Rocky Hill defeated Newington 57-53 at RHHS last Thursday night behind 18 points from Will White and 13 apiece from Andrew Dimatteo and Ryan Robinson. White has been on fire lately and prior to the Newington game he was coming off a season-high 23 points in a 65-46 victory over Lyman Memorial and the then poured in another 18 point last Friday night in a 47-40 win over New Britain for the team’s third straight victory. Dimatteo added nine points, nine rebound, and five blocks in the victory over New Britain, which improved Terriers to 6-4.
Newington ended the week with a 60-35 loss to Wethersfield on Friday night, dropping the Indians to 2-9. Mike Mozzicato scored 28 points for the Eagles, who won their fifth straight game and improved to 7-2. Wethersfield has back-to-back home games against Hartford Public and Southington this Thursday (2/1) and Saturday (2/3).
Cromwell closed last week with a thrilling come-from-behind 52-51 win over Creed, improving their record to 7-3. The Panthers managed only three points in the second quarter, but outscored the Howling Wolves 39-15 in the second half to pull off the rally. Reese Reyes had 12 point and six rebound and front court partner Gabe Charleston added 10 points and seven rebounds. Next up is an important home date with powerhouse Old Saybrook this Friday, Jan 26. The conference clash will be proceeded by the Alumni Game, which will feature past players from 1959-2017 and will start at 5 p.m. Varsity action tips at 7 p.m.
Wethersfield earned their sixth straight win, defeated Newington 53-44 last Friday night. Nicole Gwynn was magnificent with 15 points, eight rebound, eight steals, and five assists. It was the team’s second win of the season over the Indians, also winning 58-25 on Dec 13. Next up for the Eagles is a home game against Middletown on Thurs, Jan 25 at 6:45. The Indian will look to get back on track against Platt at NHS that same night and time.
Rocky Hill ended the week 8-2 after downing New Britain 57-36 on the road last Friday and earning a resounding 46-13 home victory over Montville on Saturday. Nikki Lukens led the way with 18 points and Aleksa Peterson added 11 in Saturday’s win. The Terriers will have a tough home test this Thursday, Jan 25 against Bristol Eastern.
Cromwell girls ended last week riding a six-game winning streak after KO’ing Creed 41-16.
Entering the week, the Wethersfield/Middletown/Rocky Hill/Plainville team has won four straight, which includes a 3-1 victory over the Newington/Cromwell co-op team on Jan 13. The Eagles led 3-0 heading into the final period behind a pair of goals from Trevor Piecewicz. Piecewicz also assisted on the other goal, which was tallied by Ben Mroczka. Junior goalie Jack Peckrul stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced. Spencer Pryzbek scored the Indians lone goal and goalie David Mix sent back 23 shots in defeat. The Indians ended the week on a high note, defeating Bolton/Coventry/Rockville 7-3 thanks to a goal and three assists from Kyle Bucher. The Eagles and Indians will again meet again on Sat, Feb 3 at the Newington Ice Arena. Faceoff is 6:45.
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