NEW BRITAIN - Beryl Piper has her first win of her second stint as the New Britain girls basketball coach.
Maya Slisz scored 18 points, Maya Kelly added 12 and Jamily Carter contributed 10 points as the Hurricanes cruised past Lewis Mills 48-36 on Friday.
Slisz also finished with five rebounds, four steals and three assists.
New Britain (1-1) got out of the gates quickly, scoring 15 points in the first quarter and held a 13-point lead at the break. Lewis Mills managed to cut its deficit to nine by the end of the third quarter, but a 13-point fourth from the Hurricanes put the game out of reach.
Bristol Eastern 69, Bristol Central 37: A fast start helped the Lancers improve to 2-0 on the season and left the Rams at 0-2.
Bristol Eastern jumped out to a 24-9 lead after the first quarter thanks in large part to 15 points, including three 3-pinters from Ciara Collins in the frame.
The Lancers then used a dominant third quarter, outscoring Bristol Central 24-5, to effectively put the game away. Sage Scarritt scored nine points in the period and Cali Doyon added 6 points (two 3-pointers.
Bristol Eastern had four players in double figures: Collins, who finished the game with 29 points; Scarritt with 12 point, and Doyon and Alyssa Kehler with 10 points each. The Lancers also drained nine 3-pointers in the game.
Ella Watson was the only Rams player in double figures, scoring 10 points. Janessa Bartell scored 8 points, and Brooke Watson and Arianna Rivera each scored seven.
Parish Hill 51, Innovation 17: It was a rough season opener for the Ravens, who were held to single digits in all four quarters.
Te’ijah Roberts scored a team-high 13 points for Innovation.
Katie Zator finished with a game-high 17 points for Parish Hill.
Southington 49, Plainville 37: The Blue Knights had three double-figure scorers to help them pick up their first win of the season.
Aedan Derrick scored a game-high 15 points, Devan Bade had 14 points and Rick Macioce finished with 12 points.
Tyshawn Johnson was the Blue Devils (0-2) leading scorer with 11 points.
The game was close for much of the first half with Plainville holding a 23-22 lead at the break, but a 2-point third quarter ultimately proved costly. Southington scored 13 in the quarter and outscored the Blue Devils 14-12 in the fourth.
BOYS SWIMMING Southington 98, Middletown 80: The Blue Knights had a number of notable performances in their season opener.
Southington took first in all three relays with the medley relay team of Peter Zalewski, Brett Sheldrick, Landon Colby and Alex LeClair took winning in a time of 1:47.10; the 200 freestyle relay team of Sheldrick, Alex LeClair, Matt Niro and Jackson Malsheske winning in 1:40.16; and the 400 freestyle relay team of Landon Colby, n Malsheshe, Niro and Zalewski taking first in 3:37.11.
Malsheske and Colby were also double winners. Malsheske placed first in the 200 (1:57.83) and 500 (5:15.16) freestyles, while Colby won the 200 IM (2:09.87) and 100 butterfly (56.92).
In addition, Alex Rosania took first in diving with a score of 244.10, Zalewski won the 100 backstroke in a time of 59.24 and Sheldrick took first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:08.43.