Local Roundup: Vadas sparks Conn past Coast Guard
New London — Matt Vadas scored a game-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds as Connecticut College beat Coast Guard Academy for the second time this season, posting a 96-87 win Saturday night in men's basketball.
Conn built a double-digit lead in the second half before holding off a spirited CGA comeback. The Camels converted 14 of 23 from 3-point range and scored a season high for points.
Vadas hit five 3-pointers and Bo McKinley (19 points) made four-of-five from beyond the arc. Zuri Pavlin added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Camels (6-4), who went 30-for-37 from the foul line.
Kevin Alvarez was one of five Bears to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points. Avierre Corner and Ricky Rodriguez each had 14 points. The Bears fell to 2-8.
"I really liked the way our guys competed with five guys in double figures and only turned the ball over five times," Coast Guard coach Kevin Jaskiewicz said. "It was a good performance."
The Camels won the first meeting, 77-65, on Dec. 8.
• Tara Gabelman had 27 points and 22 rebounds to power Connecticut College past Albertus Magnus, 87-71. Gabelman became the 13th Camel to score 1,000 career points and registered her 30th career double-double while Kate Cole added 15 points and Caitlin Cimino had 11 points for the Camels (7-5).
"She had an absolute monster game...," coach Brian Wilson said. "We are proud of Tara and thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with her."
• Coast Guard lost to Wheaton, 71-63, in a game between the last two unbeaten teams in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Sophomore Torie Sutherland played perhaps her best all-around game of the season for the Bears (7-1, 4-1), finishing with a team-high 14 points, a game-best 15 rebounds and seven assists. Wheaton improved to 11-0, 6-0.
• Freshman Caycee Williams had 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in Mitchell College's 66-56 loss to Johnson & Wales in Providence. Sophomore Amanda Garcia added 11 points and eight rebounds while freshman Jessica Shepard had 10 points in the loss for the Mariners (2-7).
• Connecticut College scored two goals in the second period to break a 2-2 tie and went on to beat SUNY-Canton, 5-2. Jeff Celniker's second goal of the game accounted for the game winner for the Camels (2-8). Mike Sinsigalli, J.C. Cangelosi and Steve Servideo also scored and goalie Mike Petchonka made 18 saves.
• Waterford won three matches before losing to Berlin in the championship match at the Windham Duals. The Lancers defeated Rockville (61-18), Weaver-Hartford Public (66-16) and Guilford (58-24) before losing to Berlin (40-33).
Ryan Botseas (113), Brentt Smith (120), Sam Lindblom (132), Justin Lindblom (138) and Cody Cleary (220) went undefeated for the Lancers (9-2). Smith had three pins, including beating Berlin's Riley Greider at 1:37, while Justin Lindblom had a major decision and three pins, including beating Berlin's Ryan Ogden in 1:49.
• Jake Caskey of Montville won the 138-pound title as the Indians finished fourth at the Fairfield Warde Invitational. Warde won with 220 points and Montville had 140. Other top finishers for Montville were Tommy Wynosky (second, 126), Joel Morth (third, 115), Ian Concascia (third, 162), Zach Looney (fourth, 121) and Pat Bogan (fifth, 170).
• Scott Kydd won two matches by pin at 120 in Fitch's wins over Rockville, 45-34, and East Lyme, 45-36, at the Windham Duals. The Falcons lost to Windham, 75-0, and Berlin, 78-6. John Hernandez (145) won two matches - one by pin and one by decision - for the Falcons (4-7).
• Ledyard placed fourth at the Bristol Central Invitational, scoring 125 points to finish behind Farmington (151.5), Bristol Eastern (165) and New Milford (219.5). Devon MarcAurele won the 170-pound division while Nick Lauer (145), Jeff Csisar (160) and Josh Thorp (285) placed third for the Colonels.
• Ross Golebiewski finished first in the 600 meters in 1:28.76 and ran a leg on the winning 4x800 relay, leading the Old Lyme boys to third place overall at the Shoreline Coaches Invitational in New Haven.
Old Lyme's 4x400 relay team of Golebiewski, Cole McKnight, Jeff Davis and Stuart Ross placed third while Jared Stanland took first in the shot put (46-6.5) for the Wildcats, who piled up 57 points to finish behind Haddam Killingworth (60) and Ellington (63).
Waterford's Julio Gil-Martinez was a double winner, taking first in the 55 dash (6.65) and 300 (37.13). The Lancers tied for 11th overall with 22 points.
In the girls' competition, Waterford's Savonnah Artis was second in the 55 dash (7.57).
• Kevin Teskey of NFA/St. Bernard/Bacon scored twice and had an assist but the co-op lost to Staples/Weston/Shelton 8-4. Tyler Faulkner and Ryan Terracciano also scored and Danny Terracciano and Isaac Bassham had assists for NFA (1-4).
• The Norwich Free Academy boys and girls swept Bacon Academy and New London.
In boys' foil, Reuben Deglin went undefeated in NFA's 7-2 win over Bacon. Jacob Davis, Joseph Lefebvre and Deglin led the Wildcats past New London, 9-0. Bacon also beat New London, 7-2.
In the boys' epee, Connor Provost and Christian Lefebvre led NFA past Bacon, 8-1.
NFA defeated Bacon and New London, both 7-2, in girls' varsity foil. Angelica Rayment and Abigail Wichael both undefeated for the Wildcats. Soraya Colon-Milan paced New London past Bacon, 7-2.
• Matt Chan was high scorer and went undefeated for East Lyme, which beat St. Bernard, 6-3, and Waterford, 5-4, in boys' foil. Waterford defeated St. Bernard, 6-3.
Kris Farity had a 5-1 record for East Lyme in boys' epee in wins over St. Bernard (5-4) and Waterford (5-4). St. Bernard defeated Waterford, 7-2.
In girls' foil, Waterford beat East Lyme, 7-2, and lost to St. Bernard, 5-4, while East Lyme defeated St. Bernard, 6-3. Waterford's Nicolette Fardon went undefeated.
In girls' epee, Cassie Meehan had a 5-1 record for St. Bernard, which lost to Waterford, 7-2, and East Lyme, 6-3. Waterford defeated East Lyme, 5-4.
• Fitch swept Ledyard and Griswold in boys' and girls' foil. The Fitch girls beat Griswold 8-1 and Ledyard 5-4 and the Fitch boys beat Griswold 6-3 and Ledyard 5-4. Ledyard had the leading scorers, David Allen in the boys with a point indicator of plus 21 and Hannah Hooper in the girls with a point indicator of plus 23.
Fitch, led by Maddy Rusk's plus 10, beat Griswold 6-3 in girls' epee. Fitch also beat Griswold 9-0 in boys' epee with Dalamar Brisette leading the way with a plus six.
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