Berlin overtook Middletown in the third quarter and the Blue Dragons managed just 13 second-half points in their 61-50 loss to the visiting Redcoats on Thursday night.

Jenna Wenzel and Kailee DeMaio scored 15 points each as Berlin (4-4) ended 7-2 Middletown’s five-game winning streak.

Blue Dragons senior guard Tyah Pettaway scored a game-high 23 points, including six straight in transition late in the first half to give Middletown a 32-28 lead.

Middletown led 37-34 at halftime and went up five when Jada Bryant put back her own rebound in the first minute of the third quarter.

But a 10-4 run by Berlin put the Redcoats in the lead at 44-43 with 2:20 left. Middletown went cold from the floor from there and played catch-up the rest of the way.

Shadae Bushay contributed 13 points for Middletown, which again played without guard Shalyn Smith. The Dragons return to the court Tuesday for a CCC home game against Bristol Eastern (3-3).

BERLIN (4-4)
Jenna Wenzel 4 5 15, Taylor Bellizzi 1 0 2, Janesa Yaconiello 1 0 3, Maddy Sadowski 1 3 5, Rylee Cop 2 1 6, Claire McGeever 2 3 8, Alivia Halkias 3 2 8, Kailee DeMaio 6 3 15. Totals: 20 17 61.

MIDDLETOWN (7-2)
Jada Bryant 3 0 6, Alex DeSena 1 0 2, Tyah Pettaway 10 2 23, Tajahnae Brock 1 2 4, Shadae Bushay 6 1 13, Kaila Torres 1 0 2. Totals: 22 5 50.

Score By Quarters
Berlin…………24 10 14 13–61
Middletown…21 16   6   7–50

3-pointers: Berlin–Wenzel 2, Yaconiello 1, Cop 1; Middletown–Pettaway 1.
Up next: Middletown vs. Bristol Eastern, Tuesday, 6:45.

Elsewhere around the county Thursday:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wheeler 44, Haddam-Killingworth 40

H-K (0-7)
Joe Giaccone 1 1-2 3, Declan Christopher 0 0-1 1, Lucas Kamoen 7 2-4 16, Blake Kamoen 1 3-4 5, Jayden Zaitoun 0 2-4 2, Andrew Crayton 1 1-3 3, Callen Powers 4 3-4 11. Totals: 14 12-22 40.

WHEELER (6-3)
Kyle Kessler 1 2-2 4, Keith Zardies 4 3-3 11, Deondre Bransford 2 4-6 8, Jon Anderson 1 0-1 2, Kyle Montigny 1 0-2 2, Wyatt Elliott 3 0-1 6, Jayson Krysiewicz 1 0-0 2, Zane Brewer 3 2-2 9. Totals: 16 11-17 44

Score By Quarters
H-K……..4 8 14 14–40
Wheeler.6 18 6 14–44

3-pointers: Wheeler–Brewer 1.
Up next: H-K vs. Hale-Ray, Friday, 7pm.

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