MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Last-minute magic lifts Lady Titans; Platt clipped in OT; Meriden girls land wrestling titles & SHS hockey lands first win

MILFORD — Susie Hotaling’s layup with 17 seconds left to play snapped a 40-40 tie and Liv Cassesse’s free throws 10 seconds later iced a 44-40 Sheehan girls basketball victory Monday night over Lauralton Hall.

With the SCC Quinnipiac triumph, the Lady Titans now stand at 12-3.

Hotaling and Cassesse both finished with 9 points. So did the Wresien twins, Megan and Jenna.

Catherine Bosse had a game-high 18 for the Crusaders (6-10).

Sacred Heart Academy 52, Lyman Hall 38: Playing on their home court, the Trojans got out to a 14-8 lead after one quarter before the Sharks surged ahead 24-18 by winning the second frame 16-4.

The SCC Hammonasset decision left LH at 7-8 and SHA at 11-3.

Meghan Kirck paced the Hamden school with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Ellie Madancy registered a team-high 10 for the Trojans. Callie Casulla cashed in with 8. Callie Chordas and Shea Barron added 6 apiece.

Plainville 51, Platt 48 (OT): Erasing a 25-11 halftime deficit, the Blue Devils caught up to the Panthers by the end of regulation, 46-46, then outscored their guests 5-2 in the extra session to earn the CCC South win in Plainville.

Plainville’s Tamia Chapman and Platt’s Antwanette Tann both had 21 points.

Brooke Bell and Asia Felix added 7 each for the Panthers.

Platt is now 5-10, Plainville 3-13.

Boys basketball

Amity 68, Sheehan 49: The Spartans extended a 28-19 halftime lead by outscoring the Titans 24-11 in the third quarter in this SCC Housatonic matchup in Wallingford.

Amity’s Jack Pretlove whistled home a trio of 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points.

Sheehan put 11 different scorers in the book, led by 7 points apiece from Jackson Crowell-Masi, Chase St. Amant and Brady Rossacci.

Both teams are now 2-10.


Queen of the Mat: Platt and Maloney both had class champions at Sunday’s inaugural all-girls tournament staged by Foran.

Daylianette Sanchez Cardona and Kayli Morris won for Platt, while Arianna Bellamy triumphed for Maloney.

Morris and Bellamy both won by taking a best two-of-three series — Morris against Kayla Navarro of Griswold Wheeler and Bellamy against Nicki Mainville of Foran.

Sanchez Cardona wrestled through the brackets and defeated Maloney’s Gabriella Parris-Dwyer to win her division.

In all, female wrestlers from 39 schools partcipated. Platt placed fourth in the team standings and Maloney was seventh. New Britain claimed the team title.

Ice hockey

Southington Co-op 5, Rocky Hill Co-op 2: The Blue Knights (1-11) won their first game of the season, beating the Terriers (2-10) in a CCC South matchup at Champions Rink in Cromwell behind a hat trick from Gabe Mohr.

Down 2-0 after one period, Southington-Coginchaug-Westbrook took control with four goals in the second frame.

Christos Wheatley and Drew Nafis also scored for the Blue Knights. Nik Allan, Jasen Hurley (2), Tyler Schmarr, Jack Ford and Jake Nafis had the assists.

Max Scirocco made 32 saves in net.

Boys swimming

Oxford 91, Cheshire 76: The Rams fell to 3-4 with the non-conference setback Monday in Oxford.

Kristian Adlianitski and Omkar Narayanan did win two individual events apiece for Cheshire. Adlianitski prevailed in the 200 freestyle (1:54.78) and 500 free (5:13.36). Narayanan captured the 200 IM (2:20.22) and 100 butterfly (1:01.09).

Two races were decided by .01 of a second and both were won by Oxford: the 200 freestyle relay and the 50 free.

Cheshire’s Alex Fang was involved in both. He anchored the 200 free behind Zack Schnitzer, Kevin Xie and Silas Wang, who combined on a 1:40.08.

In the 50 free, Oxford’s Noah Bourdoulous swam a 23.26 to Fang’s 23.27.

Fang bounced back to beat Bourdoulous in the 100 free, touching in 51.25 to the Oxford swimmer’s 51.89.

Cheshire’s closed out the meet winning two events behind Silas Wang. He took the 100 breaststroke (1:06.44) and teamed with Adlianitski, Schnitzer and Fang on the 400 freestyle relay (3:36.19).


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