BERLIN - The Berlin girls basketball team made sure its two seniors - Wynter Yocan and Carly Grega - had a successful Senior Night.
Behind Grega’s nine points, six assists and five steals, and Yovan’s 11 points and eight rebounds, the Redcoats routed Bulkeley 62-16 on Friday, moving them above the .500 mark in the process.
“It was a great Senior Night for Carly and Wynter and I couldn’t be prouder of them,” Berlin head coach Sheila King said. “They led this young team to victory tonight, helping nine different players score.”
Redcoat freshman Emma Ellison led all scorers with a game-high 12 points, while Aliva Halkias and Rylee Cop added 10 and nine points, respectively.
“It was an outstanding game for Emma,” King said.
After a slow first quarter, Berlin (4-3) took control of the game in the second period, outscoring the Bulldogs 23-7 and put an exclamation point on the game in the fourth, shutting out Bulkeley 21-0 over the final eight minutes.
Newington 71, Platt 32: Newington hadn’t lost a game going into Friday’s matchup against the Panthers. It remained that way afterward.
Lilly Ferguson finished with a game-high 18 points to go along with four steals, while Marlie Zucco tallied 12 points, five rebounds and five steals to lead Newington to its seventh win of the season.
Wallica Bailey led Platt with 11 points.
Newington put the game away early, jumping out to a 22-6 advantage after the first quarter and led 37-22 at the break. The second half was just as lopsided with Newington outscoring the Panthers 34-10.
St. Paul 64, Watertown 40: The Falcons returned to .500 with an assertive win over Watertown on Friday. Led by 17 points from sophomore Nadia Riemer, they cruised to this victory over their winless opponent.
St. Paul led by 18 at halftime and stretched that to 27 by the end of three quarters. Junior Alexis Tierpack was the only other St. Paul player to reach double-digit scoring with 10 points.
Up next for the Falcons is a road matchup with Naugatuck on Monday at 6 p.m.
Berlin 50, Bulkeley 22: The Redcoats managed to snap a two-game losing streak and get back over the .500 mark thanks to a strong second half against the Bulldogs.
Berlin scored 31 of its points after the halftime break, while Bulkeley was held to just 12.
Overall, the Redcoats had 11 different players record at least one basket with Sal Dastoli leading the way with seven points. Ryan Stec, Michael Ciarcia and Jake Smalley each finished with six points, while Justin Piskorski and Kyle Pinto had five points apiece.
Berlin is now 4-3 on the season.
Bristol co-op 96, Plainville 78: There were plenty of impressive performances in Friday’s meet, especially from the Bristol team.
The co-op took 10 of the 12 events with Colton Litwinczyk (200 freestyle and 100 butterfly), Mikel Palaj (100 freestyle and 100 backstroke) and David Kroll (50 and 500 freestyles) all coming out as double winners.
Gabe Bartolome also won the 200 IM and Chris Fiorillo placed first in diving for Bristol.
Spencer Michalek won the 100 breaststroke for the Blue Devils, who also won the 400 freestyle relay.
Also swimming well for Plainville were Brayden Unwin, Val Kasabrukhau, Matt Morneault and Nate Lyman.
Berlin 62, Bulkeley 16
Bulkeley 4 7 5 0 - 16
Berlin 8 23 10 21 - 62
Bulkeley: Kiatyanna Denmark 2-1-5, Destiny Barrios 0-3-3, Noni Jones 2-1-5, Tylashia Huff 0-3-3. 4-8-16.
Berlin: Brianna DeMorais 1-0-3, Paige Kemish 1-0-2, Wynter Yovan 4-2-11, Janessa Yaconiello 0-1-1, Carly Grega 4-1-9, Rylee Cop 2-4-9, Clare McGeever 1-2-5, Emma Ellison 5-2-12, Alivia Halkias 3-3-10. Totals: 21-15-62.
Three-point goals: Yovan (B), Cop (B), McGeever (B), Halkias (B).
Records: Berlin 4-3, Bulkeley 0-6.
St. Paul 64, Watertown 40
St. Paul 17 18 20 9
Watertown 9 8 11 12
St. Paul: Sophia Gerst 2-0-4, Olivia Dahn 3-0-7, Lily Sirois 3-3-9, Nadia Riemer 8-0-17, Zoey Rubins 1-0-2, Sophia Bogdansky 2-2-6, Alexis Tierpack 4-2-10, Natalia Riemer 2-1-5, Rebecca Kelly 1-2-4. Totals: 26-10-64.
Watertown: Marissa Forino 5-7-18, Adriana Dandonoli 1-0-2, Paige Daigneault 4-2-11, Isabella Beauty 4-1-9. Totals: 14-10-40.
Three-point goals: Dahn (SP), Nad. Riemer (SP), Forino (W), Daigneault (W).
Records: St. Paul 3-3, Watertown 0-8.