BERLIN - After three toughly contested quarters, the Berlin girls basketball had the momentum of Friday night’s going in its favor.
The Redcoats just couldn’t hold on in the fourth. Cheshire outscored Berlin 15-9 over the final eight minutes of play as the Redcoats fell 48-44.
Berlin also had trouble stopping the Rams’ Maya Juobiatis, who scored a game-high 25 points by dominating the around the basket.
Angela Perrelli led the Redcoats scoring 15 points while teammates Lyzi Litwinko and Ashley Wenzel each scored 13.
After being outscore 26-22 in the first half, the Redcoats responded with 13 points in the third quarter.
Berlin is now 2-3 on the season.
HMTCA 35, Innovation 33: A final basket with 22 seconds left was the difference between a win for the Ravens and a loss.
HMTCA’s Larnee Stachell hit the game-winning shot to hand Innovation its fourth loss of the season. Bailee Nardi scored a team-high 12 points for the Ravens and was the only player for them to reach double figures. Arianna Townsend finished with three points, four steals and four assists for Innovation.
The Ravens did take a lead into the fourth quarter, but was outscored 12-7 over the final eight minutes of play.
“We played great defense,” Innovation head coach Michael Jessie said. “We just have to learn how to close out games.”
Kaynor Tech 37, Goodwin Tech 23: It was another slow start for the Gladiators as they struggled to once again find any offense early as they took part in the Abbot Tech Holiday Tournament.
Goodwin Tech managed just 11 points in the first half and 12 points over the final 16 minutes of play as Paolo Barbosa scored a team-high 17 points. Tanija Russell and Joarielys Martinez were the only two other Goodwin Tech players to score with two and four points respectively.
But the Gladiators also had trouble containing Sarah Wisniewski, who outscored the entire Goodwin Tech team with a game-high 26 points for Kaynor Tech.
The Gladiators are now 2-4 on the season.
Goodwin Tech 63, Abbott Tech 39: Francisco Santiago scored 18 points Friday night leading the Goodwin Tech boys basketball team to a 63-39 victory over Abbott Tech.
Luis Aguiar finished the night with 16 points, 15 rebound and five blocks while teammate Nazeer Priar finished with 15 points.
The Gladiators will play next Friday at home against Norwich Tech.
Manchester 81, Innovation 40: It was a tough night for the Ravens in one of the program’s tougher matchups.
Innovation found itself down 20-9 after the first quarter and 41-16 at the half.
Linwood Hazelwood led the Ravens with 15 points, while Jevin Frett led the Indians with 13.
New Britain 66, Staples 18; New Britain 42, Maloney 39: The Hurricanes came away with two important wins Friday afternoon.
New Britain opened the day against Staples and rolled to an easy win thanks to six pins by Elijah Aponte, Elijah Watson, Raul Mateo, Kevin Carrasquillo and Jovany Rodriguez.
The Hurricanes then faced off against Maloney and although it was a little closer, managed to come away with a second win. Watson, Rodriguez, Ben Buinickus and Oran Burnett all came away with pins for New Britain.
The two victories improves the Hurricanes’ record to 4-3 and will face Conard on Wednesday.