Junior Adela Cecunjanin scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds Saturday as No. 2 seed Cromwell defeated No. 7 Morgan 55-40 in a Shoreline Conference girls basketball tournament quarterfinal game.

Grace Mikan was 3 of 6 from 3-point range, finishing with 11 points, while Nevaeh Clark (12 points) and Cameryn Hickey (10 points) also scored in double figures for Cromwell.

The Panthers (17-4 overall) will host No. 3 seed Valley Regional in the semifinals on Tuesday night at Jake Salafia Gymnasium. No. 3 Valley defeated No. 6 Old Lyme 59-25 on Saturday.

Clark also had 7 rebounds and 6 assists as Cromwell, which led 21-20 at halftime, pulled away in the second half. Cecunjanin blocked 4 shots.

Katie Martin had 16 points and 7 rebounds for Morgan (9-12) and Ava Johnson finished with 13 points and a team-high 9 boards. The Huskies will be in the CIAC Class M tournament later this month.

MORGAN (9-12)
Caeley Ayer 1 5-6 7, Katie Martin 6 4-7 16, Ava Johnson 3 5-8 13, Victoria O’Neill 1 2-2 4, Sofie Passante 0 0-0 0, Ava Luke 0 0-0 0, Eva O’Sullivan 0 0-0 0, Ava Zirlis 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 16-23 40.

CROMWELL (17-4)
Grace Mikan 4 0-0 11, Cameryn Hickey 3 4-7 10, Jessica Grodzicki 2 0-1 4, Nevaeh Clark 4 3-3 12, Adela Cecunjanin 4 5-8 13, Brynn Kovacs 2 0-0 4, Kayla Nappi 0 1-2 1. Totals: 19 13-21 55.

Score By Quarters
Morgan…….5 16   8 11-40
Cromwell..12 10 16 17-55

3-pointers: Morgan–Johnson 2; Cromwell–Mikan 3, Clark 1.

North Branford 62, Coginchaug 46

The No. 4 seed T-Birds broke open their quarterfinal game against visiting, No. 5 Coginchaug with a 23-point third quarter. North Branford’s semifinal at top seed East Hampton is Wednesday at 6pm.

COGINCHAUG (11-10)
Allison Sambor 1 0-0 2, Hannah Nielsen 0 1-2 1, Serena Fournier 1 2-4 4, Katie Farr 2 2-2 6, Alyssa Woodward 3 1-2 7, Mia Poturnicki 2 0-0 4, Allison 2 0-0 4, Chloe Shafir 4 9-11 18. Totals: 15 15-21 46.

NORTH BRANFORD (15-6)
Callie Holzer 1 0-0 2, Braeden LeBaeu 10 2-5 22, Keana Criscuolo 10 3-4 26, Delaney Norman 4 0-0 10, Natalia Lucibello 0 2-2 2. Totals 25 7-11 62.

Score By Quarters
Coginchaug…….12  8 15 11–46
North Branford..13 13 23 13–62

3-pointers: Coginchaug–Shafir 1; North Branford–Criscuolo 3, Norman 2.

East Hampton 50, Westbrook 20

Freshman Liana Salamone led all scorers with 23 points to power the top-seeded Bellringers to their Shoreline quarterfinal win at home over the Knights. The two-time defending Shoreline champions will host North Branford on Wednesday (6pm). Jami Sacco, who scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season, led No. 8 seed Westbrook with 15 points. The Knights will play in the CIAC Class S tournament later this month.

WESTBROOK (9-12)
Jami Sacco 6 0 15, Sadie Susi 1 0 2, Xan Zanzalari 0 0 0, Adrianna Stranieri 0 1 1, Leticia Pires 1 0 2, Gianni Salisbury 0 0 0, Allison Brajezewski 0 0 0. Totals: 8 1 20.

EAST HAMPTON (19-2)
Amber Murphy 0 0 0, Olivia DeMartino 5 2 12, Liana Salamone 9 2 23, Delaney Russell 0 0 0, Jackie Russell 1 0 2, Marissa Martin 0 0 0, Jordan Murphy 2 1 5, Katie Ireland 3 1 8, Madison Yorker 0 0 0. Totals: 20 6 50.

Score By Quarters
Westbrook………4 4  7  5–20
East Hampton..14 8 14 14–50

3-pointers: Westbrook–Sacco 3; East Hampton–Salamone 3, Ireland 1.

SCC Quarterfinal: Mercy 47, Guilford 38

The Tigers’ third win this season over Guilford vaulted them into the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinals. No. 3 seed Mercy meets No. 2 Daniel Hand on Monday (5pm) at Jonathan Law High in Milford.

GUILFORD (14-8)
Keyra Reynolds 2 0-0 5, Faith O’Donnell 4 5-6 14, Kat Baseggio 0 0-0 0, Miabella Diaz 2 1-2 5, Lauren Cunneen 7 0-0 14. Totals: 15 6-8 38.

MERCY (18-4)
Sophie Hedge 5 0-0 10, Kate Donlan 1 2-2 4, Ava Giansiracusa 5 3-4 14, Melina Ford 2 2-2 6, Winnie Ciccarello 1 1-2 4, Caelyn McMahon-Egan 3 0-0 9. Totals: 17 8-10 47.

Score By Quarters
Guilford..14  7 13 4–38
Mercy…..15 10 14 8–47

3-pointers: Guilford–Reynolds 1, O’Donnell 1; Mercy–McMahon-Egan 3, Ciccarello 1, Giansiracusa 1.

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