Katie Martin’s running shot in the closing seconds Friday night completed Morgan’s fourth-quarter comeback as the Huskies defeated Coginchaug 50-49 in Shoreline Conference girls basketball action in Clinton.

Holding a four-point lead, the Blue Devils (5-4) helped the Huskies by committing two turnovers in the final minute. It was Coginchaug’s second straight loss after three consecutive wins.

Martin took the inbounds pass on the wing, drove to her right to the top of the circle and banked in the winning basket from 15 feet.

Junior Caeley Ayer scored a game-high 19 points for the Huskies, who won their fifth in a row following a 1-4 start to the season. Martin finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, while Maeve Madura also contributed 11 points.

Martin and Ava Johnson, who pulled down a team-best 13 boards, came up with steals in the home stretch to set Morgan up for its latest triumph.

“A great team win,” Huskies coach Caitlin Woods said. “I think we are definitely coming along. Fortunately we got Madura back and it made a tremendous difference tonight. I’m really happy with the effort and contributions from the whole team. This definitely gives us momentum, but we can never be complacent. We have to continue to work and improve.”

Chloe Shafir led Coginchaug with 17 points, while Allison Sambor and Mia Poturnicki scored 8 points apiece.

COGINCHAUG (5-4)
Allison Sambor 3 0-2 8, Hannah Nielsen 2 0-0 4, Serena Fournier 1 1-1 3, Katie Farr 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Woodward 1 0-0 3, Mia Poturnicki 3 2-2 8, Allison Strang 3 0-0 6, Chloe Shafir 6 4-6 17. Totals 19 7-11 49.

MORGAN (6-4)
Caeley Ayer 7 4-4 19, Ava Johnson 2 1-3 5, Katie Martin 4 2-5 11, Sofia Passante 0 4-4 4, Maeve Madura 4 3-3 11. Totals: 17 14-19 50.

Score By Quarters
Coginchaug….13 14 7 15–49
Morgan………..15 11 12 12-50

3-pointers: Coginchaug–Sambor 2, Woodward 1, Shafir 1; Morgan–Ayer 1, Martin 1.
Up next: Coginchaug vs. North Branford, Tuesday, 7pm; Morgan at Westbrook, Tuesday, 5:30.

In other girls basketball games Friday:

Cromwell 64, Old Saybrook 26

CROMWELL (6-1)
Cameryn Hickey 3 1-1 8, Grace Mikan 3 0-0 9, Jessica Grodzicki 7 0-0 17, Nevaeh Clark 5 0-1 11, Adela Cecunjanin 7 0-0 15, Kayla Nappi 2 0-0 4, Abigail Burgess 0 0-0 0, Hope Greaves 0 0-0 0, Annika Peters 0 0-0 0. Totals: 27 1-2 64.

OLD SAYBROOK (2-7)
Mackenna Cooke 2 0-2 4, Cassie Johnson 1 2-2 4, Beldina Feratovic 1 0-0 2, Sophia Baker 2 0-0 4, Breleigh Cooke 1 1-2 3, Ella Hagelston 3 0-0 7, Alex Ling 0 0-0 0, Sanai Baker 1 0-0 2, Nora Kulmann 0 0-0 0, Ayla D’Anna 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 3-6 26.

Score By Quarters
Cromwell……..27 21 7 9–64
Old Saybrook…4 5 7 10–26

3-pointers: Cromwell–Mikan 3, Grodzicki 3, Clark 1, Hickey 1, Cecunjanin 1; Old Saybrook–Hagelston 1.
Of note: Cecunjanin had 12 rebounds for the Panthers and Clark had 12 assists.
Up next: Cromwell vs. Old Lyme, Tuesday, 7; Old Saybrook vs. Old Lyme, Saturday, 6.

East Hampton 70, Portland 24

PORTLAND (1-8)
Mikayla Wilk 0 0 0, Tara Fitzgibbons 0 0 0, Izzy McClelland 1 0 2, Hannah Brunk 5 2 13, Allison Scott 1 0 2, Kendra Schoeps 0 0 0, Sam Lasky 2 0 4, Jamie Lasky 0 0 0, Leah May 1 1 3. Totals:10 3 24.

EAST HAMPTON (10-1)
Amber Murphy 4 0 8, Olivia DeMartino 3 4 11, Katherine Searles 1 0 2, Liana Salamone 8 5 24, Delaney Russell 2 0 4, Jackie Russell 7 1 19, Jordan Murphy 0 0 0, Katie Ireland 1 0 2, Madison Yorker 0 0 0, Liz MacDonald 0 0 0. Totals: 26 10 70.

Score By Quarters
Portland…………..2   5   4 13–24
East Hampton…19 17 17 17–70

3-pointers: Portland–Brunk 1; East Hampton–J. Russell 4, Salamone 3.
Up next: Portland vs. H-K, Tuesday, 7; East Hampton vs. Old Saybrook, Tuesday, 7.

Middletown 65, Bloomfield 35

MIDDLETOWN (9-2)
Shalyn Smith 0 0 0, Jada Bryant 4 1 9, Alexa DeSena 2 0 4, Tyah Pettaway 7 4 18, Jahne Carrenard 0 0 0, Tajahnae Brock 2 3 7, Shadae Bushay 10 1 22, Kaila Torres 1 0 2, Ava Studinski 1 0 3, Cadence Manning 0 0 0. Totals: 27 9 65.

BLOOMFIELD (2-6)
Dejahlee Dogans 2 3 8, Nyasia Dogans 3 0 6, Taylor Sackson 4 0 9, Tanae Spears 3 1 7, Marcelle James 1 1 3, Lyeleah Smith 1 0 2. Totals: 14 5 35.

Score By Quarters
Middletown……18 16 16 15–65
Bloomfield………7   5 15   8–35

3-pointers: Middletown–Bushay 1, Brock 1; Bloomfield–D. Dogans 1, Sackson 1.
Up next: Middletown vs. Simsbury, Tuesday, 6:45.

Haddam-Killingworth 33, Westbrook 13

WESTBROOK (6-5)
Jami Sacco 1 1-2 4, Adriana Stranieri 0 0-0 0, Leticia Pires 1 1-2 4, Sadie Susi 1 1-3 3, Alex Zanzalari 0 0-1 0, Gianna Salisbury 1 0-0 2. Totals: 4 3-8 13.

H-K (3-7)
Kaleigh Bodak 6 6-11 18, Cheyenne LaTouche 1 0-0 2, Julia Favalora 3 0-0 8, Audra Yazmer 1 0-0 2, Ella Commerford 1 0-0 2, Ava Ramino 0 0-0 0, Ana Garcia 0 1-2 1. Totals: 12 7-13 33.

Score By Quarters
Westbrook…2 3 3 5–13
H-K………….12 9 8 4–33

3-pointers: Westbrook–Sacco 1, Pires 1; H-K–Favalora 2.
Of note: Bodak, with 10 boards, had a double-double and Yazmer added 4 assists for H-K.
Up next: Westbrook vs. Morgan, Tuesday, 5:30; H-K at Portland, Tuesday, 7.

North Branford 69, Hale-Ray 43

Braeden LeBeau, the leading scorer in the Shoreline Conference, had a game-high 29 points to lead the Thunderbirds to their eighth win in 12 games.

Keana Criscuolo added 14 points for North Branford and Marissa Ricardo finished with 13.

Brooke Praskievicz and Kenzie Purdell scored 14 points apiece for Hale-Ray (0-8).

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