Sports Roundup: New Britain wrestling continues strong showing early in season, places second at Glastonbury Duals

Published on Friday, 28 December 2018 21:16
Written by DAVID GLOVACH

@DavidGlovach

GLASTONBURY -New Britain continues to show it will be a tough team to contend with this wrestling season.

The Hurricanes had another strong showing Friday afternoon, taking second in the Glastonbury Duals.

Middletown won the tournament with a 54-30 win over New Britain.

The Hurricanes opened up the tournament with an easy 72-12 win over Terryville before beating the host Tomahawks 39-33 in a back-and-forth match. New Britain fell in a tight-contested matchup to Daniel Hand, but still managed to reach the finals after winning its side of the bracket due to having the most wins by the largest margin.

There were also plenty of top individual performances from the Hurricanes with Isahus Maldonado, Nickolas Richardson and Oran Burnett each going 4-0 on the day.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sheehan 42, Newington 41: It was certainly not the way the Indians had envisioned losing their seven-game win streak to start the season.

With Newington (7-1) up a single points and the fourth-quarter clock ticking down the final seconds, the Titans’ Liv Robles hit a baseline jumper with 10 seconds left to give Sheehan (3-1) the win.

Robles finished with 13 points, while her teammate, Caitlin Hunt added a game-high 15.

Newington was up 10 with 6:30 left in the game had held a 7-point advantage heading into the final quarter, but Sheehan outscored the Indians 17-9 over the final eight minutes.

Ashanti Frazier scored a team-high 14 points for the Indians and was their only player to finish in double figures. Karissa Zocco added eight, while Olivia St. Remy finished with three points and 16 rebounds.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Berlin 56, SMSA 51: The Redcoats were able to eke out another close win Friday evening thanks to their ability to spread the ball around.

Berlin had five different players finish with eight points or more with Holden Murphy scoring a team-high 15 points. Ryan Hyde finished a single point shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 assists. Giancarlo Tufano and Gianni Fanelli also had nine points, while Jeff Madeia scored eight.

Nasir Williams led SMSA with a game-high 23 points.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Newington on Friday, 28 December 2018 21:16. Updated: Friday, 28 December 2018 21:18.