved to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the division.

Alicia Maule registered 15 points for Berlin (2-6, 2-3 South).

Middletown 56, Platt 25: The Blue Dragons remained perfect in the CCC South with the divisional win in Middletown.

Already up 28-18 at the break, Middletown outscored Platt 28-7 in the second half to improve to 7-4 overall and 5-0 in the South.

Rejeen Mayo led the Blue Dragons with a game-high 14 points.

Brianna Sheftel drained a pair of 3-pointers en route to a team-high eight for Platt. The Panthers are now 4-6 and 2-4.

Simsbury 50, Southington 36: The Blue Knights were within a point early in the fourth quarter, but after missing a chance to take the lead, the host Trojans slammed the door with an extended run to finish this CCC West game in Simsbury.

Allie Davis surpassed the 1,000-point plateau in the midst of scoring a game-high 23 for the Trojans, who improved to 9-2 overall and 4-2 in the division.

Southington got nine points apiece from Kaitlin Paterson and Natalie Wadolowski. The Blue Knights dropped to 6-5 and 3-3.

BOYS SWIMMING

Amity 94, Sheehan 76: The Spartans won all but three events in posting the SCC victory at the Orange Community Center.

Sheehan got its individual wins from Connor Robison and Philippe Recalt. Robison won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.88, while Recalt took the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.56.

Robison also teamed with Rob Hacku, Steve Iovanna and Carl Thurston on the first-place 400 freestyle relay (3:45.54).

ICE HOCKEY

Sheehan 2, Housatonic-Northwestern-Wamogo 2: The visiting Litchfield County tri-op scored two goals in the final 1:30 to forge the Division III tie late Wednesday at Choate.

Sal Gozzo and Christian Giacondino had staked the Titans to a 2-0 lead. Gozzo scored on assists from Giacondino and Dan Hennessey 3:55 into the game, then set up Giacondino 4:24 into the second period.

Sheehan goalie Carly Femniak had a shutout going until James Huften and Andy Shepherd scored for Housatonic late in the third. Shepherd’s game-tying goal came with 28 seconds left in regulation.

Femniak finished with 25 saves for Sheehan (4-2-1).

Eric Chin had 21 for Housatonic (7-1-1), it’s lone blemishes coming against the Titans.



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