Local Roundup: St. Bernard ousted from S boys' basketball tourney
Waterbury - Malik Petteway scored 13 as third-ranked Sacred Heart thumped the No. 14 St. Bernard School on Wednesday night, 65-26, in a CIAC Class S boys' basketball second-round game.
Charles Fisher and Tyran Flowers both had 10 points for the Hearts (21-3), ranked fourth in the New Haven Register Top 10 poll.
Sacred Heart led 32-8 at halftime.
Remy Bonser and Stephen Fletcher both scored six for the Saints (13-10).
• Coast Guard scored five runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat Elms 11-5 in the Gene Cusic Classic at Fort Myers, Fla. Mark Behne and Kyle Wood had three hits each for Coast Guard (2-5).
Freshman Eric Vrissis (1-0) earned the win, pitching six shutout innings with three strikeouts and four walks in his first collegiate start. Lukas Laplante had two hits and scored three times, Matt Hanks drove in two runs and Wood had three RBI and scored twice for the Bears.
• Jessie Richardson singled home Morgan Kingston in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 5-5 tie and lift Coast Guard to a 6-5 win over Mount Ida at Clermont, Fla. Earlier, Coast Guard lost to Monmouth (Ill.) 4-3.
Richardson finished the day at 7-for-7 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI. Erin Lisko had four hits and Cherokee Strickland and Kingston had three hits each for Coast Guard (4-2). Kristine Kahl (2-1) took the loss against Monmouth but won the second game in relief with two hitless innings.
NESCAC sportsmanship awards
• Eight Connecticut College athletes were named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Winter All-Sportsmanship Team.
One player from each sport makes the team from each of the 11 conference schools.
Honored from Conn were Pat Deegan (men's basketball), Caitlin Cimino (women's basketball), Kevin Reich (men's hockey), Kelsie Fralick (women's hockey), Kyle Matson (men's swimming), Valerie Ubran (women's swimming), John Sluder (men's squash) and Leah Puklin (women's squash).
The teams are selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
• UConn head coach Holly Strauss-O'Brien has resigned from her position. Strauss led the Husky program for the past nine years and originally joined the program in 2003 as a graduate assistant, becoming a full-time assistant the next year before taking over as head coach in 2005. UConn will immediately begin a national search for a new head coach. Strauss-O'Brien, the 2012 Big East Co-Coach of the Year, compiled a 141-128 record during her nine years in Storrs. She also saw 12 of her charges earn All-Conference honors, including at least one in eight of her nine seasons at the helm.
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