WINDSOR - Lyzi Litwinko made sure the Berlin girls basketball made it past the first round of the CCC Tournament Thursday evening.
The sophomore hit the game winning basket with 1.9 seconds left, as the Redcoats rolled past Windsor 43-41.
Litwinko had a game-high of 21 points, with 13 points, coming in the fourth quarter. She also went 7-for-7 at the free throw line during that stretch and was 13-for-14 overall.
“It was a great team effort against a very, very good Windsor team,” Berlin head coach Sheila King said. “It was a great team win. The girls beared down defensively and gritted their teeth in this one.”
The Redcoats went into the fourth quarter trailing by nine, but Angela Perrelli and Carly Grega both hit key 3-pointers to spark a rally.
Berlin will face Simsbury on Saturday for the second round in the CCC Tournament.
Newington 60, Platt 46: The Indians finally picked up their fourth win of the season and snapped a three-game losing skid in the process.
Mason Ramano scored a game-high 25 points to lead Newington, which jumped out to an early lead it never relinquished.
JP DeCastro added nine points for the Indians and Louis Egbuna added eight.
Newington is now 4-15 on the season.
Wilcox Tech 74, Goodwin Tech 57: For just the third time all season, the Gladiators found themselves on losing end despite getting a game-high 25 points from Francisco Santiago and another 18 points from Josh Peeples.
A sluggish second half didn’t work in Goodwin Tech’s favor, but neither did the free points it gave up. Wilcox Tech ended the night with 25 points from the line, while th Gladiators had just six.
Goodwin Tech will wrap up its regular season tonight against cross-the-street rival Innovation at 6 p.m.