SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire tops Platt on the hardwood; Panther wrestlers place second at Wethersfield Invite

SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire tops Platt on the hardwood; Panther wrestlers place second at Wethersfield Invite

CHESHIRE — Senior guard Shaan Vatti netted 23 points to lift the Cheshire boys basketball team to a 81-60 non-conference conquest of Platt on Saturday night.

Cole Feinauer added 17 points and Ben Wable chipped in with 15 as the Rams improved to 1-1 on the season.

Platt (0-2) was paced by Jher'Quez Slater and Anthony Nimani, who scored 14 points apiece.

Elijah Wright (13 points) and Brian Acosta (10) were also in double figures for Platt.

The game was a quick turnaround for Platt, which was coming off a 65-37 loss to Hall in West Hartford in its season opener on Friday night. Wright led the Panthers in that game with 12 points. Slater had 10.

Northwest Catholic 73, Maloney 50: Guy Ragland Jr. netted a game-high 23 points and Matthew Curtis added 22 as the Lions beat the Spartans in West Hartford in the season opener for both squads.

Maloney was paced by Vincent Martinez, who finished with 11 points. Jeremiah Williams scored 10 and Ethan Hicks added nine.

Southington 57, Berlin 46: The Blue Knights buried 10 3-pointers to dial up the CCC crossover victory over the Redcoats in Southington on Friday night.

Jake Napoli drained four treys en route to his game-high 22 points. Jared Kelly hit for three and was also 5-for-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter in finishing with 16 points.

Mike Ciarcia (14) and Jeff Madeia (13) were in double figures for Berlin.

The game was the season opener for both squads.

Ice hockey

Sheehan 9, Shepaug Co-op 0: Joe Romano notched his 100th career point and Luca Mange posted the shutout in the SCC/SWC Division III romp at The Gunnery.

The Titans, 10-7 winners over JBWA in their season opener on Wednesday, have scored 19 goals in getting out to a 2-0 start.


Platt: With four of their number winning individual championships, the Panthers placed second as a team at the Wethersfield Invitational.

Platt was led by James Rondini, who earned in the Outstanding Wrestler award. Rondini recorded two pins and notched a 5-0 decision in winning his weight class 132 pounds.

Platt heavyweight Luke Fuerstenburg had the most falls. He pinned all five of his opponents in winning his weight class.

Also taking gold were Isaiah Ross, who went 5-0 at 126 pounds, and Matt Merrigan, who was 3-0 at 160.

Cristian Calero took a second for the Panthers. Chris Bartlett earned a third

Maloney: The Spartans, also competing at the Wethersfield Invitational, got first-place performances from R.J. Plumberg and Darel Rivera. Plumberg took 152 and Rivera captured 220.