Local roundup: Coast Guard women topple Mitchell 78-52
New London — Kyra Hartman scored a game-high 21 points and Coast Guard Academy's defense forced Mitchell College into 31 turnovers on the way to a 78-52 women's basketball victory over the Mariners on Monday afternoon.
Hartman also had eight rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Bears (8-4), while Jacqueline Ward added 14 points, Glory Blethen had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Abbey Guidry came off the bench to score 11 points.
Coast Guard took charge in the second quarter when it outscored Mitchell 23-6 to take a 38-22 halftime lead. The Mariners (7-7) could never get the deficit under double figures.
Amina Wiley had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Mariners while Dede Stevenson and Alexia Watson each scored 10 points (Stevenson also had six assists), and Tianna Sweeney had eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
• Jarred Houston had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Emerson to a 75-59 win over Coast Guard in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Emerson is 9-4, 2-2. Declan Rooney scored 13 points to lead the Bears (3-9, 0-3) while Tyler Perez had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Jarrod Jackson and Madison Maloney each finished with 11 points.
• Nalyce Dudley had 27 points and 18 rebounds as New London defeated Frederick Douglass Academy 56-47 in Manhattan. Zanashia Croft added 11 points and nine assists for the Whalers (8-3) while Oliva Goode made three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.
• Julia Knowles had 12 points and 15 rebounds to highlight Waterford's 58-39 victory over Montville. Milena Walker led the Lancers (7-3) with 17 points while Mia Chiappone added seven points and a game-high 12 assists. May Hillman had 12 rebounds for Montville (6-6), including the 1,000th of her career, while Jada Cheung scored 16 points and Grace Sanford added 10.
• Kieara Kirvin scored 15 points and was one of five Ledyard players in double figures during a 63-53 road win against Windham. Aliyah Dantzler and Cierra Brava each finished with 11 points for the Colonels (6-2) while Nicole Walker and Cassie Rice added 10 apiece and Clare Inyang pulled down 20 rebounds. Sienna Ortiz had 21 points for Windham.
• Kasey Cook scored 12 points as Lyman Memorial bolted to a 29-4 halftime lead and cruised to a 40-18 non-conference win over Norwich Tech. Phoebe Carpenter added nine points for the Bulldogs (4-5) while Kaylee Gray, Autumn Lovett, Oliva Luurtsema and Ashlyn Bill scored four points apiece for the Warriors (2-8).
• Coventry rolled to a 66-40 non-league victory over Lyman Memorial. Jordan Chandler and Ben Darrow scored 13 points apiece for the Bulldogs (1-8) while Jaiden Lopez added 12.
• Matthew Laclef won a pair of events and was part of a winning relay team as Connecticut College defeated Vassar 203-92 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Laclef won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:47.64 and the 200 backstroke in 2:00.34 for the Camels (3-1), and teamed with Mitchell Lockwood, Justin Finkel and Charlie Adl to win the 400 free relay (3:13.78). Lockwood added a second win in the 200 free (1:43.80), then joined AJ Steininger, Finkel and Sean Geissler to win the 200 medley relay (1:35.98).
Adl added a win in the 500 free (4:45.21) while Colin Merrill won the 200 breast (2:18.52) and 400 IM (4:17.65), Andrew Bartolomucci won the 200 fly (1:56.71) and 100 fly (52.95), and Kai Listgarten won the 1-meter diving competition (260.55 points) and the 3-meter dive (266.85).
• Andrea Higgins, Vaughn Ammon and Tiernan Shea factored into four winning events apiece as Conn College defeated Vassar 220-61. Higgins posted top finishes in the 200 fly (2:11.51), 100 fly (58.70) and 200 IM (2:14.80), while joining Shea, Sarah Franco and Ammon on the 200 medley relay (1:49.94). Ammon won the 200 free (1:58.25) and 100 free (55.02) and joined Shea, Marie-Eve Herbert and Maddie ford on the 400 free relay team (3:38.19). Shea added wins in the 100 back (58.40) and 200 back (2:09.54).
Ford also won the 50 free (25.06) and 500 free (5:09.71) for the Camels (2-2), while Franco won the 200 breast (2:31.37) and 400 IM (4:42.19) and Kelsey Halio won both diving events — the 1-meter (172.00 points) and 3-meter (157.10).
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