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Old Lyme — Matti Fuller had 17 points as No. 5 Old Lyme High School used a strong second half to put away No. 28 Canton Tuesday, 55-38, in a CIAC Class S first round boys' basketball game.
Andrew Tyrol scored 13 for the Wildcats (18-6), who will play host to No. 12 Nonnewaug of Woodbury in Thursday's second round (7 p.m.)
Old Lyme outscored the Bulldogs in the second half, 28-14.
"We struggled a bit in the first half," Wildcats' coach Kirk Kaczor said. "We weren't hitting out shots, and they were scrappy and tough defenders.
"We were up only 27-24, but we then kind of took control in the third and fourth quarter."
Patrick Sullivan had 18 points for Canton (8-13).
In other tournament games:
• Two other local schools were eliminated in Class S first-round play. St. Bernard, the No. 24 seed, was beaten at No. 9 Woodland 63-60 while No. 29 Grasso Tech lost at No. 4 Terryville 83-45.
• Gabe Levin had 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists to lead St. Thomas More past Hargrave Military, 96-76, in the first round of the National Prep Tournament in New Haven.
Marquis Moore added 18 points, four assists and four rebounds for the Chancellors (30-5) while Marquis Salmon had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Dylan Haines finished with 13 points and nine assists.
T-More will play Brewster, which beat the Chancellors in Sunday's New England title game, in the second round today. The winner advances to tonight's championship game at 7.
• UConn announced it will play South Florida in a Big East game at New Britain Stadium on Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies (6-3) are also scheduled to play Rhode Island at Dodd Stadium in Norwich in Tuesday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m.