Sports Roundup: Berlin boys swimming picks up first win of season

Published on Friday, 19 January 2018 22:46
Written by SHELBY IAVA

@shelbyiavaNB

ROCKY HILL - The Berlin boys swimming and diving team picked up its first win of the season against Rocky Hill Friday afternoon.

The Redcoats beat the Terriers 99-76.

“It was our first meet in over a week,” Berlin head coach Daniel Thurston said. “We challenged them over the week to really focus on the little things in practice. We were very excited about the results.”

Berlin’s Kiernan Jennings was a double winner in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle while

Kurt Bauer took first in the 100 backstroke.

Connor Recck was a double 200 I.M and the 100 butterfly. He has continued his hot streak for the year claiming first in all of his races.

The 200 I.M. was close, as Recck fought neck and neck with his competitor from Rocky Hill.

Wreck finished with a time of 2:07.03, .40 seconds faster than he swam last year at the CCC meet.

Aaron Gauvin also took first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:05.36.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Southington 61, Northwest Catholic 20: The Blue Knights controlled the possession of the ball from start to finish Friday even as they played away at Northwest Catholic. In just the first half Southington outscored Lions 34-6.

Janette Wadolowski was the leading scorer of the evening as she put up 32 points including four three’s and 12 rebounds.

Southington continued to score on Northwest Catholic and by the end of the second half the Blue Knights outscored the Lions 27-14.

The Blue Knights will play Berlin on Monday at 6:45 p.m.

Innovation 40, PSA 12: The Ravens showed a tremendous amount of defensive effort Friday night against Public Safety. In the last half of the game, Innovation only allowed one basket, a single free throw by the Eagles’ Daviliya Brown.

Innovation was led by Kelsey Walicki who had 11 points, including one 3-point goal.

The Ravens outscored PSA 19-11 in the first half and 21-1 in the second.

“Our defense has been phenomenal lately,” Innovation head coach Michael Jessie said. “In the last four games we’ve only given up nine points during the second halves.

Rocky Hill 57, New Britain 36: The Hurricanes are still stuck in their slump, having won their last game almost three weeks ago. New Britain fell to Rocky Hill Friday evening. The Hurricanes were outscored 16-3 by the end of the first quarter. During the second quarter New Britain had put 10 more points on the board, but after the break the Terriers outscored the Hurricanes 16-11. New Britain had a big fourth quarter, outscoring Rocky Hill 16-11 but it wouldn’t be enough.

Maya Slisz led the Hurricanes with 12 points while Raven Symone Jarrett and Tianna Sweeney each added six.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, New Britain, Southington on Friday, 19 January 2018 22:46. Updated: Friday, 19 January 2018 22:48.