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FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox girls shake losing skid; Madancy hits for 24 for Lyman Hall

MERIDEN — Mallorie Michalak and her Wildcats are back on the winning path.

With a 42-29 Connecticut Technical Conference victory Friday over Platt Tech, the Wilcox Tech girls basketball snapped a three-game slide, leading wire to wire to improve to 6-3.

Wilcox put three players in double figures, led by senior Zulal Kangal and her game-high 13 points. Freshman Sadie Vernon added 12 and junior Aliah Biro collected 11.

For Platt Tech (3-5), Kirializ Negron popped four 3-pointers for a 12-point night.

West Haven 65, Lyman Hall 47: The Blue Devils erased a 14-11 deficit by outscoring the Trojans 21-10 in the second quarter in a SCC Hammonasset contest in West Haven.

Lyman Hall’s Ellie Madancy led all scorers with a career-high 24 points. The freshman went 10-for-13 from the foul line.

Shea Barron added nine points for the Trojans (4-6) and freshman Grace Mik connected for seven.

Amani Abuhatab led three West Haven scorers in double figures with 14 points. The Blue Devils improved to 7-3 with their fourth straight win.

Amity 44, Cheshire 25: A four-point play by Jililan Barnes with one second left in the first half capped a 9-0 run that put the host Spartans in control of this SCC Oronoque matchup in Woodbridge.

Barnes finished with 12 points and teammate Lily Simons scored 10 as the Trojans capped a 4-0 week and upped their overall mark to 6-3.

Cheshire (1-10) got 12 points from junior Ella Kulas and eight from sophomore Allie Grove.

Boys basketball

Platt Tech 70, Wilcox Tech 37: The Panthers put four players in double figures in thumping the Wildcats in Milford.

The CTC final put Platt Tech at 5-4 and Wilcox at 3-7.

Akelli Clarke tallied a game-high 19 points for the home team. Derrell Harvey (12) hit four of Platt Tech’s eight 3-pointers.

Wilcox Tech was led by junior Morrison Beck, who finished with 13 points.

Boys swimming

Middletown 92, Lyman Hall 88: The Lagamao brothers continue to swim well for the Trojans (0-4), who suffered the non-conference loss to the Blue Dragons at the Sheehan pool.

Both were double-winners. Kendrick Lagamao brought home the 200-yard IM in 2:14.31 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.94, while Jerick Lagamao captured the 100 butterfly in 54.50 and the 100 backstroke in 54.22.

The Lagamaos also teamed with Liam Fitzpatrick and Wini Zhou to win the 200 medley relay in 1:55.76.


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