MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: A rough roundball road on this holiday

Monday was no holiday for area boys basketball teams. Maloney, Cheshire and Sheehan all suffered losses on the road. 

And these games weren’t close. Average margin: 31 points.

Maloney had a tall order in taking on 7-footer Donovan Clingan and undefeated Bristol Central in a CCC South game. The Spartans fell 74-30.

In the SCC, Sheehan dropped a 66-36 Oronoque Division decision to West Haven. Cheshire, tangling with Masuk of the South-West Conference, lost 55-35.

All you can do is put it in the books and move on. For the record:

Bristol Central 74, Maloney 30: The Rams got out to a 21-8 lead in the first quarter and pushed it to 44-14 by halftime.

Clingan finished with 26 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. 

Donte Kelly was top scorer for Maloney with 10 points. Marquis Ward added seven.

Central now stands at 9-0, Maloney at 2-4. The Spartans host rival Platt on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.

West Haven 66, Sheehan 36: Tavares Tuck tacked up 21 points and Adam El Kharraz added 15 to lead the Blue Devils.

Javaun Calhoun added 10 for the Westies (3-4), who led 18-7 after the first quarter and 35-20 at intermission.

Kyron Coviello collected a team-high 13 points for Sheehan (2-6).

After a home date with Tolland on Wednesday, the Titans take on rival Lyman Hall at LH on Friday. 

Masuk 55, Cheshire 35: The host Panthers turned around a 24-22 halftime deficit in Monroe by outscoring the Rams 33-11 in the second half.

Brandon Francisco led Masuk (3-4) with a game-high 22 points. Matt Jeffery’s 11 points paced Cheshire (1-6)


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