Pettaway Pours In 20 Points And MHS Stifles Lyman Hall

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MIDDLETOWN – Sophomore guard Tyah Pettaway scored a career-high 20 points to lead Middletown past Lyman Hall 53-40 Monday, snapping the Blue Dragons’ two-game losing streak.

The Blue Dragons’ defense came up big in the non-conference win, holding Lyman Hall scoring threat Hailey Bruneau to just 9 points. The 5-foot-10 senior guard will play at the University of Rochester next year.

“Hailey Bruneau is an All State-caliber player,” Middletown coach Rob Smernoff said. “We spent a huge part of practice yesterday going over the importance of containing her. When we played player-to-player, especially in the first half, Tyah guarded Bruneau and outplayed her.”

The Dragons (2-3) soldiered on without senior forward and captain Ayanna McCalla, who suffered a leg injury in a Dec. 27 loss to St. Joseph and will be out indefinitely.

“I thought overall the team continued to show their heart without Ayanna and in new roles,” Smernoff said. “The team played an outstanding game on the defensive end.”

On the offensive end, the combination of Pettaway and Deziar Rose-Daniels, who had some key buckets in the second half and finished with 17 points, was enough for Middletown to hand Lyman its first loss in three games.

“Overall, the coaches have been very pleased with the resiliency of our kids against adversity,” Smernoff said, “having graduated both of our all-conference players and now losing our top two returning scorers (McCalla as well as junior guard Kya Mayo, who won’t play this season because of injury).”

Grace Gagliardi led Lyman Hall (2-1) with 11 points.

Middletown’s next game is Friday at Wethersfield at 6:45pm.

LYMAN HALL (40)
Grace Gagliardi 3 2 11, Hailey Bruneau 3 0 9, Natalia Panagrosso 2 2 6, Emma Duarte 1 0 2, Brianna Mik 1 5 7, Macenzie Regan 1 0 2, Julie Cretella 1 0 3. Totals: 12 9 40.

MIDDLETOWN (53)
Jenaya Salafia 1 0 2, Deziar Rose-Daniels 6 4 17, India Weston 1 0 2, Alexa Desena 1 0 2, Aysia Henderson 2 0 4, Tyah Pettaway 8 1 20, Shadae Bushay 2 2 6. Totals: 21 7 53.

3-Pointers: LH—Gagliardi 3, Bruneau 3, Cretella 1; M—Pettaway 3, Rose-Daniels 1.

Elsewhere around the area on Monday:

Wilbur Cross 38, Mercy 33

MIDDLETOWN – Dejah Middleton and Rayne Durant scored 13 points each as Wilbur Cross held off Mercy in a Southern Connecticut Conference game. Lily Sokolowski led the Tigers with 10 points.

WILBUR CROSS (38)
Dejah Middleton 4 2-7 13, Madison McAuley 0 0-1 0, Rayne Durant 5 3-7 13, April Artis 3 1-2 7, Jaylice Rosario 1 0-0 2, Kandie Everett 1 0-0 3. Totals: 14 6-17 38.

MERCY (33)
Avery Kohs 1 0-0 3, Lilly Hedge 2 1-2 5, Lily Sokolowski 4 2-4 10, Ava Giansiracusa 1 0-0 2, Sophie Hedge 2 0-0 6, Abby Bradbury 3 0-0 7. Totals 13 3-6 33.

Score By Quarters
WC 10 10 8 10—38
M      4 11 8 10—33

3-Pointers: WC—Middleton 3, Everett 1; M– S. Hedge 2, Bradbury 1, A. Kohs 1.
Records: Wilbur Cross 3-2, Mercy 1-3.

Next Game

  • Mercy at Sacred Heart Academy, Friday, 7pm

Cromwell 63, Old Saybrook 26

OLD SAYBROOK — Vanessa Stolstajner scored a game-high 24 points and Khaya Skene finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Cromwell to a Shoreline Conference win.

