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    Tuesday, October 04, 2022

    Local roundup: New London cruises to 35-12 football win over Wilbur Cross

    New Haven — Lio Griffin-Hill scored four touchdowns as New London assured itself of a winning season with a 35-12 nonleague football victory over Wilbur Cross on Friday night.

    The Whalers (6-3) finish their season on Thanksgiving Day at home against rival Norwich Free Academy in the renewal of the nation's oldest high school football rivalry. The game wasn't played last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Griffin-Hill rand for three touchowns and also returned a kickoff for another score. Rhode Perry added a rushing touchdown for New London.

    Wilbur Cross is 2-7. 

    Women's basketball

    • Kyra Hartman and Kira Wood each had 18 points leading six Bears in double figures as Coast Guard Academy set a school record with 107 points in a 107-74 non-conference win over Fisher.

    Kelly Hagerty added 15 while Julia Mann (12), Abbey Guidry (11)  and Glory Blethen (10) all had career-highs while scoring in double figures for Coast Guard (3-2). The previous record for points in the game was 101 set twice.

    Hagerty had her first career double-double as she finished with a team-high 10 rebounds. Ward had a game-high eight assists for the Bears while Blethen added seven rebounds and six assists in the win.

    • Unbeaten Smith College (4-0), ranked No. 23 in the nation, handed Mitchell College its first loss with a 69-50 victory over the Mariners in the opening round of the Bowdoin Tip-Off tournament in Brunswick, Maine. Mitchell (3-1) will play Worcester State at 2 p.m. in Saturday's consolation round.

    Amina Wiley scored 13 points, including the 1,000th of her career to become only the fourth player in the school's Division III history to reach the milestone. Wiley also had eight rebounds while Le'Sandra Turner finished with eight points and five assists and Dede Stevenson had seven points and seven rebounds.

    Men's basketball

    • Fork Union Academy edged St. Thomas More 73-72 at the National Prep Showcase. Joe Berry scored 17 points for the Chancellors while Jon Beagle added 16 points and nine rebounds and Achile Spadore had 14 points.

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