Roundup: Defensive efforts for Berlin and Bristol Eastern boys hoops help bring wins

Published on Monday, 10 January 2022 23:05
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BERLIN - Berlin picked up a win Monday night, holding off Hall for a 37-31 win.

A defensive second half from the Redcoats saw Hall score just 11 points as Berlin was able to get enough of a cushion as time expired.

“Gutsy win,” said Berlin coach Stan Glowiak. “[The] defense really did their job in the second half.”

Ryan Stec led the way for Berlin with a double-double of 16 rebounds and 13 points. Stec scored six points from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the difference in the final score.

Zack Skinner was the only other Redcoat in double digits for scoring with 11 points. Toby Lavender contributed nine points to the game.

Bristol Eastern 44, Rocky Hill 29: Bristol Eastern boys basketball’s defense helped hold off Rocky Hill Monday night in a 44-29 win for the Lancers.

Through one quarter the Lancers held even with Rocky at 5-5, but quickly gained an edge and entered halftime ahead at 21-13. The Lancers extended through the second half, not looking back to pick up their second win of the season.

Eastern was led in scoring by Lukas Swar’s 15 points, which was complemented by 10 points from Brayden Dauphinais and eight points from Ben D’Amato.

Jayden Osei-Tutu had the game-high, leading Rocky Hill with 16 points.

Girls basketball

East Windsor 41, Innovation 14: Innovation girls basketball lost to East Windsor on Monday night 41-14.

The Ravens were held to one point in the first quarter, trailing 11-1, and entered halftime behind 25-8. Innovation was held to six points in the second half on its way to the loss.

Innovation was led in scoring by Te’jiah Roberts’ eight points and Karina Falcon’s six points.

East Windsor’s Bailey Winner had 14 points, both the team and game-high.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation on Monday, 10 January 2022 23:05. Updated: Monday, 10 January 2022 23:07.