SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Big games for Wilcox Tech’s Thomas, Platt’s Smith & Nimani; LH boys & girls bounce right back

SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Big games for Wilcox Tech’s Thomas, Platt’s Smith & Nimani; LH boys & girls bounce right back

MERIDEN — Some big numbers were put up Saturday by boys who play basketball along Oregon Road, and they added up to emphatic victories for Wilcox Tech and Platt.

Two scored 30-plus points. One put up a triple-double.

Wilcox Tech senior Isaiah Thomas was the top man with 34 points in just 24 minutes of work in a 67-44 CTC rout of Wolcott Tech at home.

Platt junior Henry Smith was not far off that pace, scoring 32 points in Platt’s 76-60 CCC Region D dismantling of Wethersfield on the road.

Then there was Platt sophomore Anthony Nimani, who recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Nimani also blocked three shots and grabbed two steals as the Panthers snapped a four-game skid and improved to 2-4.

Wilcox, meanwhile, won its sixth straight and now stands at 6-1.

Thomas, a point guard, hit 12 shots from the floor, including four from 3-point range, and went 6-for-8 from the line en route to his 34 points, the single-game high for any area player so far this season.

Thomas exited the game after the third quarter with Wilcox up 59-25.

Carlos Cintron added 15 points for the Tribe. Alex D’Errico scored eight.

In Wethersfield, Smith connected 13 times from the floor — twice from 3-point range — and was 4-for-6 from line in scoring his 32 points.

Smith added 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Platt got an additional double-double from Elijah Rodriguez, who had 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points.

Tiger Smokes added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Panthers jetted to a 21-8 lead in the first quarter, took a 31-21 lead into the break and made it stand up through the second half.

Lyman Hall 49, Foran 37: The Trojans put their first loss of the season quickly behind them, rebounding from Friday night’s home loss to Xavier with a road win in Milford.

Ty Voisine scored a season-high 24 points to pace LH. Lucas O’Reardon was good for 10.

The Trojans, who staked themselves to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter, now stand at 6-1.

Farmington 39, Southington 30: The Blue Knights fell to 2-4 with the CCC Region B loss in Farmington.

Dylan Olson had a team-high nine points for Southington. Rick Macioce added six.

Nick Duncan, a 6-foot-7 junior, had a game-high 10 points for Farmington, which outscored Southington 14-6 in the fourth quarter to extend a 25-24 lead.

Girls basketball

Lyman Hall 38, Foran 23: Like the LH boys team, the Lady Trojans shook off a Friday night loss with a Saturday victory over Foran, winning in a matinee in Wallingford.

Natalie Panagrosso and Brianna Mik had big games as LH evened its record at 2-2. Panagrosso posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Mik was good for 10 points and eight rebounds.

Jumping out to a 9-1 lead, the Trojans led wire to wire. LH held a 24-15 lead at the break, then held Foran scoreless in the third quarter.


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