Sports Roundup: Barker, Vasquez lead Plainville girls basketball to fourth straight win

Published on Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:58
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PLAINVILLE - Entering the season, the Plainville girls basketball wanted to continue to build off their first state tournament appearance since 2014. So far, so good.

Led by Caitlin Barker and Taida Vasquez, the Blue Devils topped Southington 65-51 Wednesday night to win their fourth straight game and improve to 6-2 on the season.

Barker scored a game-high 29 points with Vasquez adding 22. They were the only players to score in double figures for Plainville, but it hardly seemed to matter. By the end of the third quarter, the Blue Devils took a 9-point halftime lead and expended it to 20.

The Blue Knights (2-4) had three players reach double-digit points: Megan Mikosz (12), Kristen Longley (11) and Sam Sullivan (10).

Goodwin Tech 36, O’Brien Tech 22: The Gladiators make sure to win the game from the outset.

Goodwin Tech (3-4) scored 15 points in the opening quarter and never looked back. The only time O’Brien Tech finished a quarter with more points was in the second, when the Gladiators were outscored 5-2.

Joa Martinez led Goodwin Tech with 16 points, while Aiyana Montes added 12.


Innovation 73, Achievement First 50: It was another game and another win for the Ravens on Wednesday night.

Leonard Okonya and Lester Emanuel each scored 17 and LJ Hazelwood finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double as Innovation (5-0) topped 70 points for the fourth time this season.

The Ravens outscored Achievement First in every quarter, held a 36-24 lead at the half and then a 55-36 lead after the third quarter.

Keondre Charles scored a game-high 18 points for Achievement First.

Bristol Central 47, Southington 39: Jacob Flynn scored a game-high 15 points for the Blue Knights (2-4) on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough, as he was the only Southington player to finish the contest in double figures.

Jake Napoli was second on the team with nine points.

Austin Brown scored a team-high 13 points for the Rams (2-4), while Donovan Clingan scored 11.

Goodwin Tech 55, Platt Tech 33: Luis Aguiar had quite the game for the Gladiators (2-4) Wednesday night.

The junior forward dropped 23 points in the win, while sophomore Josaiah Santiago added 13.

No player on the Panthers reached double figures.


Newington-Berlin 5, Tri-Town 1: It was a game the Indians never trailed Wednesday night.

Newington-Berlin scored in the first period and then tacked on two more on both the second and third.

Sam Hedlund and Nick Deriu each scored twice for the Indians (4-1), while Drew Graham netted a goal as well.

Matt Lavoie, Ethan Ranger, Graham and Hedlund all recorded as assists for Newington-Berlin with Kilian Ranger and Pat Doherty tallying two each.

Andrew Fogarty saved eight shots for the Indians.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:58. Updated: Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:00.