FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls get one back on Hand; Trojans clutch down the stretch; Meriden swimmers win second straight

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls get one back on Hand; Trojans clutch down the stretch; Meriden swimmers win second straight

MADISON — The Sheehan girls basketball team stayed hot Friday night, building off Wednesday’s rout of Amity with a 49-41 SCC interdivisional victory over Daniel Hand.

The win avenged a 55-50 loss the Titans had suffered to Hand back in December and it gave them an overall mark of 8-2 at the halfway point of the regular season.

Junior forward Caitlyn Hunt piled up a game-high 21 points for Sheehan. Junior point guard Caitlyn Velez was also in double figures with 12.

Maddie Larkin (9) and Hayleigh Lagase (7) rounded out the scoring for the TItans, who built a 21-16 lead by the break and extended it to 40-28 in the third quarter.

Sara Wohlgemuth led Hand with 19 points. Brooke Salutari added 11.

The Tigers are now 8-3.

Sheehan opens the second half of the season on Monday hosting Newington (9-1) at 2 p.m.

Lyman Hall 44, Guilford 40: A layup by Grace Gagliardi and free throws by Hailey Bruneau and Julia Capello over the final 90 seconds snapped a 40-40 tie and swung this SCC crossover in Wallingford the home team’s way.

Lyman Hall, now 6-4, got a game-high 18 points from Bruneau and 12 from Brianna Mik.

Mik also grabbed six rebounds and swiped four steals. Gagliardi dished six assists.

Guilford (2-7) got 12 points from Faith O’Donnell and 10 from Miabella Diaz.

Foran 39, Cheshire 32: The Lions outscored the Rams 9-2 over the final 5½ minutes to score the SCC interdivisional victory in Cheshire.

Foran improved to 4-5. Cheshire dropped to 3-7.

The 14 points by Foran’s Mia Tunucci were the game high. Toni Wetmore paced the Rams with nine points and Ella Watson added seven.

Boys basketball

Hillhouse 47, Cheshire 40: Alec Frione and Shaan Vatti hit fourth-quarter 3’s for the visiting Rams, but the Academics were able to hold on in New Haven by going 8-for-11 at the line down the stretch.

Scott Evan Alexander scored seven of his 12 points in the final frame for Hillhouse. Tazhon Daniels had a game-high 21.

Cheshire was again led by junior big man Cole Feinauer, who finished with 17 points. Frione had 10.

The Rams, who fell to Hillhouse 50-27 in Cheshire on opening night, are now 1-7. Hillhouse improved to 8-1. This game was a SCC crossover.

Bethel 54, Wilcox Tech 23: The Wildcats put away this non-conference meeting in Bethel with a 21-point second quarter that gave them a 25-14 lead at the break.

Dylan Breeland scored a game-high 19 points for the Wildcats and Mikey Schmidt hit four of Bethel’s seven 3-pointers en route to 17.

Isaiah Thomas led Wilcox with 10 points. Carlos Cintron added seven.

Bethel, a South-West Conference team, improved to 3-6. Wilcox is 2-5.

Boys swimming

Meriden Co-op 94, East Hartford 78: The city squad evened its record at 2-2 with the CCC interdivisional victory in East Hartford, riding two individual wins apiece from Sam Hurlburt, Alex Flynn, Spencer Studley and Mehdi Moumen.

Hurlburt won both distance freestyles. He touched in 2:06.57 in the 200 and 5:42.45 in the 500.

Studley and Flynn swept the sprints, with Studley taking the 50 in 26.70 and Flynn bringing home the 100 in 54.77.

Studley also won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.66), while Flynn finished first in the 200 IM (2:18.01).

Moumen, meanwhile, topped the field in the 100 butterfly (1:01.80) and 100 backstroke (1:05.78).

Moumen teamed with Flynn, Studley and Matt Desimone to win the 200 medley relay in 1:55.40.

Studley, Desimone and Hurlburt were on the first-place 200 free relay kicked off by Joe Peralta. The quartet combined for a time 1:47.12.