Sports Roundup: Newington girls basketball stays perfect; St. Paul boys basketball grinds out win against Derby

Published on Friday, 12 March 2021 21:45
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NEWINGTON - Another game and another victory for the Newington girls basketball team.

Lilly Ferguson compiled a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double, Alexie Armour added 12 points of her own and Marlie Zocco contributed 11 as Newington beat Wethersfield 42-30 on Friday.

Newington is now 10-0 on the season with games against Bulkeley/SMSA and Rocky Hill left on the schedule before the CCC postseason tournament begins. Newington already beat both of those teams earlier in the year.

Vanessa Vendetti led the Eagles with 16 points.

Friday’s matchup was close throughout much of the night. Newington trailed by two heading into halftime and then held a three-point lead after the third quarter. But the next eight minutes proved to be the ultimate difference with Newington outscoring Wethersfield 15-5 in the fourth quarter.

Goodwin Tech 42, Wilcox Tech 24: The Gladiators’ strong season continued thanks to a trio of players who finished in double-figures.

Abneliz Alamo and Megan Lukeszewski each finished with a game-high 12 points for Goodwin Tech (8-2), while teammate Ava Hernandez added 11 points.

Grace Speeg led Wilcox Tech with 11 points.

The Gladiators won this game in the second half.

Up just two at the break, Goodwin Tech held Wilcox Tech to just nine points in the second half, all of which came in the third quarter. The Gladiators, meanwhile, scored 25 points over the final 16 minutes of play.


St. Paul 56, Derby 52: The Falcons managed to picked up their eighth win of the season in tough fashion.

Alex Partyka led all scorers with 17 points, while Will Barton had another double-double with 15 points and 15 boards. Sophomore Jamie Leggett has an impressive game as well for St. Paul with 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Middletown 52, Berlin 39: The Redcoats’ offensive struggles continued once again.

Sal Dastoli led Berlin with nine points with Michael Ciarcia next with six points. Four other players each finished with four points.

The Blue Dragons, meanwhile, had three different players in double-figures: Mekhi Toler (14 points), Elijah Wilborn (11) and Nathaniel King (10).

The Redcoats held an 11-8 lead after the first quarter, but were outscored 44-28 over the next three.

Northwestern 52, Terryville 51 (OT): It was a heart-breaking loss for the Kangaroos.

Freddy Camp scored on a steal late in overtime that lifted the Berkshire League champion Highlanders to an eventual win.

 Curtis Blische led Northwestern with 14 points, while Dominick Dao scored a game-high 19 points to Terryville. Jake Rinkavage also finished in double-figures for Terryville with 15 points.

The Kangaroos are now 8-4 on the season, while the Highlanders are 10-1.  

Posted in The Bristol Press, St. Paul, Terryville on Friday, 12 March 2021 21:45. Updated: Friday, 12 March 2021 21:48.