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Local roundup: No. 9 NFA boys topple Fitch 79-60 in ECC Div. I game

Groton — Tyrone Cummings had 23 points and Nazir Rembert scored 22 as No. 9 Norwich Free Academy defeated Fitch 79-60 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' basketball game on Friday night.

Javen Foster added 12 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks and Tony Williams had 10 points and 10 assists for the Wildcats (10-1, 3-1), who led 63-34 after three quarters. Cummings also had eight rebounds and three steals and Rembert had seven assists.

Yaniel Hernandez had 18 points and Kevin Saintvil-Ravix scored 12 for Fitch (2-7, 0-4). 

In other games:

• Lebron Maurice and Chas Terni scored 20 points each as Montville beat Tourtellotte 81-48 in an ECC Division IV game. Anthony Barbuto scored 10 and Kam Clinton had nine points, seven assists and six steals for Montville (3-6, 2-1). Jake Patterson led Tourtellotte with 21 points. 

• Sean O'Connell scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds as Waterford beat Woodstock Academy 55-44 in an ECC Division II game. Jordan Elci had 10 points and six rebounds, Juan Morel had 10 rebounds and Nolan Gollsneider had six steals for Waterford (8-3, 4-1). Brandon Nagle scored a game-high 22 points for Woodstock. 

• Deondre Bransford had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Wheeler rolled to a 65-49 non-conference win over Ellis Tech. Zane Brewer led the Lions (8-3) with 21 points while Kyle Kessler added 18 points and five assists.

• Putnam outlasted Lyman Memorial 55-52 in overtime in an ECC Division IV game where the Bulldogs played most of the overtime with only four players due to injuries and having three players foul out, including Jaiden Lopez (15 points) and Jordan Chandler (12). Lyman is 1-10, 1-3.

• Grasso Tech lost to Whitney Tech 73-44. Charis Johnson led Grasso (4-6) with 14 points.

Girls' basketball

• Killingly defeated Ledyard 52-31 in an ECC Division II game. Aliyah Dantzler and Kieara Kirvin scored 10 points apiece for the Colonels (6-3, 1-2).

• Angelica Tompkins scored 23 points as St. Bernard remained unbeaten in ECC Division IV play with a 37-27 win over Wheeler. Sophia Boras added nine for the Saints (6-5, 5-0) while Addie Hauptmann scored seven points and had nine rebounds for the Lions (3-7, 1-3).

• Williams School played its first game in five weeks and lost to Westover 34-26 in a NEPSAC game. Marlee Anselmi led Williams (0-3, 0-2) with 21 points. 

• Sophia Fernholz had 16 points and Gaby Dimock scored 15 as Stonington beat Griswold 47-37 in an ECC Division III game. Rory Risley had 16 rebounds, Olivia Fustini had eight rebounds, Fernholz had six rebounds and four steals and Dimock had seven rebounds for Stonington (5-7, 3-2). Abigail Matheson led Griswold (5-5, 2-2) with 12 points.

H.S. swimming

• Six different swimmers won individual events as the Fitch cooperative team rolled to a 94-68 ECC win over Waterford. Evan Hespler won the 100-meter backstroke for the Falcons (2-1, 2-1) in 1:11.78 while Harrison Bied captured the 100 breaststroke (1:23.92), Mike Urgo the 50 freestyle (25.77), Sam Youtt the 200 free (2:14.08), Jacob Lin the 200 IM (2:18.49) and Julian Mileski the 400 free (4:47.83). Waterford (0-4, 0-3) picked up wins from Alex Startz in the 100 butterfly (1:06.84), Liam Pickett in the 100 free (1:11.14) and the 400 freestyle relay of Paul Deon Jr. Jack Donovan, Liam Pescatello and Colin Noyes (4:41.19). 

Women's indoor track

• Kalea Salang won two events as Coast Guard finished second at the Wheaton Invitational. Salan won the weight throw (13.67 meters) and shot put (11.25) as the Bears finished with 95 points (Tufts won with 172.5). The Bears' Savannah Olyniec added a win in the 5,000-meter race (18:50.17) while seconds went to Kelly Wade in the long jump (5.10 meters), Madison Garrigus in the pole vault (3.40 meters), Michelle Kwafo in the 60 dash (7.88), Sophia White in the 800 (2:25.27) and the 4x400 relay of Taylor Winters, White, Riley Thorburn and Hannah Jamison (4:13.88). Sadie Olson added a third in the shot (11.13).

Men's indoor track

• John Buchert won the weight throw (14.92 meters) to highlight Coast Guard's third-place finish at the Wheaton Invitational. Tufts won with 165 followed by UMass Dartmouth (77) and CGA (60). In addition, the Bears picked up seconds from Michael Samson in the mile (4:27.11) and the 4x400 relay team of James Duren, David Loomis, Brian Green and Omar Castro (3:30.86). and a third from Tanner Johannsen in the high jump (1.95 meters).

H.S. wrestling

• Undefeated Killingly (11-0) recorded seven pins and beat NFA 48-30 on Thursday night. Jaiden James (120), Dugan Marsh (132), Connor DeVega (138) and Zaire Wallace (170) had pins for NFA (7-4) and teammates Francisco Lugo Del Toro (152) and Rhys Surprenant (182) also won their matches.


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