WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: A state of Grace! Lurz leads Cheshire over Amity with 25; SHS swimmers secure season opener; Sheehan hockey strikes fast

Record-Journal staff

WOODBRIDGE — Grace Lurz knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to power the Cheshire girls basketball team to a 43-37 SCC Housatonic victory over Amity.

Lurz and the Rams outscored the host Spartans 17-8 in the fourth quarter

Tess Givens added seven points for Cheshire, now 3-3 overall. Jenna Stickney and Mimi Perlini added four apiece.

Amity dipped to 3-5.

Prince Tech 47, Wilcox Tech 28: Shivani Roach (15) and Shanay Thoms (12) combined for 27 points and five 3-pointers to lead the Falcons to the CTC win in Meriden.

Aliah Biro was top scorer for Wilcox with 10 points. Chloe Enger added seven.

Prince Tech improved to 6-1. Wilcox slipped to 3-5.

Boys basketball

Amistad 71, Sheehan 64: A fourth-quarter comeback for the Titans fell short in this non-conference matchup in New Haven.

Sheehan trailed 52-36 after three quarters and got to within five with less than a minute to play.

Amistad (3-0) put four players in double figures, led by Bernett Scott’s game-high 19 points. Aden Goffe added 17, Arion Robinson racked up 14 and Rodney Cook collected 12.

Kyron Coviello and Ryan Gersz both scored 14 points to pace Sheehan (2-4). Alex Morales kicked in 13.

Boys swimming

Southington 87, East Catholic 71: The Blue Knights launched their 2022 season with the CCC crossover victory over the Eagles at the Southington YMCA.

Landon Colby, Alex LeClair and Matt Niro won two individual events apiece and swam on two first-place relays. The trio teamed with Matt Siwek to kick off the meet with a winning time of 1:45.86 in the 200-yard medley.

Individually, Colby won the 200 IM in 2:09.42 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.17. LeClair swept the distance freestyles, bagging the 200 in 1:57.84 and the 500 in 5:11.21.

Niro touched first in the 50 freestyle (23.72) and 100 backstroke (57.89). He finished his day leading off the winning 400 freestyle relay ahead of Siwek, Boden Tito and Colby (3:39.39).

Tito led off the 200 free relay, which won in 1:51.40. He was joined by Nate Malsheske, Ian McPhee and LeClair (1:51.40).

Also for Southington, Justin Vaillancourt took first in diving with a score of 189.75.


Bristol Eastern 45, Maloney 21: The Spartans picked up some solid individual wins in the CCC South setback to the Lancers in Meriden.

Mike Reddick and Onil Carrion both pinned to win. Reddick finished off the heavyweight match in 48 seconds. Carrion got the stick in 3:20 at 120 pounds.

Also for the Spartans, Daejon Nixon won by injury default at 195. Nixon was leading 12-2 when his opponent got hurt.

At 220, Luis Delgado pulled out a 5-4 minor decision.

“The effort was there from everyone in lineup,” noted coach Joe Winoski. “I saw a lot of good things and drastic improvement coming from our young guys. They are turning the corner with their wrestling skills and ability.

“Everyone is eager to get matches and have been willing to step into varsity line up even if it means bumping up a weight class,” Winoski added. “We have a great group of kids that work hard and it is starting to pay off for each and every one of them. 

Platt: The Panthers split a rare Wednesday multi-team meet at home, topping Windsor 52-21 to offset a 42-39 loss to Plainville.

Four days removed from coach Bryan McCarty’s 500th career win, Platt is now 10-3 on the season.

Cesar Rodriguez, Eddie Waters, Joel Yappott, Jereck Echeveria, Ahmed Hernandez, Cristian Taylor and Matt Merrigan all went 2-0 on the night for the home team.

Ice hockey

Sheehan 3, Eastern CT Eagles 1: The Titans bounced right back from their Saturday night loss to rival Lyman Hall with the non-conference victory over the host Eagles at Rose Garden Arena in Norwich.

The Titans struck quickly. Max Festa scored his 15th goal of the season on a breakaway just 30 seconds in and Brenden Hilinski connected from the point on Sheehan’s second shot of the game.

Midway through the first period, Andry Guy made it 3-0, taking a feed from Anthony DeFilio and rifling it home top shelf.

That lead held until the Eagles scored in the dying seconds.

Sheehan improved to 7-1. Eastern CT slipped to 3-4.

The Titans return to Choate to host JBWA on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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