WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden swimmers top Bristol; Sheehan hockey goes to 4-0 and No. 7 in state poll; Lurz (22 points) leads Lady Rams; Wilcox girls win opener

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden swimmers top Bristol; Sheehan hockey goes to 4-0 and No. 7 in state poll; Lurz (22 points) leads Lady Rams; Wilcox girls win opener



Record-Journal staff

MERIDEN — Coach Ed Heath was fired up Wednesday evening and his Meriden Co-op swimmers and divers were, too.

For good reason. They’d just knocked off the Bristol Co-op 97-87 in a CCC meet at the Platt pool to improve to 2-0.

“We had an awesome meet today,” crowed Heath. “The boys swam like men today from top to bottom. I'm a very proud coach tonight.”

Meriden captured five individual races and took two of the three relays.

Mehdi Moumen had a big day. The Platt sophomore won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.70 seconds and led off the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Moumen was joined by Spencer Studley on both winnings relays. Sam Hurlburt and John Peralta finished off the 200 medley (1:48.47). Peralta and his older brother Joe joined Moumen and Studley on the 200 free (1:36.70).

Hurlburt and Joe Peralta both won individual races. Hurlburt took the 200 IM in 2:14.32. Peralta dominated in the 500 freestyle (5:18.55).

Meriden also won diving behind Jonathan Tressel (140.25).

Ice hockey

Sheehan 4, Amity 2: The Titans punctuated their rise to No. 7 in the GameTime CT poll with the SCC/SWC victory over the Spartans at Hamden’s Lou Astorino Rink.

Anthony Romano sealed the win with an empty-net goal after Amity had closed to within 3-2 with 1:50 to play.

Sheehan (4-0) never trailed. Anthony DeFilio staked the T-Men to a 1-0 lead in the first period and Joe Romano stretched it to 2-0 early in the second.

Amity got on the board midway through the stanza, but Luke Festa answered off a cross-crease feed from Joe Romano to put Sheehan up 3-1 heading into the third.

Both Romanos finished with a goal and an assist. Festa set up two goals. Brenden Hilinski also had an assist.

Luca Mange posted the win in net.

Sheehan hosts Cheshire on Saturday at Northford Ice Pavilion at 3 p.m.

Girls basketball

Cheshire 46, Guilford 40: Grace Lurz was sensational in her season debut, racking up a career-high 20 points to lead the Rams to the SCC win in Cheshire and earn rookie head coach Angelica Ariola her first win.

Lurz scored eight points in the fourth quarter, when the Rams held firm as Grizzlies tried to erase the 30-24 edge the home team had built through three stanzas.

Kaylee Clark added six points for Cheshire (1-2).

Guilford (0-3) got 16 points from Moira Kelleher and 13 from Faith O’Donnell.

Southington 54, Bristol Central 29:The Lady Knights rolled to 2-1, building a 27-10 lead by halftime in this CCC Region B game in Southington.

The Knights drilled seven 3-pointers and put nine players in the scoring column, led by Gabby D’Angelo’s three treys and team-high 13 points.

Livvy Pizzitola directed the offense and scored 11 points. Kelley Marshall added nine points.

Sophia Torreso had 10 points for BC (0-3).

Southington will host Bristol Eastern on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Wilcox Tech 34, Kaynor Tech 11:Aliah Biro and Grace Speeg scored eight points apiece to carry the Indians in their season opener, a CTC game against the Panthers in Waterbury.

Biro also pulled down 10 rebounds. Madison Sage added seven points.

Newington 59, Maloney 13:Newington stormed to 4-0 with the CCC Region D win at home. The Spartans slipped to 0-3.

Madison Romanello and Lilley Ferguson netted 11 points each to pace Newington. Amal Bahil-Eldrissi led Maloney with five points.

Boys basketball

Lyman Hall: A correction on Wednesday’s morning report on the Trojans’ 44-32 victory over Hamden on Tuesday night. Jayden Collingham scored 12 points for LH, not Jordan Elliott.

Collingham and the Trojans improved to 3-0 with the win. They play at Foran on Friday, weather permitting, then host Sheehan on Monday.


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