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Ledyard — Hannah Hutchins had a game-high 27 points Saturday as fourth-seeded Ledyard High School used a strong first quarter to beat No. 13 Northwest Catholic 62-51 in a CIAC Class L girls' basketball second-round game.
Ledyard (21-3) will play host to No. 5 Avon in Thursday's quarterfinals at 6 p.m.
Michelle Klinikowski had 13 points for Ledyard and Olivia DelGrosso scored 10.
The Colonels took a 21-11 lead after the first quarter.
"We got out and pressured them right away," Ledyard coach Adam Baber said. "We had them outsized, so we got the ball to Hutch and Michelle pretty early. Between them, they scored 13 in the first quarter."
Haley Connors scored 17 for Northwest (14-8).
• St. Bernard/Norwich Tech sophomore Matt Dowler (106 pounds) finished fourth at the New England Championships in Providence. After falling into the consolation bracket Friday night, Dowler came back to decision Matt Garcia of Springfield Central (Mass.), 9-7; Kevin Morris of Tyngsborough (Mass.), 4-2; and pin Calvin Call of Mount Anthony (Vt.) in 42 seconds before losing the third-place consolation final to Colin Cardosa of Mt. Hope (R.I.), 7-0.
Among the other local wrestlers who survived into the second day, Montville's Jake Caskey (138) went 2-1 in the consolation bracket, defeating Peter LaRiviere of Bow (N.H.), 2-1, and Kameron Doucette of Skowhegan (Maine), 8-6; before being pinned by Ryan Peters of Timberlane (N.H.) in 3:51 of the consolation quarterfinals. Ledyard's Devon MarcAurele (170) lost in the championship quarterfinals to Dylan Barriero of Pinkerton (N.H.) before defaulting his first consolation match to Cyril Miller of Medomak Valley (Maine) due to injury.
• Coast Guard Academy's Adam Scalesse won the 60-meter hurdles at the Division III ECAC Championship, edging rival Terrance Gibson from Worcester State, to lead the Bears to a sixth-place finish at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.
Scalesse, a senior All-American, finished in 8.12 seconds, while Gibson ran an 8.13.
Coast Guard's Gary Ezzo placed second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:57.10. The men's 4x400 relay team also took second place with Ben Hannon, James Dawkins, Kelcey Smith and Scalesse combining for a time of 3:20.12.
Ben Wolhaupter took fourth in the pole vault (15-1.75).
The men's distance medley relay team of James Martin, Andrew Scheffey, Ben Chapman, and Brad Pienta took sixth place (10:24.90) and the 4x800 relay of Martin, Scheffety, Ryan Hub and Chapman placed eighth (8:05.18) to earn All-ECAC honors.
• Coast Guard Academy senior Abby Bishop placed third in the pentathlon to earn All-ECAC honors at the ECAC Division III Championship at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.
Bishop finished with 3,262 points. She ran a 9.82 in the 60 hurdles, jumped 1.51 meters in the high jump, threw the shot put 9.4 meters and she was second in both the long jump with a school-record jump of 17 feet, 2.75 inches and the 800 meters (2:24.34) to lead the Bears.
Coast Guard's distance medley relay team of Kristen Euchler, Madison Ahlers, Andrea Barrameda and Beth Gollin placed seventh, also earning All-ECAC honors with a time of 12:30.28.
For Connecticut College, Kim Bolick was third in the mile (5:01.80) and Bella Franz fourth in the 800 (2:15.15), both being named All-ECAC.
• Freshman Colton Cannon allowed just one earned run over six innings and Coast Guard turned a triple play in the fifth inning of its 7-4 win over Salem State at the Gene Cusic Classic at Fort Myers, Fla. Kyle Jackson had three hits, including a double, with two RBI for Coast Guard (1-2) and Danny Sabourin added two hits and a run.
• Michaela Levine and Chelsey Stevenson scored for No. 3 Williams in a 2-0 shutout of Conn College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference semifinals. Kelsie Fralick had 26 saves for Conn (11-12-3).
• Derek Bertolini had a goal and three assists and Bobby Bleistein had 15 saves as Conn College beat Middlebury 6-3 to win its NESCAC opener. Tyler Hegarty scored twice for Conn (2-1, 1-0) and Briggs Barton and Thomas Woessner each added a goal.
• Malik Pedroso had four goals as Lebanon Valley downed Mitchell 14-5. David Klapp and Demetre Lyras both scored twice for Mitchell (2-2).
• Mary O'Connell had two goals and three assists as Middlebury trounced Conn College 12-4 in a NESCAC game. Hannah Donegan and Taylor Thomas each scored twice for Conn (1-1, 0-1).