Penney Is Money For Devils; Mercy Ousted In SCC Opener

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Pictured: Six Coginchaug senior basketball players were recognized before Thursday night’s Shoreline game in Durham. From left: Del Cade, Derek Grant, Devon Geoghegan, Justin Penney, Chris Onofrio and Hugh Barrett. (Karen Kean photo)

Senior Night at Coginchaug belonged to Justin Penney.

The high-scoring Blue Devils guard dropped 27 points Thursday night to propel Coginchaug to a 62-49 Shoreline Conference home win over Old Saybrook.

Penney, the only Coginchaug player to score in double figures, had 15 points in the first half, hitting on 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. The Blue Devils established a 35-25 lead at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring Old Saybrook 15-7.

Riley Lawson led the Rams with 17 points and Davis Brown scored 14.

OLD SAYBROOK (49)
Tucker Gometz 0 0-0 0, Gino Gallitto 2 1-2 7, Shon Ryan 1 0-0 2, Will Bergeron 1 0-0 2, Mike Almada 1 1-2 4, Davis Brown 4 4-4 14, Riley Lawson 5 5-5 17, Ryan Stratton 0 0-0 0, Peter Waida 1 1-2 3, Ben Yost 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 12-15 49.

COGINCHAUG (62)
Justin Penney 8 8-12 27, Chris Onofrio 2 1-2 6, Del Cade 2 0-0 4, Hugh Barrett 2 0-0 4, Derek Grant 2 1-2 5, Tyler Garretson 2 2-7 6, AJ Defilio 1 2-2 4, Jake Dykas 0 0-0 0, Devon Geoghegan 2 2-2 6. Totals: 21 16-27 62.

Score By Quarters
OS  14 11 7 17—49
C   20 15 15 12—62

3-Pointers: OS—Brown 2, Lawson 2, Gallitto 2, Almada 1; C—Penney 3, Onofrio 1.
Records: Old Saybrook 1-16, Coginchaug 5-14.

Next Games

  • Old Saybrook at Hale-Ray, Friday, 7pm
  • Coginchaug at Hale-Ray, Tuesday, 7pm

Girls Basketball

Shelton 55, Mercy 49

SHELTON – Abby Bradbury and Lilly Hedge scored 15 points apiece, but Mercy came up short against No. 6 seed Shelton in the first round of the SCC tournament.

Lily Sokolowski added 7 points for the sixth-seeded Tigers. Leya Vohra led the Gaels with 16 points.

MERCY (49)
Sophie Hedge 1 0-2 3, Abby Bradbury 4 5-9 15, Ava Giansiracusa 0 0-1 0, Lilly Hedge 3 9-10 15, Lily Sokolowski 1 5-8 7, Avery Kohs 2 0-0 5, Jasmine Mendez 2 0-0 4. Totals: 13 19-30 49.

SHELTON (55)
Leya Vohra 5 6-11 16, Reem Abdel-Hack 2 1-2 5, Clarissa Pierre 4 5-7 13, Keira Denner 2 0-2 4, Devan Wildman 1 1-2 3, Emily Sandin 1 1-4 3, Ashia Askin 4 3-6 11. Totals: 19 17-34 55.

3-Pointers: M—Bradbury 2, S. Hedge 1, Kohs 1.
Records: Mercy 9-12; Shelton 16-5.

Next Game

  • Mercy in Class LL tournament, TBD

From Wednesday night:

East Hampton 61, Westbrook 23

EAST HAMPTON – Hannah Barrientos scored 20 points and Angela Mercaldi 19 for the Bellringers, who completed their regular season with a 19-1 record.

WESTBROOK (23)
Adriana Stranieri 1 0 2, Emma Parkhurst 0 0 0, Jamie Sacco 2 7 11, Maria Diaz 0 0 0, Lexi Koplas 0 0 0, Alexandra Zanzalari 0 0 0, Callie Newberg 0 1 1, Sadie Susi 2 0 5, Gianni Salisbury 2 0 4. Totals: 7 8 23.

EAST HAMPTON (61)
Maggie Donohue 0 0 0, Meryl Curtin 1 0 3, Angela Mercaldi 6 3 19, Jordan Murphy 1 0 2, Madison Yorker 0 1 1, Mya Field 4 0 8, Hannah Barrientos 8 3 20, Danielle Adams 3 1 8, Liz MacDonald 0 0 0, Mikeala Rich 0 0 0. Totals: 23 8 61.

Score By Quarters
W    9 4 7 3—23
EH 17 22 6 16—61

3-Pointers: W—Susi 1; EH—Mercaldi 4, Adams 1, Barrientos 1, Curtin 1.
Records: East Hampton 19-1, Westbrook 6-14.

Old Lyme 47, Portland 31

PORTLAND – Emily Deroehn led all scorers with 19 points and Sam Gray scored 14 as the Wildcats closed the regular season with a Shoreline win over Portland.

Carly Graves scored 9 points for the Highlanders.

OLD LYME (47)
Grace Lathrop 1-0-2, Taylor Thompson 0-2-2, Sam Gray 5-2-14, Ellie Zrendra 1-0-2, Emily Deroehn 7-4-19, Alexis Fenton 0-2-2, Megan Loflin 2-2-6. Totals: 16 12-18 47.

PORTLAND (31)
Maddie Brunk 0-0-0, Olivia Doering 1-0-2, Ava Hurley 2-4-8, Carly Graves 3-2-9, Morgan Lasky 1-1-3, Sam Lasky 3-1-7, Leah May 1-0-2. Totals: 11 8-24 31.

Score By Quarters
OL  13 8 12 14—47
P       9 3   8 11—31

3-Pointers: OL–Gray 2, Deroehn 1; P—Graves 1.
Records: Old Lyme 13-7, Portland 11-9.

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