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H.S. girls' basketball: Saints tie Windham for ECC Small lead

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Published February 08. 2014 4:00AM   Updated February 08. 2014 4:47AM
Dittman scores 12 with 13 rebounds for Saints

Montville — Caitlyn Dittman had 13 points and 12 rebounds as the St. Bernard School downed Windham on Friday night, 46-34, and moved into a first-place tie with the Whippets in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division girls' basketball game.

The Saints (14-3, 7-1) avenged a 47-33 loss to Windham on Jan. 7.

Ali Regan and Brittany Walenta scored 10 for St. Bernard.

In other games:

• Olivia Lane scored 11 points and fifth-ranked Norwich Free Academy shut out Bacon Academy in the first quarter on the way to a 44-27 ECC Large Division win. Alyssa Velles added 10 for the Wildcats (15-1, 9-0), who clinched at least a share of the division title and can win it outright with a victory over Ledyard on Tuesday night.

• Ledyard blitzed East Lyme early, building a 33-12 halftime lead and cruising to a 51-29 win over the Vikings in the ECC Large Division. Michelle Klinikowski scored 14 points, Olivia DelGrosso 13 and Ari Fustini 12 for the Colonels (15-2, 8-1), who can earn a share of the division title by defeating NFA on Tuesday. Colleen Durkee scored seven points for the Vikings (11-6, 5-4).

• New London vaulted to a 21-4 lead after one quarter and used balanced scoring to defeat Montville, 58-25, in the ECC Medium Division. The Whalers (15-2, 9-0), who won the divisional title earlier in the week, were led by Deanna McCarvell's 17 points while Jada Lucas added 12 and India Pagan and Charee Osborn had 11 apiece. Jamie Hill scored 10 points for the Indians (10-8, 5-4) and Kiah Strickland had eight.

• Taty LaFrance-Boyce scored 31 points, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line, as Stonington defeated Plainfield 66-58 in the ECC Medium Division. Margot Calmar added 11 points and 21 rebounds for the Bears (13-6, 5-4) while Megan Sartor and Tia LaFrance-Boyce finished with 10 points apiece.

• Vanessa Kobyluck scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, as Waterford defeated Killingly 56-35 in the ECC Medium Division. Shea Spellman added a pair of 3-pointers and finished with eight points for the Lancers (10-7, 5-4), who broke the game open in the third quarter by outscoring Killingly 17-8.

• Fitch scored 35 points in the second half to overcome a six-point halftime deficit and defeat Woodstock Academy, 46-39, in the ECC Large Division. Taylor Wolfgang led the Falcons (4-13, 2-7) with 15 points and Sophie Clark added 10.

• Sam Savage scored eight points in Norwich Tech's 47-15 loss to Windham Tech in the Constitution State Conference. The Warriors are 3-13.

• Grasso Tech was held to only six first-half points in a 45-22 loss to Putnam in the CSC. Keila LaStraglio, Preonna Boyd-Cannon and Tabitha Ford scored six points apiece for the Eagles.

• Marion Philippe had 10 points and five blocked shots in William School's 30-20 loss to Falmouth Academy. Kailah Waheed added seven rebounds and three blocks for the Blues (1-12).

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