Local roundup: Harris, Evans lead Fitch past St. Bernard
Montville — Willie Harris had 21 points and Mark Evans scored 18 as Fitch High School stunned the St. Bernard School on Wednesday night, 74-53, and qualified for the CIAC Class L boys' basketball tournament.
John Floyd had 12 points for Fitch (8-12).
Graham Sagerquist scored 13 and Paul Pepas added 11 points for the Saints (12-6), the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division champion.
In other games:
• Four Whalers scored in double figures in New London's 91-59 win over Killingly in the ECC Medium Division. Collin Sawyer had 19 points and Nick Barner had 12 points and 13 rebounds while Landon Peabody had 12 points and C.J. Parker added 11 for the Whalers (16-2, 10-0), who led 27-11 at the end of the first quarter.
• Donny Craig had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and six steals as Waterford beat Plainfield, 54-37, in the ECC Medium. Jean-Pierre Schneider scored eight for Waterford (13-6, 8-2). Ryan Pambuku scored 19 for the Panthers.
• Five players scored in double figures for Ledyard as the Colonels beat Montville 124-46. Phyllip Thomas had 25 points, DeAnte Bruton scored 19, Khary Childs and Dominique Benson had 15 points each and freshman Isaiah McNair scored 10 for Ledyard (15-3). Buddy Dewaine had 12 points and Terrell Witherspoon scored 11 for Montville (3-15).
• Norwich Tech evened its record at 8-8 with a 55-53 win over Putnam. Mike Froscello had 21 points and Mack Osias scored 18 while Tyriece Burke added 10 for the Warriors.
• Cebria Outlaw scored 18 points as NFA used a big third-quarter push to beat Waterford, 58-45. Alyssa Velles had 15 points for NFA (18-2), which outscored the Lancers 18-6 in the third quarter. Claire Hurley had 12 points for Waterford (11-9) and Vanessa Kobyluck added 11 points.
• Kaitlyn Berkel scored 17 points while Caitlyn Dittman and Casey Sullivan each had 10 in St. Bernard's 53-25 win over Fitch. Brittney Walenta had nine points for the Saints (16-4). Brianna Robinson, Jackie Lewis and Taylor Wolfgang each had six for the Falcons (4-16).
• Ari Fustini had a game-high 17 points as Ledyard downed Montville, 50-26. Hannah Hutchins scored 11 for Ledyard (18-2). Cassidy Bundy had 15 points for the Indians (10-10).
• Gyanna Russell had 11 points as East Hampton beat Old Lyme, 33-24, in the Shoreline Conference. Sloane Sweitzer had 14 points for Old Lyme (10-9).
• Shelby Grauer scored 29 as Holy Family downed Norwich Tech, 41-17, in a Constitution State Conference game. Sam Savage had 12 points for Norwich Tech (3-15).
• Torie Sutherland made a go-ahead 3-pointer with over two minutes left as Coast Guard edged WPI, 56-54, in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Coast Guard (18-6, 13-6) would earn its first NEWMAC tournament home game since 2008 if it wins at home Saturday against Springfield. Sutherland's 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left broke a 51-51 tie. She finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Meghan Fornaro had 15 points and nine rebounds and Dani Knox added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bears. Dani Davis had 10 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Engineers (10-14, 8-11).
• Mitchell College never led and shot just 31 percent from the field in a 62-41 loss to Regis College in a battle between the two top teams in the New England Collegiate Conference. Samantha Ryan, a Waterford High School graduate, had team highs in points (10) and rebounds (seven) for the Mariners (15-9, 15-3), who lost the season series and reside in second place.
Emilee Marro had a game-high 17 points for league-leading Regis (21-4, 18-0), which limited Mitchell to just two points in the opening 10 minutes.
• Junior Eric Dean had 10 points in the second overtime leading Babson to a come-from-behind 72-63 double overtime win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game.
Coast Guard dropped its fifth straight to fall to 5-19, 2-11. The loss was the Bears 10th this season by 10 points or less and second in double overtime.
John Benedict had a game-high 18 points while Kevin Alvarez (16), Devonte Weems (10) and David Anderson (10) also finished in double figures for the Bears. Babson is 19-5, 10-3.
• Mitchell College fell out of first place in the NECC with a 94-84 loss at Elms College. The Mariners (16-7) dipped to 11-4 in the league with one regular season game remaining while Elms (14-11, 12-4) took over first. Frank Martin had 22 points for Mitchell while Parris Hill had 21 points and Joshua Ford added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Andre French led Elms with 23 points.
• Ryan Terracciano scored his team's lone goal as the NFA/St. Bernard/Bacon co-op lost to Tri-Town, 10-1. Kevin Teskey and Logan Morin assisted on the goal for the Saints (3-13) and Anthony Zeng had 22 saves.
• Nathan DeLuca had a goal and an assist as Woodstock Academy beat Fitch/East Lyme/Ledyard/Hale-Ray 2-0. Tyler Luke made 37 saves for Fitch/East Lyme/Ledyard(1-16).
• Matt Dowler (106-113 pounds) won both of his matches by pin as St. Bernard lost to both Chariho (49-27) and Johnston (36-27). Mario Lynn (138) won twice by decision and Nick Roch added a win at 170 pounds for the Saints (7-16).
• Montville's Eric Sloan scored 195 out of 200 and teammate Tyler Glynn had a 190 as the Indians beat Wilcox Tech 893-841 in a Connecticut High School Rifle League match at Meriden. Sloan had a perfect score in the prone position and Glynn did the same in the sitting position. Other scorers for Montville (5-2) included Nathan Zawicki (178), Haley Leonard (167) and Ryan Williams (162).
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