H.S. basketball: Bacon girls surprise No. 4 NFA 53-52

Colchester — Sophomore Valerie Luizzi scored a game-high 17 points to lead Bacon Academy to a 52-52 win over No. 4 Norwich Free Academy in a girls' basketball game on Friday night.

Luizzi made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to give Bacon (16-3) a 53-49 lead. NFA's Jada Mills, who scored all 14 of her points in the fourth quarter, made a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. Bacon turned the ball over, but NFA's shot at the buzzer was off the mark.

Jenissa Varela scored 14 for the Wildcats (16-4), who were just 5-of-14 from the free-throw line. Marissa Nudd scored 11 for Bacon, which was 16-of-22 from the line. 

In other games:

• Freshman Grace Jenkins scored 16 points to help lead Fitch to a 48-37 win over Old Lyme in a nonleague game. Frankie Foster and Charlotte Carney had 10 points each for Fitch (13-6). Sam Gray led Old Lyme (11-7) with 14 points.

• Tallie Williams scored 13 points to lead Ledyard to a 52-28 win over St. Bernard. Samantha Money had 12 points and Kieara Kirvan scored 11 for Ledyard (4-15). Sophia Boras had 13 points and Carly Potts scored 11 for the Saints (7-13).

• Grasso Tech ended its season with a 49-37 loss to Civic Leadership. Sophie Byrne and Samarie Delgado had nine points each and Samantha Post scored eight for the Eagles (1-18).


• Jabari Jones had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Dorell Cagle scored 15 as Ledyard beat Waterford 60-52. Omar Whitmore had 10 points for Ledyard (10-7), which outscored Waterford 26-18 in the fourth quarter. Trevor D'Amico led Waterford (7-10) with 18 points and Ryan O'Connell had 10 rebounds.

• Zach Scott scored 27 points and had nine rebounds as Stonington beat Woodstock 72-35 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference II game. Ayden Morrison had 15 points and six rebounds, Anthony Fry had six rebounds and five assists and Tyler Fidrych had six assists for Stonington (9-9, 4-3).

• East Lyme lost to Amistad 56-45 in a nonleague game. Chris Carpenteri led East Lyme (6-12) with 15 points, making five 3-pointers.


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