Local Roundup: Montville girls advance to Class M quarters

Montville - Montville scored the final eight points of regulation and rallied to beat Trinity Catholic of Stamford 52-49 in overtime Friday night in the second round of the CIAC Class M girls' basketball tournament.

No. 7 Montville (18-6) trailed 45-37 with a minute left in the fourth quarter. Meghan Autencio, who scored a team-high 17 points, made a pair of 3-pointers to cut the lead to two and sophomore Kiah Strickland made two free throws with two seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Jamie Hill scored five of her 15 points in overtime and Autencio cemented the win with a pair of free throws with nine seconds left. Cassidy Bundy had 12 points for Montville, which plays at No. 2 Notre Dame-Fairfield in a quarterfinal Thursday at 7 p.m. Notre Dame (19-3) beat Coginchaug 49-39.

In another game:

• Fourth-seeded Glastonbury ended Norwich Free Academy's season with a 40-26 victory over the No. 13 Wildcats in the Class LL second round. NFA, the Eastern Connecticut Conference tourney champ, finishes 18-6.

H.S. swimming

• Dylan Luce won individual honors and East Lyme earned four of the top five places during the Eastern Connecticut Conference diving championships.

The swimming portion of the ECC meet will be held today (2:30 p.m.) at UConn-Avery Point in Groton.

Luce finished with 367.85 points for the Vikings while teammate Mitch Ryan placed second with 340.10. Waterford's Nik Lehet finished third with 332.85 points followed by two more East Lyme divers, Niko Mazzella (319.50) and Kevin Sullivan (319.50).

H.S. wrestling

• East Lyme's Kareem Small, the State Open champ at 113 pounds, advanced to the quarterfinals of the New England tournament by pinning Mac Hamilton of Lincoln Sudbury (Mass.) in 1 minute, 16 seconds of their second-round match at Providence Career and Technical Academy. Small had a first round bye. He will meet Vermont state champion Troy Gassaway of Mt. Anthony today at 9 a.m.

Ledyard's Colin Grim, the State Open champ at 182, pinned Rufus Arrah-Effege of Malden (Mass.) 36 seconds into overtime in their second round match. He will wrestle Shawn Donahue of Braintree (Mass.) in today's quarterfinals. Two of Grim's teammates, Devon MarcAurele (120) and Ben Morales (220), were scratched from the event.

H.S. gymnastics

• Stonington's Megan McNeil won the balance beam and finished third in the all-around during the State Open meet at New Milford. McNeil scored a 9.35 to win the beam and finished with an all-around total of 37.00. She also placed third on the uneven bars (9.375), seventh in the vault (9.25) and 12th in the floor exercise (9.025). Woodstock Academy won the team title (146.025).

Men's basketball

• Top-seeded St. Thomas More advanced to the final of the New England Class AAA Prep School tournament with a 71-53 win over New Hampton at Endicott College. The Chancellors (29-4) will play No. 3 Brewster in Sunday's title game at 5 p.m.

Marquise Moore led T-More's balanced attack with 15 points, six assists and six rebounds while Gabe Levin added 14 points and five rebounds, Duane Notice had 14 points, five assists and seven rebounds and Marquis Salmon had 13 points and four rebounds.

College baseball

• Leadoff hitter Billy Ferriter was 4-for-5 to help lead UConn to a 5-2 win over Ohio State at DeLand, Fla. Vinny Siena had three hits and Ferriter doubled and homered for UConn (4-3). Anthony Marzi was the winner, striking out four over 6 1-3 innings.

College softball

• UConn split a pair of games at the Central Florida Spring Fling in Orlando, losing to Penn 7-2 before beating Villanova 2-1. Kim Silva was 3-for-3 in the loss and Marissa Guches had two hits and drove in two runs against Villanova for UConn (6-5).

Men's indoor track

• Coast Guard Academy's Adam Scalesse ran a time of 8.30 seconds to qualify for the 60-meter hurdles final at the ECAC Championships at the New York Armory. In the heptathlon, the Bears' Clay Kosack had a pair of personal bests in the 60 dash (7.54 seconds) and high jump (5 feet, 5¼) inches.

Women's indoor track

• Coast Guard's Abby Bishop and the distance medley relay team set school records to earn All-ECAC honors at the New York Armory. Bishop was fifth in the pentathlon with 2,995 points, breaking her own record of 2,983, while the relay team of Kristin Euchler, Madison Ahlers, Rachel Hill and Beth Gollin placed fourth in 12:29.01, breaking their own school record of 12:31.76 set two weeks ago at the New England Division III meet.


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