NEWINGTON - Newington girls basketball defeated Bristol Eastern 55-41 on Saturday morning, with the Nor'easters improving to 16-1 on the season while Eastern drops to 5-8.
The Lancers kept the game close early in the second quarter, trailing 14-12, but a 10-0 run from Newington launched the Nor'easters ahead to a 24-12 advantage.
The margin never came closer than nine the rest of the way out as the run was enough to gain control of the game. Three's from Karissa and Marlie Zocco along with baskets from Lilly Ferguson and Kendall Miller helped create the run.
Ciara Collins finished with 25 points for the Lancers, a game-high. She and Janeesa Gonzalez scored every point for Eastern in the first half.
Ferguson led Newington in scoring with 20 while Bella Cucuta scored 15 points.
New Britain 36, Bristol Central 31: New Britain girls basketball pulled out a win on Saturday, defeating Bristol Central in a 36-31 score.
The Hurricanes were led in scoring by Layla Mejia's nine points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists to move NB to 8-6 on the season. Leading Central in scoring was Lillian Sirois with 10 points. Central moves to 6-8.
Adrianna Faienza's eight points and two free throws late in the fourth helped ice the game for the Hurricanes. She added five assists and three steals to her line.
Berlin 48, East Catholic 34: Berlin girls basketball defeated East Catholic on Saturday, winning 48-34.
The Redcoat girls held a 28-13 lead at halftime and maintained the difference through the second half on the way to the win.
Leading in scoring for Berlin was Jenna Wenzel and Alivia Halikas, each with 11 points. Janessa Yaconicello and Clare McGeever each had 10 points. Emma Ellison also had 10 rebounds, but went scoreless from the field.
Alexis Jablonski was the leading scorer for East Catholic with seven points, four coming from the free-throw line.
St. Paul 54, Naugatuck 40: St. Paul girls basketball beat Naugatuck on Saturday, improving to 11-3 with the 54-40 win.
The Falcons held a 32-17 lead at the break, which was cut down by six through the third quarter, but was extended again in the fourth quarter before the final buzzer.
St. Paul's leading scorer was Nadia Reimer with 17 points. Izzy Leggett had 11 points and Sam Naples added eight points with five steals.
Leading in scoring for Naugatuck was Kaylee Jackson with 12 points.
Classical 55, Innovation 38: Innovation boys basketball lost over the weekend, losing to Classical 55-38 in a Saturday battle.
The margin was six for the Ravens entering halftime at 23-17. A 23-point third quarter shot Classical ahead, and Innovation was unable to dig out of the hole in the final frame.
Leading in points for Innovation was Nae-Shaun Roberson and Amari Cruz, both with 11 points. Mohammad Kulaib had 10 points. Cruz grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double and Jayden Newwell-Kemp was a strong post presence with five blocks.
Classical was led in scoring by Isaiah Warring's 14 points.