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Waterford wins Class M final 71-57

Published March 17. 2012 11:11PM   Updated March 17. 2012 11:21PM

By Peter Huoppi

Publication: theday.com

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Waterford rode dominating performances by senior leaders Nolan Long and Geary McLeod to win the first state title in program history with a 71-57 victory over Watertown in the CIAC Class M boys' basketball championship game Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Long had 21 points and 11 rebounds while McLeod added 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Lancers. Mike Martin (15) and Ron Baude (10) also reached double figures for Waterford, which took control with a 9-0 run in the third quarter.