ROUNDUP: St. Paul boys basketball soars to win over Oxford

Published on Friday, 3 February 2017 22:16
Written by PAUL ANGILLY

STAFF WRITER

The St. Paul boys basketball team improved to 11-4 for the season with a 62-49 victory at Oxford on Friday night.

The Falcons took a 29-18 lead at halftime and were able to hold on during a high-scoring second half.

Michael Palmieri led St. Paul with 22 points, followed by Tyler Arbuckle (14), Brian Considine (7) and Austin Jones (6).

Oxford (5-9) was led by Cole Chudoba’s 21 points.

New Britain 52, Bristol Central 51: The Rams took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 20-10 over the final eight minutes of play as they suffered a tough loss at home.

Bristol Central (6-9) was led on offense by Jaekwon Spencer (17 points), Aaron Collins (11), Alex Bernier (10), Isaiah Miller (8) and Michael Lemke (5).

New Britain was led by Jafari Newman’s 22 points.

Lewis Mills 51, Terryville 34: Trevor Baker scored 16 points and visiting Lewis Mills pulled away from the Kangaroos in the second half.

Mike Tiscia and Evan Dorso each scored 10 points for Terryville (6-9, 5-8 BL), while Shawn Iwanow added six.

Lewis Mills improved to 13-1.

BOYS SWIMMING

Southington 97, Bristol co-op 80: Despite a loss in its home Malone Center pool, Bristol turned in more than 10 best times.

Elijah Ortiz took two first place finishes, in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM. Distance swimmer Michael Bond was only two-tenths of a second off his career and season best time for the 500 freestyle. Freshman Anthony Fasci had an outstanding meet, getting a best time in the 100 breaststroke and swimming well in the rest of his events. Freshman Josh Mitchell qualified for states in diving with a score of 190.40, finishing second in the meet.

“The coaching staff was very pleased with the meet today,” Bristol head coach Nick Daddabbo said. “Southington is a very, very deep team who has numerous swimmers who had best times today. Our kids did really, really well today.

“Senior captain Cameron Reed had the hardest meet today of his career in my opinion. He swam all four of his events in the last five events of the day. Cameron demonstrated his leadership skills very well today and showed that he was able to push through this challenge. He earned a season and career best in the 500 free today.”

Up next for Bristol is Berlin on Tuesday at Maloney and Wilby on Thursday at Wilby.

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Paul 62, Oxford 49

At Oxford

St. Paul        12 17 14 19 - 62

Oxford         8 10 12 19 - 49

ST. PAUL: Michael Palmieri 9-0-22, Austin Jones 3-0-6, Matthew Garry 1-0-2, Eli Kennedy 0-0-0, Tom Houle 1-0-3, Tyler Arbuckle 4-4-14, Donovan Symes 2-0-4, Darek Wiecki 2-0-4, Brian Considine 3-0-7. Totals: 25-4-62.

OXFORD: Cole Chudoba 8-4-21, Julian Ferrante 1-0-3, Zach Geffert 0-2-2, Michael Michaud 5-3-13, Will Richter 3-4-10. Totals: 17-13-49.

Records: St. Paul 11-4, Oxford 5-9.

New Britain 52, Bristol Central 51

At Bristol Central

New Britain        13 8 11 20 - 52

Bristol Central         8 17 16 10 - 51

NEW BRITAIN: Maurice Turner 1-0-3, Jordan Williams 6-0-17, Malik Shode 2-0-4, Jafari Newman 9-3-22, Daniel Kownacki 2-1-5, Cristian Irizarry 0-1-1. Totals: 20-5-52.

BRISTOL CENTRAL: Michael Lemke 1-2-5, Aaron Collins 5-0-11, Dathan Hickey 0-0-0, Isaiah Miller 3-0-8, Alex Bernier 3-4-10, Jaekwon Spencer 8-0-17. Totals: 20-6-51.

Record: Bristol Central 6-9.

Lewis Mills 51, Terryville 34

At Terryville

Lewis Mills         8 14 10 19 - 51

Terryville            11 3 5 15 - 34

LEWIS MILLS: Lorenz Gunzl 3-0-7, Kyle Alvarez 3-1-8, Josh Schibi 4-0-9, Trevor Baker 7-2-16, Jackson Lord 1-0-3, Joe Neary 1-0-3, Will Ponte 1-0-3, Cam Norton 1-0-2. Totals: 21-3-51.

TERRYVILLE: Mike Tiscia 4-0-10, Zack Hamzy 0-2-2, Mike Gudeczauskas 0-0-0, Evan Dorso 5-0-10, Shawn Iwanow 2-1-6, Ethan Rheault 0-0-0, John Grimes 1-1-3, Dominic Zappone 0-1-1, Adam Pelz 1-0-2. Totals: 13-5-34.

Records: Terryville 6-9 (5-8 BL), Lewis Mills 13-1.



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