Local roundup: Osborne leads New London into Class M quarters
New London — Charee Osborne had 15 points and 19 rebounds as fifth-seeded New London High School trounced No. 12 Coginchaug on Thursday, 46-21, in a CIAC Class M girls' basketball second round game at Conway Gymnasium.
Deanna McCarvell had 11 points and five assists for New London (20-4), which will play host to No. 20 East Catholic in the quarterfinals on Monday, March 10 (7 p.m.)
It's the Whalers' first CIAC quarterfinal appearance since 1999.
New London outscored Coginchaug, 30-2, over the second and third quarters.
The Blue Devils finished 16-8.
In other Class M games:
• University of Hartford-bound senior Janelle Harrison made 8 of 12 field goals and scored a game-high 17 as No. 2 Cromwell downed No. 18 Stonington, 47-30.
The Panthers outscored Stonington in the second half, 30-10.
Margot Calmar had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Bears (14-9).
Stonington dismisses Barclay
• Chad Barclay was told that he won't be hired back to coach the Stonington boys' basketball team next season, athletic director Bryan Morrone confirmed Thursday.
Morrone said he couldn't discuss personnel matters.
Barclay, a 1995 Stonington graduate, was hired last May to coach the Bears. The team finished 3-17.
Barclay was the program's third coach in two seasons. Tim Payne resigned over halfway through his first season with the program last year. Kevin Dipollino finished the season as the interim coach.
The Bears have had five coaches in nine seasons. Chris Gallerani coached two seasons when his contract was not renewed in 2006. Mike Reyes coached the next six years.
"There's a pattern over at Stonington with the parents and athletic director, starting from Chris Gallerani, who was an outstanding coach," Barclay said.
• Connecticut College senior Courtney Dumont was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey team as a first-team pick and Conn's Jim Ward was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in men's hockey.
Dumont, a forward, leads the Camels in scoring with 18 points and is tied for the team lead in goals with nine. She is the program's career scoring leader with 48 goals and 32 assists for 80 points. Dumont was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2011. Conn plays host Williams College Saturday at 1 p.m. in the NESCAC Tournament semifinals.
Ward, in his 11th season at Conn, led the team to a 9-14-2 record. After an 0-7 start, the Camels went 9-7-2 the rest of the way. They made their first NESCAC Tournament since 2009, but lost to Amherst in the quarterfinals last Saturday. It's the first time a men's hockey coach at Conn has won the award.
• Mitchell College opened its season with a loss and a tie at North Carolina Wesleyan, losing the opener 5-0 and playing to a 1-1, eight-inning tie in the second game. Waterford's Gavin LaLima had two stolen bases in the first game and Peter McTernan's sacrifice fly accounted for the run in the second game. Former Fitch standout Al Jordan Johnson started the second game for Mitchell, allowing five hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
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