Pictured: Matt Steuerwald, shown earlier this season against Maloney, shot it well for Middletown on Wednesday.

Matt Steuerwald scored a season-high 20 points and Elijah Wilborn had 16 to lead Middletown to a 69-48 win over CCC South rival Platt on Wednesday at LaBella-Sullivan Gymnasium.

The host Blue Dragons also got a 14-point night from junior guard Marshall Butler in winning their sixth consecutive game heading into Thursday night’s tilt at Newington.

Anthony Numani and Elijah Rodriguez scored 14 points each for Platt.

PLATT (9-5)
Deante Torres 0 0-0 0, Nelson Rondon 0 0-0 0, Elijah Rodriguez 5 2-5 14, Justin Black 1 0-0 2, Juan Dancy 3 0-1 8, Anthony Numani 6 2-3 14, Makahi Anderson 3 3-6 10, Rayquan Bradshaw 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 7-15 48.

MIDDLETOWN (9-3)
Chace Petgrave 2 1-4 5, Matt Steuerwald 7 2-3 20, Tim Vaughters 1 1-2 3, Omar Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Elijah Wilborn 7 2-4 16, Marshall Butler 6 0-0 14, Adison Brown 1 0-0 2, Nasir McDaniel 1 1-2 3, Justice Freeman 1 0-0 2, Branden Torres 1 2-2 4, Dariyon Drake 0 0-2 0. Totals: 27 9-19 69.

Score By Quarters
Platt…………..10 11 10 17–48
Middletown…13 34 16   6–69

3-pointers: Platt–Dancy 2, Rodriguez 2, Anderson 1; Middletown–Steuerwald 4, Butler 2.
Up next: Middletown at Newington, Thursday, 6:45.

In other boys basketball games Wednesday:

Haddam-Killingworth 41, North Branford 33

H-K (1-13)
Joe Giaccone 1 1-1 4, Adam Alonzo 3 1-4 7, Lucas Kamoen 4 0-0 8, Bake Kamoen 2 0-0 4, Andrew Crayton 0 0-0 0, Tate Callender 8 2-3 18, Callen Powers 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 4-8 41.

NORTH BRANFORD (2-12)
Jack Meehan 2 1-4 5, Sorrell 0 0-0 0, Langello 0 0-0 0, Blake Pearson 3 0-0 8, John Onofrio 2 2-2 7, DeSisto 0 0-0 0, Saldutti 4 1-3 9, Stegina 2 0-0 4. Totals: 13 4-9 33.

Score By Quarters
Haddam-Kill………11 4 11 15–41
North Branford……5 10 10 8–33

3-pointers: H-K–Giaccone 1; North Branford–Pearson 2, Onofrio 1.
Up next: North Branford at H-K, Friday, 7.

Valley Regional 51, Wethersfield 49

The Warriors rallied from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit at home, with Simon Partyka providing the winning bucket on a drive to the basket with 14.9 seconds left. Partyka had 5 assists and 3 steals to go with his 12 points. Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre had a team-high 9 assists, and James Marsden finished with 6 rebounds, 1 block and 3 steals. The win was Valley’s third straight.

WETHERSFIELD (3-11)
Robert Rivera 7 0 18, Torrance Smith 0 0 0, Jack Frietas 3 1 7, Jomar Feliciano 3 2 8, Thomas Daly 1 0 3, Andrew Knapp 6 1 13. Totals: 20 4 49.

VALLEY REGIONAL (8-7)
Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre 2 1 5, Simon Partyka 4 2 12, Andrew Yermenson 1 0 2, Sam Hutchinson 3 1 7, James Marsden 7 1 19, Brayden Shea 2 2 6. Totals: 19 7 51.

Score By Quarters
Wethersfield……11 17 16 5–49
Valley Regional.12 17 6 15–51

3-pointers: Wethersfield–Rivera 4, Daly 1; Valley–Marsden 4, Partyka 2.
Up next: Valley, TBD.

