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    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Local roundup: Valley/OL to play Barlow for state title Saturday at CCSU’s Arute Field

    Valley Regional/Old Lyme will play Joel Barlow of Redding for the CIAC Class SS football championship on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University’s Arute Field in New Britain.

    The CIAC announced sites and times for all six of its state championship matchups on Monday morning.

    In addition the the Valley/OL-Barlow game, Arute Field will also host the Class S final between Ansonia and Bloomfield at 10:30 a.m. and the Class L final between Maloney and New Canaan at 2 p.m.

    Killingly, the Eastern Connecticut Conference’s lone representative in the finals, will be part of a tripleheader at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field.

    Killingly will play North Haven for the Class MM title at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Class M final between Berlin and Notre Dame of West Haven at 2 p.m., and the Class LL final between Greenwich and Fairfield Prep at 5:30 p.m.

    Women’s basketball

    • Kira Wood scored a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers. as Coast Guard Academy defeated visiting neighbor Connecticut College 62-59. Dorothy Stotts came off the bench to add 12 points for the Bears (3-5) while Glory Blethen had six points, nine rebounds and six assists. Rebecca Oberman-Levine had 16 points and six rebounds to lead the Camels (1-6) while Avery Burns added 14 points on four 3-pointers off the bench and Catie Donadio had 10 points and eight rebounds.

    College honors

    • Babson guard Megan Bauman, a senior from East Lyme, was named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week in women’s basketball. Bauman averaged 16.0 points on 48.5 percent shooting and 5.3 assists as as unbeaten Babson (6-0), ranked No. 17 in the Division III national poll, won three road games. Her best game was a season-high 22 points and six assists in an 85-56 win over Brandeis.

    • St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) guard Sarah Ericson, a sophomore from NFA, was recently named East Coast Conference Player of the Week. Ericson averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds. 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals during a 2-0 week. Ericson is averaging 13.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.4 steals in eight games for the Division II Spartans (6-2).

    • Eastern Connecticut State University’s Collin Wiltshire, a senior from Ledyard, was named Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week. He won the triple jump (44 feet, 9 inches) during the Art Kadish Elm City Challenge at SCSU in New Haven, and reached the finals of the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.60 seconds, the first time he has competed in that event for the Warriors.

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