Sports Roundup: Sluggish second half costs Innovation boys basketball in loss to Canton

Published on Monday, 12 February 2018 22:57


CANTON - The Innovation boys basketball team will have to regroup as the regular season winds down.

For just the second time all season, and the first since time since the end of December, the Ravens lost back-to-back games as they fell to Canton 51-35 Monday night.

“We felt like it was a good test for us to go on the road and play a good team, especially with the postseason near.” Innovation head coach Matt Lance said.

Despite the final lopsided score, the Ravens were in the game until the second half began.

Down just one entering the third quarter, Canton began to pull away and Innovation couldn’t recover.

“In the second half, we felt like we felt like we got some of the looks we wanted, the shots just didn’t fall,” Lance said.

Lenny Okonya led the Ravens (11-7) with 10 points, while Jakai Reyes scored seven.


Newington 5, Tri-Town 4: Ethan Ranger’s second goal of the night proved to be the difference.

Ranger scored in overtime helped Newington-Berlin improve its record to 9-5.

Nick Deriu scored the Indians’ first goal of the night with some help from Ranger, who scored the team’s second goal.

Joseph Fogerty was then given a pass from Deriu and Matt lavoie for Newington-Berlin’s third goal of the night.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, Newington on Monday, 12 February 2018 22:57. Updated: Monday, 12 February 2018 22:59.