Local roundup: Coast Guard women roll as Zimmerman nears 1,000

Jackie Tousignant of Coast Guard Academy (14) grabs the ball away from Genelle Green of Mount Holyoke during a NEWMAC women's basketball game Wednesday in New London. Coast Guard won 64-40.
Jackie Tousignant of Coast Guard Academy (14) grabs the ball away from Genelle Green of Mount Holyoke during a NEWMAC women's basketball game Wednesday in New London. Coast Guard won 64-40. Tim Martin/The Day Buy Photo

New London — Meghan Fornaro had a game-high 19 points Wednesday to lead the Coast Guard Academy women's basketball team to a 64-40 win over Mount Holyoke in a New England Women's and Mens's Athletic Conference game.

Dani Knox (13) and Alexi Howland (10) combined for 23 points off the bench in the win for Coast Guard (15-5, 12-5), while Knox had a team-high eight rebounds. Brittney Zimmerman had eight points, giving her 989 for her career. She also had a game-high five assists.

The Bears led 48-35 with 11 minutes, 14 seconds left and scored the next 12 points to put the game away, opening a 60-35 lead with 5:16 remaining.

Mount Holyoke is 5-17, 2-15.

In other games:

• Kate Mulloy had 23 points and nine rebounds as Mitchell trounced Newbury, 61-43, in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Caycee Williams had 11 points and 16 rebounds for Mitchell (14-8, 14-2) and Jessica Shepherd added 15 points. The Nighthawks (4-17, 4-11) shot 28.1-percent.

Men's basketball

• Jon Goldberg scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and added 14 rebounds as Emerson downed Coast Guard 75-64 in a NEWMAC game. Eli Kell-Abrams had 18 points for Emerson (13-9, 6-5). David Anderson had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Bears (5-17, 2-9) and Adrian Chuquillangui scored 11.

• Cane Broome had 19 points and seven assists in a losing cause as St. Thomas More fell to Brewster Academy 98-91. Yuta Watanabe had 18 points and six rebounds for T-More (22-5) and Eric Paschall added 19 points and three assists.

H.S. boys' basketball

• Devante Anderson finished with 20 points, 21 rebounds, 10 blocks and five steals to lead Fitch past Stonington 88-46. Willie Harris added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Vernon Powe 12 points and eight rebounds, Tyler Royster 11 points and six rebounds and Mario Graham 12 points and eight assists for the Falcons (7-11). Matt Donahue scored 19 points for Stonington (2-15) and Divante White had 13.

H.S. girls' basketball

• Marion Philippe had nine points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in a losing cause as Williams fell to Wheeler (R.I.) 27-21. Paola Vangjeli had six points, seven steals and three assists for Williams (1-13) and Kailah Waheed had four points and seven rebounds.

H.S. swimming

• Walker Cook won the 200 individual medley (2:16.82) and 100 freestyle (53.90), and Aidan Karam won the 200 freestyle (1:52.34) and 500 freestyle (5:26.66) as NFA edged Haddam-Killingworth 87-83. Cook and Karam also teamed with Jon Yuen and Tyler Keith to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.05) for the Wildcats (4-6). Yovanny Santos, Cook, Karam and Keith also won the 400 freestyle (3:44.32).

H.S. gymnastics

• Norwich Free Academy's Taylor Churchill won the uneven bars (8.6 points) and was second on floor (8.8), fourth on beam (8.35) and third all-around (34.0), as the Wildcats topped Stonington 125.55-122.75. RHAM was the top team overall with 132.65 points. Abbey Contino was the top scorer for Stonington with 33.0 points all-around.

H.S. squash

• Williams' Jack Shannon beat Billy Remsen of Choate 11-7, 11-0, 11-7, however Choate won the match 6-1.

Avery Point Hall of Fame

• Jeremy Terni of Montville and East Lyme's Wes Firmin and Andy Walker are among the four who will be inducted into the 2014 UConn-Avery Point Athletic Hall of Fame.

A banquet will be held on campus at the Branford House at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

Firmin had more than 1,000 points and rebounds during his two years with the Pointers, and his 1,041 career rebounds ranks seventh in National Junior College Athletic Association History. He was a 1998-99 first team NJCAA Division III All-American, and made second team the following season.

Terni was a NJCAA Division II All-American shortstop in 2001 and 2002.

Walker was a two-time NJCAA All-New England outfielder (1985-86) with a career batting average of .366, the sixth-best in school history. He holds the career RBI record (113) and set single-season records in RBI (66) and doubles (25). He also ranks second all-time in home runs (19) and total bases (218), and third in hits (117) and runs (104).

Former baseball standout Jose Ortiz will also be inducted.

For more information on attending the induction, contact Roger Bidwell at r.bidwell@uconn.edu

Coast Guard's Nicole Strickland, right, gets tied up with Mount Holyoke's Amber Legare during the second half of Wednesday night's women's basketball game in New London.
Coast Guard's Nicole Strickland, right, gets tied up with Mount Holyoke's Amber Legare during the second half of Wednesday night's women's basketball game in New London. Tim Martin/The Day Buy Photo
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