THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Massicotte’s a marvel in Maloney’s latest win; Southington boys take fourth straight; Chaudhry up to the challenge for Cheshire hockey



BRISTOL — Seven games in and seven games won for the Maloney girls basketball team.

The Spartans stayed spotless on the season Thursday night with a 48-44 CCC South victory over Bristol Central.

Gracey Massicotte popped five 3-pointers and notched a game-high 20 points for Maloney, while Jaylice Rosario registered another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Brooke Watson’s 11 points paced BC.

The Rams (0-7) may be at the opposite end of the standings, but they gave the Spartans a real battle. BC bolted to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and still led 24-16 at the break.

Maloney took the lead 35-31 with a 19-7 third quarter before the teams played even in the fourth.

Maloney was opportunistic on defense. Rosario had five steals, Amal Bahili grabbed four and Massicotte swiped a pair. Bahili also drew two charges.

At 7-0, the Spartans stand No. 2 in the Class L playoff points.

Bristol Eastern 47, Platt 28: Ciara Collins cranked out 29 points to lead the Lancers to the CCC South victory over the Panthers in Bristol.

After an 11-11 first quarter, Eastern grabbed the upper hand by winning the second quarter 12-6.

Janessa Gonzalez added 13 points for the Lancers (3-3). Khrystina Campbell scored a season-high 22 for Platt (7-4).

Boys basketball

Southington 53, Glastonbury 33: The Blue Knights rang up their fourth straight win with the CCC West victory in Glastonbury.

Southington (4-4) steadily built its lead, pushing an 8-4 first-quarter edge to 19-11 by the half and 33-21 through three before salting it away in the fourth.

Aidan Buck scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Raysean Epps had a team-high 17 points for the Blue Knights and Elie Whitehead was also in double figures with 10.

Ryan Hammarlund added eight points for Southington.

Glastonbury (1-7) got a team high 10 from Jack Hennessy.

Amity 62, Cheshire 39: The Spartans (6-0) remained unbeaten with the SCC interdivisional victory over the Rams in Woodbridge.

Cheshire, which was coming off a comeback win at Sheehan, fell to 1-4.

Matt Jeffery (11) and Jack Markarian (10) were in double figures for Cheshire. Drew Vagts added nine points.

Ice hockey

Cheshire 2, Wethersfield 2: Amaan Chaudhry made 48 saves and Damon Zurolo scored midway through the third period to earn the Rams the Division II non-conference draw with the Eagles at Newington Ice Arena.

Zurolo was assisted on the equalizer by Will Gaudet and Evan Vasiljevs.

Ryan Fraser staked Cheshire to a 1-0 lead late in the period off a feed from Rocco Ocone-Krause.

Colby Quinn and Jay Socha shot Wethersfield ahead 2-1 with goals in the second period.

Wethersfield out-shot Cheshire 50-31, but Chaudhry was up to the challenge. He and the Rams are now 2-4-2. Wethersfield is 4-2-2.

Sheehan 3, Eastern CT Eagles 1: The Titans bounced right back from their Saturday night loss to rival Lyman Hall with the non-conference victory over the host Eagles at Rose Garden Arena in Norwich late Wednesday night.

The Titans struck quickly. Max Festa scored his 15th goal of the season on a breakaway just 30 seconds in and Brenden Hilinski connected from the point on Sheehan’s second shot of the game.

Midway through the first period, Andry Guy made it 3-0, taking a feed from Anthony DeFilio and going top shelf.

That lead held until the Eagles scored in the dying seconds of the game.

Sheehan improved to 7-1. Eastern CT slipped to 3-4.

Boys swimming

Greater New Haven 98, Lyman Hall/Coginchaug 80: The combined forces of North Haven, East Haven, North Branford and Guilford topped the Trojans in a SCC crossover meet at Gawrych Community Pool.

Jerick and Kendrick Lagamao won individual events for LH-Coginchaug and teamed with Alex Sabo and Ryan Christopoulos on the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:50.23).

Individually, Jerick Lagamao took the 100 butterfly in 55.92 and Kendrick Lagamao captured the 100 backstroke in 1:01.02.

Greater New Haven remained unbeaten at 4-0. The Trojans are still looking for their first win at 0-3.



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