Local roundup: East Lyme girls beat Waterford on opening night

East Lyme - East Lyme High School pulled away in the second half for a 52-32 victory over Waterford on opening night of the girls' high school basketball season Wednesday.

The Vikings led 25-15 at halftime and took charge in the third quarter when they outscored the Lancers 15-7 to extend their lead to 40-22 heading into the fourth.

Jenna Schumacher led East Lyme with 14 points while Carynn Bartolucci had 12 points and Ali Stoddard finished with 10 points and seven steals.

Center Julia Zawacki led Waterford with seven points.

In other games:

• Jamie Hill had 23 points and Cassidy Bundy scored 22 as Montville beat Hartford Sport Sciences 80-40 in a nonleague game. Rachael Orbe and Bundy had 10 rebounds each for Montville, which led 67-20 after three quarters.

• Elizabeth Marshall scored 21 points to help lead Old Saybrook to a 57-27 win over Old Lyme in a Shoreline Conference game. Mia Neas had 19 points and eight steals and Mary Kate Morrison had 12 rebounds for Old Saybrook. Hannah Behringer led Old Lyme with 17 points.

• Williams School lost to Wheeler School of Providence 36-15. Marion Philippe scored six points with nine rebounds and seven blocked shots and Kailah Waheed had eight rebounds for Williams (0-2).

• Summer Cipriani scored a game-high 14 points to help lead Wheeler to a 55-12 win over Grasso Tech in a nonleague game. Ashley Sousa scored 12 for Wheeler and Keila LaStraglio led Grasso with three points.

Men's basketball

• Coast Guard was outscored 29-6 during one stretch, falling to Merchant Marine 72-44 in a nonleague game. Merchant Marine (3-2) outscored the Bears 16-3 to end the first half and 13-3 to begin the second half. Freshman Ryan McNeil came off the bench to score eight points, Greg Marshall also scored eight and Aurimas Juodka had seven rebounds for Coast Guard (1-5).

• St. Thomas More edged South Kent 71-69. Denzel Gregg had 15 points and five rebounds, Gabe Levin had 16 points and eight rebounds and Marquis Moore scored 12, going 7-for-8 from the free throw line, for T-More (6-0).

College wrestling

• No. 23 Roger Williams beat Coast Guard 25-12 in the Bears' first dual meet of the season. Coast Guard had four wrestlers earn decisions - Nate Giorgio 6-1 at 133 pounds, Thomas Porzillo 4-0 at 149, Luke Taylor 4-1 at 174 and Mark Howard 5-1 at 285.

Boys' basketball

• Pomfret School pulled away in the second half for a 76-44 win over St. Thomas More. Sami Ahmed led the T-More (1-1) with 11 points and Iriquoi Reels added eight.

H.S. football

• St. Bernard athletic director Brendan Case confirmed that the contract of former football coach Scott Cook was not renewed by Norwich Tech, which is part of the cooperative program with the Saints. The head coaching position was posted on Wednesday and Case said he hopes to have the position filled before the winter break.


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