Local roundup: Lancaster lifts NFA over Fitch

Matt Vadas of Connecticut College goes up for a shot as Trinity's Steve Spirou (32) defends during Friday night's game in New London. Vadas scored 23 points and had seven rebounds, but Conn lost 74-67.
Matt Vadas of Connecticut College goes up for a shot as Trinity's Steve Spirou (32) defends during Friday night's game in New London. Vadas scored 23 points and had seven rebounds, but Conn lost 74-67. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo

Norwich - Denzel Lancaster scored 25 points Friday night to lead the Norwich Free Academy boys' basketball team to a 73-47 win over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division game.

Ryan Lusk had 16 points and Ryer Caruso scored 13 for NFA (5-2, 2-1), which led 45-21 at halftime.

Mario Graham led Fitch (2-6, 1-2) with 13 points.

In other games:

• Thomas Whipple had 22 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and four steals as Ledyard thrashed Lyman Memorial 110-54. Ledyard had 48 field goals. Darnay Gray had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Ledyard (6-1) and Khary Childs added 17 points.

Also, Evan Stockman had 15 rebounds and Kensey Desir had 12 points for the Colonels. Dylan Conley had 25 points for Lyman.

• Keith Porter had 24 points and 11 rebounds in New London's 64-40 victory over East Lyme in the ECC Large Division. Collin Sawyer added 11 points for the Whalers (5-2, 2-1). Wade McNamara had 14 points to lead East Lyme (1-7, 0-3).

• Jackson Donahue had 29 points and 10 rebounds as Stonington beat Griswold 67-47. John Mathews had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Stonington (5-3), which went on a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter to break the game open, and Matt Donahue added 11 points.

• J'Quan Monroe had 27 points to lift Grasso Tech to a 69-63 victory over Wheeler. Jacob Raggon had 34 points for Wheeler (2-5) and Troy Stefanski added 16.

• Julian Sanchez had 32 points to pace Windham to its 81-47 win over St. Bernard.

Kendall Marquez had 17 points for Windham. Remy Bonser scored 14 for St. Bernard (4-2).

• Jarris Ashed had 24 points for St. Andrew's as it beat Williams 61-40. St. Andrew's is 6-2. Drew Watson had 13 points for Williams (0-4) and Aaron Hosking added eight points.

H.S. swimming

• Adam Tran won the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.47), the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.52) and was a part of two winning relay teams for Ledyard-Stonington in a 107-63 victory over NFA at UConn-Avery Point. Tran joined Mike Hughes, Fred France and Joe Walsh in winning the 200 medley relay in 1:54.40 and teamed with Collin Esquirol, Kyle Parry and Austin Carter on the winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:48.46). Ledyard is 1-2 overall, 1-2 in the ECC. Aidan Karam (200 freestyle) and Jon Yuen (100 butterfly) won individual events for NFA (1-3, 1-2).

Men's basketball

• Jaquann Starks had 22 points and six rebounds as Trinity rallied to beat Connecticut College 74-67 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Trinity trailed at halftime 35-27 before outscoring Conn 47-32 in the second half.

Shay Ajayi scored 14 for the Bantams (6-7, 1-0).

Matt Vadas had 23 points and seven rebounds for Conn (5-7, 0-1) and Jared Shill added 12 points and four assists.

Women's basketball

• Moriah Sweeney had 14 points, five rebounds and five steals as Trinity beat Conn College 52-41 in the NESCAC season-opener for both teams.

Hannah Brickley had nine points and seven rebounds for Trinity (7-4, 1-0).

Tara Gabelman had 11 points for Conn (5-7, 0-1).

Men's hockey

• Travis Janke had a goal and two assists as Norwich University beat Conn College 6-0. Norwich is 11-0. Mike Petchonka had 33 saves for Conn (2-6-1).

Women's hockey

• Chelsea MacNeil had three goals as Bowdoin downed Conn College 4-0 in the NESCAC. Bowdoin is 7-1-1, 3-0. Kelsie Fralick had 25 saves for Conn (4-4-1, 1-3-1).

CGA women's soccer honored

• The Coast Guard Academy women's soccer team was one of eight intercollegiate teams awarded the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Gold Team Ethics Award.

The Bears and head coach Susan Grant earned the award by completing the entire 2012 season without receiving either a yellow or red card, earning the honor for the second straight season.

"I am extremely proud of our team to receive the Ethics Gold Award again this season," Grant said in a press release. "To be one of just eight Division III institutions in the country to achieve this award goes to show how difficult it is to accomplish.

"Our team consistently steps on to the field with poise, good sportsmanship and respect. These are the qualities that also make them exceptional cadets at the academy as well."

In all, 74 teams received either the gold, silver or bronze version of the Team Ethics Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.

Coast Guard has also won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Sportsmanship Awards for the past four seasons. The award is voted on by the student-athletes in the conference.

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