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Local roundup: Whalers earn a rematch with Woodstock in ECC boys' basketball semis

Published 02/24/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 02/23/2013 11:43 PM

Montville - Keith Porter had 26 points and 18 rebounds in New London High School's 70-59 victory over Bacon Academy in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' basketball tournament Saturday.

Collin Sawyer added 12 points and DeAnte Bruton and De'Vonta Robinson had 10 each for third-seeded New London (14-7), which advanced to the semifinals to meet No. 2 Woodstock Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard.

Seth Lake added three 3-pointers to finish with nine points in the victory.

New London led 40-21 at halftime, before No. 6 Bacon cut its deficit to 60-55 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds remaining. New London lost to ECC Large Division champion Woodstock twice this season, 60-48 on Dec. 14 and 32-28 on Jan. 25.

Other quarterfinal scores were: No. 1 Ledyard 69, No. 9 Waterford 52; Woodstock 84, No. 7 Stonington 64; and No. 5 Norwich Free Academy 50, No. 4 Windham 46.

Ledyard and NFA will meet in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In other games:

• Overcoming a seven-point deficit with 4:29 remaining, NFA defeated Windham 50-46 in the ECC quarterfinals.

The Wildcats scored the final 11 points, highlighted by a 3-pointer by Ryer Caruso, putbacks by Denzell Lancaster and Ryan Lusk and two key free throws by Ramel Williams with NFA up by two with 35 seconds remaining.

Lusk finished with 18 points, Marcus Outlow 17 and Lancaster 10 for NFA (14-8). Kendall Marquez had 19 points for Windham.

• Ledyard had four players in double figures in a 69-52 victory over Waterford in the ECC quarterfinals. Khary Childs had 11 points and Thomas Whipple, Darnay Gray and Kensy Desir had 10 each for the Colonels (19-2). Schneider Jean-Pierre scored 13 points to lead Waterford (13-9).

• Woodstock scored 30 points in the fourth quarter to pull away in an 84-64 victory over Stonington in the ECC quarterfinals. Jackson Donahue scored 27 points and Tim Ferraro 14 for Stonington (12-10), which trailed 29-21 at halftime. Tristan Welch led Woodstock with 22 points.

• Matti Fuller scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and second-seeded Old Lyme went 18 of 21 from the foul line to defeat No. 7 Haddam-Killingworth 68-57 in the quarterfinals of the Shoreline Conference tournament.

The Wildcats (16-5) will play host to No. 3 Cromwell in Tuesday's semifinals at 7 p.m. Andrew Tyrol added 16 for Old Lyme while George Logan and Slater Gregory had 13 points apiece.

H.S. fencing

• NFA's boys swept the foil and epee team titles during the ECC Championships at Griswold while Ledyard won the girls' foil team title and East Lyme the epee girls' team title. Individually, Ledyard's David Allen won the boys' foil, East Lyme's Denis Vritov won the boys' epee, Fitch's Chesca Bonnevie won the girls' foil and East Lyme's Pam Smith won the girls' epee.

The top four finishers in each division were named ECC all-stars: Girls' foil - 1. Bonnevie; 2. Erin Lucas (East Lyme); 3. Quinn Duwelius (Ledyard); 4. Ashley Adams (Fitch); Girls' epee - 1. Smith; 2. Caitlin Wagner (St. Bernard); 3. Maddy Rusk (Fitch); 4. Shannon Sullivan (East Lyme); Boys' foil - 1. Allen; 2. Kyle Young (NFA); 3. Justin Cavitt (St. Bernard); 4. Zach Kuvalanka (St. Bernard); Boys' epee - 1. Vritov; 2. Tony Castagnaro (Fitch); 3. Christian Gospodinoff (St. Bernard); 4. Kenny Wen (NFA).

Women's hockey

• Sam Schoeneberger's goal with 4:46 remaining gave fifth-seeded Connecticut College a 1-0 victory over No. 4 Trinity College in the quarterfinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament. Goalie Kelsie Fralick made 32 saves for the Camels (14-10-1), who will play at No. 1 Middlebury next Saturday in the semifinals.

Men's basketball

• Marquis Salmon's free throw with six seconds left gave St. Thomas More a 74-73 victory over Army Prep in West Point, N.Y. Salmon finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Chancellors (28-4) while Tom McDermott added 14 points and four assists.

Men's indoor track

• Coast Guard Academy's Adam Scalesse was eighth in the 60-meter hurdles at the All-Division New England Championships at Boston University, setting a school record in the finals with a time of 8.11 seconds. Scalesse's time is currently the third-fastest this season in Division III. He ran an 8.20 in the preliminary heat and an 8.22 in the semifinals.

• Conn College's distance medley relay team of Tristan Cole, Geoff Phaneuf, Andrew Duarte and Michael LeDuc placed 11th, but set a school record in 10:05.08.

Women's indoor track

• Conn College's 4x800 relay team set a school record at the All-Division New England Championships. The team of Sarah Matthews, Michelle Wesley, Caroline Leonard and Kim Bolick was timed in 9:27.07 and placed 12th overall.

Men's tennis

• Josh Fischer won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Blake Maurer to win at No. 1 doubles as Coast Guard Academy beat Holy Cross 7-2. Fischer won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while he and Maurer registered an 8-2 win at doubles.

Robert Renfrow won at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-2; Mark Guentert recorded a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 and Weston Fortna won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles for the Bears (1-4).

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