BRISTOL - The Bristol boys swimming co-op picked up its third win of the season at home on Tuesday afternoon, taking down Bulkeley/HMTCA 91-83.
Keagan Mullan (200 freestyle and 100 butterfly), Michael Bond (50 freestyle) and Elijah Ortiz (100 freestyle and 500 freestyle) combined for all of the co-op’s individual wins in the meet. The Bristol teams in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays also picked up wins before the meet went exhibition with Bristol leading 91-45 after the 200 freestyle relay.
In addition to Mullan and Ortiz, Bristol coach Nick Daddabbo said he also got strong days from senior Cameron Reed and freshman Ben Stafford.
The win gives Bristol a 3-8 record overall and it also owns a 2-2 record in its conference.
Bristol Central 52, Farmington 46: The Rams and Indians were separated by two points with a minute and a half remaining against the Indians but were able to pull out the win thanks to strong free throw shooting.
Alex Bernier, Jaekwon Spencer and Mike Lemke each hit a pair of free throws in the final 90 seconds to lift Bristol Central to its ninth win of the season.
Spencer and Bernier finished the game tied for the team and game lead with 14 points apiece, while Lemke finished with 11.
The Rams (9-10) were able to defeat Farmington (6-12) despite being bested from beyond the three-point arc. The Indians hit 10 three-pointers to Bristol Central’s three: two by Lemke and another by Isaiah Miller.
Terryville 55, Litchfield 38: The Kangaroos started the season 1-5 but with Tuesday’s win over the Cowboys, clinched a tournament berth.
“It is always a good feeling when you make the state tournament,” Terryville coach Mark Fowler said. “This year is especially sweet because a lot of people had written us off when we were 1-5. I am extremely proud of the effort our guys gave to fight back and qualify. It took a huge effort and improvement. Our seniors were great leaders and kept working every day in practice and had a huge impact on our turnaround.”
Mike Tiscia led Terryville (8-9) in scoring against Litchfield, posting 15 points on six baskets. Sahwn Iwanow was second on the team with 12 and John Grimes finished third with 10.
The score was 19-15 in the Kangaroos’ favor at halftime but a pair of 18-point quarters for Terryville after the break helped cement the win.
Hall 68, Bristol Eastern 59: The Lancers trailed by just three points at the beginning of the fourth quarter but the Warriors were able to pull away for the win. Hall’s James DeChrisantis hit three three-pointers in the fourth and Migel Hudson was eight-for-eight from the charity stripe to help the Warriors pull out the victory.
Rod Jenkins led Bristol Eastern (5-11) with 27 points, all of which came in the first three quarters, and Carter Dziedzic was the only other Lancer to reach double digits with 10.
St. Paul 67, Derby 36: The Falcons held the Red Raiders to just seven baskets in the game to earn a lop-sided road win. Derby hit 21 free throws in the contest to generate most of its points.
Brigid Johndrow and Chantell Lopez tied for the team lead with 14 points and matched Derby’s Anna Cherarella for the game high. Emma Cretella added 10 and Amelia Sanchez had eight for St. Paul (16-3).
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