Top Performers of the Week: Basketball Players Shine in Tournament Games

A handful of girls basketball players had standout games for their squads in the first two rounds of the CIAC State Tournaments.

In Class LL, Glastonbury junior forward Caroline Bogue scored 19 points in the No. 11 Tomahawks second round win at No. 6 Conard on Thursday. Glastonbury will play at No. 3 E.O. Smith Tuesday night.

In Class L, No. 9 RHAM recieved great games from a trio of players. In Monday’s first round contest against No. 24 Torrington, sophomore forward Katie Shea had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 40-point win. On Friday at No. 8 Pomperaug,  junior forward Sydney Masna scored a career high 17  points and sophomore guard Lia Baroncini recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 70-61 triumph. The Sachems will travel to top-seeded New Fairfield on Tuesday.

In Class M, Enfield sophomore forward Danielle Delano returned from injury to score 22 while draining six three pointers in the second-seeded Raiders easy win against No. 15 Stonington on Thursday. Enfield will host No. 10 Rocky Hill Monday night.

In Class S, junior guard Raelynn Voislow and senior forward Nicole Johnson combined to lead No. 10 Windsor Locks to two wins. On Monday, Voislow scored 18 points to help the team earn a seven-point win against No. 23 Shepaug. Four days later, Johnson scored 15 and Voislow had both 10 points and rebounds in a 58-25 shellacking of No. 26 Portland. Windsor Locks will play at No. 2 Bolton Tuesday.

Boys Basketball

The dynamic back court combination of Mark Carbone, Mike McGuirl and Joey Reilly helped the East Catholic Eagles capture the CCC Tournament championship with strong performances in the semifinals and finals. Carbone, a senior guard, and McGirl, a junior forward, scored 22 and 19 points respectively in Tuesday’s semifinal win against East Hartford. In Thursday’s final against Simsbury, Reilly a freshman guard, scored 21 points in a 54-49 triumph.

Hockey 

Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks junior Brendan Looney scored twice in Saturday’s Northern Hockey Conference Tournament championship to lead SGWL to a 3-1 win against Woodstock Academy. SGWL earned the tenth seed in the Division I State Tournament and will play at No. 7 Notre-Dame Fairfield Wednesday night.

East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor skaters Maggie Hallisey and Maddie Gervais stepped up for the team in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the Connecticut High School Girls Hockey Association Tournament. Hallisey, a senior, scored twice in Monday’s quarterfinal blowout of Amity/Cheshire/North Haven. Gervais, a junior, scored in double overtime with 25 seconds remaining to earn ECGSW a 2-1 semifinal triumph against New Canaan Wednesday. The team lost 2-1 to Darien in Saturday’s championship match.           

 

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