Sports Roundup: Wadolowski scores 1,000th career point as Southington girls basketball beats South Windsor

Published on Friday, 26 January 2018 22:51
Written by DAN ORENCOLE

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SOUTHINGTON - While the Southington girls basketball team is a younger group, the Blue Knights young roster got to see its senior leader accomplish a milestone in the 54-33 win over South Windsor on Friday night.

Southington’s Janette Wadolowski needed 19 points to score her 1,000th career point for the Blue Knights and she put up 24 points to become the sixth girl in school history to accomplish the feat.

Wadolowski also added 14 rebounds in a memorable night.

Missing half of last season with a broken wrist and her freshman season with a torn ACL makes the 1,000 points for Wadolowski even more impressive.

The Blue Knights also got strong games out of their younger players. Alli Carr had 13 points, Bri Harris added six points and Kelley Marshall chipped in six as well.

With the win Southington moved to 10-4 on the season. The Blue Knights will host No. 4 Simsbury (14-0) on Monday.

Parish Hill 56, Innovation 30: The Ravens couldn’t get anything going on offense as they were held to single digits in the scoring column in each quarter.

Ariana Rivas had 11 points and Aryanna Townsend finished with seven points as the two players to contribute offensively.

Rebounding helped Parish Hill establish a lead.

“They got a lot of offensive rebounds, which really hurt us tonight,” Innovation head coach Michael Jessie said.

Innovation fell to 6-8 on the season with the loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Innovation 59, Parish Hill 30: The duo of Carlos Gonzalez and Lenny Okanya led the Ravens offensively in the win.

Gonzalez scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Okanya added 10 points.

On the defensive end the Ravens were impressive, as Parish Hill scored in double figures just one quarter, in the third.

“It was a consistent four quarters of solid defense,” Ravens coach Matt Lance said. “The fact that we held them to 10 points in the first half is impressive.”

With the win Innovation moved to 6-5 on the season.

BOYS SWIMMING

Berlin 99, Plainville 79: The Redcoats got the best of the Blue Devils on Friday.

For Plainville, Taegan Brochu led the way, winning the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Joe Michalic was first in the 100 fly and the Blue Devils took diving as a team. Buckley finished second in diving and Darey came in third.

“It was a tough meet,” Blue Devils coach Chris Zagorski said.”We’ve been hit with the flu a little bit and some injuries.”

For Berlin, it was a good meet against a respectable opponent.

“I’m excited about how we did,” Redcoats coach Dan Thurston said. “Plainville was a great opponent and fun to swim against. Brochu was fantastic today.”

Sophomore Greg Wadinger won the 200 freestyle.

“He’s been busting his butt all season, gritting, nose to the grindstone,” Thurston said. “It was nice to see him shine and get the win.”

Aaron Gauvin finished first in the 500 freestyle, Kurt Bauer finished first in the 100 backstroke for the Redcoats.

Connor Reckk was first in the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.

Zachary Nielsen was a standout as he added 16 points and a personal best time today diving.

Nielsen scored 193.35 points diving.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 26 January 2018 22:51. Updated: Friday, 26 January 2018 23:05.