Victor Payne- Cromwell (Basketball): Payne scored a game-high 18 points as the Panthers remained undefeated with a nail-biting 47-45 victory over East Hampton on Feb. 7. The sophomore teamed with senior Gianluca Albert (16 points) to do a majority of the offensive damage. Entering the week, the Panthers stand at 17-0.
Jayden Osei-Tutu - Rocky Hill (Basketball): Osei-Tutu scored 24, shooting 56% from the field, as the Terriers picked up their first victory of the season by defeating Bulkeley 56-54 on Feb. 10. The senior added eight rebounds, five assists, and four steals in the win, and also posted a 16-point, five-rebound performance against Newington on Feb. 8.
Ava Giansiracusa - Mercy (Basketball): Giansiracusa scored a team-high 16 points as the Tigers earned a hard-fought 49-39 victory over Hillhouse on Feb 11. The junior combined with Sophie Hedge (12 points) to provide the offense and the Tigers defense played well down the stretch as Mercy improved to 15-4 with the win.
Andrew Stribling- Newington/Berlin (Ice Hockey): Stribling scored two goals, including game-winner, and tallied an assist as the Nor’easters defeated Rocky Hill-RHAM-Middletown co-op 7-2. The Berlin High School junior has been an offensive threat for a Nor’easter team that has won 12 of 15 games entering the week.
Jack Millen - Wethersfield (Ice Hockey): Millen scored a pair of goals as the Eagles ousted Newington co-op 5-2 on Feb. 12. The junior also cemented a win over Lyman Hall on Feb. 9 when he scored an empty-netter. The two wins last week improved the Eagles to 11-2-2 overall and entering the week the team has yet to lose in 2022.
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