MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Parness nets first win at Maloney; Napoli puts up 34 for Blue Knights; Cheshire & Sheehan hockey off to 3-0 starts

MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Parness nets first win at Maloney; Napoli puts up 34 for Blue Knights; Cheshire & Sheehan hockey off to 3-0 starts

MERIDEN — Dave Parness collected his first win as Maloney boys basketball coach with the Spartans’ 58-50 CCC South-Colonial Division victory over Berlin at the Norb Fahey/Howie Hewitt Court on Monday night.

Rashawn Wilson poured in a game-high 22 points. Jeremiah Williams chipped in 16 and Garrison Kunst added nine as the Spartans rebounded from their season-opening loss to Northwest Catholic and improved to 1-1 overal and 1-0 in the South-Colonial.

Michael Ciarcia paced Berlin (0-2, 0-1) with 19 points.

Middletown 57, Platt 48: Elijah Wright scored a game-high 24 points for the Panthers, who fell at home in their CCC South-Colonial debut.

Wright, a senior guard, cleaned up at the line, going 13-for-19 from the charity stipe.

Enrique Quintana added eight points for the Panthers (0-3, 0-1 South-Colonial).

The Blue Dragons (2-0, 1-0) were led by Donte Pope’s 22 points.

Southington 72, Hall 58: Jack Napoli registered a game-high 34 points to lead the Blue Knights to a 2-0 start on the season in Southington’s CCC West-Colonial debut at home.

Jared Kelly added 13 points and Aedan Derrick chipped in with 12 for the Knights.

Hall is 1-1 and 0-1.

Girls basketball

Middletown 48, Platt 26: The Blue Dragons improved to 1-1 on the season with the CCC South-Colonial conquest of the Panthers in Middletown.

Ja’lexia West paced Platt (0-3) with 10 points and Wallica Bailey added five for the visitors.

Middletown’s Tyah Pettaway netted a game-high 15 points. Ayanna McCalla chipped in with eight.

Berlin 44, Maloney 20: Cold shooting plagued the Spartans in their CCC South-Colonial Division opener in Berlin.

Maloney shot 10-for-36 from the floor and fell behind 15-2 in the first quarter.

Abby Lespier led Maloney (0-3) with six points. Liv Aitken had five.

Lyzi Litwinko’s 13 points and Carly Grega’s 12 led Berlin (2-0).

Hall 49, Southington 42: The Lady Knights suffered their first defeat of the season in a CCC West-Colonial matchup in West Hartford. 

Liv Bonee poured in a game-high 22 points for the Warriors (3-0, 1-0 West-Colonial). 

Liv Deslauriers (12 points) and Maddie Mandyck (10) added to the attack for Hall, which erased a double-digit deficit in the second half.

Livvy Pizzitola led Southington with 11 points. Kelley Marshall registered 10 and Alli Carr netted nine for the Knights (2-1, 0-1 West-Colonial).

Ice hockey

Cheshire 3, Glastonbury 2: Goalie Nick Maringola continued to have the hot hand, registering 32 saves as the Rams improved to 3-0 with the non-conference Division II victory over the Tomahawks at Wesleyan.

Niklas Vasiljevs and Thor Novicelli scored first-period goals for Cheshire, then assisted Aiden Gaudet on what proved to be the game-winner 6:35 into the third period.

Gaudet’s goal put the Rams up 3-1 and enabled them to absorb a power play goal for Glastonbury with just over five minutes to play. Maringola and the defense made the one-goal edge stand up.

Sheehan 6, Immaculate 1: Devin Napoli got the hat trick and Anthony Romano added two goals as the Titans improved to 3-0 on the season with the SCC/SWC Division III win at Choate.

James Stratton also scored for Sheehan.

Hall-Southington 5, Tri-Town 4: The Warrior Knights improved their Division III record to 3-1 with the non-conference victory at Enfield Twin Rinks.