H.S. basketball: Pagan scores 1,000th career point as No. 1 Whalers roll

Ledyard — Senior India Pagan scored her 1,000 career point in New London's 55-38 victory over Ledyard in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' basketball game on Friday night.

Pagan finished with 11 points for the Whalers (15-0, 5-0), the No. 1 ranked team in the state. Xaryia Melendez scored 14 points while Rosalee Nicholson had 12 and Leilani McLellan added 10.

New London trailed 18-15 at halftime before seizing control in the third quarter.

Johnay Burns led the Colonels (5-9, 1-5) with 20 points and five steals and Sarah Serbascewicz had 12 points. 

In other games:

• Caitlyn Dittman scored 21 points as St. Bernard overcame a sluggish start to defeat Griswold 43-30 in an ECC Division III game. The Saints (10-5, 7-2) trailed 7-6 after one quarter before outscoring the Wolverines 17-4 in the second quarter (Dittman scored 13) to take a 23-11 lead. Dittman now has 1,426 points and needs only 10 to pass Meg Sweet (1987 graduate) as the program's all-time leading scorer. St. Bernard hosts Ledyard at 6 p.m. on Monday night.

• Mackenzie Burke scored 21 points as Norwich Free Academy rolled to a 62-21 victory over Fitch in an ECC Division I game. Hailey Conley made three 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for the Wildcats (11-4, 5-1) and Makayla Poirier-Vaughters added 10. Ciara Jimenez scored 12 points for the Falcons (0-14, 0-6), including two 3-pointers.

• Cameron Dreher had 10 points and 13 rebounds as Stonington beat Montville 49-38 in an ECC Division II game. Kate Hall scored a game-high 19 for Stonington (11-4, 5-2). Brianna Leone had 15 points and nine rebounds and Emily Meigs scored 14 for Montville (5-10, 1-6).

• Maddie Zrenda had 14 points and six steals as Old Lyme qualified for the Class S and Shoreline Conference tournaments with a 47-21 victory over Creed. The Wildcats are 8-6.

• Catherine Shannon scored 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, but Williams School lost to Dublin School (N.H.) 67-28. Camryn Werbinski added eight points for the Blues.

• Windham Tech built a 23-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 46-19 win over Norwich Tech in the Constitution State Conference East Division. Ashley Williams led the Warriors with seven points, including a 3-pointer.


• Mikey Buscetto scored 35 points in Waterford's 65-61 win over Bacon Academy in ECC Division II. Walker Sutman grabbed 17 rebounds while Jeff Evans added seven points and 10 rebounds for the Lancers (10-3, 5-0). Paul Chasse had 33 points for the Bobcats.

• Aidan Miller led NFA's balanced attack with 16 points as the Wildcats defeated Fitch 78-50 to remain in first place in ECC Division I. Seth Thomas added 15 points, Tyler Sebastian 14 and Jalen Graham 13 for NFA (11-2, 4-1) whle Justice Farris scored 11 points for Fitch (2-9, 0-5).

• Freshman Zach Scott scored 21 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, as Stonington rallied past Montville 67-59 in an ECC Division II game. Stonington trailed by 10 with four minutes left in regulation. R.J. Parrilla made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points for the Bears (6-8, 3-3) while Matt Schmeelk had 20 as well. Cam Collins led Montville (3-10, 0-6) with 23 points.

• Connor Svab had 16 points while Hunter Baillargeon and Joe Beltran each scored 14 points to lead St. Bernard past Griswold 54-51 in overtime in ECC Division III. The Saints improved to 5-8, 4-4. 

• East Lyme's Luke Leonard scored a game-high 23 points as the Vikings beat Valley Regional 63-49 in a nonleague game. Dev Ostrowski scored 20 for East Lyme (9-4) and Colin Sparico scored 20 for Valley (5-8).

• Roger Watrous scored 26 points in Wheelers' 56-44 win over Tourtellotte, giving the Lions their first win in Division III. Michael Anderson had 13 points and Adam Volack chipped in 11 while Ryan Dussault had 10 rebounds for Wheeler (3-10, 1-7).

• Tyrese Sheats scored 19 as Creed downed Old Lyme 59-55 in the Shoreline Conference. Marquel Lloyd had 15 points for Creed. Dean Palenski and Aedan Using both scored 13 points for the Wildcats and Danny Marinelli had 11.


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