Lasky, Doering Double Up In Highlanders’ Class S Victory

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Sam Lasky’s 17 points led three Portland players in double figures as the Highlanders defeated Somers 48-33 in the first round of the Class S girls basketball tournament Tuesday night.

Lasky also had 11 rebounds and Olivia Doering also posted a double-double — 10 points and 13 boards.

Host Portland, the No. 15 seed, pulled away for good in the fourth against their 18th-seeded opponent. Carly Graves added 14 points for the Highlanders.

Devon Dalessio led Somers with 9 points.

Portland will hit the road in the second round to play No. 2 Putnam (6:30pm tip).

SOMERS (33)
Halle Paina 1 2-4 4, Ella Deveau 1 0-0 2, Deidre Dalessio 3 0-0 7, Devon Dalessio 4 0-0 9, Bianca Green 1 0-0 2, Grace Madowicz 0 0-4 0, Erin Donahue 1 0-0 2, Hanna Renzoni 3 1-3 7. Totals: 14 3-11 33.

PORTLAND (48)
Maddie Brunk 0 1-2 1, Olivia Doering 2 5-6 10, Carly Graves 4 3-7 14, Morgan Lasky 1 2-3 4, Morgan Lasky 1 2-3 4, Sam Lasky 8 1-3 17, Leah May 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 13-17 48.

Score By Quarters
S   7 6 12   8—33
P 11 9 12 16—48

3-Pointers: S—Deidre Dalessio 1, Devon Dalessio 1; P—Graves 3, Doering 1.
Records: Portland 12-10, Somers 8-13.

In other girls’ state tournament games involving area teams:

Class M: Cromwell 56, Lyman Memorial 24

Vanessa Stolstajner scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting to lead Cromwell to an easy Class M tournament first-round win over visiting Lyman Memorial on Monday night.

Stolstajner had four 3-points for the ninth-seeded and defending Class M champion Panthers, who advance to play at No. 8 Woodland in the second round on Thursday (6:30pm tip).

Sadie Budzik had 8 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the Panthers, Adela Cecunjanin had 11 rebounds and Khaya Skene had 9 boards.

Sidney Pankowski led No. 24 Lyman Memorial with 17 points.

LYMAN MEMORIAL (24)
Mickayla Smith 1 0-1 2, Nicolette Cordy 0 1-2 1, Sidney Pankowski 8 1-8 17, April Beckwith 1 0-0 2, Cassandra Wells 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 2-11 24.

CROMWELL (56)
Sadie Budzik 3 0-0 8, Erica Dewey 1 0-0 2, Khaya Skene 1 0-2 2, Adela Cecunjanin 0 2-2 2, Jessica Grodzicki 1 0-1 3, Nevaeh Clark 0 2-2 2, Vanessa Stolstajner 10 3-3 27, Monica Dewey 1 1-2 3, Likita Chanda 1 2-2 5, Madison Tessmer 0 0-0 0, Grace Mikan 0 0-0 0, Marykate Sullivan 0 0-0 0, Brynn Kovacs 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 10-14 56.

Score By Quarters
LM 8 4 6 6—24
C 13 8 20 15—56

3-Pointers: C—Stolstajner 4, Budzik 2, Chanda 1, Grodzicki 1.
Records: Lyman Memorial 7-15, Cromwell 15-8.

In other Class M tournament games on Monday, Coginchaug advanced; No. 6 Morgan ousted No. 27 Immaculate 52-47; No. 25 Valley Regional lost to No. Woodland 54-48 and No. 2 Canton eliminated Haddam-Killingworth 64-47.

Class M: Coginchaug 68, Kaynor Tech 20

DURHAM – Junior center Jessica Berens scored 17 points to lead the 10th-seeded Blue Devils over No. 23 Kaynor Tech in the first round.

Coginchaug will play at No. 7 Ansonia in the second round on Thursday at 6:30pm.

KAYNOR TECH (20)
Anita Ozuna 0 3-6 3, Claire Feledie 2 0-0 5, Toyin Bilewu 2 4-8 8, Vanessa Concepcion 1 0-0 2, Tasya Teasley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 6 7-14 20.

COGINCHAUG (68)
Sam Mancini 3 2-2 9, Serena Fournier 0 1-2 1, Chloe Shafir 2 2-2 6, Alyssa Woodward 1 0-3 2, Jessica Berens 8 1-2 17, Amalia DeMartino 0 1-2 1, Katie Farr 1 0-0 2, Raegan Moore 1 0-0 3, Taylor McDermott 0 2-4 2, Kerry Turecek 2 2-4 6, Molly Shields 6 0-0 12, Allison Sambor 2 1-1 7, Carly Benbow 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 12-22 68.

Score By Quarters
KT 3   6   5   6—20
C 16 14 27 11—68

3-Pointers: KT—Feledie 1; C—Sambor 2, Mancini 1, Moore 1.
Records: Kaynor Tech 8-13, Coginchaug 14-7.

Class M: Woodland 54, Valley Regional 48

Alena Crosby scored 17 points for the Warriors, who were eliminated on the road in the first round. Bitzy Klomp added 10 points for Valley (7-16) and Ava Cunningham scored 9.

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