BRISTOL - The Bristol Central girls basketball team was on the road still looking for its first win of the season and the Rams delivered in a big way with a 50-30 win over Hartford Public Thursday night.
“Complete team effort,” Bristol Central head coach Steve Gaudet said. “I’m happy for the girls. They fought hard all season and finally got that first win. The kids all worked hard.”
Xia’ian Carrasco led Bristol Central with 14 points in the contest. She also added 10 rebounds.
Carrasco also got strong efforts out of her teammates as Sarah Guerin (8 points), Ashley Watson (7 points), Gwen Toresso (7 points) and Zoe Sinclair (6 points) all chipped in solid games for Bristol Central.
Guerin added seven assists, two steals and five rebounds. Watson had five assists and five boards.
For the Rams getting that first win off the back can only boost their confidence.
Bristol Central is now 1-14 on the year and will look to get another victory against Berlin at home on Monday. Tip-off is set for 6:45 p.m.
Rocky Hill 51, Bristol Eastern 41: The Lancers couldn’t overcome a tough first quarter as once again a consistent four-quarter effort held Bristol Eastern back.
Hannah Maghini led the Lancers with a game-high 16 points.
Avery Arbuckle added eight points while Miranda Janick scored six in the contest.
With the loss Bristol Eastern fell to 6-9 on the season and Rocky Hill moved to 9-2.
The Lancers will host Middletown Monday night at 6:45 p.m and need a pair of wins in their remaining five games to qualify for the state tournament.
Bristol Central 61, Hartford Public 50: Jaekwon Spencer scored a career high 35 points and hauled down 18 rebounds to lead Bristol Central to its ninth straight win.
The Rams jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first four minutes and controlled the game most of the way. The Owls closed to within one point midway through the second period, but the Rams closed the half with an 8-2 run capped by Spencer's three-pointer at the buzzer to take a 10-point halftime edge.
Central improved to 10-3 on the season.