Weekly College Notebook: Tarchee Brown Sets Records for Eastern Connecticut Basketball

Eastern Connecticut sophomore guard Tarchee Brown had a record-breaking week for Warriors basketball at the Rampago College Roadrunner Tournament. Brown, who played at Rockville High, led Eastern with 25 points in its first tournament game against Johnson & Wales on Saturday. He went 10 of 18 from the field and also led the team with 5 assists, but it still suffered a 72-59 loss.

Brown’s outstanding performance was just a warm-up for Saturday’s matchup against against Rampago. He scored 44 points to break the program’s 59-year old game scoring record, and also drained 10 three pointers to break the Warriors record for threes in a game. Brown made all 15 of his field goal attempts, and also contributed two assists, blocks and steals. The Warriors won the game 96-71.

Brown’s tournament performance earned him the Little East Conference Player of the Week award. For the season, Brown is averaging 25.3 points per game and shooting .683 from the field through four games.

Girls Basketball Players Have Standout Early Season Performances 

Albertus Magnus sophomore forward Olivia Bolden scored 37 points in the Falcons past two games, both wins. The former South Windsor star scored 20 points in a 104-74 win against Bay Path Monday, also adding six rebounds. Bolden shot 8-13 from the field. In the team’s 87-80 double overtime win at SUNY Coleskill the next day, she had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and also tied the game at 67 with less than 30 seconds in regulation boy converting a three-point play. For the season, Bolden is averaging 11.8 points and six rebounds through six games.       

Western Connecticut sophomore guard Kaitlyn Labonte is having a solid season for the Colonials. LaBonte, who starred with Bolden at South Windsor, scored 32 points in three games this week. Her best game came in a win against Elms on Fiday when she scored 17 points and grabbed four steals.

University of Hartford sophomore forward Janelle Harrison is averaging eight points per game, good for third on the team. The Cromwell native had her best performance on Friday against Quinnipiac in an overtime loss. Harrison scored a career-best 15 points and had six rebounds.


Trinity forward Ethan Holdaway has scored twice in two games, tied for first on the team. The sophomore and former Glastonbury High star scored in wins against Tufts and Connecticut College, also earning one assist.

UConn forward Patrick Kirtland has obtained six points through 13 games for the Huskies. The Rocky Hill native has 2 goals and four assists, good for fourth on the team.

Elizabeth Caporale is also playing well for Trinity’s girls team. The junior defensewomen and Glastonbury native scored in Tuesay’s win against SUNY-Canton.

Men’s Swimming

Tyler Vander Vos and Drake Freiberg are swimming well for Southern Connecticut State and Connecticut College, respectively. Vander Vos, a sophomore who swam at South Windsor High, most recently swam in the USMMA Invite on Saturday. He finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.55 and third in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:02.86. Freiberg, a sophomore and Glastonbury native, most recently won the 200-yard breastroke in a tri-meet with Middlebury and Tufts on Saturday, finishing with a time of 2:11.90.

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