Freshman Nevaeh Clark had 10 rebounds, 6 points and 5 assists for the Panthers and Sadie Budzik finished with points, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Priscilla Gumkowski had 6 points and 3 assists for the Rams.

CROMWELL (63)
Sadie Budzik 1 2 5, Erica Dewey 0 0 0, Khaya Skene 4 6 14, Vanessa Stolstajner 9 6 24, Adela Cecunjanin 1 0 3, Madison Tessmer 0 1 1, Brynn Kovacs 1 0 2, Jessica Grodzicki 1 0 2, Nevaeh Clark 3 0 6, Monica Dewey 0 4 4, Likita Chanda 1 0 2, Marykate Sullivan 0 0 0, Grace Mikan 0 0 0. Totals: 21 19 63.

OLD SAYBROOK (26)
Molly Henderson 0 0 0, Priscilla Gumkowski 2 1 6, Kayla Holt 0 0 0, Rachel Baldi 0 0 0, Cassie Johnson 1 0 2, Beldina Feratovic 3 0 6, Taylor Stone 0 0 0, Taylor Cote 2 0 4, Abigail Bergeron 1 0 2, Amina Cecunjanin 1 2 4, Wendy Bowden 0 0 0, Jenna Tully 0 0 0, Claire Smelser 0 0 0. Totals: 11 3 26.

Score By Quarters
C    18 9 21 15—63
OS 6  8 4 8—26

3-Pointers: C—Budzik 1, Cecunjanin 1. OS—Gumkowski 1.
Records: Cromwell 2-2, Old Saybrook  0-4.

Next Games

  • Cromwell at Westbrook, Thursday, 7pm
  • Old Saybrook at Hale-Ray, Thursday, 6pm

East Hampton 34, Morgan 23

CLINTON – East Hampton held the host Huskies to six first-half points, but the Bellringers didn’t pull away until the fourth quarter for their Shoreline Conference win.

Angela Mercaldi led all scorers with 14 points as East Hampton remained unbeaten in four games. Meryl Curtin added 7.

Catie Donadio led Morgan with 10 points, and McComiskey scored 6 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 7 shots.

EAST HAMPTON (34)
Meryl Curtin 3 0-0 7, Angela Mercaldi 4 3-4 14, Mya Field 0 4-6 4, Hannah Barrientos 2 0-0 4, Danielle Adams 2 1-1 5. Totals: 11 8-11 34.

MORGAN (23)
Catie Donadio 3 4-4 10, Caeley Ayer 1 0-0 2, Alyse Olcott 0 0-0 0,  Rachel Lehn 1 0-0 3, Leah McComiskey 3 0-0 6, Alex Kelly 0 0-0 0, Katie Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9 4-4 23.

Score By Quarters
EH  10 7 6 11—34
M     4 2 13 4—23

3-Pointers: EH—Mercaldi 3, Curtin 1. M—Lehn 1.
Records: East Hampton 4-0, Morgan 3-2.

Next Games

  • East Hampton hosts Valley Regional, Thursday, 6pm
  • Morgan at H-K, Thursday, 7pm

Portland 40, Somers 38

PORTLAND – Morgan Lasky led the Highlanders with 12 points in their non-conference win over Somers. Halie Raina led Somers with 13 points.

SOMERS (38)
Kiana Kalman 0 0 0, Halie Raina 5 2-2 13, Ella Deveau 1 1-3 3, Deidre Dalessio 3 1-1 7, Devon Dalessio 1 0-0 2, Anna Majowicz 0 0-2 0, Grace Majowicz 1 1-2 3, Hallie Watt 1 0-0 2, Hannah Renzoni 4 0-0 8. Totals: 16 5-10 38.

PORTLAND (40)
Carly Graves 2 2-3 7, Olivia Doering 4 0-0 9, Maddie Brunk 3 0-3 6, Ava Hurley 1 0-1 2, Alyssa Young 0 0 0, Morgan Lasky 3 6-8 12, Sammy Lasky 2 0-0-4, Leah May 0 0 0, Izzie McClelland 0 0 0. Totals: 15 8-15 40.

