SOUTHINGTON – Southington boys basketball lost to East Catholic on Friday, losing 45-35.
East Catholic led 13-5 through the first quarter and maintained a lead entering halftime at 25-18. Southington chipped away slightly, but East Catholic was able to hang on for a win.
Leading Southington in scoring was Raysean Epps and Nate Cofrancesco with eight points each. Aidan Buck and Ryan Hammarlund each had seven points.
Plainville 50, Wethersfield 47: Plainville boys basketball beat Wethersfield 50-47 Friday night.
“[A] gutsy performance by Plainville,” said Blue Devils basketball head coach Scot Wenzel. “Plainville held the lead for much of the game. Artem Mojica picked up his defense and helped slow down Wethersfield Rob Rivera in the fourth quarter.”
Wethersfield was led in scoring by Rivera’s 19 points, which was also the game-high. Plainville had a high of 15 from Cam LaMothe to go with seven rebounds and Joe Vasquez added 13 points with seven rebounds.
Innovation 50, Goodwin Tech 37: Goodwin Tech boys basketball defeated Innovation Friday night, winning over the Ravens 50-37.
Tech was led in scoring by Brandon Martinez and Shaun Martin, scoring 12 points and 10 points, respectively. Innovation was led in Jamal Kulaib’s 16 points and Adam Renta’s 12 points.
A 22-point second quarter shot Innovation ahead after trailing 12-9 through the first quarter. Entering halftime, the Ravens held a 31-14 lead, which extended though the third quarter before the game went final.
St. Paul 63, Oxford 51: St. Paul boys basketball defeated Oxford on Friday, winning 63-51.
Oxford led points 17-14 through the first quarter before St. Paul reeled it in, leading 32-30 entering halftime. St. Paul extended through the second half on the way to the win.
Leading in scoring for St. Paul was Jamie Leggett, who dropped 28 points in the win. John Gaffney was the next highest scorer with eight points for the Falcons.
Will Broas led in scoring for Oxford with 15 points. Julian Papst scored 13 points for Oxford.
Berlin 41, Northwest Catholic 32: Berlin girls basketball defeated Northwest Catholic 41-32 Saturday afternoon.
Berlin was led in scoring with 11 points from Jenna Wenzel Rylee Cop added nine points while Kailee DeMaio added seven points. Freshman Maddy Sadowski had eight rebounds with four steals and three assists in the win.
Northwest Catholic was led in scoring by Morgan Murphy’s nine points.
New Britain 31, Lewis Mills 14: New Britain girls basketball beat Lewis Mills on Saturday, winning 31-14.
Lewis Mills was held to four points in the first half as the Hurricanes shot ahead to a 20-4 lea, which they were able to maintain the rest of the way.
Kiatyanna Denmark had 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals in the win.
New Britain 66, Manchester 64: New Britain girls basketball beat Manchester Friday night, winning 66-64.
Kiatyanna Denmark scored 16 points in the win for NB, grabbing eight rebounds and three steals. Xandra Silva had a team-high 17 points with Adrianna Faienza having a strong well-rounded game with 16 points, nine assists, five rebounds and five steals. Navaeh King had 14 points and five steals for New Britain also.
Manchester product Tiara Tyson led all scorers, leading with 39 points.
Newington 51, Danbury 39: Newington girls basketball picked up another win on Saturday, winning 51-39 on Danbury.
Newington had its biggest deficit of the season at halftime, trailing by 10 at 30-20. The Nor’easters were able to rally, outscoring Danbury 31-9 across the final two quarters.
Leading in scoring was Lilly Ferguson with 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Bela Cucuta added eight points.
Chloe Perrealt had 18 points for Danbury.
St. Paul 48, Oxford 40: St. Paul girls hoops knocked off Oxford, winning 48-40 Friday night.
St. Paul trailed 19-16 at halftime before the Falcons took off in the second half, taking the lead and gaining insurance to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Leading St. Paul in scoring with 20 point was Audrey Tice, nailing four 3-pointers. Nadia Reimer had 10 points as the only other scorer for St. Paul in double digits.
Mikayla Walton led all shooters in points with 24 for Oxford.
Nonnewaug 34, Terryville 33: Nonnewaug beat Terryville girls basketball Friday night, winning 34-33.
“Hard fought game down to the last minute,” said Terryville coach Breeann Redman. “[I’m] so proud of my team and how well they played.”
Leading in scoring for Terryville was Zoe Zappone with nine points. Serenity Hoose had seven points with Avery Owens and Morgan Slevinsky both scoring six points.
Goodwin Tech 47, Platt Tech 17: Goodwin Tech girls basketball rolled past Platt Tech Friday night, winning 47-17.
A 13-2 advantage through the first eight minutes gave the Gladiators the cushion they needed, and was extended to a 33-10 lead entering halftime.
Leading in scoring for Goodwin was Megan Lukeszewski’s 17 points. Avalise Hernandez had 15 points and Ericka Aponte had 11 points in the win.
Platt was led by Ceondra Parks Smith’s five points