H.S. basketball roundup: Sophomore the class of victory for New London girls

New London's Deanna McCarvell gets tangled up with Wheeler's Ashley Souza during the first quarter of Thursday night's high school girls' basketball game at New London. McCarvell, a sophomore, scored 26 points to lead the Whalers to a 47-26 victory.
New London's Deanna McCarvell gets tangled up with Wheeler's Ashley Souza during the first quarter of Thursday night's high school girls' basketball game at New London. McCarvell, a sophomore, scored 26 points to lead the Whalers to a 47-26 victory. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo

New London ? Deanna McCarvell scored 26 points as New London High School beat Wheeler 47-26 Thursday in girls' basketball.

Lexus Childs-Harris had 18 points for New London (3-3).

Summer Cipriani had seven points for Wheeler (2-5).

In other games:

• Alyssa Velles scored 26 points in Norwich Free Academy's 56-51 loss to Newtown in the Manchester Holiday Tournament. Olivia Marks had 11 points for NFA (5-3), while Brittany Molkenthin had 14 rebounds and Olivia Lane had 11.

• Maria Weselyj had 19 points for Mercy of Middletown as it beat Ledyard 48-34 at its Holiday Tournament. Maura Fitzpatrick scored 13 for Mercy (7-0), ranked first in the New Haven Register Top 10 poll. Kylie Fustini had 12 points for the Colonels (5-2) and Michelle Klinikowski added 11.

Boys

• Keith Porter had 27 points, 20 rebounds and six steals, leading New London past Hyde of New Haven 72-52. Nick Barner had 13 points and Collin Sawyer scored 11 for the Whalers (3-1).

• Stafford held Wheeler to nine points in the first half and earned a 68-39 win in the Hale-Ray Holiday Tournament. Mike Delaporta led Wheeler (1-4) with 13 points and Troy Stefanski had 16 rebounds.

• Marcus Verren had a game-high 20 points to lead Stratford past NFA 49-44. Bernard Brantley scored 15 for Stratford (2-1). Denzel Lancaster had 16 points for the Wildcats (3-2) and Desmond Miller added 10.

• Chris Teeling had 17 points for Hand of Madison in its 67-51 win over East Lyme Wednesday at the Branford Holiday Tournament. Wade McNamara had four 3-pointers and 30 points for East Lyme (0-5).

First-year New London girls' basketball coach Kerrianne Dugan gives her team direction during a timeout Thursday in a game against Wheeler. New London (3-3) won the game 47-26, getting a game-high 26 points from sophomore Deanna McCarvell.
First-year New London girls' basketball coach Kerrianne Dugan gives her team direction during a timeout Thursday in a game against Wheeler. New London (3-3) won the game 47-26, getting a game-high 26 points from sophomore Deanna McCarvell. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
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