SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls capture Fred Kelly Memorial tourney; Platt boys runner-up to host North Haven; Platt, Maloney wrestlers remain unbeaten

SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls capture Fred Kelly Memorial tourney; Platt boys runner-up to host North Haven; Platt, Maloney wrestlers remain unbeaten

NORTH HAVEN — Two area basketball teams reached the championship games of the Fred Kelly Memorial Holiday Tournament. One came home with a title.

That was the Sheehan girls team, which topped Farmington 55-40 in the first final of the co-ed event.

In the boys final that followed, host North Haven topped Platt 82-74.

The Lady Titans, now 3-1 on the season, were led by Caitlyn Hunt and Hayleigh Lagase, who were named to the All-Tournament team.

Hunt scored 18 points and Lagase had 17 in the final. Defense, though, was the prime catalyst for the Titans. Down 30-26 at the break, Sheehan (3-1) held Farmington (2-4) to 10 points in the second half.

The boys final, meanwhile, was a shootout that saw North Haven hit seven 3-pointers and knock down 24 of 25 free throws. Platt hit for nine treys, seven of them by Tre Carter.

Carter finished with a game-high 29 points. Elijah Wright and Brian Acosta added 13 points apiece for the Panthers (1-4).

The Indians got 25 points from R.J. Hager and 21 from David Christofaro. North Haven is unbeaten at 4-0.

Also at the Fred Kelly Memorial Holiday Tournament, Morgan topped Lyman Hall 56-44 in the boys consolation game. Rob Zirlis powered the Huskies (3-1) with a game-high 19 points. Tyler Voisine had a team-high 10 for the Trojans (0-3). Jack Vegliante and Shakespeare Rodriguez were good for nine apiece.

Rodriguez and Voisine had 20 points apiece in Lyman Hall’s 70-57 first-round loss to North Haven.

Boys basketball

Fitch 58, Maloney 44: The Spartans fell to the host Falcons in the final of the Fitch Holiday Tournament in Groton.

The game was knotted at 25-25 at the break. Fitch snapped it by winning the third quarter 19-7.

Both teams featured balanced scoring. Five players notched eight points or more for the 4-0 Falcons. Kyhol Kurshaw’s 14 were the game high.

Maloney (2-2) got nine points apiece from Garrison Kunst and Vincent Martinez. Jeremiah Williams finished with eight. Rashwan Wilson had seven.

Southington 59, East Windsor 27: Jared Kelly buried seven 3-pointers and finished with 27 total points as the Blue Knights rolled to 3-0 with the non-conference victory in Southington.

Ice hockey

Watertown-Pomperaug 3, Cheshire 2: After opening the season with three wins, the Rams suffered their first loss, falling to the Panthers in a Division II matchup at Wesleyan.

Cheshire (3-1-0) will be back at Wesleyan to host Division III Sheehan (3-0-1) in a crossover game Monday at 6 p.m.


Platt: With five team victories at the Rockville Duals in Vernon, the Panthers upped their record to 6-0.

Platt took out Plainville (45-27), St. Paul (57-24), Portland (60-18), Rocky Hill (48-36) and Rockville (54-18).

Isaiah Ross, James Rondini, Tristyn D'aniello, Matt Merrigan, Cristian Calero and Luke Fuerstenburg all went 5-0 on the day for the West Side. Noah Chambers was 4-1. 

Maloney: The Spartans swept a home quad on Saturday, rolling past South Windsor (45-33), Thomaston/Holy Cross (72-0) and Cheshire (45-22).

Like Platt, the Spartans are undefeated. They are now 4-0 in dual matches.

Individually, 152-pounder R.J. Plumberg is unbeaten at 7-0 and 220 Darel Rivera is a spotless 9-0.

Also winning all three of their matches on Saturday were 120 Onil Carrion (6-2 on the season) and 160 Kody Talento (5-1).

Austin Studley went 2-1 at 132. Kuron Wiggins (145), Richard Alonso (132/138) and Eric Pulaski (160/170) earned their first varsity wins.

Southington: The Blue Knights made their annual trek to Lowell, Mass. for the George Bossi Holiday Tournament.

Jacob Vecchio led Southington with a four-place finish at 220 pounds. Billy Carr placed sixth at 182.