Jada Bryant scored a season-high 17 points and Tyah Pettaway poured in 17 as well to lead Middletown to its fourth win of the season, 65-36 over Lyman Hall on Monday in Wallingford.

Shalyn Smith contributed 8 points to the Blue Dragons’ cause and Shadae Bush added 7.

Middletown (4-1) jumped out to a 31-2 first-quarter lead and had a 38-point lead at halftime.

Shea Barron led the Trojans with 9 points.

Middletown’s three-game week continues with a 2pm home game Wednesday against undefeated Sheehan (4-0).

MIDDLETOWN (4-1)
Shalyn Smith 4 0 8, Jada Bryant 8 1 17, Alexa DeSena 2 0 4, Tyah Pettaway 7 2 17, Tajahnae Brock 1 3 5, Shadae Bushay 3 1 7, Kaila Torres 0 0 0, Ava Studinski 2 0 5, Natalia Washington 1 0 2. Totals: 28 7 65.

LYMAN HALL (0-4)
Roisin Turbett 1 0 2, Marcella DeLuca 1 0 2, Shea Barron 3 1 9, Mercedes Cestaro 2 0 4, Macy Buccheri 1 1 3, Callie Casulla 4 0 8, Sophia LaPlant 2 0 4, Alynn Martin 2 0 4. Totals: 16 2 36.

Score By Quarters
Middletown…..31 15 15 4–65
Lyman Hall…….2  6  8  20–36

3-pointers: Middletown: Pettaway 1, Studinski 1; Lyman Hall: Barron 2.

Xavier edges Valley Regional in Art Kohs Tournament

In Middletown, the Falcons held off the Warriors in the fourth quarter for a 48-46 victory to reach the tournament final against Waterford. Valley’s 3-point attempt to win it in the waning seconds was off the mark. The Warriors will play Glastonbury in the consolation game Tuesday.

VALLEY REGIONAL (2-2)
Simon Partyka 11 0-1 29, Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre 0 0-0 0, Andrew Yermanson 0 0-0 0, Sam Hutchinson 1 0-0 2, James Marsden 4 0-0 10, Brayden Shea 2 1-2 5. Totals: 18 1-3 46.

XAVIER (2-1)
John Carrozzella 2 0-1 4, Ethan Bessoni 1 0-0 2, Vik Vakati 2 1-2 5, Anthony Parker 9 0-0 20, Richie Rivers 2 2-4 6, Aidan Driscoll 4 2-2 10, Mark Schoonmaker 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20 6-11 48.

Score By Quarters
Valley…….10  9 14 13–46
Xavier……14 18  8   8–48

3-pointers–Valley: Partyka 7, Marsden 2; Xavier: Parker 2.

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