Top Performers of the Week: Players Have Strong Starts to Basketball Season

The trio of Alex Goslin, Molly Murphy and Alyssa Karlins combined to lead South Windsor to an impressive 3-0 start. Goslin averaged just under 23 points a game and recorded a combined 14 assists and steals during the week. Fellow senior Murphy averaged 24 points in wins against Manchester and E.O. Smith and grabbed eight rebounds in the second game. Karlins, a junior, had 13 points, six rebounds and four steals in the Bobcats season-opening win against Middletown.

A number of duos made themselves known in the season’s opening week. Enfield’s Danielle Delano and Mary Baskerville helped the team beat Coventry and East Windsor. Delano scored 16 points in both games and recorded 6 assists and 5 steals against Coventry, while Baskerville had 18 points, eight blocks and three steals in the same game. Suffield’s McKenzie Rusczyl scored 17 and 26 points in wins against Stafford and East Granby, while fellow junior Kelly Carucci also scored 17 against Stafford. Tolland’s Annie Geitner and Sammie Matteo both had outstanding game in the Eagles season-opening win against Plainville, with Geitner recording 13 points and rebounds and grabbing four steals and Matteo scoring 12 points and dishing out eight assists. Matteo then scored 16 in Monday’s win over Hartford Public. Windsor Locks Nichole Johnson scored 15 points in the season-opening win at East Granby and recorded 12 rebounds and four blocks in Friday’s win over Somers, while teammate Raelynn Voislo had 13 rebounds and nine steals against Somers.

Boys Basketball

Most local squads played their first games on Monday night, and it was a memorable one for a handful of local players. Tolland’s Andrew Jaworski had the best night of any, leading the Eagles to a last-minute win against Hartford Public. The junior earned 32 points and 10 rebounds and made the game-winning shot with 12 seconds remaining, scoring 16 fourt quarter points in all. East Catholic duo Mike McGuril and Mark Carbone scored 24 and 22 points in a win against RHAM. Finally, Fermi’s Josh Pasini and South Windsor’s Kewan Smoot had outstanding games in losses, scoring 30 and 27 points, respectively.

Boys Hockey

Corey Walsh and Brandan Looney both scored twice for Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks in Saturday’s win against the Eastern CT Eagles.


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