Ayer Shows ‘Complete’ Game in 30-Point Effort For Huskies

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Pictured: Caeley Ayer, shown earlier this season, had her career-best scoring night Thursday.

Morgan guard Caeley Ayer was bound to have a night like this sooner or later.

The talented sophomore scored a career-high 30 points Thursday night to lead the Huskies to their eighth win in nine games, 62-27 over Westbrook in Clinton.

Ayer, who had 21 points in the first half, made four 3-pointers and also had 6 steals at the other end of the floor.

“Caeley was outstanding tonight offensively and defensively,” Morgan coach Caitlin Woods said. “She shot tremendously from the perimeter and she used her speed to get to the hoop so well. When she’s on defensively, she’s so tough to play against.

“Tonight she showed her complete game, and I’m happy that it’s showing at the right time of the season.”

Ayer’s cousin, senior point guard Catie Donadio, scored 12 points, dished 6 assists, had 3 steals and 2 blocked shots.

Westbrook junior Jami Sacco led the Knights with 20 points.

WESTBROOK (0-10)
Jamie Sacco 6 3-4 20, Gianni Salisbury 0 1-2 1, Adriana Stanieri 1 0-0 3, Allison Bratczeki 1 0-0 3, Kayla Prizley 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 4-6 27.

MORGAN (8-2)
Catie Donadio 5 1-1 12, Caeley Ayer 12 2-2 30, Katie Martin 2 0-0 4, Sofie Passante 2 1-2 5, Alex Kelly 0 0-0 0, Ava Johnson 3 1-2 9, Victoria O’Neill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25 5-7 62.

Score By Quarters
W 6 6 5 10–27
M 28 18 8 8–62

3-Pointers: W–Sacco 5, Stanieri 1, Bratczeki 1; M–Ayer 4, Johnson 2, Donadio 1.

Elsewhere in the Shoreline on Thursday:

Coginchaug 51, North Branford 46

COGINCHAUG (7-3)
Hannah Nielsen 2 0-0 4, Chloe Shafir 6 1-2 14, Alyssa Woodward 0 2-2 2, Jessica Berens 4 0-0 8, Amalia DeMartino 6 0-3 12, Mia Poturnicki 2 1-2 5. Totals 23 4-9 51.

NORTH BRANFORD (3-6)
Hannah Senerchir 0 1-2 1, Braden LeBeau 4 4-10 12, Norman 2 2-3 7, Marissa Ricardo 4 2-2 12, Erica Piercey 3 1-4 8, Keana Criscuolo 1 1-2 4, Pearson 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 11-21 46.

Score By Quarters
C 16 16 12 7–51
NB 7 7 19 13–46

3-Pointers: NB–Ricardo 2, Piercey 1, Criscuolo 1, Norman 1; C–Shafir 1.

Portland 45, Haddam-Killingworth 43

PORTLAND (2-8)
Ava Hurley 1 4-8 7, Izzy McClellano 2 1-2 6, Hannah Brunk 3 4-8 10, Carly Graves 4 5-6 15, Sam Lasky 2 3-4 7, Leah May 0 0-0 0, Lindsey King 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 17 45.

HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH (2-8)
Kaleigh Bodak 7 6-12 20, Carly Rettberg 3 1-2 7, Payton Yazmer 2 0-1 4, Julia Favalora 4 0-0 9, Audra Yazmer 1 1-2 3, Cheyenne LaTouche 0 0-0 0, Ella Commerford 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 8 43.

Score By Quarters
P 14 14 6 11–45
HK 11 10 10 12–43

3-Pointers: HK–Favalora 1; P–Hurley 1, McClellano 1, Graves 2. 
Of note: Bodak had 8 rebounds and 2 steals to go with her game-high 20 points. Favalora had 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

East Hampton 64, Old Saybrook 14

EAST HAMPTON (10-0)
Meryl Curtin 3 0-0 6, Delaney Russell 1 1-4 3, Jackie Russell 1 6-8 8, Angela Mercaldi 5 1-4 11, Hailey Pyrek 2 0-0 5, Mya Field 6 4-4 16, Hannah Barrientos 4 1-1 9, Danielle Adams 2 0-0 4, Jordan Murphy 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25 13-21 64.

OLD SAYBROOK (2-8)
Taylor Stone 0 0-0 0, Lily Cody 4 2-2 11, Beldina Feratovic 1 0-0 2, Priscilla Gumkowski 0 0-2 0, Ella Hagleston 0 0-4 0, Molly Henderson 0 1-4 1. Totals: 5 3-12 14.

Score By Quarters
EH 19 16 22 7–64
OS 6 0 1 7–14

3-Pointers: OS–Cody 1; EH–Pyrek 1.

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