Sports Roundup: Innovation boys basketball tops Aerospace

Published on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:48
Written by DAN ORENCOLE

@ORENCOLEDAN

NEW BRITAIN - With strong games out of Carlos Gonzalez (15 points), Lenny Okonya (14) and Lester Emanuel (10), the Innovation boys basketball team beat Aerospace 55-41 to earn its 10th win of the year and fifth straight.

The Ravens will look to keep the win streak alive as they travel to face Achievement First Tuesday night at 5 p.m.

Southington 48, Cheshire 34: Trailing by one point going into the half, the Southington boys basketball team turned things around in the second half en route to its 48-34 win over Cheshire on Monday night.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak.

Andrew Lohneiss and Jeremy Mercier each had 11 points, as the two Blue Knights scorers in double figures.

It was a complete team effort, though, as three bench players scored for Southington.

With the quality performance against the nine-win Rams team, the Blue Knights moved to 10-6 on the season and are looking to get on a win streak as the postseason nears.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Newington 68 South Windsor 33: The Indians secured their spot in the postseason once again after an easy win over South Windsor.

Ashanti Frazier scored a game-high 16 points for Newington and also had six steals, while Olivia St. Remy had 10 rebounds and Sabrina Soler had nine rebounds and five points.

The Indians are now 8-9 on the season and will next play New Britain on Thursday.

RHAM 73, New Britain 58: The big fourth quarter scoring outburst from the Hurricanes players wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit the Sachems forced for New Britain.

Gabby Roy, Emani James, Kainaliz Carrero, Savannah Gonzalez and Raven Jarrett all provided strong minutes in the fourth and the Hurricanes will look to build off the big quarter going forward.

Roy led New Britain in scoring with 17 points.

With the win, the Hurricanes moved to 5-11 on the year and will travel to take on Lyman Hall Tuesday night. A loss would eliminate New Britain.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Innovation, New Britain, Southington, Newington on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:48. Updated: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:28.