Tourney Roundup: WL Boys Win Opener

Jon Oliveira scored 23 points and Hector Martinez added 20, powering #9 Windsor Locks to a 68-60 win over #24 Parish Hill in the opening round of the Class S boys basketball tournament Monday.

Oliveira scored 20 of his points in the first half, as the Raiders took a 35-27 lead into the break.

“He’s a really good shooter who had a couple of 30-point games for us,” coach Mike Mascaro said.

A 6-0 run in the first minute after intermission gave Windsor Locks a 14-point lead, but the pesky visitors from Parish Hill chipped away, trimming the deficit to four near the midway point of the fourth quarter.

Martinez halted that momentum with seven straight points in a span of 37 seconds; he wound up with 11 points in the final period alone, as the Pirates never again got closer than six.

Zach Weigert joined Oliveira and Martinez in double figures, scoring 10 points. Nick Harrington led Parish Hill with 20 points, Ryan Finnigan had 14, Zack Card scored 12 and Iziah Davis contributed 10.

The Raiders will play a second-round game at #8 Valley Regional Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“We’ve got to work in practice on our man defense,” Mascaro said. “They’ve got three players who can light it up.”

OTHER MONDAY RESULTS

Boys Basketball
Class L
#10 Avon 43, #23 Bulkeley 38 (next: vs. #26 Darien, Wed., 7 p.m.)
#16 Maloney 64, #17 Rockville 60
Class S
#22 SMSA 49, #11 Canton 46

Girls Basketball
Class LL
#4 South Windsor 65, #5 Amity 56 (next: vs. #8 Westhill, Fri., time and loc. TBA)
Class M
#1 Holy Cross 60, #9 Tolland 51

Boys Ice Hockey
Division III
#4 E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham 5, #13 Wethersfield 4 (next: vs. #5 New Fairfield/Immaculate, Thurs., time and loc. TBA)
#11 Tri-Town 2, #6 Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo 0 (next: vs. #3 Sheehan,. Thurs., time and loc. TBA)

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball
Class LL
#21 McMahon at #12 Simsbury, 6:30 p.m.
#19 Glastonbury at #14 Stamford, 7 p.m.
Class M
#27 Killingly at #6 Ellington, 7 p.m.
#17 Suffield at #16 Granby, 7 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey
Division II
#10 New Milford at #7 Bolton/Coventry/Rockville, 4 p.m.
#9 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks at #8 Cheshire, 6 p.m.
#14 Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/Stafford at #3 Branford, 7:30 p.m.

 

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