TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden swimmers glide to 2-0; Rosario’s triple-double powers Lady Spartans; Tann, Panthers rally in Bristol



ROCKY HILL — Platt junior Mehdi Moumen made two more Class LL state cuts and Maloney senior Austin Studley made the state grade in diving as the Meriden Co-op boys swim team improved to 2-0 Tuesday with a 90-75 victory over Rocky Hill.

Studley scored a 182.50 in diving.

Moumen, one week after qualifying for states in the 100-yard butterfly and 200 IM, qualified in the 100 and 200 freestyles. Moumen won the 100 free in 51.66 and the 200 in 1:52.98.

The Peralta brothers handled the 200 IM this week. John Peralta won in 2:14.98 — .19 seconds ahead of his older brother Joe. John Peralta also had the fast time in the breaststroke (1:10.77).

In the relays, Moumen, Alexzander Herandez-Cruz, Troy Ducas and Spencer Studley combined to win the 200 freestyle in 1:44.33. The Peraltas, Sam Hurlburt and Yaseen Ahmad were second in 1:44.70.

Hurlburt brought home the 500 freestyle in 5:51.75.

Girls basketball

Platt 47, Bristol Central 34: Trailing 15-13 at halftime, the Panthers outscored the Rams 34-19 in the second half to secure the CCC South victory in Bristol.

With the win, Platt hits the halfway point of the regular season at 7-3. BC is winless at 0-6.

Antwanette Tann and Khrystina Campbell were a potent 1-2 punch for the Panthers. Tann hit for 24 points — the second time she’s gone over 20 this season — and Campbell was good for 17.

Maloney 57, Tolland 41: The Spartans remained undefeated with the CCC crossover victory on the road, powered by a triple-double from Jaylice Rosario.

Like Platt, Maloney needed a strong second-half rally to post its latest win. Trailing 24-16 at the break, the Spartans outscored the Eagles 22-11 in the third quarter to take the lead and then 19-6 in the fourth to salt it away.

Rosario had her biggest game yet this season. The junior piled up a season-high 34 points, 20 rebounds and 10 steals.

Annelise Martens had a team-high 14 for Tolland, but Maloney’s Maddie Plumberg got her out of the game by drawing a charge for her fifth foul.

Maloney guard Gracey Massicotte overcame foul trouble of her own to score eight points and snare five steals. She was 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Amal Bahili was good for seven points and three steals. Deja Riddle grabbed three rebounds.

Wilcox Tech 54, Whitney Tech 28: Tatiana Robles racked up 19 points and Aliah Biro bagged 18 to power the Wildcats to the CTC win at home over the Inventors.

Wilcox led 11-3 after one quarter and 29-9 by halftime.

Aryanna Pfaff added seven points for the home team. Chloe Enger and Zulal Kangal had five apiece.

Wilcox improved to 3-4. Whitney is still looking for its first win at 0-5.

Boys basketball

Whitney Tech 79, Wilcox Tech 39: Quyvier Johnson scored a game-high 20 points and threeother Inventors finished in double figures as Whitney Tech chalked up the CTC win in Hamden.

Griffin Nielander (14) and Alex D’Errico (13) were the top scorers for Wilcox. Bryant Soto and Efrank San Antonio had six apiece.

Whitney now stands at 3-0, Wilcox at 0-5.

Fairfield Prep 74, Lyman Hall 41: The Jesuits extended a 25-17 first quarter lead to 47-20 by halftime in posting the SCC Quinnipiac win at Lauralton Hall.

Griffin Harding (17), Alex Leporati (14) and Max Manjos (12) were in double figures for Fairfield Prep (5-1).

Chace Sealy (13), Justin Hackett (12) and Brady Campbell (10) were the leading scorers for Lyman Hall (1-5).



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