Valley Rallies From 13 Down For Woods’ 200th Victory

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Pictured: Portland’s Cam Latronica gets the shot off as Valley’s James Marsden applies pressure in the second half of the Warriors’ 64-60 Shoreline win.

PORTLAND – Before Valley Regional coach Kevin Woods could praise his own players, who had just delivered his 200th career win, he had to send his regards to the coach he opposed Monday night.

“I have to just tip my hat to David Bradbury and the job he’s done at this school,” Woods said after his Warriors rallied from a 13-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat Portland 64-60. “I know this is a tough one for him and I know he wanted this one bad, and I would have too if I was in his shoes, but I’m as proud of him as I am with our program tonight.”

Bradbury, a first-year varsity coach who had the Highlanders on a four-game winning streak before the Shoreline Conference loss, was a starter for Woods on the Valley teams that reached back-to-back Class S championship games in 2014 and 2015.

He came back to his alma mater last year as Valley’s freshman coach and spent varsity games basically shoulder to shoulder with Woods, who is in his 12th season leading the Warriors.

After Monday’s game, the admiration flowed in both directions.

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VALLEY REGIONAL (5-2)
Simon Partyka 8 3-3 22, DiAngelo Jean-Pierre 0 1-2 1, James Marsden 3 4-5 12, Saagar Patel 4 7-9 15, Marcus SantaMaria 3 0-0 7, Keenan Pindar 2 0-0 5, Kyle Montecalvo 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 15-19 64.

PORTLAND (4-2)
Cody Daggett 6 6-7 18, TJ Reddington 2 0-0 5, Mason Piersall 6 2-4 15, Noah Charpentier 2 0-0 4, Cam Latronica 7 0-2 14, Eli Evison 1 1-2 4. Totals 24 9-15 60.

Score By Quarters
V  11 18 23 12–64
P  18 19 14   9–60

3-Pointers: Valley 7 (Partyka 3, Marsden 2, Pindar 1, SantaMaria 1); Portland 3 (Piersall 1, Reddington 1, Evison 1).

In other boys basketball games Monday:

Xavier 51, East Haven 42

EAST HAVEN (3-3)
Alias Ford 4 2-4 13; Ian Reynolds 1 0-0 3; Shea Carasone 4 0-1 12; Nicky Furino 3 4-6 10; Trey Garia 0 1-2 1; Theo Rawls 1 1-1 3. Totals: 13 8-14 42.

XAVIER (5-1)
Justin Menard 6 11-13 26; John Carrozzella 0 1-2 1; Parker Hunter 3 0-0 7; Sathvik Vakati 0 1-2 1; Nick Beaulieu 4 2-2 10; Malcolm Wilson-Toliver 1 0-0 2; Aidan Driscoll 1 2-2 4. Totals: 15 17-21 51.

Score By Quarters
EH 7 14 12 9–42
X 14 2 20 15–51

3-Pointers: X–Menard 3, Hunter 1; EH–Carasone 4, Ford 3, Reynolds 1.
Of note: Menard and Beaulieu had 11 rebounds each for the Falcons.

Morgan 62, Old Lyme 47

MORGAN (7-0)
Zach Johnson 8 6 25, Jason Cohen 5 0 14, Alex Fratamico 3 1 7, Rob Zirlis 2 5 9, Connor Duffy 1 0 2, Mason Smith 1 1 3, Gavin Krott 1 0 2. Totals: 21 13 62.

OLD LYME (3-3)
Nick Cox 2 0 4, Jacob Ritchie 5 5 16, Frank Sablone 1 4 6, Colbe Andrews 4 1 9, Caden Monte 2 0 4, Calvin Monte 2 0 4, Maverick Swaney 1 2 4. Totals: 17 12 47.

Score By Quarters
M 17 13 14 18–62
OL 9 18 10 10–47

3-Pointers: M–Cohen 4, Johnson 3; OL–Ritchie 1.
Of note: Morgan was 13 of 17 from the free-throw line.

