Pictured: Loudon Chupas, shown earlier this season, had 41 points Wednesday — second only to Gabe Mendez’s school-record 44. (Photo by Paul Augeri)

Loudon Chupas secured a 15-win Hale-Ray regular season with one of the best scoring performances in school history as the Noises defeated Coginchaug 77-57 on Wednesday night.

On Senior Night in Moodus, the 6-foot-4 Chupas poured in 41 points, the most by a Hale-Ray player since Gabe Mendez scored 44 in 1991. It was Chupas’ fifth game this season scoring 30 or more points Hale-Ray honored Chupas, Charlie Gable, Miles Gagne, Avery Gugliotti, Nate Matetich, Braden Lankarge, Jackson Hill, Luke Karpiej and Joel Kindel before the game.

Mamush Ciccarello added 15 points for the Noises. Hale-Ray finished with the fourth seed in the Shoreline Conference tournament by virtue of Valley Regional’s win over East Hampton on Wednesday and will host the Bellringers in the quarterfinals Saturday at 6pm.

Francesco Marotta led Coginchaug with 12 points. It was the final game for Blue Devils coach Todd Salva, who is retiring after 31 seasons.

COGINCHAUG (3-17)
Sam Whittle 5 0-0 10, Connor Willett 2 5-5 9, Mekhi Watson 2 0-0 4, Colin Murphy 3 0-0 7, Jayson Penney 3 3-7 11, Adam Schaffer 0 0-0 0, Henry Bugai 1 0-0 2, Preston Mennone 1 0-0 2, Francesco Marotta 4 2-3 12. Totals: 21 10-15 57.

HALE-RAY (15-5)
Drew Conroy 1 0-0 3, Loudon Chupas 15 6-7 41, Mamush Ciccarello 5 1-2 15, Nate Matetich 2 2-4 6, Miles Gagne 2 0-1 6, Braden Lankarge 2 0-0 4, Charlie Gable 0 0-0 0, Joel Kindel 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 9-14 77.

Score By Quarters
Coginchaug..12   8 17 20–57
Hale-Ray…….17 22 18 20–77

3-pointers: Coginchaug–Penney 2, Marotta 2, Murphy 1; Hale-Ray–Chupas 5, Ciccarello 4, Gagne 2, Conroy 1.

In other boys basketball games Wednesday:

Cromwell 64, Westbrook 44

Cromwell’s win at Westbrook clinched a 19-1 regular season. The Panthers are the No. 1 seed in the Shoreline tournament and will play No. 8 Old Lyme in the quarterfinals Saturday (5pm) at Jake Salafia Gymnasium. The teams’ only regular-season meeting was Jan. 25 in Old Lyme, a 62-48 Panthers win. Cromwell also will be the top seed in the upcoming CIAC Division IV tournament.

CROMWELL (19-1)
Gianluca Albert 7 3-4 20, Victor Payne 6 3-3 15, JJ Feehan 4 0-0 8, Jake Salafia 4 0-0 9, Louis Friend 0 0-0 0, Logan Mure 0 1-2 1, Connor McMillan 0 0-1 1, Tyler Danielle 1 0-0 2, Keanu Gomez 1 0-0 2, Jovan Marrero 1 0-0 2, Sam Stergos 2 1-2 5. Totals: 26 8-12 64.

WESTBROOK (7-13)
Joey Caslin 7 0-0 16, Sammy Freeman 2 5-5 9, Ryan Engels 2 0-0 4, Bran Naccarato 4 6-9 15, Jesse Whitney 0 0-0 0, Evan McIntyre 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 11-14 44.

Score By Quarters
Cromwell…..9 20 23 12–64
Westbrook…8  9  12 15–44

3-pointers: Cromwell–Albert 3, Salafia 1; Westbrook–Caslin 2, Naccarato 1.

Valley Regional 73, East Hampton 58

The Warriors arrived at a .500 finish by exploding for 46 second-half points. Simon Partyka with 24 points had his best scoring night of the season’s second half. Valley, the Shoreline’s seventh seed, will meet Morgan in Clinton on Saturday (4pm) in the quarters. The two teams met in last year’s conference championship game. No. 5 seed East Hampton visits Hale-Ray.

EAST HAMPTON (12-8)
Ethan Palma 1 0 2, Brady Lynch 5 2 12, Drew DiStefano 5 0 13, Jye Lynch 8 0 16, Brady Betit 1 0 3, Miller Koziel 2 0 4, Jack Blackey 1 0 2, Nate Ireland 1 4 6. Totals: 24 6 58.

VALLEY REGIONAL (10-10)
Zach Kirla 0 0 0 Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre 6 1 13, Simon Partyka 8 5 24, Andrew Yermenson 2 2 7, Kevin King 3 0 6, Sam Hutchinson 5 3 13, James Marsden 2 0 6, Brayden Shea 1 1 3. Totals 27 13 73.

Score By Quarters
East Hampton…..16 13 10 19–58
Valley Regional…14 12 21 26–73

3-pointers: East Hampton–DiStefano 3, Betit 1; Valley–Partyka 3, Marsden 2, Yermenson 1.

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