Newington BBK 2-23

Newington's Adam Alexander (11) goes for a layup over Middletown's Branden Torres (24) in the third quarter of Thursday's CCC First Round matchup at Newington High School.

NEWINGTON – The No. 7 Newington Nor’easters (16-5) secured their 10th victory over the last 11 games on Thursday night over the No. 10 Middletown Blue Dragons 66-54. The win pushes Newington through to the Central Connecticut Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday at Enfield High School.

The Nor’easters played a complete game from start to finish and it showed in their box score. Junior Lebron Beckford led four Newington players who scored at least 13 points. Gavin Gray and Adam Alexander trailed with 14 while Avery Mickens scored 13.