Donadio Leads Morgan Attack With Career-High 28 In Win

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DEEP RIVER — Catie Donadio led three Morgan players in double-figure scoring with a career-high 28 points as the Huskies defeated host Valley Regional 56-40 Saturday in Shoreline Conference girls basketball.

Caeley Ayer contributed 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals for the Huskies, who have won three straight, and Katie Martin added 10 points. Alex Kelly grabbed 9 rebounds.

Morgan trailed by one at halftime, led by three points after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth by outscoring Valley 22-9.

“I think they finally just allowed the offense to come to them as opposed to forcing shots or being so stuck in our half-court sets,” Morgan coach Caitlin Woods said. “Catie and Caeley definitely took over the game in the fourth quarter. We always capitalized on their fouls by finishing layups and free throws.”

Donadio’s milestone game comes just after she recorded her 1,000th career point earlier in the week in a victory over North Branford. The senior point guard, who will go on to play at Conn College, also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

MORGAN (3-1)
Catie Donadio 9 8-9 28 Caeley Ayer 4 2-5 12, Katie Martin 2 6-10 10, Sofie Passante 1 0-0 2, Ava Johnson 1 0-0 2, Alex Kelly 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17 18-24 56.

VALLEY REGIONAL (2-2)
Ava Cunningham 2 0-0 4, Addie Marchese 2 0-0 4, Alena Crosby 2 0-0 4, Bitsy Klomp 0 0-0 0, Lily Grow 1 1-2 3, Abby Bradbury 6 2-4 14, Liz Allen 1 0-0 3, Libby Cap 2 1-2 5. Totals: 16 4-12 40.

Score By Quarters
M 13 9 12 22–56
VR 11 12 8 9–40

3-Pointers: M–Donadio 2, Ayer 2. VR–Grow 1.

In other girls basketball games Saturday:

Cromwell 52, North Branford 32

CROMWELL (2-2)
Jessica Grodzicki 2 0-0 4, Nevaeh Clark 3 0-2 6, Monica Dewey 3 2-4 9, Likhita Chanda 3 6-11 15, Adela Cecunjanin 3 0-0 6, Marykate Sullivan 3 0-3 6, Cameryn Hickey 2 0-0 5, Grace Mikan 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22 3-11 52.

NORTH BRANFORD (1-3)
Hanna Senerchia 1 0-0 2, Erica Piercey 1 2-2 4, Braeden LeBeau 6 0-2 12, Keana Criscuolo 1 0-0 2, Marissa Ricardo 3 0-0 7, Natalia Lucibello 1 0-0 2, Delaney Norman 1 0-0 3. Totals: 14 2-4 32.

Score By Quarters
C 15 16 13 8–52
NB 6 7 13 6–32

3-Pointers: C–Chanda 3, Dewey 1, Hickey 1; NB–Norman 1, Ricardo 1.

East Hampton 37, Haddam-Killingworth 32

EAST HAMPTON (4-0)
Amber Murphy 0 0-0 0, Meryl Curtin 3 2-6 10, Delaney Russell 0 0-0 0, Jackie Russell 0 0-0 0, Jordan Murphy 0 0-0 0, Madison Yorker 0 0-0 0, Mya Field 3 1-3 7, Hannah Barrientos 5 3-8 13, Danielle Adams 2 2-4 6, Liz MacDonald 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13 9 37.

HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH (0-4)
Kaleigh Bodak 0 0-0 0, Carly Rettberg 0 1-2 2, Payton Yazmer 1 0-0 2, Julia Favalora 1 4-4 6, Tessa Wills 1 0-0 2, Ella McGlynn 2 0-1 4, Kelsey Lonergan 0 0-0 0, Jordan O’Linn 0 0-0 0, Audra Yazmer 3 0-0 6  Totals 8 6 22.

Score By Quarters
EH 11 5 10 11–37
HK 6 2 2 10–22

3-Pointers: EH–Curtin 2.

Old Lyme 58, Hale-Ray 29

OLD LYME (3-1)
Sam Gray 7 1-1 18, Ellie Zrenda 1 0-0 2, Emily Deroehn 6 0-0 12, Emma McCulloch 5 0-0 10, Megan Loflin 4 2-4 10, Ali Kyle 1 0-0 2, Ava Roth 1 0-0 2, Grace Lathrop 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 3-7 58.

HALE-RAY (1-2)
Winnie Ciccarello 4 1 9, Brooke Praskievicz 2 6 10, Kayla Bartolotta 1 0 2, Gabby Aquilera 3 2 8, Lexi DeSiata 0 0 0. Totals: 10 9 29.

Score By Quarters
OL 16 12 20 10–58
HR 6 2 10 11–29

3-Pointers: OL–Gray 3.

Old Saybrook 54, Westbrook 29

OLD SAYBROOK (1-1)
Taylor Stone 3 4-8 10, Lily Cody 7 0-0 14, Beldina Feratovic 4 0-5 8, Priscilla Gumkowski 2 1-3 7, Cassie Johnson 4 1-2 9, Mackenna Cook 1 0-0 2, Ella Hagleston 2 0-0 4. Totals: 23 6-18 54.

WESTBROOK (0-3)
Emma Parkhurst 2 0-0 4, Jami Sacco 5 0-0 13, Alex Zanzalari 1 0-0 2, Gianni Salisbury 2 1-2 6, Adriana Stranigri 1 0-0 2, Liticia Pires 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12 1-2 29.

Score By Quarters
OS 17 13 10 14–54
W 9 5 11 4–29

3-Pointers: OS–Gumkowski 2; W–Sacco 3, Salisbury 1.
Of note: Feratovic had 16 rebounds and Cody had 6 assists for Old Saybrook.

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