H.S. roundup: New London boys rally for 52-48 win over Amistad
New Haven — Tayeshawn Cunningham-Pemberton made four free throws in the final 30 seconds, including two to break a 48-48 tie, as New London qualified for CIAC Division III boys' basketball tournament with a 52-48 win over Amistad on Monday afternoon.
The Whalers (8-9), trailed by 10 points in the second quarter, by eight at halftime and by one, 42-41, heading into the fourth quarter before holding Amistad (10-5) to just six points in the final eight minutes.
Cunningham-Pemberton added his final two free throws with 3.4 seconds left to clinch the victory. He finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for New London while Rhodia Perry scored 14 points and Derek Raymond added four points and 10 rebounds.
In other boys' basketball news:
• Ajia Brown had 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Fitch rolled to a 68-52 win over Bacon Academy in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game. Seamus Greaves added points and nine rebounds for the Falcons (15-3, 7-0) while DJ Beaudet finished with eight points.
• Shoreline Conference leader Old Lyme (15-1) moved into the GameTimeCT.com/New Haven Register Top 10 poll for the first time, debuting at No. 10 with 195 points. The Wildcats, who reached the Division V state final last season before losing to Innovation, return to action on Tuesday at home against Hale-Ray. ECC Division I champion Norwich Free Academy (18-0) remained No. 4 behind Windsor, East Catholic and Sacred Heart. The Wildcats host New London on Tuesday night.
• Charlotte Carney had 15 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots as Fitch held off Plainfield 41-40 in its regular-season finale. Alyssa Virtue added 12 points for the Falcons (14-6) while Olivia Bessette scored 17 points for Plainfield, including three 3-pointers.
• Montville ended its regular season with a 46-36 non-conference loss to Amistad. Alexis DeLucia led the Indians (9-11) with 13 point, nine rebounds and five steals while Alexis Michon added 10 points and six rebounds and Maya Hillman had six points and 13 rebounds.
• Samantha Money made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points as Ledyard rolled to a 49-13 victory over Lyman Memorial. Clair Inyang added seven points and 10 rebounds for the Colonels (5-15) while Tallie Williams finished with seven points and nine rebounds.
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