Local roundup: Lancers wrap up ECC Div. II title in boys' basketball
Waterford — Mikey Buscetto had 21 points and 10 assists as the Waterford boys' basketball team wrapped up its third straight division title with a 100-57 win over Montville in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game on Thursday night.
Max Mazzella had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lancers (15-2, 8-0), who won the Division II title last year and shared the ECC Medium Division title with New London in 2016.
Omar Rahman had 17 points, Liam Spellman had 11 rebounds and Payton Sutman scored 10 for Waterford.
John Domijan had 13 points and Gennaro Davis scored 10 for the Indians (3-13, 0-8).
In other games:
• Gio Lopez sank a 3-pointer from halfcourt at the buzzer as New London gave Prince Tech its first loss of the season, 64-61. Isiah Benson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for New London (13-4) and Elijah Martinez scored 19. Also, Edwardo Gonzlaez had 11 points and six assists and Lopez scored 12. Kazell Stewart had 20 points for the Falcons (14-1).
• Trevor Hutchins had 24 points to lead Ledyard past Fitch, 87-68, in an ECC Division I game. Devin Rickerson had 19 points for Ledyard (9-7, 3-4) and E.J. Ahlborn scored 10. Kiev Lucas made seven 3-points and scored 32 for the Falcons (3-15, 0-7).
• Julia Lavin had 15 points and seven rebounds as Ledyard beat Fitch, 48-29, in an ECC Division I game and qualified for the CIAC Class M tournament. Sarah Serbascewicz had 13 points and six assists for Ledyard (8-11, 2-6) and Jade Langworthy scored 12. Charlotte Carney had 12 points for the Falcons (1-17, 0-8).
• Bekah Sanders had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Waterford beat Montville, 55-30, in an ECC Division II game. Julianna Bonilla had 18 points for Waterford (10-9, 5-4). Emily Meigs had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Indians (5-13, 0-9) and Kara Beaupre added 11 points and five rebounds.
H.S. boys' indoor track
• Tom Readett of Fitch finished second in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:40.53 at the CIAC Class L championships. The Falcons, who finished 15th with 12.5 points, got a fourth place from their 1,600 sprint medley relay team of Keshav Garcia-Patel, Chris Holmes, Tony Figueroa and Readett (3:46.93). Fitch got a sixth-place finish from Raymond Valentin (high jump, 5-8), a seventh from Alex Schwindt (pole, 11-0) and an eighth from Adrian Atad (shot, 43-11).
H.S. girls' indoor track
• Madison Powe of Fitch figured in all the scoring as the Falcons finished 14th at the CIAC Class L championships with 14 points. Powe was third in the 55-meter dash (7.49) and fifth in the long jump (15-06.5). She also teamed with Lily Johnson, Egypt Burley and Abigail Rogers to finish third in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:50.43.
• Sophomore Packy Witkowski scored 21 of his season-high 30 points in the second half as Coast Guard upset No. 12 MIT 74-71 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game. Witkowski's two free throws with 1.5 seconds left gave the Bears a three-point lead, and a full-court heave by MIT's Hamilton Forsythe hit the front of the rim. Noah Baldez had 21 points, Luke Daniels had nine rebounds and Justin Kane had eight rebounds for Coast Guard (10-10, 2-9).
• St. Thomas More lost to Northfield Mount Hermon, 74-70. D.J. Mitchell had 11 points and five assists, Everette Hammond had 18 points, five assists and three rebounds, Adrien Nunez scored 17 points and Adam Hess had 10 points for T-More.
• Avery Point lost to Massasoit in an NJCAA Region 21 game, 83-57. New London's Tyrel Martinez had 15 points, Amadi White of Stonington had 14 points and Jacee Hamelin scored 11 for the Pointers (9-16, 9-12).
• Pawcatuck's Tatyana LaFrance Boyce scored 30 and had 13 rebounds as No. 8 Avery Point ran its winning streak to 10 with a 99-61 win over Massasoit in an NJCAA Region 21 game. Meagan Bianchi had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Edona Thaqi had 17 points and seven rebounds, Egypt Santos had 10 points and seven rebounds and LaFrance Boyce had six steals for the Pointers (19-5, 9-1), who moved into second place in the region.
• Francesca Pinard scored a career-high 24 as Mitchell College beat Elms 62-52 in an New England Collegiate Conference game. Mitchell (11-11, 10-3) outscored Elms 21-12 in the fourth quarter. Marissa Sweeney had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Pinard had eight rebounds for the Mariners.
• Smith took a 37-16 halftime lead and went on to beat Coast Guard 74-50 in a NEWMAC game. Gillian Gerton had 13 points and six rebounds and Micaela Martinelli scored 12 for Coast Guard (11-11, 5-8).
• Merchant Marine scored 19 of the final 22 points and rallied for a 19-16 win over Coast Guard. Parker Brunkala (125 pounds), Owen McClave (133), JD Fitzpatrick (141), Matt McGowan (149) and Jonathan Wagner (184) won their matches for Coast Guard, which finishes its dual meet season at 8-7.
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