MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Warrior-Knights strike in OT; Trojans win first under Sagnella; Jackson puts up 30 for Sheehan boys hoop

MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Warrior-Knights strike in OT; Trojans win first under Sagnella; Jackson puts up 30 for Sheehan boys hoop

ENFIELD — Christian Mohr’s goal in the final minute of overtime snapped a scoreless stalemate and earned the Hall-Southington ice hockey team a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon over Enfield-East Granby-Stafford in a Division III showdown at Enfield Twin Rinks.

Mohr scored on the doorstep, knocking home a rebound on a second chance.

Noah Behrens-Gould had the shutout in net as the Warrior-Knights won their fourth straight and improved to 4-1-0. Enfield-East Granby-Stafford slipped to 2-2.

Hall-Southington entered the game at No. 2 in the Division III rankings and Enfield-East Granby-Stafford at No. 3.

Lyman Hall Co-op 4, Branford 2: The Trojans spotted the Hornets two goals within the first three minutes of the game, then took charge at Northford Ice Pavilion with four strikes in the second period to record their first win of the season and their first under new head coach Dave Sagnella.

Last year’s Division III state champs are now 1-2-1.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the second period, Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug pulled even on goals by T.J. Arduini and Zach Hines.

Mike O’Toole’s power-play goal proved to the game-winner. Matt Pettit added some insurance before the frame was out.

Boys basketball

Sheehan 71, Goodwin Tech 56: Kris Jackson’s piled up 30 points as the Titans remained unbeaten with the non-conference conquest of the Gladiators in New Britain.

They’ll take a record of 4-0 in Friday’s LH-Sheehan doubleheader at Sheehan.

Against Goodwin, Sheehan extended a 35-29 halftime lead to 16 by winning the third quarter 19-9.

Jackson had six rebounds to go along with his 30 points. Jack McDonnell scored 11 points while also dishing eight assists. Arthur Cordes finished with nine points.

Tyler Carmen sparked the defense with five steals.

Xavier Cartegna buried four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points for Goodwin (1-3).

Girls basketball

Hartford Public 39, Maloney 34: Gracey Massicotte’s fourth and final 3-pointer of the afternoon pulled the Spartans even at 34 with just under three minutes to play, but a conventional three-point play at the other end put the Owls back up to stay in this CCC crossover matinee in Meriden.

The win was the first of the season for Hartford Public (1-3), which got 11 points from Janai Oliver and 10 apiece from Victoria Reyes and Qiarra Williams.

Massicotte scored a game-high 16 points for Maloney (1-4), which was coming off a 46-30 win at Litchfield.

The Spartans visit New Britain on Friday night.

Plainville 39, Cheshire 34: The Rams slipped to 2-2 with the non-conference loss in Plainville despite 10 points apiece from Kaylee Clark and Ariana Perlini.

Jaida Vasquez had 11 points and Kori Jones had 10 for the Blue Devils (2-4).

Middletown 53, Lyman Hall 40: The Blue Dragons expanded a 22-16 halftime lead to double digits with a 14-4 third quarter to hand the Trojans (2-1) their first loss of the season in a non-conference tilt in Middletown.

Lyman Hall closed within 49-40 with 1½ minutes to play and had chances to pull closer, but the shots didn’t fall.

Grace Gagliardi and Hailey Bruneau both hit a trio of 3-pointers for LH. Gagliardi finished with 11 points and Bruneau with 9.

Briana Mik added seven points for the Trojans. Natalie Panagrosso had six. 

Middletown’s Tyah Pettaway led all scorers with 20 points. DeZiar Rose-Williams added 17 for the Blue Dragons (2-3).

Next up for Lyman Hall is Round 1 with rival Sheehan on Friday. The doubleheader gets under way at Sheehan at 5 p.m. The girls play the second game.


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