GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stand or fall. SCC crossovers go down to the closing minutes

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stand or fall. SCC crossovers go down to the closing minutes

GUILFORD — Down two players for much of the fourth quarter, the Lyman Hall girls basketball team managed to hold on for a 39-37 victory over Guilford on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Coach Tom Lipka’s Trojans led throughout this SCC crossover, but played the final four minutes without Hailey Bruneau, who had fouled out, and Brianna Mik, who had hurt her ankle.

Julia Capello and Lauren Cretella kept the Indians at bay. Capello finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for LH. Capello had eight points on 8-for-8 shooting from the line, with six of the free throws coming in the fourth quarter.

In the closing seconds, the Trojans weathered a full-court press to deny Guilford a final shot.

Bruneau and Mik had five points apiece for LH. Miabella Diaz and Sam Leiby scored eight apiece for Guilford.

Daniel Hand 55, Sheehan 50: In an early season SCC interdivisional showdown in Wallingford, Hand held off a fourth-quarter rally from the Titans, who trimmed a 10-point deficit to three.

Caitlyn Hunt led the comeback. The Sheehan junior scored nine of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter. Sara Wohlgemuth pocketed a team-high 19 for the Tigers.

Maddie Larkin added 10 points for Sheehan. Point guard Caitlyn Velez scored nine.

Hand improved to 2-0. Sheehan slipped to 1-1.

Foran 37, Cheshire 34: Mia Tunnuci put the Lions ahead 35-34 with a layup with 35 seconds to play and, following a steal, Lauren Heenan iced it with a pair of free throws in this SCC crossover in Milford.

Cheshire’s 3-point attempt to tie at the buzzer was off the mark.

Ari Perlini put up 12 points for the Rams (1-1). Kaylee Clark added eight points and Grace Lurz scored seven.

The game was the season opener for Foran, which trailed 20-15 at the half.

Conard 44, Platt 38: Azaiyah Felder cranked out a game-high 25 points to power the Chieftains past the Panthers in a CCC crossover in Meriden.

Platt (0-2) trailed by just one point, 33-32, at the end of the third quarter, but Conard outscored the home team 11-6 in the fourth to return to West Hartford at 1-1.

Ja’lexia West led the Panthers with 17 points. Wallica Bailey had 10.

Bullard Havens 70, Wilcox Tech 25: The Indians fell to 0-2 with the CTC loss to the Tigers in Meriden.

Tatiana Robles hit for a trio of 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 11 points for Wilcox.

Aaliyah Gilliam (14), Kristen Edwards (12) and Annabella Simon (10) were in double figures for Bullard Havens (2-1).

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