Roundup: Bristol Eastern girls basketball picks up important win over Farmington

Published on Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:00
Written by PAUL ANGILLY

@CTsportsDeputy

FARMINGTON - The Bristol Eastern girls basketball team picked up a key 53-42 victory at Farmington on Wednesday night to improve to 3-4 for the season.

The Lancers were led by Jordan Ouellette (16 points), Ciara Collins (8 points), Avery Arbuckle (7 points, 10 rebounds), Sage Scarritt (6 points) and Paige McLaughlin (5 points).

Farmington was led by Emma Novajasky’s 16 points.

St. Paul 54, Sacred Heart 45: The Falcons snapped a two-game losing streak with a solid victory at home on Wednesday night, getting back to their pre-holiday winning ways.

St. Paul (6-2) was led by Janessa Gonzalez (19 points), Jade Udoh (12 points, 14 rebounds), Olivia Heslin (8 points, 12 rebounds) and Emma Cretella (6 points).

Sacred Heart (4-2) was led by Amaya Rivera (20 points) and Mikayla Mobley (12 points).

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Bristol Eastern 68, Hall 57: The Lancers improved to 4-2 with a victory at home over the West Hartford team.

Eastern was in complete control of the game in the first half, with a 35-15 halftime lead. With great defense and sharp offense, the home team was firing on all cylinders.

Carter Dziedzic continued his great start to the season, leading the way with 24 points and seven rebounds. Elijah Parent had three 3-point field goals in the second quarter, finishing with 11 points. Jahcyrus Bynum controlled the tempo and made big shots throughout the game, finishing with 19 points and four assists.

“The first half was great to watch because of the ball movement and quality of shots, with great execution,” Lancers coach Bunty Ray said.

Hall ramped up its pressure in the second half, but Eastern took the punch and only allowed the Warriors to pull within eight before sealing the victory.

“Hall is a good team. We knew that they wouldn’t go away in the second half. Our young players really stepped up and weathered the storm to get a big win,” Ray said.

Eastern shot 54 percent (25-for-46) from the field while controlling the paint, mainly behind nine rebounds from Bryce Curtin. Trini Otero privided a couple of big hoops in the second half, while Jordyn Tate also contributed steady minutes.

The win is the third straight for the Lancers, who travel to Avon on Saturday at 1 p.m. to compete in a CCC crossover game.

Bristol Central 47, Southington 39: Jacob Flynn scored a game-high 15 points for the Blue Knights (2-4) on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough. He was the only Southington player to finish in double figures.

Jake Napoli was second on the team with nine points.

Austin Brown scored a team-high 13 points for the Rams (2-4), while Donovan Clingan scored 11.

Sacred Heart 50, St. Paul 42: The Falcons were defeated in Waterbury on Wednesday night, falling to 2-4 for the season.

The Falcons were led by Noah Waters (12 points), Donavan Symes (12 points) and A.J. Brooks (8 points).

Sacred Heart (6-1) was led by Jamal Waters (20 points), Nate Tabor (12 points) and Connor Tierney (10 points).



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul on Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:00. Updated: Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:02.