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New London — New London High School has won so often this season because it has a number of playmakers to compensate for its lack of depth.
The Whalers' talent paid off with a division title on Tuesday. Charee Osborne (17 points) was one of four players to score in double figures as New London beat Waterford, 57-30, to clinch the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division title.
The Whalers are 14-2 overall, 8-0 in the division and have won seven straight. Their win, coupled with Plainfield's 54-49 win over Montville, clinched the division title.
"We're not that deep, but we have a lot of threats," second-year head coach Kerrianne Dugan said. "It's always someone different stepping up for us. We have our big guys under the basket. We have Dee (Deanna McCarvell) outside who can shoot the ball amazingly. There's Lexus (Childs Harris) and Jada (Lucas), who can shoot and get to the basket. They do a lot of different things.
"Having all of these different threats makes us very tough."
India Pagan (14 points), Lucas (13 points) and Childs-Harris (11) were the New London's other top scorers.
Kelley Dugan scored nine for the Lancers (9-7, 4-4.)
In other games:
• Cebria Outlow scored 15 as Norwich Free Academy downed Fitch, 54-39, in the ECC Large. Maya Bell, MacKenzie Burke, and Haley Conley each had eight points for the fifth-ranked Wildcats (14-1, 8-0). Mackenzie Aldridge had 18 points and six rebounds for the Falcons (3-13, 1-7) and Sophie Clarke added eight points and 10 rebounds.
• Hannah Hutchins had 18 points and Olivia DelGrosso scored 17 as Ledyard beat Bacon Academy 67-49 in an ECC Large Division game. Michelle Klinikowski had 11 points and Ari Fustini had 11 assists for Ledyard (14-2, 7-1).
• Caitlyn Dittman scored 11 points, leading St. Bernard to a 37-27 win over Tourtellotte in the ECC Small Division. The Saints are 13-3, 6-1.
• Taty Lafrance-Boyce had 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to to pace Stonington past Killingly, 56-43, in the ECC Medium. Margot Calmar had 17 points and 23 rebounds for the Bears (12-6, 4-4).
• Prince Tech defeated Norwich Tech 60-18 in the Constitution State Conference. Madison Bodley led the Warriors (3-12) with five points and Brittany Meyer added four.