Roundup: New Britain boys win in OT; Newington and St. Paul girls hoops win big

Published on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 22:21
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NEW LONDON – New Britain boys basketball took down New London 45-44 in overtime Tuesday night, winning its second game of the season in an extra frame to snap a four-game losing streak,

The Hurricanes led by eight through the first quarter, but saw the difference shrink to four entering halftime at 23-19. New Britain saw its lead dwindle in the second half before sending it to overtime, where they were albe to hold on for a much needed win.

Leading in points for New Britain was Omarion Gadson with 18 points. Dontay Bishop had 12 points for the Hurricanes

Berlin 67, Rocky Hill 36: Berlin boys basketball defeated Rocky Hill 67-36 Tuesday night, jumping out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter and never surrendering it the rest of the way.

The Redcoats were led in points by Ryan Stec, who scored 19 points to “set the tone” for Berlin on the night. Toby Lavender had 13 points, draining thee 3-point scores with Marino Fanelli dropping 10 points.

Eleven players scored for Berlin in the win.

Terryvville 57, East Granby 42: Terryville boys basketball beat East Ganby Tuesday night, winning 57-42.

Terryville led by one entering halftime before exploding with a 25-point third quarter, bringing its lead from 19-18 to 44-30. Terryville then outscored East Granby 13-12 in the fourth quarter to maintain the advantage in the final frame.

Leading in scoring for the Kangaroos was Dominick Dao with 35 points. Jake Rinkavage had nine points as the next highest scorer for Terryville, and also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Leading in scoring for East Granby was Ben Lakorny with 10 points.


Newington 69, Bloomfield 15: Newington girls basketball rolled to a win Tuesday night, winning 69-15 over Bloomfield.

The Nor’easter girls jumped out to a 19-3 lead through the first quarter, and ran off 14 unanswered in all of the second quarter to enter the half ahead 33-3. From there the Nor’easters cruised to the win, holding Bloomfield to 12 points in the second half.

Leading in scoring for Newington was Brianna Gadarowski with 12 points and four assits. Karissa Zocco had 11 points and Selah Prignano had 10 points as the only other Newington players in double digits.

Lilly Ferguson had seven points and Bela Cucuta had nine points. Kendall Miller had 10 rebound, a team-high, and four points.

Leading in scoring for Bloomfield was Ayasia Dogans with five points.

St. Paul 71, Watertown 43: St. Paul girls basketball won Tuesday night, beating Watertown 71-43.

Nadia Reimer led in scoring for the Falcons with 23 points, landing five 3-point attempts. Audrey Tice had 17 points for the next highest on the club.

St. Paul led 15-12 through the first quarter and extended its three-point lead to 11 entering halftime at 34-23. St. Paul added another nine points to its lead in the third quarter, running away with the game in the final two quarters.

Zoey Rubins had six assists in the win, also scoring five points. Alexis Tierpack had seven rebounds.

Watertown was led in points by Marissa Forino with 15 points and Casey O’Toole ‘s 11 points.

Middletown 66, Bristol Eastern 48: Bristol Eastern girls basketball lost to Middletown Tuesday night, falling in a 66-48 final.

Middletown shot ahead through the first quarter at 22-10, but Eastern chipped away at the difference with a 19-16 second quarter to enter the break trailing 38-29. The Lancers were unable to gain any more groundas Middletown scored more than twice Eastern’s point total (24-9) in the third quarter, allowing room for error in the fourth quarter.

Leading in scoring for Eastern was Ciara Collins, who scored 25 points. Vancessa Drury added 11 to the scorebook and Taigan parent scored eight points for the Lancers.


Bristol boys co-op 98, South Windsor 80: Bristol boys co-op swim and dive defeated South Windsor Tueday night in a 98-80 score.

The Bristol swimmers had 16 first-place finishes with a 200 medley relay win, a 200 freestyle, 100 fly and 100 breast win (all by Mikel Palaj) and a 200 inter. medley and 100 free win (both by Nathan Stellmach).

Aidan Collins also had wins in the 50 free an 100 back while Noah Taylor also had a win in the 100 free.

Finishing the night with runner-up finishes included Taylor in the 200 free, Ryleigh Dionne in the 500 free, Stellmach in the 500 free and Davis Kroll in the 100 breast.

Qualifying for state coming out of the meet include Palaj for his finish in the 200 free and 100 breast and Stellmach for his finish in the 200 inter. medley.


Plainville co-op 7, Southington 1: Plainville’s boys co-op hockey team rolled to a 7-1 win over Southington this past Saturday.

The Terriers got on the board with the first two goals, the first coming off the tape of Brody Davidson with assists from Connor Konopka and Charlie Maxwell at 2:29 into the first period. Owen Davidson had the next goal in the first period, just under 12 minutes into the period with assists from Brody Davidson and Jacob Nelson.

Southington’s Tom Czarkosky scored the first and only goal of the game for the Blue Knights near the 11 minute mark, getting the primary assist from Michael Fusciello to make it 2-1.

The Terriers scored twice in the second period off the tape of Ryan Brady (assists by Chase McNamara and Konopka) and Gabe Boily (assist by Dominick Violette).

Third period insurance goals came from Konopka (assist by Brody Davidson) and Brody Davidson (assists by Owen Davidson and Dominick Violette).

It was a senior night win for the group.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, Plainville, Southington, St. Paul, Terryville on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 22:21. Updated: Tuesday, 18 January 2022 22:24.