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SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls on course for Hamden showdown; state champs edge Titans on ice; Howard, Mysatyukow land crowns for SHS wrestling

Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — Bring on Tuesday!

The Sheehan girls basketball team tuned up for its looming SCC Quinnipiac Division showdown with Hamden by routing Bristol Central 63-39 on Saturday in a non-conference matinee that looked good on paper.

Central came in with a record of 8-2 to Sheehan’s 8-1. The Titans, however, made quick work of the Rams, building a 20-4 lead after one quarter and a 34-13 advantage by halftime to post their eighth straight victory.

Sheehan freshman Megan Wresien led all scorers with 21 points. The rookie drilled four of her team’s eight 3-pointers.

Liv Cassesse had another solid game for the Titans. The junior point guard scored 15 points.

Freshmen Jenna Wresien (8) and Susie Hotaling (7) combined for 15. Nicole Riemer’s 18 paced BC.

Sheehan, now 9-1, visits 11-0 Hamden on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Southington 53, Wilton 23: The Blue Knights put away a Saturday matinee with a 26-8 second quarter to improve to 6-5 on the season. 

Sophomore guard Lily Cooper netted a game-high 16 points, Hannah Blanchard (10 points) and Roxy Cardillo (8) also paced Southington.

Maddie Dineen had a team-high nine points for the Warriors (1-8).

New Milford 37, Maloney 26: The Spartans slipped to 5-6 with the non-conference loss to the Green Wave in New Milford.

Jaylice Rosario had 12 points and Skyler Burke added 10 for the Spartans.

Jade Wallace had a game-high 16 points for New Milford (8-2).

Boys basketball

New Milford 45, Cheshire 41: Bennett Crerar had 10 points, Jackson Enders added eight and Matt Jeffery chipped in with seven in a non-conference defeat at New Milford.

The loss dropped Cheshire to 3-7. New Milford improved to 4-5 paced by Mike Malachi’s 17 points, including four 3-pointers.

Fairfield Ludlowe 64, Maloney 59 (OT): The Spartans fell to 3-5 on the season with a non-conference loss in Fairfield. Ludlowe improved to 5-4 with the win.

The Spartans were coming off a 51-47 CCC South road loss to Bristol Central on Thursday.

Ice hockey

Wethersfield 3, Sheehan 1: A pair of goals scored 22 seconds apart midway through the third period broke a 1-1 tie and carried the Eagles past the Titans in a Division II non-conference showdown at Newington Ice Arena.

This game pitted the reigning D-II state champ (Wethersfield) against a D-II semifinalist (Sheehan).

The Eagles (4-4) got goals from Spencer Molloy, Jake Kulvinskas and Brady Quinn. Max Festa scored for Sheehan (4-5). The goal was the 20th of the season for Festa.

Branford 6, Cheshire 4: After the Rams rallied to tie, the Hornets scored twice in the final two minutes to pull out the SCC/SWC Division II victory at at Northford Ice Pavilion.

The goals came in a 29-second furry. Jack Linder got the game-winner with 1:52 left. Michael Farricielli added empty-net insurance with 1:23 to go, completing a hat trick in the process.

Those goals spoiled a terrific comeback by Cheshire. Down 4-1 and with the clock winding under six minutes to play, the Rams charged back with three goals in a span of 2:02.

Andrew Vaill sparked the rally with a goal from Evan Vasiljevs with 5:49 left. Corbin Forselius found the back of the net for his first varsity goal 26 seconds later off a feed from Devin Kelly.

Biagio Pepe pulled Cheshire even at 3:47.

Vasiljevs, with an assist from Will Gaudet, scored the first goal for Cheshire (3-4).

Along with Farricelli’s three goals, Linder scored twice and Sean Bosworth had two assists for Branford (5-4).

Watertown-Pomperaug 5, Lyman Hall 2: Nate D'Amico and Liam Brooky scored for the Trojans in the SCC/SWC Division II setback at Northford Ice Pavlion.

Watertown/Pomperaug improved to 5-4. LH fell to 1-7.

New Milford 3, Southington Co-op 0: The Blue Knights were blanked in a non-conference matchup with the Green Wave at Champions in Cromwell.

The Green Wave improved to 6-1. The Knights fell to 0-9.


Southington: Josh Howard and Aaron Mysatyukow captured divisional championships for the Blue Knights at the Greater Hartford Open hosted by Hall High School.

Howard ran the table at 145 pounds. Mysatyukow was unbeaten at 220.

Also for Southington, Colton Thorpe placed second at 132.

Platt: Caiden Talento and Ahmed Hernandez notched second-place finishes for the Panthers at the Greater Hartford Open.

Cesar Rodriguez (4th) and Jahi Mitchell (5th) also reached the podium for Platt.

Kirk Parker Duals: The Spartans went 3-1 in the competition at Enfield High School, defeating Rockville (39-34), Rocky Hill (52-24) and East Longmeadow, Mass. (42-27) and falling to host Enfield (48-36).

Maloney is now 13-5 on the season.

Against Rockville, 145-pounder Ezequiel Acevedo (3:23), 170 Caleb Sweeney (2:38) and 220 Luis Delgado (0:45) secured pins, while Logan Gagne (106), Alixea Reyes (120) and Frainiel Garcia (138) accepted forfeits. Daren Johnson scored a 4-3 decision at 126.

Gagne (1:27), 132 Robert Taylor (1:35), 160 Richard Alonso (1:44), Sweeney (3:52), 195 Deshaun Williams (2:54) and Delgado (1:08) had pins against Enfield.

In the match vs. East Longmeadow, Gagne (0:12) and Delgado (0:46) registered first-minute pins. Johnson (7-0) and Sweeney (8-0) won by decision. Acevedo. 152 Saleem Saleh (152),  Alonso (160) and Mohammed Abdelghani (285) won by forfeit.

To cap the day against Rocky Hill, pins were provided by Taylor (1:39), Saleh (1:29), Williams (2:44) and Abdelghani (3:58) had the pins.

Johnson won by an 11-3 major decision, while Acevedo and Moises Hernandez won by minor decision. Garcia, Alonso and Delgado won by forfeit.




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