Vadas passes 1,000 as Conn beats Mitchell

Ledyard High School's Olivia DelGrosso, right, drives against the defense of Plainfield's Haley Beausoleil during Tuesday night's girls' basketball game at Ledyard. Michelle Klinikowski led the way with 15 points as Ledyard defeated Plainfield 57-35.
Ledyard High School's Olivia DelGrosso, right, drives against the defense of Plainfield's Haley Beausoleil during Tuesday night's girls' basketball game at Ledyard. Michelle Klinikowski led the way with 15 points as Ledyard defeated Plainfield 57-35. Dana Jensen/ The Day Buy Photo

New London - Matt Vadas scored 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Connecticut College defeated Mitchell College 83-74 on Tuesday night at the Doug Yarnall Athletic Center.

Aaron McBurnie added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Camels (4-5) and Jared Shill had 10 assists and eight rebounds.

Alex Del Rio had a career-high 25 points for the Mariners (5-4), including five 3-pointers., while Joshua Ford added 13 points and Anthony Epps scored 11.

Vadas came into the game 16 points shy of the 1,000-point milestone. He scored Conn's first 10 points, later had a four-point play when he was fouled drilling a 3-pointer, and reached 1,000 when he made a 15-foot jumper shot with 8:33 left in the first half.

In other games:

• Mike Engemann had a game-high 17 points off the bench as Roger Williams held off Coast Guard Academy 49-46. The Bears (1-6), who trailed by as many as 12 in the second half, had a pair of 3-point attempts in the final 12 seconds, but came up short.

Jimmy Knudsen had a season-high 12 points while grabbing six rebounds to lead Coast Guard while Greg Marshall added 10 points and David Anderson had eight points and 13 rebounds.

• St. Thomas More shot 21-of-24 from the foul line and cruised past West Point Prep 86-68. Gabe Levin had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Chancellors while Chris Walters added 13 points and Denzel Gregg had 12 points and six rebounds.

Women's basketball

• Roger Williams rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Connecticut College 68-62. Tara Gabelman had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Camels (5-5).

Girls' basketball

• Fitch couldn't recover from a slow start and lost to Bacon Academy 57-29 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division. Lexis Foster had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons (1-2, 0-1), who were outscored 26-7 in the first quarter.

• Alyssa Velles scored 22 points as Norwich Free Academy rode a big second quarter to a 46-31 win over New London in the Large Division. The Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) trailed 10-7 after one quarter before outscoring the Whalers 14-2 in the second. Olivia Lane added 10 points for NFA while Lexus Childs-Harris scored 18 points for New London (1-1, 0-1).

• East Lyme survived a scoreless fourth quarter to beat Woodstock Academy 34-26 in the ECC Large Division. The Vikings (2-0, 1-0) led 34-12 after three quarters, but were outscored 14-0 in the fourth. Allison Stoddard led East Lyme with 12 points.

• Ledyard pulled away with a big second quarter and cruised past Plainfield 57-35. The Colonels (3-0) led 13-11 after one quarter before outscoring the Panthers 13-3 in the second quarter. Michelle Klinikowski scored 15 points for Ledyard and Francesca Matira added 11.

• Freshman Taty LaFrance had 19 points and nine steals as Stonington rolled to a 76-34 win over Wheeler. Amanda Roy added 13 points for the Bears (1-2) while Margot Calmar had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Falecia Cabral had 11 points and nine rebounds. Katie Morgan had 10 points for Wheeler (1-2).

• Jamie Hill and Cassidy Bundy scored 16 points each as Montville topped St. Bernard 42-23. Rachael Orbe added 10 rebounds for the Indians (3-0). Kaitlyn Berkel scored 10 points to lead St. Bernard (1-1).

• Hannah Behringer had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in Old Lyme's 35-26 loss to Westbrook. Freshman Sloane Sweitzer added seven points for Old Lyme (1-2).

Boys' basketball

• Norwich Free Academy opens its season tonight by playing host to the Second Annual Honor the Game Tip-off Classic. The event is sponsored by Core Plus. Honor the Game is an initiative developed by the Positive Coaching Alliance that teaches respect for ROOTS - rules, opponents, officials, teammates and self. St. Bernard will play Norwich Tech in the opener at 5:30 p.m. and NFA will host Windham in the second game at 7 p.m.

• New London, a Class LL semifinalist last season, is ranked fifth in the New Haven Register preseason media poll. The Whalers, 24-3 a year ago, received 337 points. Hillhouse is the preseason No. 1 with 18 first-place votes and 568 points. Other local teams receiving votes were Waterford (99), Ledyard (68) and NFA (16).

H.S. riflery

• Grant Buttermore shot a 192 and Ashley Chamberlin had a perfect score in the prone position to lead Grasso Tech to a season-opening 893-55 win over Wilcox Tech. Mark Foster added a 178 while Chamberlin and David Gauthier each shot 175 and Mitchell Pavao shot a 173.

Ledyard's Arianna Fustini (4) splits a pair of Plainfield defenders while driving to the basket during the Colonels' 57-35 win over the Panthers on Wednesday night.
Ledyard's Arianna Fustini (4) splits a pair of Plainfield defenders while driving to the basket during the Colonels' 57-35 win over the Panthers on Wednesday night. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo
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