TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden Co-op clicks in swimming opener; Maloney girls basketball remains undefeated

MERIDEN — The Meriden Co-op boys swim team got cooking off the blocks Tuesday, beating Simsbury 93-82 in a CCC crossover meet at the Platt pool.

Mehdi Moumen and Joe Peralta won two individual events apiece and were part of Meriden’s sweep of the relays.

John Peralta and Sam Hurlburt also had fast times on Tuesday, while freshman Andrew Bellemare had a successful varsity debut on the relays along with Spencer Studely and Jason Consiglio.

Moumen made Class LL state cuts with his victories in the 100-yard butterfly (56.26) and 200 individual medley (2:06.25).

Joe Peralta swept the distance freestyles, taking the 200 in 1:58.77 and the 500 in 5:25.90.

Joe Peralta also anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay behind Studley, John Peralta and Bellemare (1:40.19).

John Peralta took the 100 free in 52.57.

To open the meet, Consiglio, Hurlburt, Moumen and Studley combined on a first-place time of 1:50.57 in the 200 medley.

Once the 200 free relay was in the books, the meet was on exhibition. Hurlburt had the fast time in the breaststroke at 1:07.16. The Peraltas teamed with Moumen and Bellemare on a fast time of 3:40.37 in the 400 free relay.

Boys basketball

Shelton 43, Lyman Hall 34: The Gaels sealed the SCC victory in Wallingford by outscoring the host Trojans 11-7 in the fourth quarter.

Vin DeFeo scored a game-high 23 points for Shelton (2-5).

Lyman Hall’s Naz Medina popped four 3-pointers and had a team-high 12 for the Trojans. Justin Hackett added eight points for LH (1-3).

Abbott Tech 73, Wilcox Tech 38: The Wolverines bolted to a 26-6 lead after one quarter en route to their second win in as many games against the Wildcats.

This CTC game, played in Meriden, left Abbott at 5-2 and Wilcox at 0-3.

The Danbury squad put five players in double figures, led by 14 from from Josue Jimenez.

Alex D’Errico scored a game-high 17 points for Wilcox. Efrank San Antonio was good for 15.

Girls basketball

Maloney 51, Lewis Mills 43: The Spartans of Meriden opened up this CCC crossover in Burlington by outscoring the host Spartans 17-6 in the second quarter.

Jaylice Rosario nearly had a triple-double with 24 points, 17 rebounds and eight steals, while point guard Amal Bahili was a catalyst with 14 points and three steals.

Maddy Plumberg had a solid night with seven rebounds and six points as Maloney remained unbeaten at 5-0.

Lewis Mills, which got 21 points from Riley Mills, is 2-2.

Middletown 73, Platt 40: Shadau Bushay buried 24 points and Tyah Pettaway pocketed 16 to lead the Blue Dragons to the CCC South victory in Meriden.

Shalyn Smith added as Middletown upped its record to 6-1.

Platt, now 5-3, got a season-high 17 points for Vianna Alcantara and 15 from Antwanette Tann.

Abbott Tech 65, Wilcox Tech 19: Abbott Tech, the top team in the CTC, raised its record to 5-1 with the conference romp in Danbury.

Tavahnnarie Sok sank four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points for the Wolverines.

Aryanna Pfaff had six points for Wilcox and Zulal Kangal collected five.

Ice hockey

Lyman Hall 6, Branford 3: The Trojans (4-1) avenged their lone loss of the season, doubling up the Hornets (1-3) in a SCC/SWC Division II affair late Monday night at Northford Ice Pavilion.

Jimbo Cohrs led the charge with two goals.

Also lighting the lamp for LH were Jack Roberts, Dan Pettit, Aydan Durant and Dylan Gay.

Conard 3, Southington Co-op 0: The Chieftains rose to 2-2-1 and Southington-Coginchaug-Westbrook fell to 0-3 with this CCC South decision at Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford on Monday night.



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