Sports Roundup: Aided by strong third quarter, Berlin girls basketball earns important win over Windsor

Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 22:57
Written by SHELBY IAVA


BERLIN - The Berlin girls basketball was down by three at the half, but a 14-point third quarter made all the difference for the Redcoats in their 47-32 win over Windsor.

Sophomore Lyzi Litwinko was the leading scorer of the evening with 12 points. Teammates Ashley Wenzel and Wynter Yovan weren’t far behind Litwinko as they both added 10 points apiece for the Redcoats.

Windsor only controlled the first eight minutes of the game, outscoring Berlin 10-7. After the quarter the Redcoats came out eager to win. Berlin was an even match for the Warriors, both scoring ten points in the second quarter.

Berlin outscored Windsor 30-12 in the last half to seal the win.

Southington 50, New Britain 33: It was a game the Blue Knights never lost controll of as they rolled to a 17-point win.

Southington held New Britain at zero for the first eight minutes. The Hurricanes were finally able to put themselves on the board in the second quarter as they outscored the Blue Knights 9-7. Southington continued to score on New Britain 35-24 in the second half.

Janette Wadolowski had a double-double, scoring a game high of 22 points as well as 14 boards. Maya Slisz led the pack for New Britain with 10 points.


Berlin 45, Bristol Eastern 42: Mike McCarthy hit a game-winning basket with nine seconds left in the game to seal Berlin’s victory over Bristol Eastern.

Gianni Fanelli scored a game high of 13 points while McCarthy had 10.

Berlin had a 28-22 lead going into the half, but as the second half rolled around the Lancers came back more aggressive outscoring the Redcoats 20-17.

Goodwin Tech 65, Bullard Haven 34: It wasn't much of a challenge for the Gladiators.

Goodwin Tech remins undefated on the season, uppings its record to a perfect 8-0 after rolling past Bullard Haven by 31 points Tuesday evening. 

The Gladiators controlled the game from start to finish, outscoring their opponent every quarter. By the half Goodwin led 24-15. Josh Peeples and Luis Aguiar each scored 17 points, while Francisco Santiago had 15.

The second half played out much of the same as Goodwin Tech outscored Bullard Haven 31-19 over the final 16 minutes.


Glastonbury 107, Southington 79: The Blue Knights suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday evening against Glastonbury. Although Southington lost the meet there were still notable swims on the day.

Brendon Egan took first in the 200 free in a time of 1:57.17 and Derek Melanson took first in the 500 free in a time of 5:08.84.

Rocky Hill 94, Plainville 87: After finishing 10 places behind Rocky Hill in the Class S meet last season, he Blue Devils made it competitive this time around. 

“We had a lot of kids swim well,” Plainville head coach Chris Zagorski said. “Wasn’t the results we were looking, but I think this sets us up nicely for our divisional schedule starting next week.”

Joseph Michalic finished first in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Taegan Brochu finished second by .01 of a second, qualifying himself for states in 50 freestyle.

Both teams tied for first in the 100 freestyle.

Bryan Buckley took first in diving for the Blue Devils,

After diving, Graham Eyres won the 100 breaststroke while Nathan Lyman finished second in the 200 and 500 freestyles.

Plainville currently sits 2-2 on the season.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 22:57. Updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:10.