In a typical Morgan-Valley Regional slugfest, the No. 2 seed Huskies outlasted the No. 7 Warriors down the stretch for a 44-41 Shoreline Conference tournament quarterfinal victory Saturday in Clinton.

Valley wiped out a six-point halftime deficit by holding Morgan to two points in the third quarter to carry a 35-34 lead into the fourth.

The Huskies vaulted back into the lead down the stretch and led 42-39 when Alex Fratamico drove the lane with 3:02 to go. Valley’s final field goal came with 56.8 seconds left, a Sam Hutchinson lay-in off James Marsden’s inbounds pass to make it a 42-41 game.

A layup by Drew Nye with 40 seconds to go brought Morgan’s lead back to three. Valley had two looks from 3-point range in the final 8 seconds, the last by Simon Partyka that spun around and out with less than a second to go.

Morgan will host No. 6 seed Portland in the semifinals on Tuesday (6pm).

VALLEY REGIONAL (10-11)
Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre 1 0-0 3, Simon Partyka 3 1-2 7, Andrew Yermenson 4 0-0 10, Sam Hutchinson 3 2-2 8, James Marsden 5 0-0 13. Totals: 16 3-4 41.

MORGAN (14-7)
Drew Nye 4 0-0 8, Cooper Galdenzi 5 3-4 14, Alex Fratamico 3 1-1 7, Connor Duffy 5 0-0 10, Eddie Dwake 2 0-0 5. Totals: 19 4-5 44.

Score By Quarters
Valley……13 13 9   6–41
Morgan…15 17 2 10–44

3-pointers: Valley–Marsden 3, Yermenson 2, Jean-Pierre; Morgan–Galdenzi 1, Dwake 1.

In other Shoreline tournament quarterfinal games Saturday:

No. 6 Portland 49, No. 3 Old Saybrook 41

PORTLAND (12-9)
Joe Rusczyk 3 0-0 9, Harrison Collins 5 3-5 13, Jake Thompson 2 0-0 5, Ben Fecteau 1 0-0 3, Eli Evison 5 0-2 10, Teddy Williams 3 2-4 9. Totals: 19 5-11 49.

OLD SAYBROOK (14-7)
Brayden Cody 0 0-0 0, Wes Nobile 0 0-0 0, Jake Butler 2 0-0 4, Riley Lawson 2 3-4 7, Ryan Stratton 4 0-0 8, Auggie Albert 2 0-0 4, Bradley Kulmann 2 0-0 4, Aaron Tolve 6 2-2 14. Totals: 18 5-6 41.

Score By Quarters
Portland……….7 7 12 23–49
Old Saybrook..9 12 8 12–41

3-pointers: Portland–Rudczyk 3, Williams 1, Thompson 1, Fecteau 1.

No. 1 Cromwell 77, No. 8 Old Lyme 46

The Panthers rolled at home to set up a semifinal matchup with East Hampton on Tuesday (7pm) at Jake Salafia Gymnasium..

OLD LYME (8-13)
John Almy 3 0-1 8, Jacob Ritchie 5 0-2 11, Frank Sablone 3 0-0 7, Sam Mullaney 1 0-0 2, Caden Monte 5 2-2 12, Calvin Monte 1 0-0 2, Mav Swaney 1 0-0 2, Jack Porter 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 2-5 46.

CROMWELL (20-1)
Gianluca Albert 7 2-2 18, Louis Friend 1 0-0 2, Victor Payne 10 1-3 21, JJ Feehan 5 0-0 11, Logan Mure 2 0-0 6, Jake Salafia 4 0-0 12, Connor McMillan 1 0-0 3, Keanu Gomez 1 0-0 2, Jovan Marrero 0 1-2 1, Sam Stergos 0 1-2 1. Totals: 31 5-9 77.

Score By Quarters
Old Lyme…10 15 13  8–46
Cromwell…20 16 25 16–77

3-pointers: Old Lyme–Almy 2, Ritchie 1, Sablone 1; Cromwell–Salafia 4, Albert 2, Mure 2, Feehan 1, McMillan 1.

No. 5 East Hampton 59, No. 4 Hale-Ray 55

EAST HAMPTON (13-8)
Ethan Palma 3 3-6 9, Brady Lynch 5 5-5 15, Drew DiStefano 3 2-2 9, Miller Koziel 1 0-0 2, Jye Lynch 4 0-0 8, Jack Blakey 3 0-3 6, Nate Ireland 5 0-0 10. Totals: 24 10-16 59.

HALE-RAY (15-6)
Drew Conroy 1 2-2 5, Loudon Chupas 7 8-8 22, Mamush Ciccarello 5 0-0 14, Nate Matetich 3 3-4 9, Miles Gagne 1 2-2 5. Totals: 17 15-16 55.

Score By Quarters
East Hampton..13 18 10 18–59
Hale-Ray……….13 14 12 16–55

3-pointers: East Hampton–DiStefano 1; Hale-Ray–Ciccarello 4, Gagne 1, Conroy 1.

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