Roundup: Central's Clingan Scores 34 In Win Over MHS

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Pictured: Bristol Central’s 7-foot center Donovan Clingan goes to work in the post against Middletown’s Elijah Wilborn in the first half of Thursday night’s CCC game in Middletown. (Photo by Erica Augeri)

Sophomore center Donovan Clingan scored 22 of his 34 points in the second half and Bristol Central handed Middletown its second straight loss, 70-59 in a CCC victory Thursday night in Middletown.

Clingan, who is listed at 7 feet and has posted a triple-double regularly this season, accounted for nearly half of the Rams’ points and also contributed 22 rebounds and 15 blocked shots.

Donte Pope led the Blue Dragons, who fell behind 35-18 at halftime, with 28 points and added 8 rebounds. Jonathan Nkonoki finished with 16 points, Elijah Wilborn had 7 points and 8 rebounds and Kenny Fountain grabbed 9 boards.

Both teams are 11-4 and could meet again in either the CCC tournament or the state Division II tournament.

Middletown began the week on a six-game winning streak but lost at New Britain on Monday.

BRISTOL CENTRAL (70)
Victor Rosa 2 0-1 4, Damion Glasper 1 1-3 4, Austin Brown 2 0-1 6, Shane Ouellette 1 0-0 3, D’Ante Ross 4 -0-11, Sean Wininger 2 2-2 8, Donovan Clingan 15 4-7 34. Totals: 27 7-14 70.

MIDDLETOWN (59)
Mekhi Toler 1 1-2 3, Kenny Fountain 1 1-2 3, Jonathan Nkonoki 7 1-2 16, Donte Pope 11 3-4 28, Elijah Wilborn 3 1-2 7, Roy McKeithan 1 0 2, Matt Steuerwald 0 0 0, Tim Vaughters 0 0 0, Tyron Scharborough 0 0 0. Totals: 24 7-12 59.

Score By Quarters
BC 16 19 21 14—70
M 10    8 23 18—59

3-Pointers: BC—Ross 3, Wininger 2, Brown 2, Glasper 1, Ouellette 1; M—Pope 3, Nkonoki 1.

Next Game

  • Middletown at Berlin, Tuesday, 6:45pm

Fairfield Prep 36, Xavier 34

FAIRFIELD – Xavier came up short in an SCC game at Fairfield University. Stephen Kohs led the Falcons with 14 points.

XAVIER (34)
Marcus Williams 0 1-2 1; Kareem Grisham 6 0-0 12; Stephen Kohs 6 2-2 14; Andrew Brown 1 3-6 5; Parker Hunter 1 0-2 2. Totals: 14 6-12 34.

FAIRFIELD PREP (36)
Max Manjos 3 0-0 9; Jack Petrafesa 2 2-2 7; Griffin Harding 2 3-5 8; Max McGillicuddy 2 3-4 8; Aidan Harding 2 0-0 4. Totals: 11 8-11 36.

Score By Quarters
X 4 8 16 6—34
FP 15 7 5 9—36

3-Pointers: FP–Manjos 3, Petrafesa 1, Harding 1, McGillicuddy 1.
Records:  Xavier 10-4; Fairfield Prep 7-8.

Next Game

  • Xavier hosts Newington, Saturday, 4pm

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