Score By Quarters
S   4 10 13 11—38
P   12 6 11 11—40

3-Pointers: P—Graves 1, Doering 1; S—Raina 1.
Records: Portland 2-2, Somers 0-4.

Next Game

  • Portland at Old Lyme, Friday, 7pm

Boys Basketball

Portland 63, Coginchaug 55 (OT)

DURHAM – Josh Doering hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as the Highlanders outlasted Coginchaug in a Shoreline game. Portland outscored the Blue Devils 10-2 in overtime. Mason Piersall (12 points) and Bryan Dinnis (10) also scored in double figures for the winners.

Justin Penney scored 17 and AJ Defilio added 15 for Coginchaug.

PORTLAND (63)
Mason Piersall 5 0 12, Josh Doering 7 2-8 20, Indomari Ellison 0 1-2 1, Grant Collins 2 2-2 6, Caden Charpentier 3 1-2 9, Noah Charpentier 1 1-1 3, Bryan Dinnis 2 5-6 10, Peter McNickle 1 0 2. Totals: 21 12-21 63.

COGINCHAUG (55)
Justin Penney 6 2-2 17, Chris Onofrio 0 0 0, Del Cade 3 0 6, Hugh Barrett 1 0 2, Derek Grant 2 0 4, Tyler Garretson 4 1-2 9, AJ Defilio 6 0 15, Jeremy Mangiameli 1 0 2. Totals: 23 3-4 55.

Score By Quarters
P    7  20 18 8 10—63
C   15 14 13 11 2—55

3-Pointers: P—Doering 4, Piersall 2 C. Charpentier 2, Dinnis 1; C—Penney 3, Defilio 3.
Records: Portland 2-1, Coginchaug 1-3.

Next Games

  • Portland hosts Old Lyme, Friday, 7pm
  • Coginchaug hosts Valley Regional, Saturday, 7pm

Canton 60, Cromwell 42

CANTON – A three-point second quarter led to Cromwell’s undoing in its loss to undefeated Canton.

Canton had four players score in double figures, led by Matt Rose’ 14 points. Justin Valentin led Cromwell with 15 points, all on 3-pointers.

CROMWELL (42)
Tyler Baldwin 2 1 7, James Grodzicki 1 0 2, Connor Daly 0 0 0, Zykarie Wilborn 2 1 5, Nick Polizonis 1 1 4, Justin Valentin 5 0 15, Gianluca Albert 1 2 4, Michael Morgan 2 1 5. Totals: 14 6 42.

CANTON (60)
Chris Tenczar 2 6 10, Colin Mackin 0 0 0, Matt Rose 6 2 14, Silas Sawtelle 2 0 4, Logan Mansur 1 0 2, Thomas Amrose 0 0 0, Josh Burke 3 2 10, Ryan McGoldrick 4 4 12, Jack Rose 3 2 8. Totals: 21 16-18 60.

Score By Quarters
Cr  12 3 14 13—42
Ca  15 12 13 20—60

3-Pointers: Cromwell—Valentin 5, Baldwin 2, Polizonis 1; Canton–Burke 2.
Records: Cromwell 2-1, Canton 4-0.

Next Game

  • Cromwell home vs. Westbrook, Thursday, 7pm

North Branford 57, Westbrook 48

WESTBROOK – Mike Sitro scored a game-high 26 points to help North Branford hit the .500 mark with the Shoreline win on the road.

Trevor Holzer contributed 14 points for the Thunderbirds (2-2).

Jack Naccarato led Westbrook (2-3) with 17 points but struggled from the floor (6 of 24). Jesse Whitney added 9 points for the Knights.

Next Games

  • Westbrook at Cromwell, Thursday, 7pm
  • North Branford hosts Platt Tech, Monday, 7pm

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