Middletown held its ground in the fourth quarter and overcame a 29-point night by Ciara Collins to defeat Bristol Eastern 62-52 Monday in a CCC girls basketball game in Bristol.

Middletown (14-2) won its seventh straight on the first of four consecutive nights of games. The Blue Dragons play their next three at home, including a Tuesday matchup with Sheehan (11-7) of the SCC and a showdown Thursday versus CCC South rival Maloney (12-2).

Tyah Pettaway led the Blue Dragons with 21 points and Jada Bryant, with 15 points, had one of her best games of the season as Middletown (14-2) won its seventh straight game.

Shadae Bushay added 12 points for Middletown and Alex DeSena finished with 9.

Janessa Gonzalez chipped in with 12 points for Eastern.

MIDDLETOWN (14-2)
Shalyn Smith 2 1 6, Jada Bryant 6 3 15, Alexa DeSena 4 0 9, Tyah Pettaway 10 0 21, Tajahnae Brock 0 0 0, Shadae Bushay 5 0 12, Kaila Torres 0 0 0, Ava Studinski 0 0 0. Totals: 27 4 62.

BRISTOL EASTERN (6-9)
Tagian Parent 2 0 6, Vanessa Drury 1 0 2, Ciara Collins 9 10 29, Janessa Gonzalez 5 2 12, Emma Stevens 2 0 5. Totals: 19 12 54.

Score By Quarters
Middletown…….16 17 14 15–62
Bristol Eastern….9 16 19 10–54

3-pointers: Middletown–Bushay 2, Pettaway 1, Smith 1, DeSea 1; Bristol Eastern–Parent 2, Collins 1, Stevens 1.
Up next: Middletown vs. Sheehan, Tuesday, 5:15.

In other girls basketball games Monday:

OLD LYME (8-7)
Ava Roth 2 0 5, Mary Surprenant 0 0 0, Ella Curtiss Reardon 0 0 0, Kate Walsh 3 0 8, Melanie Warren 0 0 0, Kanon Oharu 0 0 0, Ali Kyle 1 0 2, Grace Ferman 0 0 0, Alexis Fenton 3 0 7, Kelly Sheehan 0 0 0, Megan Loflin 6 3 15. Totals: 15 3 37.

VALLEY REGIONAL (13-2)
Ava Cunningham 0 1 1, Abby Bradbury 4 2 13, Bitzy Klomp 0 0 0, Liz Allen 1 2 4, Olivia Cunningham 0 0 0, Siena Schaller 1 0 2, Lily Grow 7 1 15, Regan Grow 2 0 4, Rubee Cecchini 0 0 0. Totals: 15 6 39.

Score By Quarters
Old Lyme……11 7 10 9–37
Valley Reg….16 8 11 4–39

3-pointers: Old Lyme–Walsh 2, Roth 1, Fenton 1; Valley–Bradbury 3.
Of note: Loflin led the Wildcats with 9 rebounds and Roth pulled down 7.
Up next: Valley vs. H-K, Tuesday, 6; Old Lyme at Westbrook, Tuesday, 5:30.

North Branford 53, Morgan 32

NORTH BRANFORD (13-5)
Callie Holzer 4 0-0 8, Braeden LeBeau 9 2-7 20, Keana Criscuolo 4 7-8 19, Delaney Norman 2 0-0 4, Marissa Ricardo 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 9-15 53.

MORGAN (9-7)
Caeley Ayer 2 1-2 6, Maeve Madura 0 0-2 0, Ava Johnson 4 2-4 11, Katie Martin 3 0-2 6, Sofie Passante 2 0-2 5, Victoria O’Neill 2 0-0 4. Totals: 13 3-12 32.

Score By Quarters
North Branford…8 20 13 12–53
Morgan…………..11  8  6  7–32

3-pointers: North Branford–Criscuolo 4; Morgan–Ayer 1, Johnson 1, Passante 1.
Up next: North Branford vs. Cromwell, Friday, 7; Morgan at Valley Regional, Friday, 6.

Coginchaug 56, Hale-Ray 23

HALE-RAY (0-14)
Brooke Praskievicz 5 4-4 14, Kenzie Purdell 0 0-0 0, Kayla Bartolotta 0 0-0 0, Gabby Aguilera 0 0-0 0, Julie Anderson 3 0-0 9. Totals: 8 4-6 23.

COGINCHAUG (7-8)
Allison Sambor 1 3-4 5, Hannah Nielsen 2 0-0 4, Sophie Farr 3 0-0 6, Serena Fournier 2 0-0 5, Katie Farr 4 0-0 8, Alyssa Woodward 3 0-0 6, Mia Poturnicki 3 1-2 7, Allison Strang 3 0-0 6, Jackie Kelly 1 0-0 2, Chloe Shafir 1 3-4 5.
Totals 23 7-10 54.

Score By Quarters
Hale-Ray……..2   9  7  5–23
Coginchaug..10 16 14 14–54

3-pointers: Hale-Ray–Anderson 3; Coginchaug–Fournier 1.
Up next: Hale-Ray vs. Old Lyme, Wednesday, 7; Coginchaug at Suffield, Wednesday, 5:30.

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