Roundup: New Britain girls basketball wins final home game of season

Published on Saturday, 12 February 2022 00:09
Written by MATT HORNICK

@MNHornick

NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain girls basketball team closed out its home schedule with a 30-point win over Hartford Public. The Hurricanes shot 58 percent from three-point range en route to a 65-35 victory.

Xandra Silva, Kaylee Cahill and Layla Mejia combined for 15 threes in the contest as Silva led all scorers with 20 points. Mejia added five steals and five rebounds to her stat line while Adrianna Faienza contributed five points and 10 assists.

New Britain will close out its schedule with a pair of road games Monday and Tuesday of next week, starting with Rocky Hill, followed by Jonathan Law.

Newington 57, Windsor 40: Lilly Ferguson posted 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead the Nor’easters to their 18th win of the season.

Newington trailed 9-7 after the first quarter, but outscored Windsor 22-19 in the second quarter to take a one-point lead into halftime. The Nor’easter pulled away in the third quarter, holding the Warriors to three points in the period while adding 12 points to their lead.

Ferguson’s performance was bolsters by a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double from Selah Prignano while Arianna Barnes added eight points.

Newington will finish its regular season at home Monday against Wethersfield.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Aerospace 61, Innovation 46: The Ravens fell to 4-13 on Friday night for their seventh loss in a row and second loss to Aerospace this week.

The Ravens trailed by six at halftime behind a strong second quarter, but came out flat after the break and trailed by 17 entering the fourth quarter. Innovation’s offense came alive in the final period to score 21 points, but the defense allowed 19, which stopped them from encroaching on Aerospace’s lead.

Innovation had problems stopping Aerospace sophomore Kevin Clarke, who posted 31 points to lead all scorers. Amari Cruz paced the Ravens with 17 points while Jayden Newell-Kemp finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, along with two blocks.

Innovation has three games left on its season, starting with a road game against Civic Leadership on Monday.

BOYS SWIMMING

Bristol 96, E.O. Smith 90: The Bristol boys Co-op continued their undefeated streak with a score of 96-90 against E.O. Smith at the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center.

Let swims include: first in the 200 medley relay with a team of Davis Kroll, Nathan Stellmach, Cristian Cortina, and Aidan Collins 1:50.02, first and third in the 200 freestyle from Kroll 1:58.69 and Thomas Masotti 2:09.12, respectively.

Aidan Collins (2:15.38) and Ryleigh Dionne (2:23.09) took first and third in the 200 individual medley while Mikel Palaj (21.82) and Stellmach (22.56) grabbed the top two spots in the 50 freestyle. Palaj also finished the day as a first place diver with 204.15 points.

Kroll (58.59) was the winner of the 100 butterfly and Masotti (5:40.00) and Dionne (5:45.78) were the first two swimmer to touch the wall in the 500 freestyle.

Collins also posted first in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.72 while Stellmach (1:01.13) and Jacob Wilson (1:18.09) earned first and third in the 100 breast.

Bristol is away at Plainville on Tuesday.

Southington 97, Farmington 87: The Blue Knights improved to 8-0 with wins over Meriden and Farmington today in a double dual meet. The score of the Meriden meet was 97- 87 and the score of the Farmington meet was 95 – 86.

The medley relay team of Peter Zalewski, Landon Colby, Matt Siwek and Matt Niro took first in a time of 1:43.69 while the 400 free relay team of Colby, Niro, Alex LeClair and Peter Zalewski took first in a time of 3:26.76

Colby and Matt were double winners, individually, as Colby took home wins in the 200 free (1:52.73) and the 100 fly (54.38) while Niro touched the wall first in the 50 free (22.95) and the 100 free (50.13).

Zalewski was a double-winner in the 500 free (5:02.39) and the 100 back (57.64) and Alex Rosania took first in diving with a score of 244.95.

The Blue Knights return to the pool Monday on the road against Middletown.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Southington on Saturday, 12 February 2022 00:09. Updated: Saturday, 12 February 2022 00:11.