NEWINGTON - There wasnâ€™t much the Newington girls basketball team had trouble with Wednesday.
Good offense. Check
Strong defense. Check
Nine different players found the scoresheet, highlighted by 11 points each from Lilley Ferguson and Madison Romanello, and Maloney didnâ€™t register double digits in any of the four quarters as Newington cruised to an easy 59-13 victory to move to 4-0 on the season.
Newington started fast, scoring 16 points in the first quarter and entered the halftime break up 35-8. The team then added 18 points in the third before easing up in the fourth.
In addition to Ferguson and Romanello, Alexie Armour finished with eight points and eight rebounds, Arianna Barnes notched eight points as well , while Marlie Zocco scored seven points.
Ja'LexiaÂ West (14 points) and Wallica Bailey (10 points) led the Spartans.
Seymour 57, St. Paul 52: The fourth quarter made all the different in the Falconsâ€™ season opener.
Tied at 35-35 heading into the final frame, the Wildcats outscored St. Paul 22-17 in the last eight minutes.
The Falcons had a pair of players finish in double-figures in scoring. Nadia Riemer scored a team-high 16 points to go along with her eight rebounds, while Lily Sirois added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Seymourâ€™s Kenzie Sirowich was the top scorer in this contest, notching a game-high 28 points. Alyssa Johnson scored 12 points for the Wildcats.
Bristol Central 51, Southington 58: Both teams had to work hard for their points in this Wednesday night matchup as Central only led 18-15 at halftime. The Rams were able to add to their lead led by 24 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks from junior center Donovan Clingan and junior guard Damion Glasper finished with 11.
The Blue Knights were leading after one quarter led by Dylan Olsen's 11 first-half points. He finished the game with 15.
Central returns to action Friday for a road contest against Plainville at 5:30 p.m. while Southington will return to Bristol on Saturday to face Bristol Eastern at 3 p.m.
Wethersfield 98, Berlin 88: It wasnâ€™t the result the Redcoats were looking for to open their season, but there were still a number of bright spots.
Berlin had three double winners - all sophomores.
Nathan Snyder won the 200 and 500 freestyles, in addition to be the anchor for the 200 freestyle relay; Marcel Dabek placed first in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, setting personal bests in both along the way; while Matt Jamrozek took first in the 50 and 100 freestyles, setting personal bests in both as well.
Freshmen Logan Sczcesiak won in the 100 breaststroke in a tight race after he managed to pull away in the last five yards. He did the same as the anchor in the 400 freestyle relay to help it come from behind to win.
â€śAll in all it was a very good start,â€ť Berlin head coach Daniel Thurston said. â€śWe werenâ€™t sure what today was going to look like with all the uncertainty, but they certainly outperformed our expectations for today. Some of our new guys really stepped up to the plate in roles theyâ€™re not used to and the returning sophomore and juniors showed some really good leadership.â€ť
BRISTOL CENTRAL 51, SOUTHINGTON 38
Southington 11 4 10 13 - 38
Bristol Central 7 11 15 18 - 51
SOUTHINGTON: Nick Marecki 1-0-3, Devan Bade 2-3-9, Rick Macioce 3-0-6, Dylan Olsen 6-3-15, Aedan Derrick 1-1-3, Ryan Hammarlund 1-0-2. Totals 14-7-38.
BRISTOL CENTRAL: Damian Glasper 3-4-11, Dâ€™Ante Ross 1-0-2, Piotr Nizielski 1-0-2, Sean Wininger 1-2-4, Carson Rivoira 4-0-8, Donovan Clingan 11-2-24. Totals 21-8-51.
Three-point goals: Bade (S) 2, Marecki (S), Glasper (BC).
Records: Central 3-0, Southington 1-2