Top Performers: Post-season underway for locals

The Enfield High girls basketball team won the NCCC Conference Tournament and its first round state tournament game behind the dominating play of center Mary Baskerville and guard Danielle Delano. In the Raiders NCCC semifinal win against Classical on Monday, Delano scored 24 points and recorded nine assists and five steals, while Baskerville had a double-double with 24 points and 11 steals and also added eight rebounds and six blocks. Two days later, Enfield outlasted Bolton 48-41 to win the conference title and remain undefeated at 23-0. Baskerville was the catalyst, scoring 25 points, grabbing seven rebounds and recording both five steals and blocks. Enfield, who entered the this year’s Class M sate tournament seeded second behind fellow undefeated Cromwell, defeated No. 31 Killingly 67-42 Saturday night. Mary scored 24 and had 11 rebounds, while older sister Morgan also grabbed 11 boards while scoring nine. The Raiders will face No. 15 Stonington on Thursday.

While South Windsor was unable to capture the CCC Tournament Championship, it certainly was not due to lack of effort from senior Alex Goslin. The athletic point guard scored 24 points in the Bobcats takedown of RHAM on Monday and upped her total to 31 in the title game loss to E.O. Smith on Wednesday. South Windsor’s outstanding regular season record of 17-3 earned it the No. 8 seed in the Class LL Tournament, where it defeated No. 25 Newington 51-35 on Saturday. Senior forward Molly Murphy had a great all-around game, recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. The Bobcats will face No. 9 Trumbull on Thursday.


Four local wrestlers won their weight classes at this year’s State Open in New Haven. South Windsor senior Max Odell title in the 170-pound final, defeating Newtown’s Joe Accousti 3-1. Manchester senor Jordan Fletcher gave the crowd its biggest surprise of the day by winning the 220-pound title as a No. 16 seed. Fletcher defeated the No. 1, No. 8 and No. 4 seed before taking down No. 2 Seiji Arzuaga of Windham 3-2 in the final. Somers teammates Jacob Berry Parker and Jackson Rehault also both won titles at 160 and 195. Berry Parker, a senior, defeated Andrew A’Amico at 3-2, while Rehault, a junior, took down Ledyard’s Daniel Contino 3-1.


The East Catholic trio of Mark Carbone, Mike McGuirl and Joe Reilly has developed into a dominant group over the season, and this past week week was arguably their pinnacle. Carbone, a senior, was the star in the Eagles strong win against South Windsor in Monday’s regular season finale, scoring 24 points and making four three-pointers. Three days later, it was McGuirl dominating in the CCC Tournament first round win against E.O. Smith, as the senior scored 31 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. On Saturday, everything came together for Carbone, McGuirl and Reilly, as they combined to score 77 points to lead East Catholic to a 95-84 win against Weaver. East Catholic will face East Hartford in the CCC semifinals Tuesday.

Cromwell senior guard Peter Dewey remained a shooting machine this week, scoring a combined 52 points against Coginchaug and Valley Regional. Dewey scored 22 points against CHS on Monday and made the game-winning shot with 12 seconds remaining. In Friday’s Shoreline Conference Tournament quarterfinals matchup with Valley Regional, Dewey scored 30 to help the Panthers advance, draining in six of nine threes. Cromwell will meet Westbrook in the tournament semifinals on Tuesday.

Enfield’s Kumar Brown had a double-double with 32 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday’s win against Fermi…..South Windsor’s Kewan Smoot put up 28 points in Monday’s loss to East Catholic…..Windsor Locks star Chavon George scored 24 in Saturday’s NCCC quarterfinals loss to SMSA.


Glastonbury High big woman Cam Hendricks had a double-double for the Tomahawks with 14 points and 11 rebounds in their Class LL Tournament first round win against Danbury. No. 11 Glastonbury wtll face No. 3 Conard on Thursday…..Rocky Hill’s Jenna Chipkin scored 19 to lead the Terriers to an impressive first round win against No. 23 Seymour in the Class M Tournament. No. 10 RHS will face No. 7 Weaver on Thursday.


Junior Nick Mayer had a strong week for E.O. Smith/Tolland, scoring twice in each of the team’s wins on Monday and Friday. Junior David Apgar and freshman Owen Stacey also played great on Friday against BBD, scoring twice and dishing out three assists, respectively.


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