The Day – HS recap: New London boys beat Hall for fifth consecutive win
New London – New London won another big night from senior Rhodia Perry to claim their fifth straight victory, a 46-40 win in men’s non-championship basketball over Hall on Saturday night at Conway Gym.
Perry scored a high 25 points for the Whalers (5-1), including five 3-pointers, who haven’t lost since opening night at East Lyme.
Da’Shaun Phillips added 10 for New London.
In other games:
• Elijah Black scored 18 points as Bacon Academy hung on to beat Ledyard 50-46 in a Division II Eastern Connecticut Conference game. Bacon (4-3, 2-1) went 5-6 from the foul line in the final 30 seconds to secure the win. Sam Blumberger scored 14 points for Bacon and Ryan Outlow led Ledyard (2-5, 0-3) with 13 points.
• Keith Zardies scored 40 points as Wheeler beat Lyman Memorial 62-58 in an ECC Division IV game. Zane Brewer and Deondre Bransford scored 14 points each, Kyle Kessler had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists for Wheeler (4-3, 3-0). Ben Darrow led Lyman (0-6, 0-1) with 15 points and his teammates Jared Russo (13) and Jaiden Lopez (12) also scored in double digits.
• Van Spruill scored 21 points and took eight rebounds as Fitch beat Weston 70-44 in a non-championship game. Jaysen Hammar had 16 points, five steals and five rebounds for Fitch (2-5). Jack Fitzmaurice led Weston with 16 points.
• Host Lyman Memorial / Windham Tech had four finalists and placed third at the Casey Yates Memorial tournament in Lebanon. The Bulldogs finished with 131 points while Haddam-Killingworth won the tag team title with 186 points and Killingly finished second at 164.5.
Lyman / Windham Tech’s Nehemiah Czelusniak won the 132-pound title with a pin in the second period while Chase Plourde (113), James Plourde (145) and Cameron Sammarco (160) each placed second.
Montville finished fifth with 101 points while James Linder (126), Blake Chapman (138) and Raphael Vogt (195) each finished second while Fitch’s Cal Meuse won the title 220 with a pin and John Luethy (182_ was second as the Falcons finished sixth with 188 points.
Christian Hall (106) and Luke Chapman (120) of Montville, Luca Orsini of Fitch (113) and Carson Brown (152) of Bacon Academy finished third.
• Ledyard went 2-1 in a quad biking encounter at Guilford, beating hosts Grizzlies (45-26) and Middletown (48-29) while losing to Trumbull (48-36). Joseph Crader (113), Ryan Taggart (120) and Connor Doran (132) each went 3-0 for the Colonels (5-2) with Taggart and Doran each registering two pins each. All three have also agreed to forfeits against Middletown.
• NFA went 2-2 to the Southington Duals, beating Hand 45-36 and Greenwich 48-33 while losing to Ridgefield 60-24 and Southington 51-27. Connor DeVega (138) and Thomas Brunelli (145) were each 4-0 with three pins for the NFA (5-3). Jaiden James (120) and Brenden Vine (285) each had two pins for NFA.
• Mason Concascia (152) of Waterford went 4-0 with four pins while Waterford went 2-2 in a quad biking encounter at East Haven. Waterford (2-5) beat Stratford 37-36 on a tiebreaker and East Haven 42-40 while losing to Foran 54-24 and Glastonbury 33-30. Devon Powers (170) and Zachary Ruest (182) are both 4-0 and Elijah Klusek (120) has won three games for the Lancers.
Swimming for boys
• Eric Wang and Hawken Hammen won a pair of events each as East Lyme beat Amity 103-77 in a non-league encounter. Wang won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:48 and the 100-meter freestyle in 49.13. Hammen won the 50 freestyle in 23.42 and the 100 butterfly in 55.54. East Lyme’s Ryan McLaughlin (2-0) won the 1m dive with a score of 188.90. Ryan Huang, Brendan Fant, Hammen and Wang also teamed up to win a pair of relays.
• Benjamin Tan of East Lyme went 6-0 as the Vikings beat New London 7-2 and NFA 6-3 in men’s foil. The NFA beat New London 6-3. On men’s epee, East Lyme beat the NFA 8-1 and New London 9-0 while the NFA beat New London 6-3. East Lyme’s Jason Matlock and Michael Monahan were each undefeated, combining to go 11-0.
East Lyme’s Kaitlin Crowell was 6-0 as the Vikings beat NFA 8-1 and New London 6-3 while New London beat NFA 7-2 in women’s foil. NFA’s Alli Pesty and Niamh Smedley were both unbeaten as the NFA beat East Lyme 7-2 on the women’s épée.
• Waterford went 2-0 in men’s foil, beating St. Bernard 9-0 and Griswold 8-1 while St. Bernard edged Griswold 5-4. In women’s foil, Waterford defeated Griswold 8-1 and both teams won by forfeit over Saint-Bernard. On épée, the Waterford girls beat St. Bernard 8-1 and the St. Bernard boys forfeit victory over Waterford while Griswold forfeited all four of their games.
• Host Ledyard was 5-1 in a men’s tri-meet against Fitch (4-2) and Bacon Academy (0-6).
• Fitch qualified three relay teams for the CIAC State competition at a competition in UConn. The 4×200 relay team of Charlie Tarbox, Nimyel Gamboa, Gavin Asciolla and Thomas Williams ran a 1: 41.37, the 4×400 team of Williams, Charles Cabusao, Patrick Lindy and Raj Bokhiria ran a 3: 50.47 and the team in the medley sprint of Cabusao, Khyol Kershaw, Gamboa and Carson Riley clocked 3: 57.99. Kheaven Kershaw (55 hurdles; 8.90) and Tarbox (55 sprints; 6.85) also achieved qualifying times.