KILLINGLY - The New Britain wrestling team went 3-1 on Saturday at the Killingly Duals.
The Hurricanes opened the Duals against Norwich Free Academy, winning 39-31 in a back-and-forth duel that came down to the last match. Down 30-31 with two matches remaining, Oran Burnett pinned his opponent, giving New Britain a 36-31 lead going into the last match. Juliano Morales won a close match, 2-1, to secure the win for the Hurricanes.
New Britain faced off against East Catholic next, defeating the Eagles 63-18.
For their third win of the day, the Hurricanes defeated Griswold, 45-32. Devon Barnes came up with a big pin to help catapult New Britain into the lead.
By going 3-0 in its bracket, New Britain faced off against host Killingly, which also won its bracket by going 3-0. The finals gave the Hurricanes a chance to see how far they’ve come since last season, when the Hurricanes lost by 40. This season, it was a back-and-forth match, with Killingly eventually coming out on top 42-33. It was tied 30-30 going into the last 3 matches of the Duals. The Hurricanes then took the lead 33-30 with a win by Isahus Maldonado, but the Hurricanes lost the final two matches.
The Hurricanes are back in action Wednesday, when they visit Newington for a conference matchup at 6 p.m.
BOYS ICE HOCKEY
Hall-Southington 4, E.O. Smith 3: Mike DiPietro and Nathan Zmarlicki scored two goals each for Hall-Southington in a victory on Saturday at the UConn Hockey Arena in Storrs.
Bobby Allan, Colby Fortuna and Mike Kwok had assists for the winning team, while goalie Noah Behrens-Gould made 28 saves.
Newington 67, Weaver 51: The Indians trailed 42-40 after three quarters but came back to win at Classical Magnet in Hartford on Saturday.
Contributing for Newington were Ashanti Frazier (8 points, 5 steals, 5 assists), Abygale Flores (13 points), Karissa Zocco (5 points, 7 rebounds), Sabrina Soler (14 points), Olivia St. Remy (2 points, 7 rebounds), Alexie Armour (10 points, 8 rebounds) and Maya Gajowiak (15 points and 7 steals off the bench).