TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Panthers brush up against 100; Maloney, SHS get back on winning track; Chordas double-double fuels LH

HARTFORD — The Platt boys basketball team hit the halfway point of the regular season nearly hitting for 100 points on the scoreboard.

Led by Makhai Anderson’s 28 points and Anthony Nimani’s 26, the Panthers improved to 8-2 on Tuesday night with a 95-53 CCC crossover win against Hartford Public.

Jason Delavante delivered 19 points for Platt and Josh Day added nine.

Dior Powell (17) was the leading scorer for Hartford Public (3-6).

Maloney 46, Rocky Hill 21: The Spartans (4-5) shook a five-game skid with the CCC interdivisional win over the Terriers (1-9) in Meriden.

Marquis Ward and Tadrique Jones produced 10 points apiece to lead the home team. Allen Lee and Donte Kelly contributed nine apiece.

Southington 66, Simsbury 40: Ryan Hammarlund returned from injury to score 25 points and lead the Blue Knights to the CCC West victory in Simsbury.

Aidan Buck was also on his game with 18 points. Luke Penna and Carson Lentini added eight apiece.

As a team, Southington knocked down 10 3-pointers, with Hammarlund connecting five times from distance.

The Blue Knights, now 7-3, carved out a 34-27 halftime lead, then blew it open by taking the third quarter 20-8.

Chris Kokines scored 16 points for Simsbury (6-5).

Hillhouse 91, Lyman Hall 46: Viston Hamilton scored 20 points and Eric Jones hit for 18 to spark the Academics in their SCC Hammonasset matchup with the Trojans in Wallingford.

Thomas Glover (13) and Avery Sutton (12) were also in double figures for Hillhouse, which improved to 7-2.

Tyler Casey and Chace Sealy scored 10 apiece for Lyman Hall (4-6).

Jonathan Law 75, Sheehan 56: The Lawmen extended a 36-25 halftime lead to 61-38 in the third quarter en route to the. SCC interdivisional verdict in Wallingford.

Law (7-2) put three players in double figures, led by John Neider’s game-high 17 points.

Freshman Brady Rossacci had the team high for Sheehan with 16. Anthony MarkAnthony added nine for the Titans (2-8). Kade Marcantonio scored eight.

Shelton 52, Cheshire 48: Connor Hayes hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to pull the Rams to within 36-34, but the Gaels took the fourth quater 16-14 to secure the SCC interdivisional victory in Cheshire.

Shelton improved to 4-7 behind 18 points from Ryan Miressi and 16 from Ricky Feoli.

Adrian Ali knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 13 for Cheshire (3-8). Bennet Crerar collected a team-high 16. 

Wright Tech 70, Wilcox Tech 39: Down three starters, the Wildcats were undermanned in this CTC matchup in Meriden.

Griffin Neilander, Morrison Beck and Juelz Rivera-Jordan all missed Tuesday’s game, which left Wilcox at 3-8. Tyler Correia stepped up to score 13 points.

Wright Tech (1-11) got a monster game from Zion McKenzie, who piled up 35 points.

Girls basketball

Wilcox Tech 31, Wright Tech 25: Shaking off a slow start in Stamford, the visiting Wildcats erased a 6-2 deficit with a 12-6 second quarter.

Sadie Vernon scored 15 points and Aliah Biro registered 10 as Wilcox improved to 7-3 overall and 7-2 in the CTC.

Melani Viveros-Velez collected a game-high 16 points for Wright (2-8).

Cheshire 32, Career 9: The Rams improved to 2-10 with the SCC Oronoque win in New Haven over the Panthers (0-9).

Molly Fleming scored six points to lead Cheshire. Anna Hurlbut kicked in five.

Lyman Hall 48, Jonathan Law 31: Shea Barron popped three 3-pointers in the first quarter to get the Trojans off and running to the SCC Hammonasset victory in Milford.

Barron was one of three Trojans to finish in double figures. Callie Chordas had a game-high 13 points and Grace Mik added 11.

Chordas also pulled down 13 rebounds to record a double-double.

Lyman Hall led 17-7 after one quarter and 26-16 at the break in improving to 5-6. Law fell to 0-10.

Conard 56, Southington 37: The Red Wolves won every quarter in posting the CCC West decision in Southington.

Now 8-2, Conard got a game-high 17 points from Emily Knowles.

Southington (6-6) was paced by Hannah Blanchard’s 12 points. Bethany Borges was good for 11.

Boys swimming

Southington 91, Newington 84: A pair of individual victories apiece from Matt Niro, Peter Zalewski and Boden Tito paced the Blue Knights to the CCC crossover triumph in Newington.

The win keeps Southington unbeaten at 3-0.

Niro did his part by taking the 50-yard freestyle (23:06) and 200 free (1:53.05) and leading off both freestyle relays. Niro combined with Tito, Harper McPhee and Matt Siwek on the 200 (1:37.02) and with Siwek, Zalewski and Alex LeClair on the 400 (3:33.06).

Tito delivered in the 100 butterfly (58.44) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.15), while Zalewski captured both the 200 IM (2:04.76) and 500 freestyle (4:55.43).

Tito and Zalewski also combined with Justin Soccodato and McPhee on the first-place 200 medley relay (1:51.00).

Southington sealed the sweep behind Siwek in the 100 freestyle (51.76) and LeClair in the 100 backstroke (58.87) after diver Alex Rosania rang up a high score of 243.10.

Notre Dame-West Haven 92, Sheehan 77: The Titans won the majority of events, taking seven of 11 golds, but the Green Knights used superior depth to pile up the second- and third-place points in this SCC Division II meet in Wallingford.

Sheehan’s two Jacks — sophomore Jack Rosano and freshman Jack Angelastro — were double-winners. Rosano swept the distance freestyles, bringing home the 200 in 1:55.21 and the 500 in 5:15.69, while Angelastro aced the 200 IM (2:18.57) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.14).

Angelastro opened the afternoon teaming with Bennett Marrero, Cole McDonnell and Derek Scherb on the winning 200 medley relay (2:01.62).

McDonnell went on to take the 100 butterfly (59.75). Sheehan’s Espen Fenstad finished first in the 100 freestyle (58.36).

The Titans are 0-4, the Green Knights 2-5.

Greater New Haven 90, Cheshire 71: First-place performances in the first six events powered the North Haven-based co-op to the SCC Division I victory over the Rams at Gawrych Community Pool.

Cheshire’s Alex Fang snapped the string by flying to a 51.69 finish in the 100 freestyle. Fang also anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:38.71) behind Zack Schnitzer, Silas Wang and 500 freestyle winner Kristian Adlianitski.

The same quartet won the 400 free relay in 3:37.64 right after Wang brought home the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.60.


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