H.S. roundup: Fitch's Brown scores 1,000th point in win over New London
New London — Fitch senior Ajia Brown scored 20 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace the Falcons to a 56-39 boys' basketball victory over New London on Friday night.
Brown reached the milestone by completing a 3-point play in the first quarter. He joins Gerald Henderson, Glen Miller, Todd Doyle and Jarion Childs on the program’s list of 1,000th point scorers.
Fitch is 17-3. It will host the Whalers (8-11) in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
Anthony Martinez made four 3-pointers for 12 points for New London.
In other games:
• Old Lyme won its 10th straight game and moved a step closer to the Shoreline Conference regular-season title with a 66-49 win over Portland. The Wildcats (17-1, 14-0) lead Valley Regional (15-1 in conference play) with two games remaining and can clinch at least a share of the title with a home win over Cromwell on Monday night. Aedan Using had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to lead Old Lyme while Ray Doll added 14 and three steals, Jared Ritchie 13 and two steals, Brady Sheffield had eight assists and Ty Dean and John Almy had nine points apiece.
• Sean O’Connell had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists as Waterford used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from St. Bernard 68-51. Trevor D’Amico had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Sean O’Connell had eight points and five rebounds for the Lancers (9-11), who outscored the Saints 17-8 in the final period. Frank Pacheco scored 12, Walker Baillargeon 11 and Tyson Wheeler 10 points for St. Bernard (13-7).
• Zach Scott scored a game-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers, as Stonington edged Montville 57-56. Ayden Morrison added 11 points for the Bears (10-10) while Bernard Hawkins scored 31 points for the Indians (14-5), Isaiah Gallagher had 14 and Ethan McKinney 11.
• Devin Marquez scored 26 for Windham as it downed Wheeler, 62-36. Bowen Baker had 13 points for Wheeler (9-10).
• ECC champion Killingly has the lead after the first round of competition in the Class S tournament at Killingly. Killingly has 72.5 points and has advanced 11 wrestlers into Saturday's quarterfinal round. Windham is second with 66.5 and 10 quarterfinalists while Ledyard is fourth with 47 points and seven quarterfinalists and Montville is 14th with 35 points and six quarterfinalists.
• The Class M meet at Guilford was the only of the four meets to hold its quarterfinal round. Waterford has two semifinalists (Mason Concascia at 120 and Jackson Harshberger at 182) and is 12th with 45 points while New London has one semifinalist (Jadian Mackenzie at 195) and is 13th with 39 ponits. Suffield/Windsor Locks leads with 98.
• Fairfield Warde leads with Class LL meet at Trumbull with 68 points (Danbury is second with 62) and Norwich Free Academy is ninth with 43.5 points and has six quarterfinalists. Simsbury leads the Class L meet at Bristol Central with 65 points while East Lyme/Norwich Tech is 10th with 28 points and five quarterfinalists while Fitch is 15th with 21 points and two quarterfinalists.
• Williams School ended its season with a 31-13 loss to Watkinson School. Anna Mae Saunders led the Blues (6-9) with seven points and Katie Burzin added five.
• East Lyme had five individual winners as it beat Waterford (112-73) and St. Bernard (128-38). Luke Anthony (200 freestyle, 2:07.34), Robert Hahn (100 butterfly, 57.0), Ryan Huang (100 freestyle, 52.08), Evan Lombardo (100 breaststroke, 1:12.59) and Eric Wang (500 freestyle, 5:17.35) all won for the Vikings (10-0-1, 7-0-1 ECC). Kody Dow won the 50 freestyle (24.48) and diving (201.65 points) for the Waterford (6-4, 5-3) and Dan Estrin the 200 IM (2:18.15). Jamie Nygaard won the 100 backstroke (1:00.56) for the Saints.
• Amity outlasted the Fitch co-op 94-71 in a non-conference meet at UConn Avery Point. The Falcons (6-2-1) had a pair of double-winners in Alex Doerwaldt (200-yard individual medley, 2:06.64 and 100 breaststroke, 1:04.55) and Michael Urgo (50 free, 23.61 and 100 butterfly, 57.47), while AJ Murko won the 100 free (52.75) and the 400 free relay team of Urgo, Murko, Doerwaldt and Oliver Guijarro-Sines won in 3:35.12.
• East Lyme's Kaitlyn Abbey won the all-around competition with 33.7 points as the East Lyme/Waterford/Norwich Tech co-op defeated Old Lyme 118.5-108.2. Abbey also won the floor exercise with 9.0 points for the Vikings (8-9). Maria Denya won the vault (8.4) and beam (9.0) for Old Lyme and finished second in the all-around (32.6) while Waterford's Nicole Karns was third in the all-around (32.3).
• Chris Down shot a 186 and Rob Holland a 184 for Grasso Tech at the Connecticut Technical Conference championship. Zachary Osvald fired a meet-best 195 to lead Vinal Tech to the title (934). Adam Riffe shot a 180 for second-place Grasso (903)
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