Sports Roundup: Seven different players score as Berlin girls basketball tops Platt

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:11
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MERIDEN - Berlin girls basketball coach Sheila King was more than pleased with Tuesday’s outcome against Platt.

Not only did the Redcoats come away with a 41-35 win to even their record at 2-2, but they were able to do so with a bevy of different scorers.

“I was very pleased with the contribution of getting seven kids in the scoring columns,” King said.

Clare McGeever was the only Berlin player to reach double-figures in scoring with 10 points to go along with her seven assists and three steals, but the Redcoats also got strong performances from senior-captain Wynter Yovan, who finished with nine points, and Olivia Halkias, who finished with a team-high seven rebounds to go along with five points, four assists and four steals.

Wallica Bailey and Aaliyah Burnley each scored 10 points to lead the Panthers.

Berlin took control of the game early and led 26-12 at the half. Platt made an effort to try and comeback over the final two quarterback, outscoring the Redcoats 23-15, but Berlin was able to hold on for the win.

Bristol Eastern 47, Lewis Mills 31:

A strong second half carried the Lancers to their fourth win of the season.

Bristol Eastern trailed 22-19 at the half, but quick hoops by Ciara Collins and Sage Scarritt to start the third period gave the Lancers a 23-22 lead. Both teams then traded baskets to make it 25-25 at the 4:40 mark of the 3rd quarter. 

But then over the next seven minutes, Bristol Eastern went on a 15-2 run to open up a 40-27 lead with 5:20 to play in the game. The run was highlighted by eight points from Collins (three baskets and two foul shots), and two baskets from Emma Stavens.

Collins led all scorers with l6 points, Cali Doyon added 11, all of which came in the first half, and Scarritt five. Janessa Gonzalez, Stavens, and Taigan Parent also had strong games.

Abby Mills’ 11 points and Brianna Pelchar’s nine points led the Spartans.

New Britain 42, Bristol Central 29: The Hurricanes improved their record to 2-2 for the season with a solid win over the Rams. 

Layla Mejia led all scorers with 16 points for New Britain to go along with seven rebounds and five steals. Maya Slisz filled out her stat line for the Hurricanes with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals while Sophia Torreso led Central’s scoring with 13.

New Britain will return to Bristol on Friday for a matchup with Bristol Eastern and the Rams will travel to face Lewis Mills the same day.

St. Paul 71, Watertown 34: The Falcons put on an offensive clinic to earn their first win of the season.

Kelsea Tefoe scored a game-high 18 points to go along with nine boards, and Sarah Lindquist added 10 points to lead St. Paul. Overall, the Falcons has 12 different scorers record at least one basket and more impressively, put up 71 points with only one 3-pointer made.

St. Paul controlled the game early and put it away early.

The Falcons jumped out to an eight-point lead by the end of the first quarter and a 27-point second had the team up 46-16 at the half. St. Paul cruised from there.

Litchfield 49, Terryville 42: Tiffany Pires finished with a team-high 11 points and Taylor Barnett scored 10 as the Kangaroos fell to 0-3 on the season.

“All the girls played really hard and did their best to try and get a win, it just did not work out in our favor,” Terryville head coach Breeann Redman said.


Southington 42, Avon 38: The Blue Knights were down by 13 points at the half, but that only set the stage for an impressive third quarter.

Southington held Avon to just four points, while scoring 21 points itself to take control of the game.

Dylan Olson led the Blue Knights with 12 points, which included a big 3-pointer in the third quarter. Aedan Derrick had nine points for Southington to go along with an eye-popping 17 rebounds.

Lewis Mills 61, Bristol Eastern 41: The Spartans placed four players in double figures, as Colby Cables (14 points), Tony Martinoti and Drew Cormier (each with 12), and Brice Waldron (10 points) paced the attack. Lewis Mills also connected on seven three-pointers to Bristol Eastern's zero.

The game was tied 13-13 after the first period, but the Spartans outscored the Lancers in each of the next three periods on their way to the win, leading 32-23 at the half and 47-33 after three periods.

Elijah Parent and Trini Otero scored in double figures for Bristol Eastern with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

St. Paul 49, Watertown 41: The Falcons followed their upset of Naugatuck over the weekend by picking up their first road win of the season behind 21 points from sophomore Jamie Leggett and 16 points from senior Tom Lorenzetti. 

Leggett found himself at the free throw line regularly in this contest, accounting for 11 of the team’s 16 foul shots. 

St. Paul improved its record to 2-1 this season through three games and plays another road game Wednesday against Torrington.


Hall 92, Berlin 85: It wasn’t the final result the Redcoats had been hoping for, but there were a number of strong performances in their second meet of the season.

Sophomore Marcel Dabek won a duel in the 200 IM in 2:14.59 (a personal best by two seconds). He was neck and neck with Mitch Baboff from Hall (2:15.29) until pulling away on the last lap. Dabek also scored a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.51) in another duel with Baboff.

Sophomore Nathan Snyder won the 100 freestyle in 50.62 seconds (a personal best by three seconds) and finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:02.22). Snyder came from behind in the 100 freestyle, leaning on his legs to catch up and pull ahead in the back half.

Freshman Aiden Melnyk set a season best (170.50) and took second in diving. 

“We had a really good second meet of the year,” Berlin head coach Daniel Thurston said. We knew Hall was going to be tough opponent, but across the board, I think our guys fought hard in the tight races. Sophomores Nathan Snyder, Marcel Dabek, and Matt Jamrozek really set the tone for us and did so again today. Snyder and Dabek's come-from-behind victories in the 100 free[style] and 200 IM really energized the team.”