Cromwell 77, Westbrook 51

WESTBROOK (1-6)
Bran Naccarato 2 5-6 9, Joey Caslin 5 0-0 10, Sammy Freeman 0 0-0 0, Jack Naccarato 8 4-7 21, Nick Palumbo 1 0-3 2, Evan McIntyre 2 0-0 4, Ryan Engels 2 1-1 5. Totals: 20 10-17 51.

CROMWELL (5-2)
James Grodzicki 10 2-4 22, Connor Daly 0 0-0 0, Zykarie Wilborn 3 0-0 6, Justin Valentin 3 0-0 7, Gianluca Albert 1 1-1 3, Michael Morgan 8 0-0 18, Louis Friend 1 0-0 2, Sam Stergos 0 2-2 2, Malcolm Mention 4 0-0 9, Matt Pepe 3 0-0 6. Totals: 34 5-7 77.

Score By Quarters
W 8 16 10 17–51
C 22 22 23 10-77

3-Pointers: W–J. Naccarato 1; C–Morgan 2, Valentin 1, Mention 1.
Of note: Knights senior Jack Naccarato surpassed 1,000 career points.

Haddam-Killingworth 80, Hale-Ray 52

HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH (3-4)
Alec Erskine 7 0-0 17, Kevin Harrison 3 0-0 7, Chase O’Linn 3 0-0 6, Mason Gorham 10 2-2 26, Tony Giambanis 3 0-1 9, Ronnie Scarpa 3 1-1 7, Cooper Savoy 2 0-0 5, Callen Powers 1 0-0 3. Totals: 32 3-4 80.

HALE-RAY (4-2)
Nate Matetich 5 0-0 11, Braden Lankrage 2 0-0 4, Loudon Chupas 2 2-2 7, Matt Conroy 4 2-2 12, Mamush Ciccarello 2 0-0 4, Ross Kuluga 2 2-2 6, Drew Conroy 1 0-0 2, Miles Gagne 1 1-3 3, Hunter Espinosa 1 1-2 3. Totals: 20 8-11 52.

Score By Quarters
HK 23 23 27 8–80
HR 13 8 19 12–52

3-Pointers: HK–Gorham 4, Erskine 3, Giambanis 3, Savoy 1, Powers 1, Harrison 1; HR–M. Conroy, Chupas 1, Matetich 1.

East Hampton 71, Coginchaug 36

COGINCHAUG (1-4)
Tyler Garretson 4 2 10, A.J. DeFilio 3 1 8, Jake Dykas 3 3 10, Terry Murphy 0 2 2, Dylan Kaczor 1 0 2, Sam Whittle 1 0 2, Mekki Watson 1 0 2. Totals 13 8 36.

EAST HAMPTON (3-4)
Ted Zhao 1 0 2, Dan Cascio 2 2 4, Grant Arcidiacono 7 2 20, Jye Lynch 2 2 6, Jack Blakey 3 0 6, Nate Ireland  10 7 27, Drew DiStefano 0 0 0, Max Karrenberg 1 0 2, Chris Progano 1 0 2, Ethan Palma 1 0 2. Totals: 27  13 71.

Score By Quarters
C 9 7 12 8–36
EH 12 16 23 20–71

3-Pointers: C–DeFilio 1, Dykas 1; EH–Arcidiacono 4.

Old Saybrook 58, North Branford 33

OLD SAYBROOK (3-3)
Ben Yost 3 0 6, Garrett Brady 1 1 3, Aidan Rascoe 1 0 2, Connor Lane 1 0 2, Riley Lawson 7 1 17, Ryan Stratton 3 0 6, Peter Waida 2 0 4, Auggie Albert 3 0 6, Aaron Tolve 2 4 8, Owen Tolve 2 0 4. Totals: 25 6 58.

NORTH BRANFORD (0-7)
Brandon Fratta 3 0 7, Jack Meehan 4 1 9, Albagnaro 2 2 6, Dimeo 1 0 2, Perison 1 0 2, Holzer 3 0 7. Totals: 14 3 33.

Score By Quarters
OS 10 9 22 17–58
NB 4 10 12 7–33

3-Pointers: OS–Lawson 2; NB–Holzer 1, Fratta 1.

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