Sports Roundup: Berlin boys basketball adds win over Maloney for 13th victory

Published on Friday, 18 February 2022 00:45
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BERLIN - The Berlin boys basketball team celebrated senior night with a 53-47 win against Maloney.

Trailing 36-32 going into the fourth quarter, Mike Ciarcia scored nine of his 12 points in the period to lift the Redcoats to victory. Ryan Stec scored a team-high 15 points along with seven rebounds and 5 assists. Marino Fanelli finished with nine points while River Eberhardt had eight points, six of which came in the fourth quarter. Toby Lavender finished with seven points and six assists.

Berlin improves to 13-5 and travels to E.O. Smith on Friday.

Plainville 50, Oxford 49: The Blue Devils squeaked out a one-point win over Oxford on Thursday night for their fifth win of the season.

The Blue Devils led by five at halftime and needed every point of that cushion to stay in front, as Oxford outscored them by four points in the second half.

Artem Mojica and Brennan Staubley each dropped 12 for Plainville in the first of three road games to finish its season. The Blue Devils received at least six points from five different players while Oxford relied heavily on David Zareski, who led all scorers with 22.

Plainville will host South Windsor on Saturday before finishing its season at home against Berlin on Feb. 22.

Innovation 54, Civic Leadership 40: The Ravens bested Civic Leadership for the second time this week, following up a 17-point victory on the road with a 14-point win at home. They finish their season with a 6-14 record.

Innovation led by 13 at halftime and stayed steady behind a double-double from Amari Cruz (24 points, 10 rebounds) and nine points from Tyvonn Thompson. Jayden Newell-Kemp added four points and was aggressive on the backboards to lead his team with 11 rebounds.

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Enfield 43, New Britain 33: The Hurricanes were eliminated by top-seeded Enfield in the first round of the CCC Tournament after trailing by one to start the fourth quarter.

New Britain was outscored 15-6 in the final period after hanging with Enfield for the first three quarters. The Hurricanes had no answer for Enfield’s Alyssa Rosignol, who finished with 27 points and did more than half of her team’s scoring.

Xandra Silva kept New Britain’s offense alive early, hitting five three-pointers and finished the game with three steals on defense. Adrianna Faienza posted eight points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Hurricanes while Layla Mejia notched six points, eight rebounds and three assists.

New Britain is off until the start of the Class LL state tournament.

St. Paul 68, Waterbury Career Academy 24: The Falcons closed their season with a dominant win and will enter the NVL Tournament on a four-game winning streak.

St. Paul outscored WCA 19-1 in the second quarter and entered halftime leading by 27, which allowed coach Joe Mone to empty his bench later in the game. Nadia Riemer and Audrey Tice carried the Falcons’ offense with 20 and 13 points, respectively, while Emily Ronalter and Izzy Leggett controlled the boards with a combined 15 rebounds.

Despite not scoring, senior Zoey Rubins made her impact felt on offense with nine assists as St. Paul closed its regular season with a 15-4 record.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, New Britain, Plainville on Friday, 18 February 2022 00:45. Updated: Friday, 18 February 2022 00:48.