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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    Local roundup: Valley/Old Lyme football team rolls to victory

    Deep River — Jacob Rand ran 13 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns and kicked four extra points to pace Valley Regional/Old Lyme past Old Saybrook/Westbrook on Wednesday night, 46-8, in a Pequot Football Conference Sassacus Division game.

    The Warriors (8-1, 5-1) would likely clinch a CIAC Class SS playoff berth if it won at Haddam-Killingworth on Nov. 23 in the annual Principal’s Cup game between the teams.

    Grady Lacourciere scored on a 17-yard run for the Warriors and completed 15 of 23 passes for 136 yards, including touchdown passes to Nicholas Cox (six catches, 54 yards) and Andrew Yermenson (five catches, 43 yards).

    DiAngelo Jean-Pierre also scored on a 6-yard run for Valley.

    Vinnie Naccarato ran for an 18-yard touchdown for the Rams (0-9, 0-6).

    Men’s basketball

    • St. Thomas More beat Redemption Christian 87-61. Louie Semona had 13 points, Tyler Betsey scored 11 and Dante Green and Shamiere Green had 10 points each for the Chancellors (2-0).

    • Roger Williams beat Coast Guard 106-71. Mitch Shettles scored 13 points, Madison Maloney had eight rebounds and Ben Yagey came off the bench for 13 points and six rebounds for the Bears (0-3).

    Women’s basketball

    • Dede Stevenson scored 18 points as Mitchell College beat Dean 65-19. Amina Wiley had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Krysten Lucas scored 14 and Kenyada Gedeon had 11 rebounds for the Mariners (2-1).

    • Coast Guard lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic 83-78. Julia Mann had 20 points and nine rebounds, Lily Mika had 19 points and nine rebounds and Dorothy Stotts had 11 points and four assists for the Bears (1-2).

    H.S. girls’ soccer

    • Bacon Academy’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Mercy in the semifinals of the Class M tournament. Kate Donlan had a goal and an assist and Laney Smith and Megan Menard scored goals for No. 3 Mercy. No. 10 Bacon, which trailed 1-0 at halftime, finishes at 13-4-4.

    H.S. swimming

    • Delaney Reck had a pair of top three finishes to help the Fitch co-op finish seventh in the Class L championship meet on Tuesday night at Cornerstone Pool in West Hartford. The Falcons finished with 327 pointss while Darien won the state title with 789.5.

    Reck, a senior, finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.33 seconds) and third in the 100 backstroke (59.28). She also joined Addison Fulling, Jai-Lynn Wheeler and Anna Orphanides as the anchor of the 400 freestyle relay that finished fifth (3:40.42) and joined Laura Letellier, Orphanides and Elliott Singer to finish ninth in the 200 medley relay (1:54.56).

    In addition, Letellier was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.53), Fulling was fifth in the 200 free (1:57.92) and the 100 free (54.23), Orphanides was fifth in the 50 free (24.93) and the 200 free relay team of Fulling, Sian Crespo, Sophia Pacheco and Singer was seventh (1:44.19).

    • Freshman Riley Anderson won a pair of individual events as Bacon Academy placed ninth (235 points) in the Class S championship meet at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven on Tuesday night. Weston won the team title with 782, Waterford was 14th (143) and the Old Lyme co-op was 17th (100).

    Anderson won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.20 seconds and 100 butterfly in 56.41 for the Bobcats. She also joined Sophia Falkowski, Isabella Falkowski and Avery Anderson as the anchor of the 200 freestyle relay which finished second (1:41.99), and the same team finished third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:48.67). In addition, Avery Anderson was fifth in the 200 free (2:00.92) and eighth in the 500 free (5:28.68).

    Elly Rothrock had the top finish for the Old Lyme co-op, placing 10th in the 200 individual medley (2:24.43), and Waterford’s best finish came in the 200 free relay where Elizabeth Jane Saucer, Zaya Haglund, Hannah Blomberg and Julia Gathy placed 11th in 4:05.32.

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