Somers 70, Coginchaug 33

SOMERS (10-3)
John Zapolski 1 2-4 5, Thomas Lafayette 1 0-0 3, Troy Maia 7 2-3 17, Braden Davis 0 0-0 0, Colby McCormick 2 0-2 4, Jake Yvon 0 0-0 0, Cody Ferrero 3 1-2 9, Cody Palazzesi 12 4-4 29. Totals: 27 9-15 70.

COGINCHAUG (2-10)
Sam Whittle 1 1-2 3, Connor Willett 2 0-0 4, Jayson Penney 5 2-4 13, Adam Schaffer 0 0-0 0, Henry Bugai 1 0-0 3, Preston Mennone 1 0-0 2, Jeremy Mangiameli 3 0-0 8. Totals: 13 3-6 33.

Score By Quarters
Somers……..16 24 13 17–70
Coginchaug….7 10 14  2–35

3-pointers: Somers–Ferrero 2, Palazzesi 1, Zapolski 1, Lafayette 1, Maia 1; Coginchaug–Mangiameli 2, Penney 1, Bugai 1.
Up next: Coginchaug vs. Old Saybrook, Friday, 7.

Waterford 81, Old Lyme 46

At Old Lyme, Waterford (11-4) got a game-high 21 points from Logan Peabody, 18 from Sean O’Connor and 10 from Evan McCue to beat the Wildcats (5-9). John Almy led Old Lyme with 11 points and Nick Cox scored 8.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mercy 51, Sheehan 29

SHEEHAN (9-7)
Darla Jagrosse 1 3-8 5, Madison DiPasquale 2 1-2 7, Liv Cassesse 4 2-2 11, Molly Smolenski 2 0-0 5, Ella Dorsey 0 1-2 1  Totals 9 7-14 29.

MERCY (11-4)
Avery Kohs 1 0-0 2, Kate Donlan 1 0-1 3, Sophie Hedge 4 6-7 16, Ava Giansiracusa 4 5-6 16, Melina Ford 2 1-2 5, Winnie Ciccarello 2 0-0 4, Lily Schoonmaker 1 0-2 2, Caelyn McMahon-Egan 1 0-0 2, Mercedes Artaiz 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16 13-20 51.

Score By Quarters
Sheehan….8  8  3 10–29
Mercy…….16 16 7 12–51

3-pointers: Sheehan–DiPasquale 2, Cassesse 1, Smolenski 1; Mercy–Giansiracusa 3, Hedge 2, Donlan 1.
Up next: Mercy at Amity, Friday.

Westbrook 41, Hale-Ray 25

HALE-RAY (0-12)
Brooke Praskievicz 4 1 9, Mackenzie Purdell 4 0 9, Julie Anderson 2 2 7. Totals: 10 3 25.

WESTBROOK (7-8)
Jami Sacco 4 1 9, Sadie Susi 4 0 10, Alex Zanzalari 2 0 4, Adriana Stranieri 3 0 6, Leticia Pires 4 2 10, Gianni Salisbury 1 0 2. Totals: 18 3 41.

Score By Quarters
Hale-Ray…..2 9 4 10–25
Westbrook..5 4 28 4–41

3-pointers: Hale-Ray–Purdell 1, Anderson 1; Westbrook–Susi 2.
Up next: Hale-Ray vs. Westbrook, Friday, 6.

Old Lyme 46, St. Bernard 39

OLD LYME (8-6)
Ava Roth 2 0 5, Kate Walsh 2 0 5, Ali Kyle 1 0 2, Alexis Fenton 2 7 12, Megan Loflin 9 4 22. Totals: 16 11 46.

ST. BERNARD (7-8)
Sophia Boras 2 2 6, Angelina Tompkins 12 0 29, Leah Egan 2 0 4. Totals: 16 2 39.

Score By Quarters
Old Lyme……9 7 12 18–46
St. Bernard..13 13 8  5–39

3-pointers: Old Lyme–Roth 1, Walsh 1, Fenton 1; St. Bernard–Tompkins 5.
Of note: Fenton was 7 of 8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and Loflin had a double-double with 13 rebounds.
Up next: Old Lyme at Portland, Friday, 7.

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