Sports Roundup: Palmieri, Arbuckle lead St. Paul boys basketball in win over Ansonia

Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 22:51
Written by DAN ORENCOLE

@ORENCOLEDAN

BRISTOL - With 42 first half points the St. Paul boys basketball team was able to run away with a 64-41 win over Ansonia on Tuesday night.

The Falcons combination of Mike Palmieri and Tyler Arbuckle was dominant against the Chargers.

Palmieri and Arbuckle combined for 43 of St. Paul’s 64 points and Palmieri knocked down five 3-pointers in the contest.

With the win the Falcons moved past the .500 mark with a 5-4 record on the season.

St. Paul will travel to take on Holy Cross Friday night at 7 p.m.

Bristol Central 71, Platt 65: It took a complete game from the Rams stay undefeated in January as Bristol Central moved to 6-0 in the New Year with the win.

Four Bristol Central players scored in double figures in the victory.

Jaekwon Spencer led the Rams with 20 points. Dathan Hickey (10 points), Noah Plantamuro (13 points) and Alex Lape (12 points) also scored in double digits for the Rams.

Bristol Central moved to 7-3 on the season with the victory and the Panthers fell to 0-10.

Terryville 62, Housatonic 44: Colin Bamrick’s 14 points and 11 rebounds led the way for Terryville as the Kangaroos controlled the game from start to finish.

Adam Pelz added 12 points, six rebounds and four steals.Shawn Iwanow chipped in 12 points as well.

The Kangaroos moved to 3-4 on the season.

"Tonight was an outstanding team effort,” Terryville head coach Mark Fowler said. “We really played well together and it led to a nice win tonight. We took care of the ball and made the extra pass all night. Our bench gave us some good energy and that sparked our defense as well.  It was our most complete effort of the season to date."

The Kangaroos will look to win their third straight game and return to .500 on the year when they host Thomaston on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. The game is a makeup from the postponed contest this past Friday due to condensation on the gym floor.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Middletown 63, Bristol Eastern 46: With the game against Bristol Central looming, the Lancers struggled defensively against the Blue Dragons.

Bristol Eastern allowed 20+ points to Middletown in the first and third quarters, which was the difference in the game.

Hannah Maghini led the Lancers in scoring with 15 points. Miranda Janick added six points and 11 different players scored for Bristol Eastern.

The Blue Dragons were led by Dominique Highsmith’s 17 points.

With the loss the Lancers fell to 4-7 on the season and will host the Rams on Thursday night at 6:45 p.m.

St. Paul 53, Ansonia 36: The Falcons continued their strong start to the season in the win over the Chargers scoring in double figures in all but the third quarter.

Sophomore guard Janessa Gonzalez hit three 3-pointers in the game and had a game-high 19 points.

Jade Udoh was second in scoring for St. Paul with 12 points and Taylor Crawford added eight points. Adrianna Lopez added 10 rebounds for the Falcons.

For Ansonia it was two scorers that provided trouble for St. Paul. Natasha Rivera and Liz Wilson combined to score 32 of the Chargers 36 points.

The Falcons moved to 9-1 on the year and will play host to 8-1 Holy Cross on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Housatonic 50, Terryville 20: The Kangaroos struggled mightily in the loss still seeking their first win.

McKenzie Huria had 15 of Terryville’s 20 points including a 3-pointer.

The Kangaroos fell to 0-9 while Housatonic moved to 6-5.

BOYS SWIMMING

Bristol 102, Newington 84: Bristol had 22 best times in its second win on the season.

The Lancers medley relays were strong, which started the meet on a positive note.

“Our relays were really good today,” Bristol head coach Nick Daddabbo said. “Relays are a key part to success in meets and today our relays showed up in a big way. We have been working on finishes the last few practices and it showed today especially finishing hard into the walls in relays. Today was a great meet for us.”

Mike Bond and Lewis Sinche each earned season best times in the 200 freestyle taking first and second place in the event.

Sinche also won the 500 freestyle with a season best time.

Gabe Bartolome won the 100 backstroke and Colton Litwinczyk won the 100 breaststroke.

Adam Losacano was strong in the 100 backstroke.

The meet was a step in the right direction for Bristol.

“It showed us what we can do against a team comparable to us,” Daddabbo said. “Even though we won today there’s still plenty to work on. Turns and starts will be a point of focus for us the next week or so and working on the back half of our races. Our team is in really good shape right now. This week we swim Wilby on Friday. Next week we start conference meets with Platt and Maloney. Today’s meet was a great meet to help us prepare for our conference meets. Newington is a very well coached team and they gave us a really awesome meet today.”



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