The Redcoats’ next meet with be next Tuesday against Conard at Cornerstone.


Berlin 41, Platt 35

At Platt

Berlin    11 15 7 8 - 41

Platt     7 5 10 13 - 35

Berlin: Wynter Yovan 3-2-9, Rylee Cop 2-2-7, Clare McGeever 3-2-10, Lindsey Eckrote 0-1-1, Emma Ellison 1-0-2, Olivia Halkias 1-3-5, Kailee DeMaio 2-3-7. Totals: 12-14-41.

Platt: Vianna Alcantara 2-0-5, Jalexia West 1-5-7, Wallica Bailey 3-1-10, Aaliyah Burnley 4-2-10, Khrystina Campbell 1-1-3. Totals 11-9-35.

Three-point goals: Yovan (B), Cop (B), McGeever (B) 2, Alcantara (P), Bailey (P) 3.

Records: Berlin 2-2, Platt 1-3.

Bristol Eastern 47, Lewis Mills 31

At Bristol Eastern

Lewis Mills         9 13 5 4 - 31

Bristol Eastern    14 5 12 16 - 47

 Lewis Mills: Lauren Searle 1-1-3, Jordan Anderson 1-0-2, Abby Mills 4-3-11, Abby  Jankoski 3-0-6, Brianna Pelchar 3-2-9. Totals: 12-6-31.

 Bristol Eastern: Taigan Parent 2-1-5, Ciara Collins 6-4-16, Cali Doyon 4-0-11, Alyssa Kehler 1-0-2, Janessa Gonzalez 1-0-2, Sage Scarritt 3-0-6, Emma Stavens 2-0-5. Totals: 19-5-47

Three-point goals: Pelchar (LM), Doyon (BE) 3, Stavens (BE).

Records: Bristol Eastern 4-1, Lewis Mills 1-4.

St. Paul 71, Watertown 34

At St. Paul

Watertown     8 8 5 13 - 34

St. Paul    19 27 12 13 - 71

Watertown: M. Forino 5-2-15, D. Dandonoli 0-1-1, P. Daigneaut 4-0-10, I. Beauty 2-1-5, A. Brophy 1-1-3. Totals: 12-5-34.

St. Paul: Sophia Gerst 2-0-4, Oliva Dahn 1-0-2, Lily Sirois 3-0-6, Abby Stanford 1-0-2, Nadia Riemer 4-1-9, Sam Naples 1-0-2, Sophie Bogdanski 2-3-8, Sarah Lindquist 4-2-10, Kelsea Tefoe 8-2-18, Alexis Tierpack 3-0-6, Natalia Riemer 1-0-2. Totals: 31-8-71.

Three-point goals: Bogdanski (STP), Forino (W) 3, Daigneaut (W) 2.

Records: St. Paul 1-1, Watertown 0-3.

Litchfield 49, Terryville 42

At Terryville

Litchfield: Carpo: 11-0-24, Southard 3-0-7, Schewter 3-5-11, Leish 1-0-2, Butler 2-1-5. Totals: 20-6-49.

Terryville: Alice Benson 1-0-2, Zoe Zappne 3-0-6, Tiffany Pires 5-1-11, Taylor Barnett 5-0-10, Alivia Cote 2-2-7, Grace Daly 3-0-6. Totals: 19-1-42.


Southington 42, Avon 38

At Southington

Avon    10 15 4 9 - 38

Southington    8 4 21 9 - 42

Avon: Aguilar 1-0-2, Hall 6-3-16, Soucier 3-0-6, Brokenshire 4-0-9, Moza 1-0-3, Borenstein 1-0-2. Totals: 16-3-38.

Southington: Matarazzo 1-0-3, Marecki 3-1-8, Bade 3-4-10, Olson 4-3-12, Derrick 4-1-9. Totals: 15-9-42.

Records: Southington 2-3, Avon 2-2.

Lewis Mills 61, Bristol Eastern 41

At Lewis Mills

Bristol Eastern    13 10 10 8 - 41

Lewis Mills    13 19 15 14 - 61

Bristol Eastern: Nasir Walker 0-1-1, Elijah Parent 6-0-12, Josh Kolano 4-0-8, Dylan Woodsome 3-0-6, Trini Otero 4-2-10, Tyler Donohue 2-0-4. Totals: 19-3-41.

Lewis Mills: Nate Dichiara 2-0-6, Tony Martinoti 4-2-12, Jacob Lomnicky 1-0-2, Colby Cables 6-0-14, Drew Cormier 5-2-12, Brice Waldron 5-0-10, Logan Couger 2-0-5. Totals: 25-4-61.

Three-point goals: DiChiara (LM) 2, Martinoti (LM) 2, Cables (LM) 2, Couger (LM).

Records: Bristol Eastern 2-3, Lewis Mills 2-2.

St. Paul 49, Watertown 41

At Watertown 

St. Paul: Will Barton 2-1-5, Jackson Sullivan 1-0-2, Christian Decker 1-0-2, Tom Lorenzetti 5-3-16, Jamie Leggett 4-11-21, Alex Partyka 1-1-3. Totals: 14-16-49.

Watertown: Camden Garcia 4-3-12, Isaiah Powell 4-0-12, Peyton DeFeo 1-0-3, Cameron Guerrera 2-1-5, Sam Weidemier 2-0-4, Eric Forte 0-2-2, Abdul Hamid Madaha 1-0-3. Totals: 14-6-41.

Three-Point Goals: Madaha (W), Defeo (W), Powell (W) 4.

Records: St. Paul 2-1, Watertown 0-2.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, Southington, St. Paul, Terryville on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:11. Updated: Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:14.