H.S. roundup: New London boys surprise East Lyme 50-40

East Lyme — Freshman Tayeshawn Pemberton-Cunningham scored 19 points as New London beat East Lyme 50-40 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' basketball game on Saturday night.

The Vikings (13-4, 4-1) missed out on a chance to wrap up the divison. Dev Ostrowski, East Lyme's all-stater, injured his foot early in the game and did not return. He scored only two points. East Lyme can still wrap up the title with a win over Ledyard on Feb. 18.

Derek Raymond added 10 points for the Whalers (7-9, 2-3) whle TJ Horner led East Lyme with 10.

In other games:

• JJ Brennan scored 29 points as No. 6 Waterford scored an impressive 75-54 road victory over reigning Division III state champion Immaculate. Brennan, who made three 3-pointers, also had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists for the Lancers (14-1), who were always in control but broke the game open in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Mustangs (11-3) 20-9. Liam Spellman added a double-double for Waterford with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Kenny Hill finished with eight points and seven assists.

• Mason Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as Norwich Free Academy pulled away late for a 67-58 win over Ledyard in an ECC Division I game. Jackson went 7-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter for NFA (10-6, 2-2), which rallied from a five-point halftime deficit. Xavier Marquez added 15 points and Nik Hay 12 (three 3-pointers) for the Wildcats while Seamus McGrath and Ken Turner each had double-doubles for the Colonels (6-8, 1-3), McGrath finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Turner adding 15 points and 11 rebounds.

• Zach Southard scored a game-high 24 points as Montville defeated Putnam 62-50 in an ECC Division IV game. Ryan Champagne added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Indians (6-9, 2-2) while Ethan McKinney finished with 10 points and six assists.

• JoJo Beltran scored a game-high 25 points as St. Bernard beat Plainfield 59-40 in an ECC Division III game. Frank Pacheco scored 11 for the Saints (12-3, 5-0), who led 36-15 at halftime.

Girls' basketball

• Putnam handed Montville its first ECC Division IV loss, 37-34, in a battle for first place. The Clippers (14-3, 6-1) avenged a 40-21 loss to the Indians back on Jan. 4. Maya Hillman had 13 points and 22 rebounds to lead Montville (10-7, 5-1) while Lauren Velazquez added 10 points.

• Woodstock Academy picked up its first ECC Division I victory of the season, beating East Lyme 51-46. Megan Bauman led East Lyme (11-7, 2-3) with 18 points.

Wrestling

• Waterford went 1-2 at its own Lancer Duals, defeating Bunnell 60-12 but losing to Hand 40-39 and No. 3 Southington 52-28. Logan Smith (113, 120), Eric Zane (138) and AJ Sachatello (152) each went 3-0 for the Lancers (17-6). Sachatello pinned all three of his opponents while Smith and Zane had two pins apiece.

• Ledyard completed its regular season with a 21-7 overall record by going 2-1 in the Lancer Duals. The Colonels defeated Windham 44-15 and Hand 45-28, but lost to No. 3 Southington 46-27. Connor Doran, Tyler Miller, Cole Dirico, Brayden Grim and Davin McIver all went 3-0 for Ledyard.

• Eric Plainbull captured individual honors at 170 pounds to help NFA place fourth at the Jonathan Law Invitational. Theran Vanase (152) added a second and Ruben Britos (285) a third for the Wildcats, who also picked up fourths from Connor DeVega (120), Brandon Nieto (138), Christian Gervais (170) and Mason McMahon (182).

• Montville seniors Ian Anderson (152) and Zak Navarrette (160) each reached the 100-win mark going 5-0 as the Indians went 5-0 at the East Lyme Duals. Montville (22-2) beat East Hartford 46-32, Cheshire 73-3, Conard 59-8 and both East Lyme and St. Bernard/Norwich Tech 73-6. Also going 5-0 for the Indians were Cy Champagne (138), Sawyer Kury (132), Ioana Cobena (170) and heavyweight Darrick Deaveau.  

Indoor track

• Trevor Wells and Kyle Myers had second-place finishes for Old Lyme at the Shoreline Conference Championship meet at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Wells was second in the 1,000-meter run (2:50.72) and Myers was second in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches). Aidan Powers added a third in the 600 (1:26.99) for the Wildcats while Powers, Wells, Casey Blue and Rory Cavicke teamed up to finish third in the 4x400 relay (3:45.07). Old Lyme finished seventh in the team standings with 36 points (Haddam-Killingworth won with 121) while the Old Lyme girls had nine points, well off the pace of 157.5 set by Old Saybrook.

Hockey

• The Eastern Connecticut Eagles remained unbeaten in Nutmeg Conference play with a 5-3 victory over Housatonic/NW Regional/Wamogo/Torrington on Friday night. The top line of Evan Tower, Kyle Jacobson and Ryan Huta led the way for the Eagles (9-4-1) overall. Tower had three goals and one assist, Jacobson two goals and one assist and Huta two assists. Kyle Marino added an assist and goalie Rylin Fowler made 26 saves.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Other stories that may interest you

2019 High school softball preview capsules

Following is a team-by-team preview of the 2019 high school softball season:


TRENDING

PODCASTS