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    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Local roundup: Norwich Tech advances to CTC boys’ basketball semifinals

    Norwich Free Academy’s head coach Courtney Gomez and the bench react to a basket during a first round game of the Class LL girls’ basketball state tournament against Manchester at the school in Norwich on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Norwich Free Academy’s Selia Atchinson (11) steals a ball from Manchester’s Tiara Tyson (23) in the first round of the Class LL girls’ basketball state tournament at the school in Norwich on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Norwich Free Academy’s Brooke Bolles (4) drives up the court during a first round game of the Class LL girls’ basketball state tournament against Manchester at the school in Norwich on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Norwich Free Academy’s Nevaeh Yorke (2) and teammates celebrate a basket during a first round game of the Class LL girls’ basketball state tournament against Manchester at the school in Norwich on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Milford — No. 7 Norwich Tech advanced to the semifinals of the Connecticut Technical Conference boys’ basketball tournament by beating No. 2 Platt Tech 50-47 on Monday night.

    The Warriors (10-12) outscored Platt Tech 19-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Norwich Tech plays at No. 3 Windham Tech in the semis on Wednesday.

    Daniel Hess had 21 points and 12 rebounds, his third straight double-double, to lead the Warriors. Connor McRae had 13 points and seven assists and Wyatt Quint had seven points, 10 rebounds and four steals for the Warriors.

    H.S. girls’ basketball

    • Emily Orcutt scored a team-high 24 points to power No. 15 NFA past No. 18 Manchester, 61-32, in a Class LL first round game. Jordyn Bay-Kent chipped in 13 points for the Wildcats (13-9). NFA will visit No. 2 St. Joseph in a second round game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Trumbull.

    In other games:

    • Sophomore Maggie Dykes scored 15 points and freshman Olivea Shelton added 14 to lift No. 18 Ledyard past No. 15 Bassick, 58-23, in a Class MM first round game. Senior Cassie Rice had 11 points and five steals and junior Adrianna Hardison added 10 for the Colonels (14-10).

    Ledyard advances to play Tuesday’s winner of No. 2 Northwest Catholic/No. 31 Weston. Second round action is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the site of the highest remaining seed.

    • No. 6 New London rolled past No. 27 McMahon, 71-31, in its Class LL first round game. Serenity Lancaster had 31 points and 16 rebounds for the Whalers (20-4), who will host a second round game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the No. 11 Mercy/No. 22 Staples winner.

    Nyarah Dudley had 10 points, five rebounds and five steals, Jadelis Rivera had eight assists and four steals, Ky-Ani Allgood had eight rebounds, Kymiyah Willis had nine rebounds and Marlena Childs had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists for New London.

    • No. 12 Stonington saw its season end with a 39-23 loss at No. 21 Woodland in Class M first round action. Rory Risley led the Bears (15-9) with eight points.

    • No. 20 Montville lost its Class M first round game to No. 13 Haddam-Killingworth, 66-17. The Wolves finished the season at 10-12.

    • Olivia Luurtsema scored 11 points for No. 21 Norwich Tech in a 50-36 loss to No. 12 Classical Magnet in Class S first round action. The Warriors finished the season at 9-12.

    • Ava Roth had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in No. 28 Old Lyme’s 55-42 Class S first round loss to No. 5 Gilbert. Sybil Neary had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kanaon Oharu had nine points and four rebounds for the Wildcats (6-15).

    College baseball

    • UConn Avery Point opened up the season by dropping a doubleheader at Mercer County Community College, 2-0 and 7-5. Liam Chamberlain took the loss in the first game, allowing two unearned runs while pitching a complete game, and Riley Crew had a hit for the Pointers. In game two, Roman Hausmann had a home run and Avery Point committed four errors.

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